New BMFA Website launched

June 1, 2022By BMFAAdministratorNews Flash

We have today launched a new BMFA website. The webmaster is more than happy to receive feedback and information on any issues you may be having. Please email webmaster@bmfa.org with any issues or comments. If you would like to subscribe to receive news alerts please complete the form subscribe form. Please note subscriptions from the … Read More

Free Flight Nationals 2022

May 20, 2022By BMFAAdministratorContest News, Nationals, News Flash No Comments

Introduction Following the non-availability of Barkston Heath the FFTC have agreed and alternative plan for the Free Flight Nationals, in doing this the FFTC  have sought to minimise the confusion and disruption, to the overall contest calendar for 2022. Venues Alternative venues were considered and investigated. However, due to the shortness of time, it was … Read More

***UPDATED 22/6/2020*** Small Unmanned Aircraft – Remote Pilot Competency Requirements for Remote Pilots in Possession of a BMFA Achievement Certificate and for Control Line flights

May 20, 2022By BMFAAdministratorRegulatory Matters No Comments

The exemptions from article 94F of the Air Navigation Order, (see https://rcc.bmfa.uk/ufaqs/article-94f-certain-small-unmanned-aircraft-requirement-for-acknowledgement-of-competency ) has been extended until 30th December 2020 when the CAA intend to introduce the new European UAS Regulations at which point the exemptions should be incorporated in to the specific permission that is being negotiated with the CAA for BMFA members and members of … Read More

CAA Updates CAP1789 – New European UAS Regulations: General Outline

May 20, 2022By BMFAAdministratorRegulatory Matters No Comments

The CAA have today published an update to CAP1789, which details the EU regulations for unmanned aircraft.  Please see https://publicapps.caa.co.uk/docs/33/CAP1789%20Edition3%20June2020.pdf . The regulations were due to come into effect on the 1 July, but due to disruption caused by the COVID-19 pandemic they will not now come into effect until 31 December. The important point … Read More

UPDATE – CAA Exemptions from the Drone and Model Aircraft Registration and Education Scheme (DMARES)

May 20, 2022By BMFAAdministratorRegulatory Matters No Comments

There appears to be a considerable amount of myth and misinformation circulating about the status of the exemptions issued by the CAA including those which recognise BMFA Achievements and exempt members from registering as Operators by the 30th November (and doing it instead as part of their BMFA Membership Renewal).  Full details of the CAA … Read More