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

BMFA Christmas Opening Hours

06/12/2023By BMFAAdministratorNews Flash

BMFA Registered Office and Membership Services are moving. The BMFA Registered Office is now Buckminster Lodge, Sewstern, Grantham, NG33 5RW   However, any post relating to membership or achievements should go to the following address.   BMFA Membership Services c/o British Gliding Association 8 Merus Court Meridian Business Park  Leicester  LE19 1RJ   BMFA Office … Read More

F5J Team Manager & Helper Vacancy

04/12/2023By BMFAAdministratorNews Flash, Team Manager Vacancies

The Silent Flight Technical Committee invites applications for the post of Team Manager for the British F5J team competing in the European Championships to be held in Deva, Romania 25-30 August 20241. The role of the Team Manager includes arranging international and local travel for team members and their equipment, co-ordinating with organisers before and … Read More

F3K Team Manager and Helper Vacancy

04/12/2023By BMFAAdministratorNews Flash, Team Manager Vacancies

The Silent Flight Technical Committee invites applications for the post of Team Manager for the British F3K team competing in the European Championships to be held in Włocławek, Poland 7-13 July 20241. The role of the Team Manager includes arranging international and local travel for team members and their equipment, co-ordinating with organisers before and … Read More

F3F Team Manager Vacancy

04/12/2023By BMFAAdministratorNews Flash, Team Manager Vacancies

The Silent Flight Technical Committee invites applications for the post of Team Manager for the British F3F team competing in the World Championships to be held in Limoux, France 6-12 October 20241. The role of the Team Manager includes arranging international and local travel for team members and their equipment, co-ordinating with organisers before and … Read More

F3A Team Manager Vacancy

01/12/2023By BMFAAdministratorNews Flash, Team Manager Vacancies

Applications are invited for the role of Team Manager for the 2024 F3A European Championship, to be held at Sivry, Belgium, from 20th to 27th July 2024. Candidates should possess extensive knowledge of RC Aerobatics class F3A, including knowledge of the relevant FAI Sporting Code. The Team Manager will be required to coordinate team preparation … 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