West London Model Aeroplane Club

Welcome to West London Model Aeroplane Club

Next club event
Thursday, 12 December
Xmas dinner and AGM

New drone and model aircraft regulations: The CAA's new registration and testing scheme for drone operators is now live.  However members of WLMAC do not need to do anything at this time.  You should NOT try and register directly with the CAA.  The CAA has issued separate exemptions and arrangements for BMFA members, and all the legal stuff will be done via the existing BMFA systems.  The main difference is the BMFA will have to pay the CAA £9 for each of us.

There are 2 things however that you can do to make sure things go smoothly:

(1) if you haven't used the BMFA's membership portal yet (https://bmfa.azolve.com/) then it would be a good idea to check that you can log in there.  If you've never used it, try entering your email and clicking on the forgot password option.  If that doesn't work, contact the BMFA to get your login details.  It is likely you will need to log in to this next year to get your personal ID number issued by the CAA.  If you join the BMFA as a country member or via another club, it's helpful if you "join" WLMAC on here - then we can see that you've paid your BMFA subs.

(2) Renew on time, in December.  The BMFA will send the list of BMFA members to the CAA in late January.  There will be systems for those renewing later, but you'll make things easier for yourself if you renew your memberships on time and are included in this list.