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BMFA issued with an updated Article 16 Authorisation (17/5/2021)

Following a ‘strategic review of model flying’ which the CAA completed earlier this year, they took the decision that each model flying Association would be issued with its own specific Article 16 Authorisation (rather than the combined one which came into effect on 31st December).As such, the BMFA has now been issued with a revised Article 16 Authorisation for the benefit of its members, which is effective immediately (from 17 May 2021).The key changes include removal of age limits ...
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Covid Restrictions Update 26/3/2021 All UK Areas

EnglandThe regulations surrounding the easing of restrictions from Monday 29th March have been released.See https://www.legislation.gov.uk/uksi/2021/364/schedule/1/madeModel flying club sites can reopen from Monday 29th March. Where a club is operating in a COVID secure manner and has implemented the BMFA 6 Steps to Covid security guidance in full (see https://clubsupport.bmfa.uk/6-steps-to-covid-secure ) the gathering limits (Rule of 6) do NOT apply.It is important to note that after conducting...
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COVID-19 Regulations Update – 06/03/2021

England – From March 8th 2021Further to our announcement on 26th February, (see https://www.bmfa.org/News/News-Page/ArticleID/2722/COVID-19-Regulations-Update-26-2-2021 )The Health Protection (Coronavirus, Restrictions) (All Tiers) (England) Regulations 2020 have been updated and take effect from Monday 8th March.(See https://www.legislation.gov.uk/uksi/2020/1374/schedule/3A/2021-03-08 )Outdoor sportsgrounds and facilities (which includes model flying club sites) remain in the list of busi...
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New regulations for BMFA Members flying drones and model aircraft after 31st December

The UK adopted the EU regulations for unmanned aircraft (which included model flying) in 2019 and these will come into effect on December 31st, 2020.  This is the same day that we exit from the EU, but regulations in place at the point of departure will be transferred directly into UK law.Some requirements of the EU regulations were already in place (such as a height limits, Operator Registration and Competency requirements) following changes to the Air Navigation Order set out in 2018, but the ...
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BMFA Control Line Team Race Nationals 2021

The BMFA Control Line Team Race National Championships will take place on the 4th & 5th September 2021 at the Barton Model Flying Club. (Postcode M30 7RL)To enter please download the entry form from the link below.2021 Control line team race Nationals entry formSend entries to: Chris Barker, Garreg Fach, Llangadfan, Welshpool, Powys, SY21 0QHClosing date for entries is 20th August 2021
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BMFA Control Line Speed Nationals 2021

Hosted by the Barton Model Flying Club on behalf of the BMFA, 28th, 29th and 30th August 2021 at the Barton MFC site.Post code M30 7RL past Secure unit on Barton Moss Road.All UK classes flown to BMFA rules over three days of competition. Come and compete against the best in the World.CL related trade stands, raffle with modelling prizes, spectators are welcome.All government Covid restrictions will apply.Entry fee £25.00 for all 3 days, entry on the day £30.00Pre-entry closes Friday...
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BMFA Control Line Aerobatics Nationals 2021

Saturday 21 August to Monday 23 August.Venue : BMFA National Centre, Buckminster, Lincolnshire. Postcode for Buckminster that works with most satnavs is NG33 5RW.Please complete the Nationals entry form at https://nationals.bmfa.uk/bmfa-control-line-aerobatics-nationals-2021Entry on the day will be possible but please try and return entries to BMFA by Friday 20th August 2021.F2B, Classic and Vintage will be organised events. Minimum number of competitors for an event to take place is f...
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2021 BUCKMINSTER WARBIRDS AND BEERFEST LATEST UPDATE

Having spent considerable time working with local authority in the hope that we could proceed with this event, we are now in a position where Melton Borough Council have refused to issue a Temporary Event Notice in respect of licencing for alcohol sale, consumption, sale of food and live music.The flying element of the event will proceed as advertised with appropriate Covid related measures in place.  It remains lawful to provide camping facilities and the flying element falls within the pr...
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Free Flight Nationals 2021 substitute contests

Free Flight Nationals 2021 substitute contests

The replacement contests for a cut down substitute Free Flight Nationals will not be the same as the “real” Nationals. We will apply a “light touch” organisation. The contests will be flown for their respective Free Flight Nationals trophies. The contests will be run to the standard gala format. Free Flight Scale - Sculthorpe The STC will run a casual free flight scale session with no specific contests at the East Anglian Gala. Bowden Trophy – Sculthorpe S...
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