LAM is affiliated to the British Model Flying Association (BMFA); affiliation being a partnership between the BMFA and over 750 clubs and over 36,000 members throughout the country. This partnership brings with it many valuable benefits and ensures that model flyers have a voice, and their rights are recognised by the authorities.
What is the BMFA?
The BMFA is the National Governing Body for the sport of model flying. Its aims are to promote, protect, organise, and encourage model flying within the UK.
What does the BMFA do for its affiliated clubs?
The BMFA offers a complete assurance package to promote and protect model flying in the UK and undertakes to represent all model flyers at the highest level.
The following services are also provided to affiliated clubs:
- Extensive insurance cover.
- Flying site planning and protection.
- Instructor scheme.
- Achievement scheme.
- Education programmes.
- Regular club Information bulletins.
- Advice, assistance, and support whenever required on all aspects of model flying.
- Noise assessments.
- Website hosting and domain name registration.
- Provision of free information pamphlets on a wide variety of topics.
- Club talks.
What do affiliated clubs do for the BMFA?
The most important contribution that affiliated clubs offer to the BMFA is their support to the partnership that is committed to investing in the future of model aircraft flying. It is this support that ensures the BMFA has the strength and resources to address the many problems and issues that are faced on a regular basis. There is no doubt that the anti-model flying lobby grows stronger each year and the BMFA is the only body able to counter the threat on behalf of all model flyers.
All members and clubs are ambassadors for model flying as their community will judge model flying on local perceptions.
Clubs’ and members’ voluntary work in support of the Association and in the promotion of model flying is vital if it is to have a cohesive future in the UK. The best work is often done by unsung volunteers at the grass roots level.
For further information go to: BMFA & Affiliation