Scale Competition

Because of the bad weather forecast on Saturday, Mick Banks has made the decision to cancel the Scale Comp which was due to be held on Saturday.

Quiz night with Pie & Peas

If your attending our October club quiz night and would like Pie & Peas, please can you let a committee member know at the next club meeting or drop us a text/email/call, just so we have ruff idea of how many to order.

Scale Competition

Amendment to the date of the scale Competition to Saturday 17th August. Mick Banks is CD for this event.

Up & Coming on Harden Moor

Scale comp 18th august

Funfly 7th sept

Electric 8TH sept

Aerobatic 12th Oct

Urgent info re: Harden Moor Survey

On Monday 5th August and Tuesday 6th August the Council and Environmental Agency will be carrying out a mapping survey on the Moor to assist their wetland project. This entails flying a drone at 300 feet repeatedly criss crossing the Moor, our flying strip and some private properties. They have no objection to us flying but can we limit our flying height to 200 feet for the two days. If you have any problems please contact Charlie Lee or anyone on the committee. Thanks in advance for you co-operation.

Aeromodelisme

Anyone interested in attending a top class model flying event with guaranteed good weather? Our good friend Nicolas Dutrieux is putting on an event over the weekend 7-8th september in central France.




Scale Competition

Sorry folks scale Competition is cancelled today due to high winds.

It will take place at a later date to be confirmed.

Reduced rates for both BMFA & KADMAC

Membership rates from 1st July

Senior   Member£25   plus £29 BMFA
Junior   Member£2 plus £13 BMFA
Social   Member£6
Associate Member£1

Britain’s Next Air Disaster? Drones?

BMFA members have been expressing their deep concern and criticism of the BBC Two documentary, ‘Britain’s Next Air Disaster? Drones?’, which sensationalised the potential risks from ‘drones’ and grossly mis-represented the entirely safe activities routinely undertaken by thousands of lawful ‘drone’ operators.

The BMFA and other UK Associations acknowledge that unlawful operation of unmanned aircraft could potentially result in unacceptable conflict with manned aviation, but the risk should be taken in context and it remains the case that the most significant risk to manned aviation is from other manned aviation.

As a public service broadcaster, the BBC should provide its viewers with balanced reporting and we believe that this is something they have failed to do on this occasion. 

The BMFA has always supported the legal, safe and legitimate use of all types of unmanned aircraft and it is disappointing that the BBC appears to have formed a view based on the actions of a small handful of unlawful operators.

Such reporting only serves to compound our ongoing issues in terms of fighting regulations and government policy developed on the basis of fear rather than fact. 

We will be submitting a formal complaint to the BBC.

Should members also wish to register their complaints directly, the following links may be helpful:

BBC Complaints

BBC Points of View

Indoor Flying coming UP

7th and 28th July Indoor flying at Holy Family School Keighley, starting time around 2pm until 5pm