Articles by Martyn Kinder

Rochdale Indoor Returns

The Rochdale Indoor events will return this autumn and provisionally through to next spring. The dates confirmed are: 17th October 2021 21st November 2021 16th January 2022 and provisionally 20th February 2022 20th March 2022…



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NOTAMs – Why and How

At the last NW Area OGM (April 2021), Steve Warburton from Blackpool and Fylde RCS presented on his experience on requesting NOTAMs for his club. The presentation explained the circumstances why NOTAMs are necessary and…


New Fixed Wing Examiner

NW Area AS Coordinator Kevin Watson reports. Well done to Graham Coffey who has successfully passed the BMFA Fixed Wing Examiner assessment at the Kilton Club. Thank you also to Wayne Pendleton (ACE) for being…



Long Service Awards

Mike Colling, David Lloyd Jones and Bill Cowell all retired from their posts on the NW Area committee at the last AGM. To recognise their long service each was presented with a Certificate and Gift…


Kevin Watson – ASRC Award

I am pleased to report that Kevin Watson, the North West Area Achievement Scheme coordinator has been awarded a Certificate of Merit for his hard work and results promoting the Achievement Scheme in the North…


Welcome!

Welcome to the new NW Area website. As you can see, its considerably different from the last website with a new URL https://northwest.bmfa.uk Please save and update your favourites accordingly. The old website will redirect…


Failsafes

We have received reports of two instances in the North West where failsafes have activated with unexpected results. Specifically, the throttle has moved to full rather than idle or off. Any radio system capable of…


Event Planning in 2020

The NW Area are keen to sponsor events within the area. If your club is holding an event and would like assistance (financial with some constraints or other assistance), please do not hesitate to get…