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Bob Cutter

It is with sadness that I have to report the death of Robert (Bob) Cutter, who passed away on 29th August. Bob was a founder member of the Felbridge Flyers Radio Control Model Club in 1979. Bob joined the BMFA South East Area Committee in 1982 as Chairman until 2013 when he stood down, over 30 years in the post. Bob was a happy jolly person and always saw the funny side of life even in recent years as his health deteriorated. His funeral will be on Thursday 6th September at 3pm at the Surrey a...
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Nationals Lost Property

We have the following items of lost property from the Nationals. Please call the office on 0116 2440028 or email to admin@bmfa.org if any of the items are yours.   BMW car keys Large navy Peter Storm jacket Pair of motorbike gloves Pair of reading glasses Lorus watch Timex watch (a member has this and will forward it on if the owner is found) Black wallet Samsung S8 Galaxy Phone Key for buggy with yellow tag and 2 rings
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"RTH Drones" emails

It has been brought to our attention that a company RTH Drones has emailed a number of clubs and individuals. Please note that this has not been sanctioned by the BMFA and we have had no correspondence or contact with RTH Drones. Please also be assured that the BMFA has not, does not and will not sell or share contact details with third parties.
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UK Government consultation on the 'Future of Drones in the UK - We need your help before 17th September!

As reported previously, the government intends to introduce new laws to address the perceived safety, security and privacy threats that arise from the increasing use of drones. These new rules will affect model flying. We would encourage members to support the model flying associations, and your hobby, by responding to the public consultation.  We have prepared some advice to assist members which can be found via the link later in this article. The government’s proposals are in a document call...
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UK Government publishes consultation on the 'Future of Drones in the UK'

The Government has today published their consultation ‘Taking Flight: The Future of Drones in the UK’. The measures in the consultation are part of the Governments wider drones programme and strategy, and will help shape the content of a draft Drones Bill which will be published later this year, as well as other future measures.  The measures under consultation include: Proposals for regulating and mandating the use of ‘apps’ on which pilots would file flight plans ahead of take-off Add...
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Update on changes to UK Regulations (and the 400ft height limit) - CAA Permission & Exemption published

The recent 2018 amendments to the Air Navigation Order will come into effect on the 30th July, making it illegal to operate any unmanned aircraft (including model aircraft) above 400ft. The UK model flying associations (BMFA, SAA, LMA & FPVUK) have been working in close collaboration in ongoing negotiations with the Department for Transport (DfT) and Civil Aviation Authority (CAA) and we are pleased to report that earlier today the CAA issued us with a joint ‘Permission’ to allow our memb...
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Reduced fees from July 1st 2018

Please note that membership fees from July 1st (runs to 31st December) will be reduced as follows   Senior - £34 (From July 1st £26)Junior - £17 (From July 1st £13)Family Senior - £34 (From July 1st £26)Family Partner - £23 (From July 1st £17)Family Junior - £13 (From July 1st £10)
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