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Introduction

The aim of the RC Achievement Scheme is to encourage RC model flyers to improve their standard of flying and safety, and to raise awareness of the legal controls relating to model aircraft flying and to prove that standard and awareness to an Examiner. The scheme is run by the BMFA as a National Scheme and it is open to all RC model flyers, including non-members.

The North West Area Achievement Scheme Co-ordinator is Kevin Watson: bdmac@tiscali.co.uk Tel: 07973 343893

Resources

The BMFA Achievement Scheme website is located here and readers are encouraged to use this site as the one location for up to date information on the Achievement Scheme. The site also has links to all the resources required for an Achievement Scheme candidate.

In 2016, the BMFA introduced a series of Mandatory Questions for A and B test candidates. The mandatory questions deal with the legal aspects of flying model aircraft and should be fully understood by any pilot whether they intend to take an Achievement Scheme test or not. The mandatory questions and answers are available here.

Area Chief Examiners

The Northwest area has appointed the following Area Chief Examiners:

Name Locality
M A Barnes Rhyl
FW
ACE/I
W S Cowell Isle of Man
FW
SF
ACE/I
D A Loyd-Jones Northwich
FW
SF
ACE/I
W Pendleton Cheadle
FW
H
ACE/I
D G Perchard Wem
FW
ACE/I
A Rigby Wigan
FW
ACE/I
A Stanley Cannock
FW
H
ACE/I
R J Stenhouse Norhwich
FW
SF
ACE/I
K A Watson (AS Controller) Rishton
FW
ACE/I

If you need an ACE, please contact via Kevin Watson - contact details above.

Planned Achievement Scheme Events

Roadshow - March/April 2019 - Blackburn

Examiner Day - September/October 2019 - Cannock

Drone Aware

In conjunction with the Civial Aviation Authority, the BMFA launched the Drone Aware initiative that is targetted as the consumer drone user. Although not part of the BMFA Achievement Scheme, Drone operators should make themselves familar with and comply with rules that are detailed on the Drone Aware Website


If you need to contact a BMFA NW Area representative, contact information is available on the Contact Page.

Area Chief Examiners

The BMFA NW Area has appointed 5 Area Chief Examiners.

The role of the Area Chief Examiner (ACE) is described in the BMFA-AS Handbook avaialble from the AS download section of the BMFA Website.


ACE Responsibilities

The principle responsibilities of the ACE can be summarised as follows:

1. Promote the Acheivement Scheme within the Area

2. Provide AS examiner cover for a candidate who may not be able to find an alternative examiner. They are permitted to conduct an 'A' or 'B' test without a second examiner present (normally required for a 'B' test).

3. They will provide examination services for any Area Club member wishing to become a Club Achievement Scheme Examiner.