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SIMON CRAGG31/08/2018 17:26:50
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Is it just me, or are the BMFA not as good at responding to e.mails as they used to be?. Over the last few weeks I have asked a couple of fairly simple questions. The response?............................Stony silence. Maybe they are to busy with the new flying site to bother with grass root club members anymore!.Shame really, as they used to be mega reliable.

Dickw31/08/2018 17:30:36
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Perhaps it was the Nationals they were busy with - lot of work organisng that.


Biggles' Elder Brother - Moderator31/08/2018 17:42:58
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No they are not always the quickest to respond. But to be fair in this case I agree with Dick. The Nats is a huge logistical challenge for an organisation with the staffing level of the BMFA I bet it's all hands to the wheel in the weeks before hand and immediately after.
Denis Watkins31/08/2018 18:13:17
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The majority of the staff are

Part Time employees

And very busy

Keith Lomax01/09/2018 20:48:13
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Posted by Denis Watkins on 31/08/2018 18:13:17:

The majority of the staff are

Part Time employees

And very busy

Actually this is not the case, apart from the last three words.

Three of the staff are model fliers, and thus most likely to be the people who would answer a query about anything technical or club related. All three were heavily involved in the Nats, and then two of them took a few days well deserved holiday. As well as the National Centre (which takes up considerably less than the equivalent of one full time employee's hours between them) and the Nats, they have also been heavily involved in negotiating with authorities at both National and European level to safeguard the future of model flying.

The remainder of the staff are either administrative or accounting.

All of the above are full time.

The only staff that you could consider part time are two people who do specific tasks for us for a few days each month and are paid a set fee for what they do - the BMFA News editor and a PR consultant. Oh, and a cleaner in the office.

Former Member01/09/2018 20:57:17
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dave windymiller01/09/2018 20:59:28
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A mate of mine lost his cox 010 powered free flight model last Saturday night at the nats. After contacted the bmfa he discovered that it had been handed in to them by some kind person. The BMFA built a box around the model and posted it to him, arriving Thu (i think), totally unharmed.

Well done those involved. I for one didnt expect he would see that again.

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