The UK Government has published the following schedule for the Covid Lockdown release: 8th March Phase 1 step 1 Schools re-open 29th March Phase 1 step 2 Rule of six; 2 households meet 12th April Phase 2 Hospitality and… Read More »
Please note that the old website www.beaulieumodelflying.org.uk is no longer active. The software supporting it is obsolete and not supported any more. Consequently some functions were ceasing to work, and the support was still costing us money. The new website beaulieumodelflying.bmfa.org (this website) replaces the old one, as announced some time ago in emails and… Read More »
Air Law has been updated in CAP 722 which includes the new “Article 16” definition of model flying in club contexts, as negotiated by the BMFA and LMA. A detailed description of the points most relevant to model flying at Beaulieu are documented in newsletter #61 which can be linked to from the newsletter page… Read More »
Some references to the vexed question of whether flying model planes (and drones) can affect the behaviour of birds on the ground when feeding or breeding are emerging. A typical study is “Of Drones and Birds” (2015) in France, where an ornithologist made multiple invasive flights towards and over various birds. In 80% of cases… Read More »
It is often said that recreational model flying “must” disturb ground nesting birds since the model may (unwittingly) fly over a nest and frighten the birds which could then fail to complete breeding behaviour. However, that argument would apply to other birds such as crows, rooks, and magpies, as well as birds of prey such… Read More »
* We fly at Beaulieu Airfield because it is the best place to do so in Southern England – it’s an airfield after all; * We fly at Beaulieu because that’s where the Forestry wanted to concentrate our activity back in the 1980s; * We’ve been flying at Beaulieu since the 1980s… Read More »
2021 Permit applications are now open. Applications can be made from this website for model flying permits. Please be aware that negotiations for the right to fly are still under way. Changes, and possibly restrictions, may be imposed later in the year. Notification of any changes will be sent out as soon as they are… Read More »
The BMFA (Andy Symons) has sent the note (below) to all clubs. The important point is: The Government has ordered that certain venues must close, including indoor and outdoor leisure and sporting facilities. We therefore see little option for model flying clubs to continue operating during the period of lockdown and they should close.… Read More »
Retrictions are expected for November 2020. Please look at news items on the News page.
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