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by Rob Buckley
September 13th, 2019, 8:40 pm
Forum: General Discussion Topics
Topic: An Update on the UK Regulations for Model Flyers
Replies: 96
Views: 3511

Re: An Update on the UK Regulations for Model Flyers

The registration and competency testing legislation has been in place since summer 2018 with a coming into force date of November 2019.

Anyone wanting to slap the back of the LMA, do please carry on. I don't do gluten these days, so bisquits aren't much use I'm afraid.
by Rob Buckley
September 12th, 2019, 3:53 pm
Forum: General Discussion Topics
Topic: An Update on the UK Regulations for Model Flyers
Replies: 96
Views: 3511

Re: An Update on the UK Regulations for Model Flyers

yes the LMA is involved, I'll be sending updated info to everyone when it's more concrete.

Luckily I'm not in this for the back slapping...or the pay!
by Rob Buckley
September 12th, 2019, 8:04 am
Forum: General Discussion Topics
Topic: An Update on the UK Regulations for Model Flyers
Replies: 96
Views: 3511

Re: An Update on the UK Regulations for Model Flyers

Indeed, it is promising progress.

I'll say more when something concrete can be said beyond what is currently on the front page of the BMFA website.

Thanks to all for their continued support.
by Rob Buckley
August 27th, 2019, 12:26 pm
Forum: General Discussion Topics
Topic: An Update on the UK Regulations for Model Flyers
Replies: 96
Views: 3511

Re: An Update on the UK Regulations for Model Flyers

The location of model flying will be in the interoperable traffic management system(s) when the models are flying, so that other users of the same airspace will be aware and can route themselves appropriately.
by Rob Buckley
August 27th, 2019, 11:25 am
Forum: General Discussion Topics
Topic: An Update on the UK Regulations for Model Flyers
Replies: 96
Views: 3511

Re: An Update on the UK Regulations for Model Flyers

There are indeed lots of laws, and some of them allow entry to private property without a warrant for specific reasons (about 900 such laws according to the .gov website). While the likely content of the Drones Bill is outlined in the DfT consultation released back in January, quite what the final b...
by Rob Buckley
August 26th, 2019, 6:02 pm
Forum: General Discussion Topics
Topic: An Update on the UK Regulations for Model Flyers
Replies: 96
Views: 3511

Re: An Update on the UK Regulations for Model Flyers

Maybe, faced with a spectacularly low uptake, the powers that be will take the opportunity of some easy and public enforcement & finings on a nice day to aid the publicity campaign. Especially when folk could, for example, have posted their intentions on the internet under their real name, and w...
by Rob Buckley
August 26th, 2019, 2:17 pm
Forum: General Discussion Topics
Topic: An Update on the UK Regulations for Model Flyers
Replies: 96
Views: 3511

Re: An Update on the UK Regulations for Model Flyers

The DRES system uses the terms 'model aircraft and 'drone'. The requirements to register as operators and demonstrate remote pilot competence are in the ANO, and have been since mid 2018. The DRES system is providing the mechanism to allow people to comply with the ANO requirements that the CAA is r...
by Rob Buckley
August 26th, 2019, 9:34 am
Forum: General Discussion Topics
Topic: An Update on the UK Regulations for Model Flyers
Replies: 96
Views: 3511

Re: An Update on the UK Regulations for Model Flyers

The legal responsibility for a flight is entirely with the Operator and the Remote Pilot, no one else. For model aircraft under 20kg there is no legal requirement for insurance. For the club committee, it will depend on what the club rules are for operator registration & remote pilot competency ...
by Rob Buckley
August 24th, 2019, 5:43 pm
Forum: General Discussion Topics
Topic: An Update on the UK Regulations for Model Flyers
Replies: 96
Views: 3511

