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*** FURTHER IMPORTANT UPDATE - PLEASE READ *** COVID-19 AND A RETURN TO THE SKIES.

The UK government has indicated that there will be some ‘relaxation’ of the current restrictions and that from Wednesday 13th May it will be possible to leave home and drive somewhere to engage in a sporting/recreational activity.  Please note that at the present time, this ‘relaxation’ applies only to England.  The advice for Northern Ireland, Scotland and Wales remains ‘stay home’. This change in government advice will permit the resumption of some model flying activity in England subjec...
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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.Chris YatesClub TreasurerIt is with deep sadness that we announce...
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CAA delay introduction of EASA regulations

As a result of COVID-19 related disruption, the CAA have today announced their intention to delay the introduction of the EU regulations for unmanned aircraft which were scheduled to come into effect on the 1st July.  The delay is for an unspecified length of time, but said to be "at least a number of months".The UK model flying associations had been actively working on their applications for 'Article 16 Authorisations', even though the July 1st deadline had been something imposed on us by the D...
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New BMFA Contest & Events Calendar launched.

We hope you are keeping well in these trying times and hope it will not be too long before we can get back out flying.As part of our ongoing website developments we have taken the opportunity, while all events are cancelled, to replace the BMFA Contest & Events Calendar with a more up to date version which has greater functionality and flexibility.To place an event on the new calendar you need to register first, events will still need to be approved by admin.Unfortunately we are unable to im...
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2020 FREE FLIGHT FORUM REPORT

2020 FREE FLIGHT FORUM REPORT

2020 FREE FLIGHT FORUM REPORTThe new 2020 Free Flight Forum Report has just been published and once again it contains papers on a wide range of free-flight topics. Look at this lot. How can you resist?Warps - Right way? Wrong way? What way? - Mike Woodhouse; Moment Arm - A Novel Stability and Control Arrangement - George Seyfang; How Big Should I Build My Next Coupe? - Alan Brocklehurst; Scale Matters - Ivan Taylor; Evgeny Verbitski - An Appreciation - by Mike Fantham, Ken Faux and Peter Watson;...
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Model flying and the COVID-19 Virus - Update 23-3-2020

Further to our statement last week, it is clear that the COVID-19 situation has developed very rapidly in the UK and we must now update our advice to reflect this. Members should continue to keep themselves updated on current government and NHS advice.  Please see  https://www.gov.uk/government/topical-events/coronavirus-covid-19-uk-government-response 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: htt...
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2020 BMFA FREE FLIGHT COMPETITIONS UPDATE

Free Flight Corona Virus Actions As a result of the Corona Virus the FFTC are obliged to take action to re-organise the Free Flight contest calendar. It is a fast-moving situation and things could and will change. Based upon what we know at the moment, and to fit with the Government guide lines, the following actions have been agreed by the FFTC.
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Model flying and the COVID-19 Virus

We have been monitoring the current situation carefully and have been awaiting clear guidance from the Government before making decisions relating to general model flying and BMFA Model flying events, contests and roadshows.It is clear that the COVID-19 situation is developing rapidly in the UK and members should keep themselves updated on current government and NHS advice.  Please see  https://www.gov.uk/government/topical-events/coronavirus-covid-19-uk-government-response  for the latest infor...
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National Centre News Release - Corona Virus Measures

National Centre News Release - Corona Virus Measures We have been monitoring the current situation carefully and have been awaiting clear guidance from the Government before making decisions relating to the activity at the National Centre.It is clear that the Coronavirus situation is developing rapidly in the UK.General FlyingIn general terms model flying represents a low risk activity due to the predominantly outdoor nature of the activity and the opportunity to maintain separation.On this basi...
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Update - CAA Operator I.D. numbers

Earlier in the week we reported that the CAA expected BMFA members to receive their Operator I.D. numbers by the end of the week.However, as of Friday afternoon, only 4000 BMFA members I.D. numbers had been processed due to a technical problem with their system.  The DMARES guys have informed us that they will be working over the weekend to process the remaining records.  They anticipate that all members (who provided an email address) will be in receipt of their Operator I.D's by Monday morning...
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