Welcome to the new BMFA Achievement Scheme website.

Your one stop website for everything relating to the BMFA Achievement scheme. We strongly recommend all examiners subscribe to the website so you can receive email notifications of any updates and examiner workshops.

You can access all the standards and guidance booklets  online and view them on PC’s and mobile devices without the need to download the documents, have a go at the interactive quiz , going forward we will be adding more interactive quizzes and other website features.

We welcome your feedback about the website and any other achievement scheme matters. Please use the Contact Us page to get in touch.

Aims of The Scheme

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.
Where a non-member wishes to participate in the achievement scheme the examiner who will be conducting the test must inform the BMFA office via email or telephone no later than the day prior to the test being carried out of the non-member’s full name, address and the date that the test will be conducted. This enables the BMFA to extend insurance at suitable levels for the day of the test. If this procedure is not followed the test will be invalid.

It is important to appreciate that the scheme is not primarily about permitting or licensing. Fundamentally, the scheme is all about personal goals and challenges. It is intended to provide every RC flyer with something to aspire to and aim for, should they so wish. The scheme is not compulsory!

The scheme may be used by any model flying group or club, whether it is BMFA affiliated or not and all applications from clubs who wish to participate in the scheme are welcome.

The scheme provides Proficiency Certificates and Achievement awards. Achievement Awards are available at ‘A’ (basic) and ‘B’ (advanced) levels for a wide variety of disciplines. Specialist ‘C’ certificate endorsements are also available to ‘B’ certificate holders.

The Basic Proficiency Certificates provide a measure of competence for pilots operating fixed and rotary wing aircraft fitted with stabilisation technologies.
An FPV extension is also available to holders of any Basic Proficiency or ‘A’ certificate.
The ‘A’ Certificate, which may be equated to a basic standard of safety and flying competence.
The ‘B’ Certificate, which is designed to recognise a more advanced pilot’s increased ability and knowledge, and demonstrates a high level of safety.