Re: An Update on the UK Regulations for Model Flyers

More Regulation- There's the 'drones' Unmanned Aircraft Bill from the DfT that will include some extra requirements on operators and extra police powers / fines we're told. We have not seen a draft though, and don't know when it will be published / start its parliamentary journey. The EASA requireme...
by Rob Buckley
August 24th, 2019, 11:29 am
Forum: General Discussion Topics
Topic: An Update on the UK Regulations for Model Flyers
Replies: 96
Views: 3511

Re: An Update on the UK Regulations for Model Flyers

Can't I'm afraid, as it not going to be finished & live until 1 October and there is no public link to the development version.
by Rob Buckley
August 24th, 2019, 8:53 am
Forum: General Discussion Topics
Topic: An Update on the UK Regulations for Model Flyers
Replies: 96
Views: 3511

Re: An Update on the UK Regulations for Model Flyers

'flustrating'...I like that, sums it up well. A blend of frustration & a toilet!
by Rob Buckley
August 24th, 2019, 8:51 am
Forum: General Discussion Topics
Topic: An Update on the UK Regulations for Model Flyers
Replies: 96
Views: 3511

Re: An Update on the UK Regulations for Model Flyers

That is what we are NOT doing. It gives no benefit at all, generates more work and costs us more money. As a club, do you check the driving license, V5, MOT & motor insurance of everyone who drives onto your flying site? They are all legally required, and motor vehicles kill quite a few people e...
by Rob Buckley
August 24th, 2019, 7:45 am
Forum: General Discussion Topics
Topic: An Update on the UK Regulations for Model Flyers
Replies: 96
Views: 3511

Re: An Update on the UK Regulations for Model Flyers

Have you actually read all of the above Bob? Just before halfway down... The situation can be summarised as follows: 1. At the present time, the UK Associations will have no direct involvement in the registration of their individual members into the DRES as operators or confirmation of their compete...
by Rob Buckley
August 23rd, 2019, 8:28 am
Forum: General Discussion Topics
Topic: An Update on the UK Regulations for Model Flyers
Replies: 96
Views: 3511

An Update on the UK Regulations for Model Flyers

We would like to record our thanks to all those members who responded to our ‘Call to Action’ in response to CAP1775, the CAA’s consultation of the Drone Registration and Education Scheme (DRES) for which they are expecting our members to contribute a significant element of the annual £2.8 million r...
by Rob Buckley
August 8th, 2019, 9:32 am
Forum: LMA Events 2019
Topic: ELVINGTON POSTPONED
Replies: 10
Views: 673

Re: ELVINGTON POSTPONED

It is unfortunately the only date Elvington is available so the only option we have.
by Rob Buckley
August 8th, 2019, 6:35 am
Forum: LMA Events 2019
Topic: ELVINGTON POSTPONED
Replies: 10
Views: 673

Re: ELVINGTON POSTPONED

New date 12-13 October
by Rob Buckley
August 7th, 2019, 3:32 pm
Forum: LMA Events 2019
Topic: ELVINGTON POSTPONED
Replies: 10
Views: 673

Re: ELVINGTON POSTPONED

Yes, It is official, show has been postponed due to bad weather forecast.

We are looking at an alternate date, more details to follow as soon as we can publish them.
by Rob Buckley
July 16th, 2019, 11:32 am
Forum: LMA Events 2019
Topic: Gaydon 2019
Replies: 2
Views: 335

Re: Gaydon 2019

by Rob Buckley
July 9th, 2019, 10:41 am
Forum: LMA Events 2019
Topic: Cosford 2019 Review
Replies: 22
Views: 1386

Re: Cosford 2019 Review

This is nothing to do with Cosford, but... Operating a small unmanned aircraft (SUA) has nothing whatsoever to do with owning it. The operator, remote pilot and the owner can be 3 entirely separate people, or the owner / operator can be companies. Provided an operator of over 18 is involved, anyone ...
by Rob Buckley
July 9th, 2019, 9:24 am
Forum: LMA Events 2019
Topic: Cosford 2019 Review
Replies: 22
Views: 1386

Re: Cosford 2019 Review

When have the DfT ever said that anyone of any age can't own a model plane?

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