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Robin Sleight, MBE FSMAE. - Updated

Robin Sleight, MBE FSMAE. - Updated

It is with sadness we announce the passing of the BMFA's Honorary Secretary Robin Sleight MBE FSMAE who died on December 1, aged 79. He is pictured (left) with SMAE President, ACM Sir Michael Alcock receiving a framed certificate welcoming him as a Fellow of the Society. The presentation was made at the BMFA's annual prize giving dinner at the Jury's Inn Hotel, Hinckley on November 19 after the AGM agreed his election to the Fellowship earlier in the day. A full obituary will be published in th...
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Online renewal for 2017 now active for country members and via the Club Portal

The online renewal portal for new and renewing members for 2017 as both country members and through the club portal is now active.  From 1st December any renewal or new membership runs until 31st December 2017. 2017 Subscriptions are Senior £33Junior £17Family Senior £33Family Partner £22Family Junior £13 If you have not registered on the website previously you will need to do so to join online as a country member, if you have been a BMFA member previously you will require an online PIN. To ...
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Update on EASA Prototype Rules

At a meeting on 10th November, the Transport & Tourism Committee (TRAN) of the European Parliament backed plans for the European Aviation Safety Agency (EASA) to be granted the competence to regulate unmanned aircraft below 150Kg, including model aircraft. The TRAN Committee also backed plans requiring some form of mandatory registration and identification for all unmanned aircraft above 250 grams. Further details of their plans can be found here: http://www.europarl.europa.eu/news/en/news...
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The UK Drone Show, discounted entry for BMFA members

The UK Drone Show, discounted entry for BMFA members Following the success of the first UK Drone show in 2015 the organisers have announced the dates for the 2016 event taking place again at the NEC Birmingham on the 3rd and 4th of December.We will again be attending with the stand to answer questions and promote the work of the BMFA , and based on our experience last year we are in for a busy weekend.The great news is that BMFA members can benefit from a discounted entry to the event when bo...
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BMFA Subscriptions 2017 - No increase

The Society Annual General Meeting held on Saturday 19th November, has agreed the subscriptions for 2017 which will remain at the same level as for 2016. BMFA Subscriptions for 2017 are as follows.(Apply from 1st December 2016) Seniors £33 Juniors £17 Family Senior £33 Family Partner £22 Family Junior £13
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EASA Prototype Rules for Unmanned Aircraft - Update

The rulemaking team at EASA have asked me to notify members that the deadline for feedback on the Prototype Rules was 15th October.  We understand that they are still receiving dozens of emails per day, mainly from the U.K!  Thank you to all those members who provided constructive feedback. The formal feedback response submitted to EASA on behalf of FAI & Europe Air Sports has been published here: http://www.fai.org/news/42436-eas-fai-response-easa-unmanned-aircraft  The level of response ...
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Roger Bellingham (Hon Member)

It is with great sadness that we write to inform you of the death of Roger Bellingham (Honorary Member) on Friday 7th October.Roger devoted a great deal of his life to the model flying movement, serving as BMFA Flying Site Officer on a voluntary basis for a number of years, before being contracted as our full time Flying Site Adviser in 2002, a role which he fulfilled until 2011.In addition, Roger served as Chairman of the South Midland Area for 14 years and was also a long standing member of th...
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