New BMFA Specialist Body for Model Ballooning

At the BMFA full Council Meeting held on Saturday (9/1/2016) Model Balloons UK was accepted as the BMFA Specialist Body for Model Ballooning after an excellent presentation from MBUK Treasurer Dave Milkin.  To find out more about this fascinating new discipline, please visit
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EASA Proposals for the Regulation of Drones - the BMFA Perspective

There has been considerable discussion over recent days regarding the effect on model flying of recent EASA proposals for the regulation of 'drones'.From the BMFA perspective, the situation as it stands is that the European Aviation Safety Agency (EASA) issued some draft regulations for consultation in August which outlined their thoughts on the regulation of unmanned aircraft.  The requirement for this had clearly arisen due to the surge in the use of multi-rotor aircraft (drones) by both leisu...
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John Long, FSMAE, funeral details

John Long FSMAEWe have now received confirmation of the funeral arrangements, which will take place as follows:Tuesday 1st December - 14.30 hrs at the East Chapel, Cambridge Crematorium, Huntingdon Road, Cambridge CB3 0JJ. No flowers, donations welcome, cheques payable to ‘Hinchingbrooke HCT – Charity’ and sent to:General Office (Cashiers)Hinchingbrooke Health Care NHS TrustHinchingbrooke HospitalHinchingbrooke ParkHuntingdonPE29 6NT
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John Long FSMAE 1922 - 2015

John Long FSMAE 1922 - 2015It is with much regret and great sadness that we inform you of the death of John Long Fellow who passed away on Monday 16th November 2015 at the age of 93.John retired from the Royal Air Force in the mid-seventies after thirty plus years’ service as a pilot rising to rank of Group Captain and Chief Flying Instructor at the Central Flying School.Following retirement John was the driving force behind the formation of Ramsey Model Aero Club at RAF Upwood Cambridgeshire a...
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Peter Freebrey, FSMAE

It is with regret and sadness that we inform you of the death of Peter Freebrey Fellow who passed away on Wednesday 4th November 2015, following several years of deteriorating health. Peters’ contribution to SMAE/BMFA was enormous.Peter had been a keen aeromodeller for all of his life and became a Fellow of the SMAE/BMFA and was editor of Aeromodeller Magazine for a number of years. However, ill health has prevented him attending anything other than as a spectator at the C/L Nationals over rece...
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