20.1    BMFA News

From 2023, the BMFA News will be published four times a year and is delivered direct to every full BMFA member’s door. It has the highest circulation of any UK model flying publication and carries articles and photos of general interest, plus news of BMFA activities.

It is also used to inform you of any relevant changes to legislation, regulations and the Achievement Scheme but includes many other areas of interest in addition to the official announcements that it contains. It will be to your advantage to read each issue carefully.

20.2    BMFA Websites

The main BMFA website at www.bmfa.org. is now the major source of up to date information for the BMFA and links to a number of BMFA specialist websites containing in depth information on specific areas of interest.  The current sites are as follows:

Main BMFA website                            www.bmfa.org
British Drone Flyers                            www.britishdroneflyers.org
Lawful and Safe Operation                https://rcc.bmfa.uk
BMFA Club Finder                              https://bmfa.azolve.com/clubFinder.html
BMFA Achievement Scheme             https://achievements.bmfa.uk
BMFA Club Support                            https://clubsupport.bmfa.uk
BMFA Contest Resources                  https://contests.bmfa.uk
BMFA Events Calendar                      https://events.bmfa.uk
BMFA National Centre                       https://nationalcentre.bmfa.org
BMFA Education Program                https://education.bmfa.org
BMFA Trial Flight Finder                  https://try-flying.bmfa.uk

The sites are updated on a regular basis and carry an ever-expanding list of the latest versions of many BMFA publications including advice on most aspects of model flying, all the booklets and leaflets mentioned in this Handbook, clublists, contacts, links to clubs, other modelling organisations, commercial sites, one of the busiest ‘small ads’ sections on the web and the most comprehensive contest and events calendar and results lists in the UK.

There is a facility for members to subscribe to the News feed and they will then get updates e-mailed to them. You will also find links to the Area websites where again you can subscribe to get local updates.

New features are constantly being added to the website so please check it regularly.

20.3 BMFA Facebook Page

The BMFA Facebook page (https://www.facebook.com/BMFAOfficial) is updated several times each day and is used to publish BMFA updates as well as items of general interest to our members.  It also provides a ‘shop window’ for our activities and reaches over 2 million people each month.

20.4 BMFA on Instagram

You can also follow the BMFA on Instagram.  Please see: (https://www.instagram.com/britishmodelflyingassociation/)

20.5 BMFA YouTube Channel

The BMFA has an increasing number of videos available on its YouTube channel, including Achievement Scheme videos and recordings of our ‘In the Air Tonight’ online seminars and ‘Question Time’ sessions.  You can subscribe at: https://www.youtube.com/c/BritishModelFlyingAssociation

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