York Model Aircraft Society (YMAS) is a British Model Flying Association (BMFA) Affiliated Club our BMFA club number is 290 all flying members of YMAS must also be members of the BMFA and CAA registered.
The BMFA is the National Governing Body for the sport of model flying. Its aims are to promote, protect, organise and encourage model flying within the UK. It comprises of over 750 clubs and over 36,000 members who have all entered a partnership to ensure that model fliers have a voice and their rights are recognised by the authorities. The mandate for the BMFA to do this comes from the Royal Aero Club, dating back to 1922, the Civil Aviation Authority and Sport UK.
The BMFA also represents the UK in the international forum through its recognition by the Federation Aeronautique Internationale (FAI) and its model flying sub committee, Commission Internationale d’Aeromodelisme (CIAM).