Constitution of IFEIA

Article 1 Name

The name of the organisation shall be:

The UK Independent Flight Examiners' Association (abbreviated as IFEA)

Article 2 Purpose

  • To provide a forum in which examiners can discuss matters of concern
  • To be a representative body for examiner interests with the CAA
  • To assist the CAA in achieving the highest examiner standards
  • To provide a channel for the dissemination of information of importance to examiners
  • To assist and promote examiner standardisation
  • To put forward to the CAA proposals for examiner selection, training and subsequent mentoring
  • To continually review the conditions under which examiners operate, such as contracts, fees, and test allocation
  • To establish a two-way dialogue with training organisations and other relevant bodies, so as to enhance working relationships and to improve standards

Article 3 Membership

Membership shall be open to any UK flight examiner who holds, or has held, an examiner certificate.

The Membership period shall be one year to the day on which a membership is activated.

Membership may be withdrawn under special circumstances, such as bringing the association into disrepute, criminal behaviour, etc.

Such decision will be vested with the Chair, and justified by his report of the circumstances at the following IFEA meeting.

Article 4 Finances

IFEA shall be a not for profit organisation.

The yearly membership fee is set initially at £88 for FE CPL and IRE examiners. For examiners not holding either of these certificates, the yearly membership fee is £44. The membership fee will be reviewed by the IFEA officers during the second half of any year, and a motion for the following year's fee put forward at a meeting.

The acceptance or rejection of the proposed fee will be based on a simple majority of members casting their votes at a meeting. If votes are tied, the chair will exercise the casting vote.

The officers of the organisation will from time to time agree expenditure for the following categories including, but not limited to:

1. In connection with meetings of the Association such as room hire
2. Travel expenses will normally only be paid to officers (and their nominated attendees) for meetings with official bodies, such as the UK CAA
3. Set up and maintenance of the website including the forum

All funds of the association will be held in a UK bank account, which will be maintained in credit at all times.

No expenditure in excess of £100 will be made without the approval of at least two officers of the organisation.

In the event of the association being wound up, funds in the bank account will be distributed to charities as determined by the membership at a meeting.

Article 5 Officers

The elected officers of the organisation shall include:

1. Chair and Secretary - Neil McMillan
2. Deputy Chair and Treasurer - David Hoy

The tenure of all officers is for one calendar year. The re-election or election of new officers for the following year will take place at a designated meeting during the second half of each calendar year.

Nominations from interested persons or recommendations for nomination must be received by the chair in writing at least a week before the meeting.

The determination of officers will be by a simple majority of those attending the meeting. If votes are tied, the Chair will exercise the casting vote (or the Secretary if it is the Chair that is being elected).

Article 6 Meetings

Normally one meeting will be convened in any calendar year. The location and timing of this meeting will take into account the preferences of members. Abnormally, this meeting may be held online.

Details of each meeting will normally be distributed by e-mail to each member at least a calendar month in advance.

The Minutes of each meeting will be communicated to every member as soon as possible following a meeting.