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BMFA Annual Awards Ceremony Live online - Saturday 12th December @ 7.30pm

Due to the restrictions on gatherings enforced by the COVID-19 restrictions it has not been possible to gather together to celebrate the achievements of those whose ceaseless endeavours enable our wonderful sport and our model flying clubs to thrive.However it is still important to recognise these individuals and this evening at 7.30pm the BMFA are hosting a virtual awards ceremony.The ceremony will be broadcast live and anyone who wishes to watch may do so at the link below.https://bmfa.uk/live
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BMFA presents 'In the air Tonight' Miniature Pylon Racing with Ollie Witt

BMFA presents 'In the air Tonight' Miniature Pylon Racing with Ollie Witt

The British Miniature Pylon Racing Association are pleased to be given the opportunity by the BMFA to present our great event to a wider audience.To register for this webinar click the link belowhttps://zoom.us/webinar/register/7016062538979/WN_MqAcQcR9TWilqXlf537urAIn this Zoom webinar which is hosted by Ollie Witt, we will simply explain the four pylon race classes flown in the UK. This will ably show how RC pylon racing can be considered the go to RC competition no matter how small or large y...
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COVID-19 Regulations Update 4/12/2020

EnglandThe legislation relating to COVID-19 restrictions in place from December 2nd has been published.There is now an exemption in place where people can gather in groups larger than 6 in outdoor places for organised outdoor sport and physical activity. This applies in all tiers. Therefore model flying clubs can operate with more than 6 members present, however social distancing must still be maintained and clubs must operate in a Covid secure way. Clubs should consider how many members can be ...
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New BMFA Competition Secretary

As announced in the Chairman's report to the AGM I am now pleased to advise you that the Executive met last month to consider three applicants for the vacant Competition Secretary post.After careful deliberation a formal consensus was reached that Mike Woodhouse FSMAE would be co-opted to the position of Competition Secretary.In accordance with the Council Handbook the position is immediate through to January’s Full Council where it will formally presented as a co-option to Council for 2021.We ...
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Update on UK Regulations - Article 16 Authorisation

We had hoped to provide a full update on the terms of our Article 16 Authorisation, which will define the future operating parameters for members when the European Regulations for unmanned aircraft (including model aircraft) come into effect on the 31st December 2020.  However, we are still thrashing out the final details with the CAA so will miss the print deadline for this issue of BMFA NEWS unfortunately.  We will of course communicate details to members through all available channels (includ...
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Covid-19 Regulations Update 27/11/20. England & Northern Ireland

Covid-19 Regulations Update 27/11/20. England & Northern Ireland

England The Government have released updated guidance that comes into effect from 2nd December when local restriction tiers will replace the current National restrictions in England.Based on this guidance, and subject to Parliamentary confirmation, Model Flying Clubs in all Tiers can re-open; however, you are expected to operate in a Covid secure way. See https://clubsupport.bmfa.uk/6-steps-to-covid-secureThe rule of 6 also applies in all Tiers and you should not organise gatherings of more than...
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BMFA Presents In the Air Tonight - 1000 Issues of AeroModeller with Andrew Boddington

BMFA Presents In the Air Tonight - 1000 Issues of AeroModeller with Andrew Boddington

The British Model Flying Association presents 'In the Air Tonight' a series of webinars introducing the viewer to the many aspects of the amazing sport that is model aircraft flying.Each week the focus will be on a different discipline or element of model aircraft flying.To register for this Webinar go to https://zoom.us/webinar/register/2116061315205/WN_vZ97g-GIS96DhIkix3Rs3g AeroModeller magazine was launched in 1935 and in September this year celebrated its 1000th issue. Current editor Andrew...
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2021 Membership Fees - **No change.**

The 73rd Annual General Meeting of the Society of Model Aeronautical Engineers LTD took place this afternoon, 14th November 2020 as an online webinar.The proposal put forward by the BMFA Council that membership fees remain unchanged for 2021 was accepted.We can therefore announce that the fees for 2021 will remain the same as for 2020 and are as follows.Senior £38 Junior £17 Family Partner £25 Family Junior £13We can also confirm that the optional plastic membership card will also remain at £3.5...
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LATEST COVID-19 RESTRICTIONS AND MODEL AIRCRAFT FLYING. **Updated** 09/11/2020

Members should continue to keep themselves updated on current government and NHS advice.  Please see  https://www.gov.uk/coronavirus for the latest information.Members are advised to follow the precautions provided by the NHS at all times details of which you can find here: https://www.nhs.uk/conditions/coronavirus-covid-19/ England 5/11/2020 - 2/12/2020The Government introduced restrictions from Thursday 5th November until 2nd December (at the earliest), which limit the reasons why people can n...
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Latest Covid-19 restrictions and model aircraft flying. 2/11/2020

Please note this guidance has been updated. See https://bmfa.org/News/News-Page/ArticleID/2695/LATEST-COVID-19-RESTRICTIONS-AND-MODEL-AIRCRAFT-FLYING-Updated-09-11-2020 Further to the announcement from the Prime Minister on Saturday regarding new restrictions in response to the rapidly increasing cases of COVID-19, we must now update our advice for England to reflect this. Members should continue to keep themselves updated on current government and NHS advice.  Please see  https://www.gov.uk/cor...
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