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Topic started 17 May 2017 14:27 by Garry Pollard
Well folks What we lack in numbers on this forum we certainly make up for in content !!! I refer to this months BMFA News that landed on my mat today TWO very well written and informative articles which are to be congratulated on from Simon Chadwick and Andy Sephton Well done lads Garry
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Last Post by The Beard 20 May 2017 15:07
thats the most of the magazine ive ever read thoroughly enjoyable guys thanks
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Topic started 22 Aug 2016 08:46 by sydc
Please note that there have been changes to the Air Navigation Order which will affect the mandatory questions in the BMFA Achievement tests, these changes are highlighted in the link below. BMFA Mandatory Questions The changes to the mandatory questions will be automatically updated in the BMFA...
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Last Post by Eric 24 Aug 2016 12:55
Thanks for that, Syd. I've passed it on to my club committee, who also knew nothing about it!
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Topic started 01 Jan 2016 07:55 by Andy Sephton
The latest BMFA Scale Technical Committee (STC) Newsletter is available for free down load on the BMFA STC website here: www.scalebmfa.co.uk/Newsletters/2015-_2a_Newsletter_.pdf The home site is also worth a look for details of BMFA Scale competition, results, older newsletters, Scale Rules,...
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Topic started 03 Mar 2015 12:38 by Garry Pollard
I used to,in the past,use this site quite regularly with a fair amount of success , however, since the hacking of the site, and its reintroduction even though messages have been sent by me to members, I havent had one reply. I queried this with the webmaster of the site who informs me that they are...
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Last Post by Garry Pollard 07 Mar 2015 22:55
Your first comment is correct Big A. It was slightly inaccurate because despite and awful lot of emails to and from the BMFA webmaster telling me that I was getting replies, he omitted to inform me that the system for recovering the replies had changed. It actually was down to one member who had...
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Topic started 19 Feb 2015 17:30 by Garry Pollard
The heading says it all. Supposed to be back on tomorrow according to the web site, but on a day earlier , Garry
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Topic started 11 Jan 2015 20:11 by Garry Pollard
It would seem that the classified adds section has been hacked, and it may not be safe to either buy or sell on this site until it has been officially cleared . Admin has been advised by email Garry
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Last Post by Garry Pollard 13 Jan 2015 23:25
Haha, the BEST :woohoo: :woohoo: :evil: :evil: Garry
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Topic started 01 Dec 2014 17:17 by alan cantwell
In an intense face book debate, about the de-ratification of 2northwest area examiners, the bmfa in general, are being given lots of stick, being labelled, coffin dodgers, rubber winders, bricks on string lovers, This rather disrespectful tirade is coming from radio flyers, and is levelled...
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Last Post by martynk 12 Dec 2014 12:35
Quote: Yes - will do. Martyn I wrote and I have had a reply.. I will discuss with Andy Ellison before we (may or may not) go public as we may wish to take it further and I don't want to undermine any further steps. Hope you don't mind, the reply was very friendly, a bit speculative and provided some...
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Topic started 02 Oct 2014 19:46 by alan cantwell
Chris has died from the dreaded cancer, never a well man, he was known to me as the guy who ran the nats for 20 years or so his input into the model flying hobby was tremendous, he was also northwest area chairman for 22 years or so, and BMFA tech sec for a similar time, never a well man, he fought...
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Last Post by The Beard 12 Oct 2014 03:09
it seems we are now of an age where people around us are passing away but fortunately Im hanging on to the annoyance of others
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Topic started 14 Jul 2014 21:03 by alan cantwell
trust the daily mail to jump on this, wonder if it will eventually, have a knock on efect with the folk who own our flying fields? www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-2689474...training-attack.html
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Last Post by Mowerman 17 Jul 2014 10:46
Another thought - The US government want to control model aircraft fliers in a country where anyone can buy assault rifles and unlimited amounts of amunition. That seem a good way to deter would be terrorists.
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Topic started 09 Jan 2014 14:45 by Big A
Not long until the 2014 BMFA Electric Indoor Masters, new venue, same fun and excellent flying from some of the worlds best indoor RC pilots!! Who's going? Join in the chat at www.facebook.com/groups/121956881191211/ [attachment]
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Last Post by Mowerman 03 Feb 2014 12:08
Been to the last two at Bradford an thought it was a great way to spend a Sunday afternoon as only about 10 miles from home. Decided to give it a miss this year as Barnsley a bit of a trek for a couple of hours. However having watched a couple of videos on another forum I'm sorry I missed it. Flying...
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Topic started 29 Jun 2013 08:11 by Andy Sephton
The latest BMFA Scale Technical Committee Newsletter has been published on the BMFA Scale website. The 20 pages include reports on BMFA Scale FF, RC, and CL meetings, new rules for next year's events a programme of events for the remainder of this year and a preview of Indoor events for early next...
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Last Post by Andy Sephton 08 Jan 2014 20:40
Quote: 52 pages it downloaded to my phone lol, think I will have to ask for it to be sent via email please Mr Sephton , thank ye kindly :) I'd be glad to - please PM me your email address.
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Topic started 01 Dec 2013 11:00 by alan cantwell
WELL, its that time of year, i am a member of the LMA, i have already paid my subs, all of £20 to existing members, including insurance, BARGAIN, but its not the money that bothers me, its the fact that its the club AGM next week, and i will have to join the BMFA for there is a so...
