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Area Events in May

The Area has two confirmed of events in May, subject to the usual weather, Covid and unknowns. Epsom Radio Flying Club will be holding an all-electric fixed wing fly-in on Sunday 8th May, in the Area…

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Parking on Ashdown Forest

I attended the extraordinary board meeting held by the Board of Conservators of Ashdown Forest Monday 31st Jan. It was held to vote on the proposal to introduce parking charges on the forest. Also to…


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Ashdown Forest competition dates 2022

These are the dates of the eight BMFA contests at Ashdown. 27 February, 27 March, 1 May, 19 June, 10 July, 11 September, 2 October, 16 October   https://freeflight.bmfa.org/fftc-2022-contest-calendar  


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Ashdown Forest Licence for 2021/2022

The 2021/2022 BMFA license to fly on Ashdown forest has now been completed and availabe to view at Ashdown Forest License Please Note:- That the licence will now run from 1st April to 31 March…


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Flying on Ashdown Forest

Flying on the forest can resume, but social distancing must be observed. https://bmfa.org/News/News-Page/ArticleID/2654/A-return-to-the-skies-Further-update-please-read Have you got your permit to fly on the forests? https://southeast.bmfa.uk/ashdown-forest


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Ashdown Forest/Long Man Subscription.

As you may know the BMFA has changed the way it funds the Areas. Up to now the South East Area has funded the licences for two flying sites, Ashdown Forest and Long Man, with…


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CAA Registration information Please Read

Article 94F of the Air Navigation Order introduces the requirement that from 30th November 2019  all remote pilots of model aircraft or drones (small unmanned aircraft, SUA) with a mass of 250gm or more flown…


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Flying at Mill Hill

Mill Hill is within the Flight Restricted Zone (FRZ)) of Brighton City Airport (also  known as Shoreham Airport). The BMFA have as yet been unable to secure a MoU for this flying site so until…


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New mandatory questions

To take in to account recent changes to the regulations that affect the flying of model aircraft the list of Mandatory questions has been updated to reflect the changes. The new list is reproduced below…


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DfT publishes amendments to the Air Navigation Order.

DfT publishes amendments to the Air Navigation Order. The Department for Transport (DfT) have today published further amendments to the Air Navigation Order which impact on all users of Small Unmanned Aircraft, including the model…