We are pleased to confirm that the BMFA has now been issued with a revised Article 16 Authorisation for the benefit of its members in 2022, which is effective immediately (from 21 December 2021).
The only changes to our Authorisation have been made to reflect the recent changes to the operator registration requirements for control line flyers (those operating control line aircraft weighing less than 7.5Kg on lines of 25m or less are no longer required to register as an operator).
There is a lot of information to digest, but to assist with this we have produced an updated ‘Quick Start Guide’ which can be viewed at https://rcc.bmfa.uk. We have also updated the detailed guide which can be viewed at https://rcc.bmfa.uk/article-16 (the downloadable version highlights any changes with sidebars), where you can also access the updated Article 16 Authorisation document.
All of this will be supported by the updated 2022 BMFA Member’s Handbook which we hope to publish early in the New Year.
It remains the case that for most members and Clubs very little has changed in practical terms and it is very much ‘business as usual’.