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Last Post by alan cantwell 04 Dec 2013 17:26
You know, i agree with Chris as well, perhaps next year,
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Topic started 03 Oct 2013 18:19 by Sarah-Jane Smith
Sorry this is late chaps, meant to post this a few days ago, but the BMFA have a new website (or have updated the old one anyroad) It is much clearer to read, easier to find things and a vast improvement on the other site, IMHO. Also carries links to pictures, videos, facebook etc and some...
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Last Post by Sarah-Jane Smith 04 Oct 2013 01:52
Quote: Still no sign of a forum, no need for it to be the battlefield of yore, well managed, it could be a great benefit to its members, Didn't there used to be a forum but from what i can gather it, erm, got a bit, erm shall we say heated on there? I like the site forum or no forum, looks much better...
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Topic started 19 Jul 2013 19:54 by Sarah-Jane Smith
Small Unmanned Aircraft–Security of Antenna Mounts This Safety Notice contains recommendations regarding operational safety . CAA Safety Advisor regarding security of antenna mounts on SUA's has been issued, see :-...
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Topic started 06 Jul 2013 00:23 by Big A
The BMFA are promoting our sport at the airshow as part of a sporting and recreational aviation display. Organised by the BMFA Development Officer we have our simulator trailer here, also the British Glider Association and British Microlite Association have their simulators here too so come along...
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Last Post by Sarah-Jane Smith 08 Jul 2013 23:51
Quote: Sarah - see - www.modelchat.org.uk/forum/general-chat-...-soon?start=15#40692 thanks Eric, I did see that but I have an exam that week so can't go :(
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Topic started 04 Jul 2013 12:40 by Big A
Many of you will already be aware of the BMFA facebook page, although there is a slight change in address though to make it easier to find when searching. It is now https://www.facebook.com/BMFAOfficial If anyone has published the link elsewhere could you ammend it please. Many Thanks!!
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Last Post by Sarah-Jane Smith 04 Jul 2013 13:30
Quote: No matter what you do there will always be some who aren't 100% happy. The aim is to embed the page in to the new BMFA website coming later this year. No plans for a Twitter feed. I HATE twitter- lol! :P
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Topic started 07 Feb 2013 04:07 by Big A
Held at the Richard Dunn Sports Centre Rooley Lane, Bradford West Yorkshire. Some of the worlds best Indoor aerobatic pilots will be taking part. www.gbrcaa.org/EIM/ and www.facebook.com/groups/121956881191211 [attachment]
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Last Post by kamco kid 02 Jul 2013 08:43
Quote: 42 more likes required at www.facebook.com/OfficialBMFA first!! B) I've added my like ;)
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Topic started 25 Jun 2011 20:59 by Polyphilla
I was flying power models 30 odd years ago & in those days the requirements of most clubs were simply that you could take off and not crash into the pits. Many clubs now insist on members passing the BMFA "A" test before they are allowed to fly without the assistance of an instructor. I had my...
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Last Post by Big A 12 Feb 2013 06:07
Quote: I know the 35mh procedure but is there a 2.4 procedure we dont have one.I also know that your supposed to have a black pennant on you tiny 2.4 aeriel but noone seems to sell them Its up to your club what the 2.4ghz procedure is, some clubs dont have one, others do. The black pennant recommendation...
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Topic started 29 Aug 2012 14:43 by The Beard
I managed to buy 3 models and some servos and a BMFA cap which is very comfortable.I purchased a ready to fly Hangar 9 Sundowner fitted with an Irvine 52 2 stroke,in its box a Hangar 9 funtana X 50 ,and an as new Travel Air which Ive fitted the Swift gear into.I also bought 7 servos.I think the star...
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Last Post by The Beard 23 Dec 2012 18:06
It wasnt the camera you were inibriated :S :S
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Topic started 24 Jun 2011 10:07 by Polyphilla
We do have members from 5 different countries at the time of posting & I'm just curious about what organizations govern, control or advise model flying activities there. Does their advice differ from what we are given & if so, why? Are their rules different from ours? ... this could affect anyone...
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Last Post by Grumpy42 15 Oct 2012 18:11
Way down here in the colonies we have the MAAA - Model Aeronautical Association of Australia. Basically Our MOPs - Manual of Procedures - allows for international visitors to be issued with an honorary membership during their stay. There are some conditions - the licence has to be pre approved...
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Topic started 17 Feb 2012 15:35 by Klipkopwildlife
Since our mother died 2 years ago my sister has become lonely and needy. To the extent that it appears that I'm going to be returning to the UK for a month every year for the foreseable future. I'm trying to organise a Britflight D-ZEE to fly while I'm here. (bringing a Futaba 2.4gig TX and a...
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Last Post by The Beard 18 Feb 2012 23:12
That reminds me when I last went on holiday and you pass over your town and have to drive 60 miles to get home when youve landed.
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Topic started 24 Jun 2011 09:58 by Polyphilla
Please use this category to discuss anything about the British Model Flying Association. You may have a question for the BMFA or want to discuss any of its policies. I'll be starting a thread shortly about the BMFA "A" test, so please leave that one to me... I'll try to be quick. :whistle: If the...
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Last Post by Polyphilla 24 Jun 2011 17:04
Mikey Admin has been to work and any member should now be able to use the events calendar. Click the "Events" link at the top of the page and select the date you want. You can then enter details of any event you want published...... If you have difficulty with this then please PM me or a moderator...
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