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2020 FREE FLIGHT FORUM – venue change

The Free Flight Forum will not now be a face-to-face event at Daventry, but will take place at the same time on Zoom, 10:00 on Nov. 15th. Full joining details will be on the BMFA website News Page by Nov. 1st.It will be chaired by Mike Fantham and to whet your appetite here are the speakers and topics.Simon Dixon - The Models of Ray Monks; Mike Woodhouse - Tame Your F1B and Related Thoughts; John Emmett - Geo Fencing and Electronic Stability; Peter Martin - Simulated 3D Flight Dynamics, an Appro...
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CAA Notification of military ‘jamming trials’ which may affect the operation of model aircraft and drones

We have received notification of three ‘jamming trials’ which may impact the operation of model aircraft and drones.  The details are as follows:Luce Bay, Scotland – 14th September – 4th December: http://skywise.caa.co.uk/jamming-trial-8-sep-4-dec-luce-bay/  affecting GPS and 2.4/5.8GHz  (Start date changed from 8th Sept)Wales & SW England – 7th – 11th September: http://skywise.caa.co.uk/jamming-trial-impacting-gnss-gps-7-11-september-wales-and-sw-england/  affecting GPS on dronesSalis...
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PETER KING  11-8-40 to 23-8-20

PETER KING 11-8-40 to 23-8-20

PETER KING  11-8-40 to 23-8-20Born during the Blitz, Peter King joined the Surbiton club in 1952 and placed third in the Frog Junior free-flight contest at the Nats the year after, at the age of 13. He later joined Croydon & DMAC but at the same time taught himself clarinet and alto sax, developing a great feel for modern jazz, in particular the be-bop techniques of Charlie Parker. At the age of nineteen he was asked to play alto at the opening night of Ronnie Scott’s jazz club in 1959, and...
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Richard Russell

Richard Russell

It is with deep sadness that we announce the untimely departure of Richard Russell on Tuesday 10th March 20 after a short illness.Chairman of the Corby & District Model Flying Club for many years.  He has been proactive and a supportive member of the club through many changes and establish our new site at Welland Glider Club Brigstock.He will be sorely missed by his Wife Marty, children, Christopher, Kally and all club members.   
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Richard (Dick) Place

Richard (Dick) Place

Richard (Dick) Place.It is on occasions like these that people often take stock of things that have happened in the past, and realise how quickly time, and years have slipped by.It was with great sadness that I report of the passing of one of the all-time quiet legends from our control line section in April 2020.-that of Richard Place. Always known as “Dick”, to his friends; apart from his legendary team racing partner and friend, Don Haworth - who always referred to him as Richard.Dick was al...
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John Frederick Reid (Jack) 23-12-1932 -01-07- 2020

John Frederick Reid ( Jack) 23-12-1932 -01-07- 2020By 1974 Jack was building models suitable for serious competition and indeed did try out for and successfully won a place on the Canadian F1B team to attend the World Championships to be held in Bulgaria in 1975.    In Bulgaria the Canadian team won the bronze medal in F1B.  They would have had silver if Jack hadn’t set the timer wrongly on his last flight.  Forty years later he was still kicking himself for that one. In 1976 he again made the ...
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Club Corner Online Seminar - The importance of an effective club constitution

Club Corner Online Seminar - The importance of an effective club constitution

You are hopefully aware of the very successful online presentations that the Achievement Scheme Review Committee have been running on Tuesday evenings recently. (The next one being on Tuesday next week details of which are at https://achievements.bmfa.uk/online-roadshow-pt-7-examiner-instructor-workshops-the-benefits-what-to-expect-and-how-to-run-a-successful-workshop )With the success of these presentations I thought it could be useful and of value to clubs to host an online seminar about the i...
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Small Unmanned Aircraft – SUA Operator Registration Requirements for BMFA Members joining after 15th June 2020

The CAA have issued the latest general exemption which removes the requirement to register as an SUA operator directly with the CAA for members who joined or renew with the BMFA on or after 15th June 2020, for a period of 90 days.Members who wish to register with the CAA through the BMFA should select CAA registration when they join or renew.There will be regular bulk uploads to the CAA and those requesting to be registered with the CAA when joining or renewing membership will receive their Oper...
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