Membership

Please contact the club membership secretary Martin Lynnattend a monthly meeting or speak to someone at the flying field to obtain further details about joining the club. 

Pontefract & District Aeromodellers (PANDAS) is a BMFA affiliated club and as such, all members have to be a member of the BMFA.

The club and BMFA subscriptions run from 1st January to 31st December. 

The BMFA membership includes important 3rd party public liability insurance.

You complete your BMFA  membership online and then request through the BMFA membership portal, to be added as a member of PANDAS.  If you do not have regular access to a computer or printer, the PANDAS club membership secretary can obtain, your BMFA membership for you.

Once you have completed your BMFA membership or if you already have BMFA membership, please complete the PANDAS membership application form.

You can download the membership application document below and return it to the address listed on the document, together with your payment (full details on the document), or complete the online application form and follow the instructions on the form:

All membership applications are at the sole discretion of the committee and new members are subject to a 6 month probationary period.

PANDAS Club Fees 2020

Senior (aged 18 years or over) £20.00
Junior (aged under 18 years) £1.00
(anyone still in full time education will pay the junior member rate).

Reduction for renewals/new members joining on or after 1st September 2020.
Senior (aged 18 years or over) £10.00
Junior (aged under 18 years) £1.00
(anyone still in full time education will pay the junior member rate).

BMFA Fees 2020

Senior £38.00
Junior £17.00

BMFA Family Membership
Family Senior £38.00
Family Partner £25.00
Family Junior £13.00

From 30th November 2019, to fly any aircraft weighing over 250 grams (control line aircraft are exempt), you have to register as an operator with the Civil Aviation Authority (CAA) and display your operator number on your aircraft (current CAA operator registration fee £9.00). You must also pass, a CAA or CAA approved competency test (the test is free) and obtain a Flyer ID number (or be exempt by holding a CAA approved exemption such as a BMFA achievement scheme qualification), before you can fly. Full details are on the CAA website (link below). If you are uncertain as to what is required, please contact a club official or the membership secretary. You must have your CAA Operator ID number and your flyer ID (or be exempt) before you can join the club. The operator ID number lasts for 12 months and the Flyer ID for 3 years from the date you obtain them.

https://register-drones.caa.co.uk

Drone and Model Aircraft Registration Team
drone.registration@caa.co.uk
Telephone: 0330 022 9930
Monday to Friday, 8:30am to 4:30pm

All pilots must pass the BMFA ‘A’ achievement scheme certificate, for the type of aircraft they want to fly (fixed wing, helicopter or multi rotor), before they can fly solo. All new members and returning old members must have a briefing at the field with a club committee member or club instructor / examiner, before they can fly.  This is to ensure they are up to date with the current flying site rules and legislation. New or returning old members, who hold a BMFA ‘A’ Achievement certificate or higher, will be expected to complete a short demonstration flight, to prove their competence, to fly safely at the PANDAS flying site (the safety of everyone is paramount).