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Subscriptions for 2014:- No Increase.

The subscriptions for 2014 were set at the Society AGM, held 30/11/2013. The proposal from the Treasurer and endorsed by the executive and the BMFA Council for no increase was passed unanimously.   The subscriptions for 2014 are as follows:-   Full Senior  £32 Junior          £17 Family Senior £32 Family Partner  £21 Family Junior £13  
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CAA Annual Review of Model Flying

Representatives from the BMFA attended the ‘annual review of model flying’ with the CAA yesterday (26th November) along with representatives of the LMA, SAA, BARCS and FPVuK. The BMFA submitted proposals that came out of the BMFA FPV & Multirotor Special Interest Group meeting held on 20/4/2013 that the existing General Exemption for First Person View Flying should be amended to increase the maximum take off mass for all aircraft types to 3.5Kg (currently 1.8Kg for fi...
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New Online Contest & Events Calendar

The Contest and Events calendar has changed. See www.bmfa.org/ContestsEvents/ContestandEventCalendar   Events should now be submitted online using the link at www.bmfa.org/ContestsEvents/HowtoSubmityourEvent This is now the primary method of submitting events to the Contest and Event Calendar and event details should no longer be emailed to the office for inclusion. Once an event has been submitted it will require approval by the admin team, this should be done before the end of th...
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Achievement Scheme testing at Commercial Flying Schools

Future Achievement Scheme testing at Commercial Flying Schools   At the BMFA Full Council meeting in May earlier this year, a vote was passed that effectively prohibits achievement scheme tests being conducted by examiners working in commercial model flight training schools.  It prevents them testing their own pupils and or those of other instructors working at the same school. This doesn’t necessarily put an end to testing taking place at training schools full stop, it’...
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BMFA Members raise £1100 for RAF Benevolent Fund

Throughout the course of 2013, BMFA members have donated to collections made on behalf of the RAF Benevolent Fund.  Collections were held at the Power Nationals in August and further donations were received from the Free Flight Nationals in May and from collection buckets placed in the new simulator trailer throughout the summer.   The collection at the Power Nationals also raised £437 for the Lincolnshire Air Ambulance. The cheque was presented yesterday to ...
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Welcome!! Please read..

Welcome to the new BMFA website. We hope you find the new site useful and easier to navigate. There will be further improvements and extra information pages added over the coming weeks. If you are using Internet explorer we recommend version 9 or later. Please explore the site, you will notice there are a number of "News Feeds" all of which you can subscribe to, including the Main News page, an Areas News page an Achievement Scheme News page and also the Club Bulletins. We are also ...
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GBR F1D European Championship Silver!

Silver Medals for the British F1D European Championship Team  Congratulations to the British team of Tony Hebb, Mark Benns and Derek Richards for bringing home the Team Silver medal at the F1D (Indoor Duration) European Championships in Serbia. To achieve this fantastic result in an extremely competitive field, their individual positions were 4th (Tony Hebb), 6th (Mark Benns) and 14th (Derek Richards).
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GBR European Gold for the British Speed Team.

Gold medals for the British Speed Team at the 2013 European Championships. British Speed team member Ken Morrissey has retained his European crown won in 2011 in Poland and is the 2013 European Champion with a best speed of 301.5 kph.  The Speed Team Gold medal goes to the British team of Ken Morrissey, Paul Eisner and Peter Halman who are the 2013 European Championship team. Ken made his marvellous 301.5 kph in the first round; Paul’s best flight of 298.7 kph was made in the second...
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