Robin Innes Gowler FSMAE – 1933-2023

09/12/2023By BMFA CEOGeneral News, News Flash, Obituaries

It is with great sadness that we report the death of our former Chairman, Robin Gowler, Fellow.  Robin passed away peacefully at home on Friday 8th December with his wife Poppy at his side. Robin began experimenting with radio control in the 1940s. Thirty years later, Robin joined the Ramsey Model Aero Club and progressed … Read More

CAA – Review of UK Unmanned Aircraft Systems (UAS) Regulations – BMFA/LMA Response

08/12/2023By BMFA CEONews Flash, Regulatory Matters

Further to our previous post (https://bmfa.org/caa-review-of-uk-unmanned-aircraft-systems-uas-regulations) regarding the CAA consultation on a review of the current regulations for unmanned aircraft systems along with proposals for the introduction of some new requirements including Remote I.D. We have been working in liaison with the Large Model Association to prepare a joint response to the consultation which may … Read More

CAA – Review of UK Unmanned Aircraft Systems (UAS) Regulations

29/11/2023By BMFA CEONews Flash, Regulatory Matters 1 Comment

The CAA have recently launched a consultation on a review of the current regulations for unmanned aircraft systems along with the introduction of some new requirements including Remote I.D. The proposals include a simplification of the current Open Category requirements which would see the operational sub-categories re-named to ‘Over’, ‘Near’ and ‘Far’, in relation to … Read More

BMFA Membership Fees for 2024

29/11/2023By BMFA CEONews Flash

The 76th AGM took place on November 18th. In the face of reducing membership numbers, the Board proposed some significant cuts in expenditure coupled with an inflationary increase in the senior subscription rate to £45.  However, this proposal was amended by a vote of the AGM which set the rate to £47. Therefore, the subscriptions … Read More