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The General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) and your club.

As reported in the last issue of the BMFA news the new General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) comes in to force on 25th May 2018, there are a number of documents available for you to download from the club support page at https://www.bmfa.org/Clubs/Club-Support these should provide you with all the information BMFA Affiliated Clubs and Specialist Bodies require so you are able to take the necessary steps towards GDPR compliance. GDPR is quite a complex regulation and there is a huge amount of...
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The new 2018 Free Flight Forum Report - Hot off the press!

The new 2018 Free Flight Forum Report - Hot off the press!

THE NEW 2018 FREE FLIGHT FORUM REPORT – HOT OFF THE PRESS   For thirty-four years these Reports have included papers covering the widest possible range of free-flight topics. Have a look at what this year’s Report covers.   F1D Prop Selection for Slanic 2017 European Championships - Tony Hebb;The Power Egg - John Emmett;Use and Abuse of GPS Model Trackers - Chris Edge;Designing for BMFA Scale Competitions - Andy Sephton;Generating Youngsters’ Interest in Aeromodelling -   John Jacomb;Expe...
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Calling all Fighter Pilots - TV Show to recreate the Battle of Britain

Calling all Fighter Pilots - TV Show to recreate the Battle of Britain

Recently the BMFA has been assisting a large film production company on a mystery project. We're now in a position to announce the following, very exciting opportunity... The Battle of Britain – on September 15th 1940, more than a thousand planes, took to the skies in the most intense aerial battle ever seen as Britain stood its ground, during the climax of Germany’s aerial offensive, a dramatic attempt to destroy key targets and knock the RAF out of the sky. In honour of the RAF’s 100th An...
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Mower Stolen from West Midland MFC.

Mower Stolen from West Midland MFC.

We have been informed by the West Midland Model Flying Club that their mower has been stolen. They are based near Weston Park.Please keep an eye out for a Kubota 2160 with an auto guide deck which has a brand new front wheel and charging socket fitted. See picture.Please share this post as far as you can and lets see if we can get this mower back.Please contact us if you have any news. Please note the image is of the mower type and not the actual mower in question.
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BMFA Achievement Scheme Roadshows 2018

Only just over a month to the first BMFA Achievement Scheme roadshow of 2018. The first of which is taking place at Pedham Place Golf CentreLondon RoadSwanley BR8 8PP UK on 7th April. The second takes place at BMFA Buckminster on 28th April. To book your place see http://achievements.bmfa.org/event/achievement-scheme-roadshow-south-swanley Those that have already booked should have received confirmation of you place already, however if you haven’t please complete the booking form again as y...
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Chris Moynihan

It is my sad duty to report the death of recently retired BMFA Chairman, Chris Moynihan, who passed away at his home on 6th February 2018 after a long battle with cancer.  Chris had been receiving treatment for some time but remained in good spirits and active as BMFA Chairman for as long as he was able.  Having started model flying as a 10-year-old in 1956, Chris was drawn towards silent flight where he made his mark as a keen thermal soaring competitor and competition organiser. However, alwa...
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EASA Publish their Technical Opinion and Draft Regulations for Unmanned Aircraft

The European Aviation Safety Agency (EASA) has now published the Technical Opinion and Draft Regulations for Unmanned Aircraft.  All of the documents can be found on the EASA website here: https://www.easa.europa.eu/document-library/opinions/opinion-012018 Model aircraft remain within the scope of these Regulations, but thanks to the lobbying carried out on behalf of the model flying community by Europe Air Sports, the Basic Regulation (which underpins these regulations and specifies what they ...
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The Royal Aero Club's 2018 Queen's Cup Awarded to the BMFA/BMPRA

We are pleased to announce that following a unanimous vote of the Royal Aero Club Council, the 2018 Queen’s Cup for Air Racing has been awarded to one of the British Model Flying Association’s Specialist Bodies – The British Miniature Pylon Racing Association (BMPRA).  BMPRA Chairman, Geb Jones commented: “The British Miniature Pylon Racing Association is delighted that the Queen's Cup for 2018 has been awarded to the sport of Model Aircraft flying and in particular to Radio Control Pylon...
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Terry Jones

It is with great sadness that I am to inform you of the death of Terry Jones on Thursday 18th January 2018. Terry had been battling cancer for quite some time and became very ill last Sunday. Penny, Kate & Lucy were all with him when he passed. Terry was a long standing member of the Blackdown Radio Control Club and will be sorely missed by many past and present. Terry joined the club around 1990 and was always an active member of club activities, especially the bring and show events...
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