Club Achievment Scheme

The club has a number of B.M.F.A. Examiners that can be approached to perform either an A or B Test.
If you are unable to make the arrangements for examination Graham Boycott can be contacted on 01536 747846 and he will help to make the necessary arrangements.
The ‘A’ Certificate
The A Certificate is a measure of flying ability and safety which "may be equated to a safe solo standard of flying" and an increasing number of clubs use it as their solo test. 
As an Examiner, the level of competence you should expect of a candidate should be based o­n that criterion; that is 'is this person, in your opinion, fit to be allowed to fly unsupervised'.
The ‘B’ Certificate
The B Certificate is designed to recognise the pilots more advanced ability, and a demonstrated level of safety suitable for flying at a public display”. 
As an Examiner, therefore, the level of competence required from a candidate should be based on the question 'has this person demonstrated their flying ability to me in a satisfactory manner and how do I feel about them appearing in public, possibly at a large display, on the strength of the certificate which I may be about to award them'. 
For many years the B Certificate has been seen as a display licence but, in fact, it has always been much more that. It was set up in the first place as a method of encouraging club flyers to gain further flying skills by meeting and being tested to a recognised national standard. Whilst it certainly has its uses in the context of display pilots, the real aim of the B certificate has always been to give the club flyer a personal attainment goal beyond the A Certificate; a level of competence and safety which is attainable by the average pilot with a little thought and practice. The long term strategy behind this is that if enough club flyers qualify for their B certificates then the general standard of flying both within your club and nationally cannot help but rise. Examiners should be pressing this concept.
The ‘C’ Certificate
The C Certificate (Fixed Wing) has been designed to give a pilot who has already attained a ‘B’ Certificate an opportunity to take a further test to show more advanced skills. The ‘C’ Certificate (FW) is not a substitute for the ‘B’ but is a personal achievement level that will be shown as an endorsement o­n the pilot’s BMFA membership card. 
As the two Examiners involved, the level of competence and knowledge you should require from a candidate for the ‘C’ Certificate (FW) should be significantly in advance of that required for a ‘B’. 
The ‘C’ Certificate (FW) is not a ‘show licence’ but is a way to encourage the development of more advanced personal flying skills by meeting, and being tested to, a recognised national standard. A pilot wishing to take the ‘C’ certificate (FW) must already hold a ‘B’ certificate (FW). The candidate for the C should have studied the BMFA handbook and have a considerable depth of knowledge of model flying in general.
The examination for a ‘C (Fixed Wing)’ Certificate may be taken on application to your Area Achievement Scheme Co-ordinator. The examination will be carried out by either one Area Chief Examiner and one Club Examiner, both of whom must be Fixed Wing Qualified, or two Chief Examiners, one of whom must be Fixed Wing qualified. To apply to take the ‘C (FW)’ Certificate, the candidate must already hold the ‘B’ Certificate (Fixed Wing).