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Syd Marshall

It is with sadness that we have to report the death of Mr Syd Marshall who had been the President of Boston Model Aero Club for the past 35 years and was one of the founder members in 1948. Syd served in the RAF as a flight engineer and flew 36 operations with Bomber Command most of them in Lancaster. He was a volunteer at the Battle of Britain Memorial Flight, located at RAF Coningsby. He will be sadly missed by everyone. Terry Brown - Boston Model Aero Club
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RAeC Invite bids for 2018 to host a ‘Queen’s Cup’ event for 2018.

RAeC Invite bids for 2018 to host a ‘Queen’s Cup’ event for 2018.

The Royal Aero Club of the United Kingdom (RAeC) would like to invite bids from RAeC Member Associations to host a ‘Queen’s Cup’ event for 2018. Her Majesty The Queen approved the gift of the trophy to the Royal Aero Club of the United Kingdom in 2010 and events were held in 2011 (British Aerobatic Association), 2012 (British Microlight Aircraft Association), 2013 (British Balloon & Airship Club), 2016 (British Model Flying Association) and 2017 (Helicopter Club of Great Britain). The t...
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2018 BMFA Buckminster Season Tickets now available.

    A season ticket is a positive way of supporting the BMFA National Flying Site and Visitor Centre Project as well as attracting those who are intending to be regular users of BMFA Buckminster. The season ticked should be considered as a ‘midweek flyers ticket’, however there will be a small number of additional weekends that will be listed as general sport-flying weekends, these will also be available to season ticket holders, the season ticket also includes evening permits (usual price ...
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The BMFA online portal for new and renewing country membership for 2018 is now active.

The BMFA online portal for new and renewing country membership for 2018 is now active. https://www.bmfa.org/Join-Renew/Join-the-BMFA 2017 has been a great year for the BMFA and model aircraft flying, lets make 2018 even better. NUMBERS DO COUNT! The BMFA's strengths are its proven expertise and its membership. Without the backing of its clubs and members we could not have accomplished the many things that have given us national and international credibility and recognition. The sheer weigh...
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Dick Edmunds

Sadly we have to report that Dick Edmonds, known to many in the aero modeling world , passed away on 14th October 2017, aged 87. Dick was born and grew up in High Wycombe. As a young lad Dick was always keen on aircraft spotting, especially during the war years, when the town’s furniture industry was diverted into making aircraft parts – particularly for the largely wooden Mosquito After the war he started his hobby of aero modeling with Free Flight, then went on to Control Line and eventuall...
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DfT announces commitment to implement new rules for drones

The DfT (Department for Transport) have today announced their intent to create new legislation to regulate drones.  A draft Bill outlining the new laws is in preparation and will be presented to Parliament in the Spring.   The new laws are consistent with the regulations being drafted by the European Aviation Safety Agency (EASA) and will introduce new requirements for education, training and registration of drone users (and their drones above 250g) along with new powers for the Police who wil...
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News from the SMAE (BMFA) AGM, Subscriptions 2018 and 2018 Nationals.

Good news from the Annual General Meeting today. There was confirmation of both the Free Flight National Championships at RAF Barkston Heath over the Spring Bank Holiday Weekend of 26th - 28th May and the RC, Scale & control Line Nationals also at RAF Barkston Heath over the August Bank Holiday weekend of 25th - 27th August. The Silent Flight Nationals will also take place over the August Bank Holiday weekend of 25th - 27th August at BMFA Buckminster. Also at today's Society Annual Genera...
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