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ken anderson.07/12/2019 18:04:18
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3 cheers for the BMFA staff who have dealt and are dealing with the current changes that are been imposed upon us,....the latest mag that came will do me...thanks to all. concerned.

ken anderson...ne...1..BMFA dept.

PS...Merry Christmas everyone.

Kevin 21607/12/2019 18:25:45
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3 more from me smiley

Gordon Whitehead 107/12/2019 19:10:24
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Well said Ken. Three 3 more from me too yes

Edited By Gordon Whitehead 1 on 07/12/2019 19:11:29

cymaz07/12/2019 19:14:08
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Not for the first time, May I say to Andy, Dave , Manny and everyone at HQ .....THANK YOUyes

john stones 107/12/2019 19:27:30
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Yep, thanks BMFA, posted it on our forums, to jog those who might miss it. wink

Brian Cooper07/12/2019 19:30:54
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It is a rare treat to find that people are reading the BMFA News rather than proudly boasting they have put it straight in the bin without even opening it.

Well done...... and Merry Christmas to all.

B.C.

Bob Bertram07/12/2019 21:20:50
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Yep, ditto all that from me.

Peter Jenkins08/12/2019 01:11:04
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3 cheers from me too! Not only does the mag cover the ground, but the inserts will be helpful to those who have not had the time, or interest, to keep up with the evolving saga of DMARES.

I'd also like to say that the rest of the content was also extremely interesting and In my view, quite rightly different from the content of commercial mags.

Well done to the BMFA News Editor as well.

SIMON CRAGG08/12/2019 02:20:42
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Agreed. The magazine has come on leaps and bounds in recent years. Excellent. Not an easy job putting all the quick start handouts etc. together.

Fantastic effort which I hope is appreciated.

Now its time for a peaceful and happy Christmas to all the BMFA staff involved!.

kc08/12/2019 11:32:54
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The paid staff are paid to look after our interests but failed to stop the Government ( the " low tax" government!) from taxing aeromodelling! They failed. Why praise them?

Instead of resisting the 9 pound tax they collect it for the Government!

Edited By kc on 08/12/2019 11:34:56

Tim Kearsley08/12/2019 11:48:47
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Posted by kc on 08/12/2019 11:32:54:

The paid staff are paid to look after our interests but failed to stop the Government ( the " low tax" government!) from taxing aeromodelling! They failed. Why praise them?

Instead of resisting the 9 pound tax they collect it for the Government!

Edited By kc on 08/12/2019 11:34:56

Truly astonishing.

Peter Jenkins08/12/2019 12:05:52
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Posted by kc on 08/12/2019 11:32:54:

The paid staff are paid to look after our interests but failed to stop the Government ( the " low tax" government!) from taxing aeromodelling! They failed. Why praise them?

Instead of resisting the 9 pound tax they collect it for the Government!

Edited By kc on 08/12/2019 11:34:56

Bile like this reflects badly on the writer. Get a life and leave off criticising the BMFA all the time. If you are no longer a member of the BMFA why pour ill informed comments onto them?

Gary Manuel08/12/2019 12:10:13
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Yes - I was well impressed with the important enclosures within this months mag.

Well done BMFA yes

Can't get my breath about ongoing negative comments about BMFA after all they've done. Ignore them BMFA reps. They don't represent the view of the majority.

Martin Harris08/12/2019 12:13:51
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Posted by Tim Kearsley on 08/12/2019 11:48:47:
Posted by kc on 08/12/2019 11:32:54:

The paid staff are paid to look after our interests but failed to stop the Government ( the " low tax" government!) from taxing aeromodelling! They failed. Why praise them?

Instead of resisting the 9 pound tax they collect it for the Government!

Edited By kc on 08/12/2019 11:34:56

Truly astonishing.

 

What is astonishing is that there are still negative comments being bandied about after the BMFA have taken the lead in fighting our case against the implementation of draconian legislation based on the European and worldwide reaction to the perceived drone "menace" and commercial exploitation of the lower airspace.

Of course we'd prefer not to have to pay anything for something that brings us no benefit but as the general public [electorate] have no reason or inclination to give us popular support, the concessions gained for members are all the more impressive and I suspect are as a result of the good working relationship developed between the BMFA and the CAA - no doubt enhanced by working with them to collect the fee on their behalf.

Edited By Martin Harris on 08/12/2019 12:14:58

cymaz08/12/2019 12:31:36
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Registration, rules and general skullduggery is pointed to the model flying sector ALL OVER THE WORLD KC. We are not alone in being regulated. True, some countries have lower fees, some have more regulations. We in the UK have been given an even handed and fair set of regs.....thanks to the BMFA fighting our corner

I don’t recall ever having to pay for their time and effort or solicitor fees for legal work. It’s all been done for free and on our behalf, while the general club flier has sat back and not done a thing. Only that, being asked to write an email to their MP etc....hardly an arduous task was it ?

Steve J08/12/2019 12:47:24
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Posted by cymaz on 08/12/2019 12:31:36:

It’s all been done for free and on our behalf, while the general club flier has sat back and not done a thing.

It's not "done for free". The membership pay for the BMFA to represent us.

Steve J08/12/2019 12:49:45
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Posted by Martin Harris on 08/12/2019 12:13:51:

no doubt enhanced by working with them to collect the fee on their behalf.

I suspect that the CAA would prefer it if everybody registered through their website and they didn't have to mess about with importing data from the associations.

cymaz08/12/2019 13:02:21
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If you register through the bmfa site, they earn 80p (irrc) as a handling fee. Through the CAA they have the lot. I would rather let the bmfa get something for their troubles. Either way it’s still £9.

Martin Harris08/12/2019 14:09:35
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Posted by Steve J on 08/12/2019 12:49:45:

Posted by Martin Harris on 08/12/2019 12:13:51:

no doubt enhanced by working with them to collect the fee on their behalf.

I suspect that the CAA would prefer it if everybody registered through their website and they didn't have to mess about with importing data from the associations.

I'm sure that both sides must have seen benefits for this to be agreed.

ken anderson.08/12/2019 14:34:54
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here's me set this thread away to thank the people at BMFA HQ for the latest mag and the specific content related to the rules and regs and the work that had gone on behind the scene on all of our behalf's … and now its been hi-jacked as a BMFA thumping thread?..... a few of the later comments I think should posted on here? and this one used as intended....

ken anderson...ne...1..hijackers dept.

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