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by Rob Buckley
August 26th, 2019, 2:17 pm
Forum: General Discussion Topics
Topic: An Update on the UK Regulations for Model Flyers
Replies: 171
Views: 10064

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: 171
Views: 10064

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: 171
Views: 10064

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: 171
Views: 10064

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: 171
Views: 10064

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: 171
Views: 10064

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: 171
Views: 10064

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: 171
Views: 10064

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
June 5th, 2019, 5:48 pm
Forum: The Old Forum Lounge
Topic: new registration rebellion
Replies: 78
Views: 6728

Re: new registration rebellion

Representatives from the UK Model Flying Associations met with the Aviation Minister, Baroness Vere of Norbiton at the Department for Transport yesterday (Tuesday 5th June 2019). Whilst the meeting provided a good opportunity for both sides to clarify their position and understand each other’s prior...
by Rob Buckley
June 2nd, 2019, 7:03 am
Forum: The Old Forum Lounge
Topic: new registration rebellion
Replies: 78
Views: 6728

Re: new registration rebellion

No, because nobody would pass that so even the Gub'mint know that would be pointless.

It will as I believe be along the lines of...

What is the height limit for flying your drone?
a. 400ft
b. 12 miles
c. 10ft
d. dairylea

and so on
by Rob Buckley
June 1st, 2019, 2:54 pm
Forum: The Old Forum Lounge
Topic: new registration rebellion
Replies: 78
Views: 6728

Re: new registration rebellion

You most certainly can.

We (model flying associations) have offered and been asked to be involved in the definition of the registration & testing system to make it 'make sense' for modellers.
by Rob Buckley
June 1st, 2019, 1:40 pm
Forum: The Old Forum Lounge
Topic: new registration rebellion
Replies: 78
Views: 6728

Re: new registration rebellion

No, it's not quite that bad, we're looking at meeting again sooner than that, especially as the implementation phase is now and over the summer.
by Rob Buckley
May 30th, 2019, 11:40 am
Forum: The Old Forum Lounge
Topic: new registration rebellion
Replies: 78
Views: 6728

Re: new registration rebellion

Representatives of the UK Model Flying Associations met with the CAA yesterday afternoon (29th May 2019). The meeting was constructive, but without any real breakthrough to report at this stage. The CAA were only able to discuss potential options within the restrictive policy framework dictated by t...
by Rob Buckley
May 9th, 2019, 7:13 pm
Forum: The Old Forum Lounge
Topic: new registration rebellion
Replies: 78
Views: 6728

Re: new registration rebellion

Yes, just read 'UK Model Associations' where it says 'BMFA'! The message is the same though, if you've not already responded to the consultation, emailed Baroness Vere, your MP & the CEO of the CAA pelase do. Several have asked for a template letter to make the job easier. We have deliberately n...
by Rob Buckley
May 3rd, 2019, 3:00 pm
Forum: The Old Forum Lounge
Topic: new registration rebellion
Replies: 78
Views: 6728

Re: new registration rebellion

None of the registration requirements apply to specific airframes, or the ownership of specific airframes. The registration is required only for the operator, be that a person or a company. The required registration information is name, address & DoB, and that's about it. Al of these requirement...
by Rob Buckley
May 2nd, 2019, 11:22 am
Forum: The Old Forum Lounge
Topic: new registration rebellion
Replies: 78
Views: 6728

Re: new registration rebellion

Thanks folks. Yes it is soaking up a large amount of my time, but it will all be worth it in the end. I know lots of you have already responded to the consultation and written to your MP / aviation minister / head of the CAA, and if you've not done so please at a minimum respond to the CAA consultat...
by Rob Buckley
May 1st, 2019, 8:49 am
Forum: The Old Forum Lounge
Topic: new registration rebellion
Replies: 78
Views: 6728

Re: new registration rebellion

Email just gone out to all LMA members, and here it is in case any have missed it. Unfortunate that the Journal went to print just in time to miss all this! Morning, Following the recent publication of CAP1775 link here which launched a consultation on the CAA's proposed arrangements for registratio...
by Rob Buckley
February 25th, 2019, 12:05 pm
Forum: General Discussion Topics
Topic: 2019 Air Navigation order Update - Potentially Important!
Replies: 15
Views: 1268

Re: 2019 Air Navigation order Update - Potentially Important!

John, Outside the 'blue' areas in the online map, you can fly models under 7kg as before, with no height limit as an LMA member with the permission we have from the CAA. Models 7-20kg are still limited to 400ft, but can be flown in all classes of airspace as long as outside the blue bit on the map a...
by Rob Buckley
February 25th, 2019, 9:39 am
Forum: General Discussion Topics
Topic: 2019 Air Navigation order Update - Potentially Important!
Replies: 15
Views: 1268

Re: 2019 Air Navigation order Update - Potentially Important!

look at the online map Bob, that shows the actual shape & size of all the zones.

That site is 1.6km from the nearest part of the Barton exclusion zone.

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