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Comments made by NATS at the House of Commons Science and Technology Committee - 26 June

We have this morning registered our concern with Martin Rolfe, the CEO of NATS regarding the comments made by their representative at the Select Committee evidence hearing which took place on the 26th June, where 'drone' operators were categorised as either 'clueless, careless or criminal'.We have received assurances that NATS would never categorise operators in the inappropriate manner described by their representative and they will be taking steps to make sure that the Select Committee underst...
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CAA Publishes CAP1789 – Outlining the EU regulations for Unmanned Aircraft

The EU regulations for Unmanned Aircraft were published in the Official Journal of the European Union on the 11th June and the Implementing Regulation will become applicable on 1st July, 2020.The CAA have recently published CAP1789 which provides a detailed guide to the EU regulations which you can find here: http://publicapps.caa.co.uk/docs/33/CAP1789%20EU%20UAS%20Regulations-Guidance.pdfCAP1789 includes a paragraph specifically relating to model aircraft which states:Additional provisions are ...
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HOUSE OF COMMONS SCIENCE AND TECHNOLOGY COMMITTEE - COMMERCIAL AND RECREATIONAL DRONE USE INQUIRY - SECOND EVIDENCE SESSION

The Science and Technology Committee will hold its second evidence session on its Commercial and recreational drone use in the UK inquiry on Wednesday 26th June.Watch it online at Parliament TV.Witnesses:At 9.30 amCaptain Tim Pottage, Chairman of RPAS (Remotely Piloted Aircraft Systems)     Working Group, British Airline Pilots AssociationAndy Sage, Head of Unmanned Traffic Management, National Air Traffic ServicesSpecial Sergeant Kevin Taylor, Chief Pilot, Lincolnshire Police Drone Unit, Linco...
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House of Commons Science and Technology Committee - Commercial and Recreational Drone use Inquiry

The Science and Technology Committee holds its first evidence session on its Commercial and recreational drone use in the UK inquiry. Watch it online at Parliament TV. Witnesses:At 9.45 amTim Johnson, Policy Director, Civil Aviation AuthorityRichard Parker, Chief Executive Officer, Altitude AngelAnne-Lise Scaillierez, Director, Association of Remotely Piloted Aircraft Systems UK At 10.45 am·         Professor James P. Scanlan, University of SouthamptonBrendan Schulman, Vice President of Policy a...
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Meeting with the Aviation Minister – Baroness Vere

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 priorities, there is little in the way of good news to report to our members.It was clear that the government sees the public order and security risk posed by unmanned aircraft as very serious, which is in...
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Call to Action Update - Meeting with the CAA **Please read and share**

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 the DfT.  One such option is the possibility of the Associations registering as Operators, which would save members paying the £16.50 registration fee, but all members flying any model over 250g would s...
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CAA Proposals - Members meetings with MP's

CAA Proposals - Members meetings with MP's

Once again we would like to thank members for their efforts responding to the CAA consultation and writing to the Aviation Minister, CAA CEO and your local MP.We know a number of members have arranged meetings with their local MP which is a fantastic way of ensuring their engagement with the issue. If you have a meeting arranged with your MP please email andy@bmfa.org and we can provide you with information and guidance which will be useful to you during your meetings.If you haven't yet complete...
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** IMPORTANT UPDATE ** CAA PROPOSALS PLEASE READ & SHARE **

** IMPORTANT UPDATE ** CAA PROPOSALS PLEASE READ & SHARE **

** IMPORTANT UPDATE ** CAA PROPOSALS PLEASE READ & SHARE **We would like to thank all members who have responded to the CAA consultation at https://consultations.caa.co.uk/finance/drone-registration/ and who have written to the Aviation Minister, CAA CEO and your local MPs’Yesterday (3/5/2019), the BMFA's CEO has been contacted and asked to attend a meeting with the Aviation Minister, Baroness Vere of Norbiton.This has come about directly because of YOUR reaction to the CAA's proposal, comp...
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UK MODEL FLYING UNDER THREAT - CALL TO ACTION – PLEASE ACT NOW!

Further to the recent publication of CAP1775 which launched a consultation on the CAA's proposed arrangements for registration fees for operators of unmanned aircraft, the UK model flying association (BMFA/LMA/SAA & FPVUK) held a meeting last night with advisers.The text in CAP1775 is far more serious than the issue of registration fees alone.  The consultation reveals that key policy decisions (such as age limits, not allowing us to register members on their behalf and repetitive competency...
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CAA proposes £16.50 annual registration charge - Act Now!

Following the recent sudden announcement of Flight Restriction Zones around protected aerodromes capturing the operation of all unmanned aircraft of any weight and at any height (and the unreasonable three week notice period given for our clubs and members to comply), the CAA have dropped yet another bombshell on us with no prior warning.They have today published a consultation (CAP1775) on their proposed charges for the registration of all operators of unmanned aircraft – which includes all of...
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