CAA – Review of UK Unmanned Aircraft Systems (UAS) Regulations

29/11/2023By BMFA CEORegulatory Matters 1 Comment

The CAA have recently launched a consultation on a review of the current regulations for unmanned aircraft systems along with the introduction of some new requirements including Remote I.D. The proposals include a simplification of the current Open Category requirements which would see the operational sub-categories re-named to ‘Over’, ‘Near’ and ‘Far’, in relation to … Read More

Amendments to Poisons Act (1972) and fuel containing nitromethane

22/03/2023By BMFAAdministratorRegulatory Matters

Members may recall that in early 2022 the Home Office undertook a consultation on amendments to the Poisons Act 1972, which controls the sale of certain explosives precursors and poisons – including nitromethane. See: The BMFA attended a meeting with Home Office officials to oppose proposals which would negatively impact those members using high nitro … Read More

***UPDATED 22/6/2020*** Small Unmanned Aircraft – Remote Pilot Competency Requirements for Remote Pilots in Possession of a BMFA Achievement Certificate and for Control Line flights

20/05/2022By BMFAAdministratorRegulatory Matters No Comments

The exemptions from article 94F of the Air Navigation Order, (see ) has been extended until 30th December 2020 when the CAA intend to introduce the new European UAS Regulations at which point the exemptions should be incorporated in to the specific permission that is being negotiated with the CAA for BMFA members and members of … Read More

CAA Updates CAP1789 – New European UAS Regulations: General Outline

20/05/2022By BMFAAdministratorRegulatory Matters No Comments

The CAA have today published an update to CAP1789, which details the EU regulations for unmanned aircraft.  Please see . The regulations were due to come into effect on the 1 July, but due to disruption caused by the COVID-19 pandemic they will not now come into effect until 31 December. The important point … Read More

UPDATE – CAA Exemptions from the Drone and Model Aircraft Registration and Education Scheme (DMARES)

20/05/2022By BMFAAdministratorRegulatory Matters No Comments

There appears to be a considerable amount of myth and misinformation circulating about the status of the exemptions issued by the CAA including those which recognise BMFA Achievements and exempt members from registering as Operators by the 30th November (and doing it instead as part of their BMFA Membership Renewal).  Full details of the CAA … Read More