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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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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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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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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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