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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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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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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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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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