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by Bob Thompson1894
May 13th, 2019, 8:43 am
Forum: LMA Events 2019
Topic: Binham 2019
Replies: 1
Views: 109

Re: Binham 2019

Yep, couple of us are bringing them John.
by Bob Thompson1894
May 9th, 2019, 7:53 pm
Forum: The Old Forum Lounge
Topic: new registration rebellion
Replies: 53
Views: 1417

Re: new registration rebellion

Of course, thats why I wrote "From BMFA- I presume the LMA concurs."
Please send emails, and cajole your club members in to this too. More emails, the bigger the protest.
by Bob Thompson1894
May 9th, 2019, 7:09 am
Forum: The Old Forum Lounge
Topic: new registration rebellion
Replies: 53
Views: 1417

Re: new registration rebellion

From BMFA- I presume the LMA concurs. *** IMPORTANT REQUEST *** Good morning. We have a request directly from the BMFA's CEO, Dave Phipps. Now that the BMFA has been granted a meeting with the new Aviation Minister, Baroness Vere of Norbiton, Dave has asked that the BMFA goes into the meeting knowin...
by Bob Thompson1894
May 7th, 2019, 7:52 am
Forum: Technical Help required
Topic: Warped wings
Replies: 6
Views: 254

Re: Warped wings

no worries George.
by Bob Thompson1894
May 5th, 2019, 8:03 am
Forum: The Old Forum Lounge
Topic: new registration rebellion
Replies: 53
Views: 1417

Re: new registration rebellion

I have now signed an online petition against this new proposed unfair legislation. The BMFA has warned against the online petition- its not sanctioned and will simply be ignored. An email to baroness.vere@dft.gov.uk telling her that you are against this pointless fee and the other restrictions will...
by Bob Thompson1894
May 4th, 2019, 2:23 pm
Forum: Technical Help required
Topic: Warped wings
Replies: 6
Views: 254

Re: Warped wings

yes, my old Sopwith Pup had to have the rigging adjusted every time.
by Bob Thompson1894
May 4th, 2019, 2:21 pm
Forum: The Old Forum Lounge
Topic: new registration rebellion
Replies: 53
Views: 1417

Re: new registration rebellion

Dear all, these days I occasionally go out and fly a modern foamy but haven't flown for three years due to life and weather etc. getting in the way but I am totally aggrieved by this latest proposed legislation, after all, we are all supposed to be big kids going out to play with our toy aeroplanes...
by Bob Thompson1894
May 4th, 2019, 7:32 am
Forum: The Old Forum Lounge
Topic: new registration rebellion
Replies: 53
Views: 1417

Re: new registration rebellion

You are not missing anything. This is a totally pointless exercise aimed at assuring the public that 'something is being done'.
On a brighter note, the emails to the Baroness have had an effect, she has now asked for a meeting with the BMFA. Lets hope that sanity can rear its head.
by Bob Thompson1894
May 3rd, 2019, 3:27 pm
Forum: The Old Forum Lounge
Topic: new registration rebellion
Replies: 53
Views: 1417

Re: new registration rebellion

Waiting for the model registrations to come flooding in


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by Bob Thompson1894
May 3rd, 2019, 3:04 pm
Forum: The Old Forum Lounge
Topic: new registration rebellion
Replies: 53
Views: 1417

Re: new registration rebellion

This is the crazy bit- We are proposing an annual charge of £16.50 for each operator. This is to cover the cost of running the registration scheme, which includes: IT hosting and security costs; CAA personnel and helpdesk; identity verification; a national education and awareness campaign; and costs...
by Bob Thompson1894
May 3rd, 2019, 2:55 pm
Forum: The Old Forum Lounge
Topic: new registration rebellion
Replies: 53
Views: 1417

Re: new registration rebellion

Be happy to oblige, Glenn. No Paul, it is not per model, but the owner of a model who has to register. EASA came up with a very sensible way of doing this, whereby model flyers who were in an association, bmfa, LMA, needed to do nothing. Enter the CAA, DFT whatever you want to call them. They say al...
by Bob Thompson1894
May 3rd, 2019, 10:17 am
Forum: The Old Forum Lounge
Topic: new registration rebellion
Replies: 53
Views: 1417

Re: new registration rebellion

Thats a bit gloomy, Vince. I have nothing against registration, per se but the charge for this is too much in comparison with other countries, and the idea that we must pay for it (like Mexico and Trumps Wall) is out of order, especially as they have broken the CAA calculator and are counting on the...
by Bob Thompson1894
May 2nd, 2019, 3:42 pm
Forum: General Discussion Topics
Topic: Going it alone
Replies: 10
Views: 447

Re: Going it alone

Surely (Shirley) if ever there was a time to go it alone..... now is not the time Absolutely!I cant imagine a good enough reason, but would be fascinated by the answer, Charlie. But whatever your club decides, I hope they have all been cajoled in to responding to the CAA/DfT restrictions about to f...
by Bob Thompson1894
May 2nd, 2019, 1:56 pm
Forum: The Old Forum Lounge
Topic: new registration rebellion
Replies: 53
Views: 1417

Re: new registration rebellion

Yes Dave. Totally agree with all of that.Thanks to all working on this, the system seems to have been put together by the office junior.
by Bob Thompson1894
May 2nd, 2019, 7:07 am
Forum: The Old Forum Lounge
Topic: new registration rebellion
Replies: 53
Views: 1417

Re: new registration rebellion

That is the only way I will do it.
by Bob Thompson1894
May 1st, 2019, 9:46 pm
Forum: The Old Forum Lounge
Topic: new registration rebellion
Replies: 53
Views: 1417

Re: new registration rebellion

not this time. Its the Committee Against Aviation. :roll: oh- and its 170,000 sign ups needed Glenn. I dont think they will get 1700....
by Bob Thompson1894
May 1st, 2019, 3:57 pm
Forum: The Old Forum Lounge
Topic: new registration rebellion
Replies: 53
Views: 1417

Re: new registration rebellion

I concur on the efforts made by the committees of both LMA and BMFA.
We can all help, please email your (polite) concerns regarding this to
baroness.vere@dft.gov.uk
by Bob Thompson1894
May 1st, 2019, 7:12 am
Forum: General Discussion Topics
Topic: Going it alone
Replies: 10
Views: 447

Re: Going it alone

I believe there is (was) an affiliation scheme?
by Bob Thompson1894
May 1st, 2019, 7:09 am
Forum: The Old Forum Lounge
Topic: new registration rebellion
Replies: 53
Views: 1417

Re: new registration rebellion

They surely cant access the BMFA/LMA databases without breaking the law, so how on earth do they find anyone to fine? Police raids with riot gear on Little Smelly Lane Recreation Park? They will need to pick their weather, I am a fair weather pilot these days...
by Bob Thompson1894
April 30th, 2019, 7:28 am
Forum: General Discussion Topics
Topic: Going it alone
Replies: 10
Views: 447

Re: Going it alone

You could use LMA insurance or FPVuk, but really, how do you police it if everyone goes different directions? The new BMFA database is the best thing since sliced bread- I can see at a glance who has paid, who has A certs, and renewals are simple and instant. Add that to the cover for committees, in...

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