Vacancy – Team Manager, F5B World Championships, USA 10th-15th November

11/01/2024By BMFAAdministratorTeam Manager Vacancies

The Silent Flight Technical Committee invites applications for the post of Team Manager for the British F5B team competing in the World Championships to be held in Maricopa, Arizona, USA 10-15 November 2024*. The role of the Team Manager includes arranging international and local travel for team members and their equipment, co-ordinating with organisers before … Read More

Robin Innes Gowler FSMAE – 1933-2023

09/12/2023By BMFA CEOObituaries

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 CEOGeneral News

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

F3F Team Manager Vacancy

04/12/2023By BMFAAdministratorTeam 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

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

29/11/2023By BMFA CEORegulatory 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 CEOGeneral News

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

BMFA Membership fees for 2024

21/11/2023By BMFAAdministratorGeneral News

The Board of the BMFA took an action from the Society AGM on Saturday 18th to look at the membership fees for Junior members. The board are meeting this week to do so and a statement on membership fees for all membership classes for 2024 will be posted later this week.

Model flying within the RAF Waddington Danger Area

01/11/2023By BMFAAdministratorGeneral News

With the relocation of the RAF Red Arrows, and the introduction of the unmanned Protector aircraft to RAF Waddington, the RAF have established a danger area with a radius of 5 nautical miles around RAF Waddington, which is generally active Mon-Fri between 0800-1630hrs.p Whilst active, the danger area prohibits the operation of any aircraft, including … Read More