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UK Government publishes consultation on the 'Future of Drones in the UK'

The Government has today published their consultation ‘Taking Flight: The Future of Drones in the UK’. The measures in the consultation are part of the Governments wider drones programme and strategy, and will help shape the content of a draft Drones Bill which will be published later this year, as well as other future measures.  The measures under consultation include: Proposals for regulating and mandating the use of ‘apps’ on which pilots would file flight plans ahead of take-off Add...
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Update on changes to UK Regulations (and the 400ft height limit) - CAA Permission & Exemption published

The recent 2018 amendments to the Air Navigation Order will come into effect on the 30th July, making it illegal to operate any unmanned aircraft (including model aircraft) above 400ft. The UK model flying associations (BMFA, SAA, LMA & FPVUK) have been working in close collaboration in ongoing negotiations with the Department for Transport (DfT) and Civil Aviation Authority (CAA) and we are pleased to report that earlier today the CAA issued us with a joint ‘Permission’ to allow our memb...
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Reduced fees from July 1st 2018

Please note that membership fees from July 1st (runs to 31st December) will be reduced as follows   Senior - £34 (From July 1st £26)Junior - £17 (From July 1st £13)Family Senior - £34 (From July 1st £26)Family Partner - £23 (From July 1st £17)Family Junior - £13 (From July 1st £10)
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Lost Model: “Tomboy” 36 inches span

Lost a radio assist power model Model description : “Tomboy” 36 inches span Blue fuselage covered in Solartex Wings and tail yellow tissue covered BMFA number S120400 on wing together with logos for aeromodeller plans service Engine .6 cc MP Jet Radio Spectrum double receiver Single channel on rudder Tail dragger with rubber tyres If found please contact Tony on  01661853675 07803686030 Reward available
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Update on changes to UK Regulations (and the 400ft height limit)

The latest meeting between the Department for Transport (DfT), Civil Aviation Authority (CAA) and representatives from the UK Model Flying Associations took place this afternoon (Friday 15th June) at the DfT offices in London.The most urgent matter to address was the recent change to the Air Navigation Order (ANO) which introduced (in Article 94A) a 400ft height limit on the operation of all Small Unmanned Aircraft (SUA) which will come into effect on the 30th July 2018.  Whilst the changes to t...
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UK Government announces increased regulations for drone pilots

The Government has today announced proposed changes to the Air Navigation Order (ANO) to introduce increased regulations aimed at drone pilots. The proposed changes are as follows: Operators of drones above 250g to be registered (effective from 30th Nov 2019).  It is hoped that membership of one of the UK Model Flying Associations will satisfy this requirement. Drone operators will be required to take an on online safety test to verify their knowledge of the regulations (effective from 30...
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BMFA Achievement Scheme Annual Awards

Do you know someone who has passed a BMFA Achievement certificate and displayed outstanding attitude, determination, diligence and or performance in the lead up to and or during a test? Or maybe an instructor or examiner who has effectively and diligently promoted the achievement scheme and carried out their role to the benefit of your club? Then why not nominate them for a BMFA Achievement Scheme Award? See for details.
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As most will know the new General Data Protection Regulation comes in to force tomorrow, 25th May 2018. The full BMFA Privacy Policy can be read at  If you have subscribed to any news feed on our website at you have given consent to receive email notifications when new articles are posted. If you no longer wish to receive these notifications you can unsubscribe by following the link that is present in every notification email you receive or by em...
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