Amendments to Poisons Act (1972) and fuel containing nitromethane

22/03/2023By BMFAAdministratorNews Flash, Regulatory Matters

Members may recall that in early 2022 the Home Office undertook a consultation on amendments to the Poisons Act 1972, which controls the sale of certain explosives precursors and poisons – including nitromethane. See: The BMFA attended a meeting with Home Office officials to oppose proposals which would negatively impact those members using high nitro … Read More

CAA Increase Operator Registration Fees from April

17/03/2023By BMFAAdministratorGeneral News, News Flash

Most members are probably aware that the CAA were proposing a 20% increase in the Operator Registration Fee from £10 to £12 from April 2023 (see The CAA run a consultation on their proposed fee increases each year and normally receive a few dozen responses. This year, the CAA received hundreds of responses, the … Read More

Are you looking for a fresh & unique challenge? BMFA – Finance & Admin Support Officer

08/03/2023By BMFAAdministratorGeneral News, News Flash

The British Model Flying Association is seeking to recruit a talented and highly-motivated person as a Finance & Admin Support Officer to join the existing staff. This role will be primarily focussed on the accounting and financial management of the Association in preparation for the retirement of our long-term Accounts Manager in early 2024. The … Read More

2023 BMFA Record Attempt launched

03/03/2023By BMFAAdministratorNews Flash

On the 15th May 2022 BMFA members across the UK came together at 12 noon to collectively attempt to set a new record for the greatest number of model aircraft of all types in the air at one time at BMFA affiliated clubs around the UK. The attempt was one of a number of events celebrating … Read More

Free Flight Nationals 2023 

03/02/2023By BMFAAdministratorNationals, News Flash

Introduction It was not unexpected that Barkston Heath would not be available for the 3-day Bank Holiday event. This despite our proposal of a reduced or closed event. The plan The replacement contests will be a cut down Free Flight Nationals which will not be the same as the “real” Nationals. We will apply a … Read More

BMFA Nationals 2023

03/02/2023By BMFAAdministratorNationals, News Flash

We are disappointed to report that we have received confirmation that RAF Barkston Heath will be unavailable to us in 2023 for either the Free Flight Nationals in May or the Power Nationals in August. Alternative arrangements are being made for both events, with the FF Nats being relocated to Salisbury Plain and North Luffenham … Read More

In the Air Tonight Tuesday 20th December @ 7pm – The work of the AAIB and how it interacts with the BMFA membership with Mark Ellis

19/12/2022By BMFAAdministratorNews Flash

We are very pleased to be joined by Mark Ellis from the Air Accidents Investigations Branch (AAIB) for our next session on Tuesday 20th December @7pm. Mark will talk about the work of the AAIB and how they interact with the BMFA membership. He will also case study two investigations the AAIB has undertaken recently … Read More