Powered by the BMFA.

Much more than just insurance!


A long established class leading package including £25 million liability cover and £35K personal  accident cover.

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Regular member communications.
Access to the BMFA Rewards scheme.
Access to the BMFA Achievement Scheme.

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A dedicated and professional team of staff available by telephone or email to help and assist you with your enquiries

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More than just an insurance!
Represents the interests of drone flyers at the highest levels of the UK and Europe.

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Powered by the British Model Flying Association

The BMFA's strengths are its proven expertise and its membership. Without the backing of its clubs and members we could not have accomplished the many things that have given us national and international credibility and recognition. The sheer weight of numbers of model aircraft and drone fliers we represent has enabled us to be heard at the highest levels. Therefore, we require continuing support as without you the BMFA would not exist: your membership and club affiliation is important so that we can continue to represent the interests of model aircarft and drone flying in the UK.


United we have achieved and will continue to do so.


The promotion, protection, organisation and encouragement of safe and lawful recreational drone flying and development in all its aspects in the United Kingdom, through the medium of clubs and individual members; assistance and guidance to clubs or individuals; collaboration between members ; and co-operation on behalf of members  with the Civil Aviation Authority or other government departments and any other bodies and organisations in the United Kingdom and overseas.


  • Insurance cover – a class leading package including £25 million liability insurance cover and £35K personal accident cover for non-commercial flights within the Open Category of CAP 722 or the BMFA Article 16 Authorisation.
  • CAA Operator Registration - made easy as part of our membership process.
  • The British Drone Flyers Newsletter emailed out to you 6 times a year and access to download the BMFA NEWS – for details of everything happening in our wider unmanned aircraft community
  • Access to the British Drone Flyers Rewards and Savings Scheme. See here for more details
  • Access to the BMFA Achievement Scheme – dedicated to raising flying standards and safety whilst making learning fun.  See https://achievements.bmfa.uk
  • Access to competition – British Drone Flyer membership provides access to local, national, and international model aircraft and drone flying contests.
  • Professional Back up - the BMFA 'Drone Team' are there to provide help and assistance.
  • Guidance – we publish an extensive range of guidance material to help members have fun, fly safely, and remain within the law. See https://rcc.bmfa.uk/
  • Representation of the recreational unmanned aircraft community at the highest level for almost a century.
1 year ago

Have you downloaded our really useful Drone Flying Quick Start Guide but are still unsure about how the rules apply to you and your drone?

Don't worry, we get lots of emails about this very ... See more

1 year ago

Did you know...

The British Drone Flyers have a dedicated, experienced and professional team of staff?

Advice and support are only a phone call or email away, no matter what type of drone you fly ... See more

1 year ago

Remember the amazing day we had at the King Power Stadium, working in partnership with Leicester City Football Club and their Leicester City in the Community team?

Well, our good friends at LCitC ... See more

1 year ago

Let's enjoy another entry for our Drone Photographer of the Year Competition.

This image is titled 'Pen Y Pass, Snowdonia' and has been submitted by Steven Dobson.


If you'd like to ... See more

1 year ago

*** Calling ALL Young Camera or Racing Drone Pilots ***

Only 2 weeks left to apply!

Are you a BDF Member aged between 14 and 21?

Would you like to receive up to £1,000 to help you develop your ... See more

1 year ago

Would you like to improve your drone flying skills?
How about discovering new places to fly?
Would you like to meet the BDF team?
How about understanding your drone's camera settings better?
Would ... See more

1 year ago

Do you love flying FPV and would like to push it onto the next level?

Would you like to have a go at drone racing but don't know where to start?

Join the BDF at a number of exciting events ... See more

1 year ago

The entries for our Drone Photographer of the Year Competition are coming through thick and fast.

Have you entered yet?

This atmospheric image has been put forward by BDF Member, Steven Dobson, and ... See more

1 year ago

Exclusive Offer For BDF Members... Now Only £49!

The British Drone Flyers and British Model Flying Association have been working in partnership with The UAV Academy to bring our members an ... See more

1 year ago

Would you like to start your own drone club?

A group of friendly, like-minded pilots who just want to have fun with their drones, explore new flying locations and capture incredible images.

Sounds ... See more