How To Join

Download a copy of the relevant application form from below (PDF Format).

Print the form, fill it out and either hand it to a committee member or post it to the address on the form. Please note, memberships will only be accepted with a complete and current signed and dated application form and we only recommend posting cheques, as the club takes no responsibility for lost payments. PLEASE NOTE: New membership applications must have a proposer and seconder and will not be put on the waiting list until they do.

Please read the BMAC Constitution and Rules and Regulations (available via the links at the top of the page) and if you have any questions about membership please contact the membership secretary via the details on our "Contact" page.

We look forward to hearing from you.

Membership Renewals

Existing club members are given priority each year for rejoining provided their application is received no later than the 31st of January. Renewals received after the 31st of January of each year, will be classed as lapsed memberships and subject to the rejoining fee and members will be placed on any waiting list that may be in place at that time.

Payment and form can be sent via post to the address on the form (Note the club only recommends posting cheques and will take no responsibility for lost payments) or in person to any committee member. Membership rates for renewal will be set each year at the annual general meeting of the club and posted here as soon as possible.

Members wishing to rejoin must complete a membership renewal form from below, as membership will not be accepted without one.

New Members

The club operates a capped membership and on occassion a waiting list is put in place. When a waiting list is put in place, please complete an application as normal to be accepted to join the waiting list, however do not send payment at this stage. Please contact our membership secretary to be added to the list and check the latest status. Contact details can be found on our "Contact" page.

The Basingstoke Model Aero Club always welcomes new membership enquiries. It doesn't matter if you're a "Novice" or "The Best Pilot on Earth" we try to welcome all at the BMAC. Beginners will find a wealth of knowledge and experience to help them learn and the more advanced can just enjoy our superb flying site.

We do have strong safety regulations, but it's necessary to keep our hobby and each other safe, as well as respecting our neighbours. A copy of our rules and regulations, along with the club constitution can be viewed via the links at the top of the page.

Club membership runs from January 1st until December 31st and includes compulsory BMFA membership with public liability insurance up to £25,000,000. Please note that memberships not renewed by the 31st of January each year are classed as lapsed and are therefore liable for the joining fee again.

All potential new members are asked to contact the membership secretary in the first instance and then provide a completed copy of the new membership application form from below to join our waiting list.

Subscriptions for 2018 are as follows:

BMAC Sub BMFA Sub Total Joining Fee * Total inc. Joining Fee *
Standard Adult Member £61 £34 £95 £50 £145
Senior Adult Member (over 70) £41 £34 £75 £50 £125
Junior Member (Under 18 at start of membership) £25 £17 £42 No Fee £42
Additional Family Memberships per Partner £22 £23 £45 No Fee £45
Additional Family Memberships per junior £12 £13 £25 No Fee £25

* A lapsed membership joining fee of £ 10 is payable for those members wishing to re-join after January 31st 2017, subject to places being available.
The preferred payment method is by online transfer from your bank account (ebanking).
Club account details are as follows:
Basingstoke Model Aero Club. Sort Code 40-09-18, Account number 12011840.
To identify the payee under payment reference, insert your BMFA number (no need for the S at the start of your number) and add your surname or as much as the space allows.
To continue flying from the 1st January 2018 members need to have completed the renewal process.
To avoid paying the re joining fee, payment must be received by the 31st January.