LAM promotes and encourages its members to enrol in the BMFA Achievement Scheme.
The BMFA scheme is run on a national level, it’s open to all RC model flyers, and it’s free. The aim of the scheme is to encourage RC model flyers to improve their standard of flying and safety, and to prove that standard to an examiner. LAM has its own qualified examiner, and we can also call on a number of BMFA qualified examiners operating throughout the Midland Area.
The scheme is not primarily about permitting or licensing but, fundamentally is all about personal goals and challenges. It is intended to provide every RC flyer with something to aspire to and aim for, should they so wish.
Achievement Awards are available at the A-Test (basic) and B-Test (advanced) levels, and these cover a wide variety of disciplines. Specialist C-Test certificate endorsements are also available to B-Test certificate holders. For further details of the BMFA’s Achievement Scheme, go to https://achievements.bmfa.uk.
Unlike many other RC clubs, it’s not mandatory for LAM members to hold an A-Certificate, however, if you’re a new member and wish to go for your ‘A’, or a current member who’s always wanted to take their ‘A’ (or B) but never quite got round to it, then, we’ll encourage you all the way… and here’s how to go about it.
Have a look at the drop down menus at the side of Achievement Scheme and select the certificate you wish to go for. On that page, you can download the flying schedule you need to learn, there are links to the mandatory questions, very useful YouTube videos, and an online webinar given by the BMFA.
One of our three recent recipients of the A-Certificate is our Treasurer, Bob Smith, and he is more than willing to help any member who wishes to go for the ‘A’ by going through the flying schedule and the mandatory questions before you meet up with the examiner. Bob’s contact details are here.
However, the Achievement Scheme is all very well and good, but if you’ve never flown before, the starting point is, of course, learning to fly so, first of all, click on Learning to Fly.