RSS

Possible amendments to Poisons Act (1972). Affects users of fuel containing nitromethane. Please respond to the consultation.

Members may be aware that the Home Office are currently undertaking a consultation on amendments to the Poisons Act 1972, which controls the sale of certain explosives precursors and poisons - including nitromethane. At the present time, members of the public are permitted to acquire, import, possess and use products containing up to 30% nitromethane.  It is also possible to acquire, import, possess and use higher concentrations of nitromethane (up to 100%) but a Home Office licen...
Read More
Bob Close – 1932 - 2021

Bob Close – 1932 - 2021

Many members will have met and known Bob over the years either in the UK or at the US SAM Champs in Muncie or Henderson when he, his grandson Alex, sons Anthony and Julian, attended events over the years. He was a Dr. of Analytical Chemistry and a Fellow of The Royal Society of Chemistry and worked his whole career for the Clayton Analine chemical company in Manchester where now stands the great Manchester City football ground and training facility. Bob also served in the British Army Royal Sign...
Read More

New BMFA Classifieds Launched - Users of the old system please read.

We are pleased to announce the launch of the new BMFA Classifieds system at https://classifieds.bmfa.org this is a separate website to this website and your existing login for classifieds is no longer valid. Users of the old site will need to register for the new system. Registration is a very simple process and is done by accessing the BMFA Membership portal at https://bmfa.justgo.com by pressing the BMFA Classifieds Registration button from the menu.Please note, you must be...
Read More

In the Air Tonight - 2 stroke model engine development by Peter Halman FSMAE, February 1st @ 7.00pm

We hope you are well and enjoying the recent In the Air Tonight webinars, all of which are available to view from the In the Air Tonight website at https://itat.bmfa.uk and also from the BMFA YouTube channel at https://www.youtube.com/c/BritishModelFlyingAssociationIn our next session taking place on Tuesday 1st February @ 7pm we are joined by Peter Halman FSMAE to discuss 2 stroke model engine development.To sign up for this webinar click the link below.https://us06web.zoom.us/webinar/regi...
Read More

BMFA Classifieds is changing!

From early February we will be launching a whole new classifieds system. Access to register and login will be via the BMFA JustGo membership portal.All users will need to register the first time you use the new system, however the process is extremely simple and just involves setting a password for the classifieds site.Access to the old system will no longer be available when the new system goes live.
Read More

Notification of Jamming Trial – MOD West Freugh, 10 January – 4 February 2022 which may affect the operation of model aircraft and drones

See https://skywise.caa.co.uk/notification-of-jamming-trial-mod-west-freugh-10-january-4-february-2022/The CAA have asked us to raise awareness of these notifications so that members are suitably well informed in order to be able to make informed decisions regarding their flying activity.  The CAA have also asked us to alert members to their Skywise notification system, which anyone is free to sign up to.  You can read more about this on the Skywise website.DetailsActivity impacti...
Read More

BMFA issued with an updated Article 16 Authorisation (21/12/2021)

We are pleased to confirm that the BMFA has now been issued with a revised Article 16 Authorisation for the benefit of its members in 2022, which is effective immediately (from 21 December 2021).The only changes to our Authorisation have been made to reflect the recent changes to the operator registration requirements for control line flyers (those operating control line aircraft weighing less than 7.5Kg on lines of 25m or less are no longer required to register as an operator).There is a lot of...
Read More

BMFA Membership Fees 2022

The Annual General Meeting of the Society of Model Aeronautical Engineers (SMAE) took place on Saturday 20th November.The AGM approved a small increase in the membership fees for 2022 (the first increase since 2019) to cover inflation and the increased cost of insurance premiums.2022 Membership fees (renewals will be available from 1st December 2021)Senior £40.00Junior £18.00Family Partner £27.00Family Junior £14.00Please note that due to a price increase from the supplie...
Read More
Page 2 of 11 First 1[2]345 Last