Category Archives: General

AN UPDATE ON THE UK REGS FOR MODEL FLYERS – DELAY TO DRE – from the BMFA CEO

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 »

Message from Paul Morris, Club BMFA Rep.

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.

Website Updates 12/9/19

News Ticker added to Home Page – 12/9/19 Update from the BMFA – Page added 12/9/19 For Sale or Wanted – Page added 30/8/19 Maiden Flights – Photos added 18/8/19 Annual Summer BBQ– Added 30/7/19 Members’ Contact Details – Updated 7/7/19 Home Page – Updated 6/7/19 Members’ Achievements – Updated 1/7/19 Maiden Flights – Photos… Read More »

Latest from the BMFA

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 »

Annual Summer Barbecue – 21st July

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 »

Update from the BMFA

Update from the BMFA CEO, David Phipps Representatives of the UK Model Flying Associations met with the CAA yesterday afternoon (29th May 2019). The meeting was constructive, but without any real breakthrough to report at this stage.  The CAA were only able to discuss potential options within the restrictive policy framework dictated by the DfT. … Read More »

NEWSFLASH FROM THE BMFA

The text in CAP1775 is far more serious than the issue of registration fees alone. ACT NOW! Chief Executive General, News Flash 01/05/2019 07:05:00 View Count 3163 Return Further to the recent publication of CAP1775 which launched a consultation on the CAA’s proposed arrangements for registration fees for operators of unmanned aircraft, the UK model… Read More »

Track Closure

There will be no flying on Monday April 1st as the track will be closed.

Model Aircraft Events 2019

Kindly compiled by Ian Walker Always check before you go! N/C = National Centre      M/W = Middle Wallop     B/H = Barkston Heath      O/W = Old Warden Date Event Location Postcode Website/email 17th March Electric Gliders Pillerton Hersey     6,7,8th April Sam35 N/C NG33 5RQ http://sam35.org.uk 13,14th April Aerobatic Comp… Read More »