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BMFA Handbook-2017

The new BMFA members handbook has been released. It’s now available to view online and can be download from Or you can also Download it from our website Hardcopies will be included with the next BMFA News.

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BMFA Buckminster Summer Airshow

BMFA Buckminster Summer Airshow Model Flying Airshow with trade presence and catering, indoor swap-meet Sunday (AM), evening R/C sport flying, camping from Friday afternoon, evening bar and catering. BMFA Buckminster Summer Airshow  

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European Aviation Safety Agency (EASA) Prototype Rules

The second of four scheduled EASA ‘Expert Group’ meetings to discuss and refine the ‘Prototype Rules’ took place in Cologne on 14th December.  Areas covered included possible differentiation of commercial/recreational operations, requirements for registration, electronic identification and age restrictions.  The next meeting will take place on the 23rd & 24th January and will focus on…

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Merry Christmas from the BMFA

Christmas wishes from the BMFA Click on the link  — Merry Christmas Thanks for your support from the GMFA and the BMFA.      

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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…

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BMFA Subscriptions for 2017

BMFA Subscriptions for 2017 there’s 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…

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CAP 658 = Model Aircraft : A Guide to Safe Flying

CAP 658 = Model Aircraft : A Guide to Safe Flying This is the fourth edition of CAP 658 – Model Aircraft: A Guide To Safe Flying. This CAP offers guidance for model aircraft used for sporting and recreational purposes. The copies of application forms have been removed from the Annexes, instead links to the…

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Advanced Failsafe Options for Rotorcraft

ADVANCED FAILSAFE OPTIONS Following on from the work put in by the BMFA technology special interest group, we now have approval from the CAA for the use of advanced failsafe options on rotorcraft. Previously the requirement to use throttle closed or idle on loss or corruption of signal has applied to all model aircraft, however…

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Achievement Scheme Roadshows

The Achievement Scheme Review Committee (ASRC) will be running two Achievement Scheme Roadshows in early 2017 one in the North and the second in the South, these roadshows are open to any BMFA member who wishes to attend, the conferences will be all day events and tea/coffee and lunch will be provided. There is no…

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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…

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