Membership

Please contact the membership secretary Martin Lynn, utilise the club contact form or speak to someone down at the flying field to obtain further details about joining the club.

DDMAC 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

You need to be a British Model Flying Association (BMFA) member and obtain your Civil Aviation Authority (CAA) Operator number and Flyer ID number (if applicable), before we can process your DDMAC membership application (details below).

The BMFA  membership provides 3rd party public liability insurance. You complete your BMFA membership directly with the BMFA, either online or by telephone (links below):

BMFA Membership Website: https://bmfa.org/Join-Renew/Join-the-BMFA

BMFA Phone: 01162 440 028

Once you have completed your BMFA membership or if you already have BMFA membership, please complete the DDMAC 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):

Alternatively you can complete the online membership application (link below) and follow the instructions on the form:
DDMAC Online Membership Application

 

As per the DDMAC Constitution admission to membership of the Club is at the sole discretion of the Committee. All new members are subject to a 12 month probationary period.

The current DDMAC subscriptions from 1/1/2021 to 31/12/2021 are detailed below:

DDMAC 2021 Subscriptions
Senior (aged 18 years or over) £35.00
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 2021.
Senior (aged 18 years or over) £15.00
Junior (aged under 18 years) £1.00 (anyone still in full time education will pay the junior member rate).

 

CAA Operator Numbers & Flyer ID Numbers

From 30th November 2019, to fly any aircraft weighing over 250 grams (there are one or two limited exemptions), you must 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 tests are free) before you can fly. The official CAA test is called a Flyer ID and the BMFA one, a Registered Competency Certificate (RCC).

The club recommends that you take the BMFA RCC online test (link below). This has the same legal standing as a CAA Flyer ID online test under Article 16.

https://rcc.bmfa.uk/

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 equivalent (or be exempt) before you can join the club. The operator ID number lasts for 12 months and the Flyer ID for 3 or 5 years (depends when you took the test) 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