Members Area – Annual password change – updated 1/2/2021 Booking Info and Home Page– Pages updated 1/1/2021 2021 Membership Fees – Page updated 11/12/2020 2020 AGM Minutes added to Members Area 08/12/2020 Booking Info and Home Page– Pages updated 27/11/2020 Member’s Planes – new pics added 01/11/2020 Maiden Flights – new pics added 27/10/2020 Flying… Read More »
Important Notice! After November 30th 2019 you could be operating unlawfully if you do not have either a CAA Flyer ID, or hold a BMFA Basic Proficiency Certificate, A or B Certificate, or have passed the test at the link below.
Members please note that the dinner has now been cancelled Ron Large is willing to organise a Club Dinner on 10th March at the Fox and Hen, Bascote, in lieu of the Barbecue, if enough people are interested. The following menu can be provided:- Soup or Mushrooms Gammon and pineapple or egg with chipsChicken in… Read More »
Latest from the DfT/CAA – from Paul Morris, Club BMFA Representative The CAA have just published the following update: https://www.caa.co.uk/Consumers/Unmanned-aircraft/Our-role/Drone-and-model-aircraft-registration/ which is provided in full below: The UK’s new Drone and Model Aircraft Registration and Education Scheme will go live on 5 November 2019 (please note that you cannot register before this date). There will… Read More »
The AMC for Article 14 includes our suggested provision to permit registration numbers to be carried inside a model aircraft, which is consistent with what we agreed recently with the DfT/CAA. “If the size of the UA does not allow the mark to be displayed in a visible way on the fuselage, or the UA represents… Read More »
Further to our previous update of 11th September (https://bmfa.org/News/News-Page/ArticleID/2610/An-update-on-the-UK-regulations-for-model-flyers-a-bit-of-good-news-at-last ). There is no real change to the situation as published. All parties are currently awaiting the outcome of the Secretary of State’s deliberations on the matter and there is little we can add until we receive this. What we can confirm however is that the… Read More »
Just a note to remind members that the DRES test and registration that is due to go live tomorrow 1/10/19 will not go live until !!!!! but when it does members must not register or take the test until the BMFA lets us know what is happening.
I published an update on the BMFA website on 23rd August (https://bmfa.org/News/News-Page/ArticleID/2608/An-update-on-the-UK-regulations-for-model-flyers ) which provided a summary of our position at that time. This was also going to be the basis of my article for the forthcoming issue of the BMFA NEWS. However, the very next day I received a telephone call to tell me… Read More »
The only potential concession suggested by the CAA/allowed by the DfT would be to permit the UK Associations to upload operator registration data for those members joining/renewing by the end of January 2020. All members would still have to pay the full fee however, and this would require the Associations to collect the fee from… Read More »
Club BBQ This was held at the club field on Sunday 21st July, 2019. The attendance far exceeded anything we have experienced in recent years. With the parking area full, it was necessary for at least one member to park in the field behind the hangar, Many members brought family and friends, who obviously enjoy… Read More »