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Website Updates – 27/10/2020

Maiden Flights – new pics added 27/10/2020 Flying Field Conditions – password updated 26/9/2020 Pics added to Home Page 10/10/2020 Home Page – updated 25/9/2020 Booking Info and Home Page– Pages updated 18/6/2020 Booking Info and Home Page– Pages updated 31/5/2020 Book a flying slot– Page edited for clarity and title changed to “Booking Info”… Read More »

BMFA – CAA Flyer ID

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.

Cancelled-Club Dinner March 10th

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 »

**** Important Information from the DfT/CAA on the New Registration Scheme ****

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 »

Info from Paul Morris

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 »

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.

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 »