***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 https://rcc.bmfa.uk/ufaqs/article-94f-certain-small-unmanned-aircraft-requirement-for-acknowledgement-of-competency ) 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 https://publicapps.caa.co.uk/docs/33/CAP1789%20Edition3%20June2020.pdf . 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

UPDATE – CAA Drone and Model Aircraft Registration and Education Scheme (DRES)

20/05/2022By BMFAAdministratorRegulatory Matters No Comments

The CAA have just published the following update: https://www.caa.co.uk/Consumers/Unmanned-aircraft/Our-role/Drone-and-model-aircraft-registration/ which is provided in full below: The UK’s new Drone and Model Aircraft Registration and Education Scheme will go live on 5 November 2019 (please note that you cannot register before this date). There will be two elements to the online system. Anyone responsible for a drone or … Read More

CHAIRMAN’S STATEMENT – CAA DRONE AND MODEL AIRCRAFT REGISTRATION AND EDUCATION SCHEME (DRES)

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Since the CAA finally announced details of its Drone Registration and Education Scheme (DRES) last week we have published several explanatory notes both on the BMFA website and directly to members by email.  However, the flurry of correspondence and comments on various forums and groups suggests that there is still considerable misunderstanding of the scheme … Read More

UPDATE – CAA DRONE AND MODEL AIRCRAFT REGISTRATION AND EDUCATION SCHEME (DRES) – CAA LAUNCHES THEIR SYSTEM

20/05/2022By BMFAAdministratorRegulatory Matters No Comments

<p>The CAA have launched their DRES system today (5<sup>th</sup> November) to allow operators of unmanned aircraft to pass a competency test and register as operators. <a href="https://register-drones.caa.co.uk/">https://register-drones.caa.co.uk/</a> .</p> <p>They have also launched a scheme to return lost ‘drones’ to their registered owners (see <a href="https://www.caa.co.uk/News/Drones-Reunited/">https://www.caa.co.uk/News/Drones-Reunited/</a>).</p> <p>As has been widely discussed, with effect from the 30th … Read More