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

CAA PUBLISHES RESPONSE TO CAP1775 – CONSULTATION ON CHARGING PROPOSALS FOR DRES

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<p>Without any fanfare (or even notification through their usual channels) the CAA have now published CAP1804, their response to CAP1775 (the consultation on the charging proposal for the 'Drone Registration and Education System – DRES)'.  You can read the response here: <a href="https://publicapps.caa.co.uk/docs/33/CAP1804_DRES_consultation_%20response.pdf">https://publicapps.caa.co.uk/docs/33/CAP1804_DRES_consultation_%20response.pdf</a></p>

An update on the UK regulations for model flyers – a bit of good news at last!

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<p>I published an update on the BMFA website on 23rd August (https://bmfa.org/News/News-Page/ArticleID/2608/An-update-on-the-UK-regulations-for-model-flyers ) which provided a summary of our position at that time. This was also going to be the basis of my article for the forthcoming issue of the BMFA NEWS.</p> <p>However, the very next day I received a telephone call to tell me … Read More

An update on the UK regulations for model flyers – delay to DRES

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<p>Further to our previous update of 11<sup>th</sup> September (<a href="https://bmfa.org/News/News-Page/ArticleID/2610/An-update-on-the-UK-regulations-for-model-flyers-a-bit-of-good-news-at-last">https://bmfa.org/News/News-Page/ArticleID/2610/An-update-on-the-UK-regulations-for-model-flyers-a-bit-of-good-news-at-last</a> ).</p> <p>There is no real change to the situation as published.  All parties are currently awaiting the outcome of the Secretary of State’s deliberations on the matter and there is little we can add until we receive this.</p> <p>What we can confirm however is that … Read More

Science & Technology Committee publish their report into ‘commercial and recreational drone use in the UK’

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<p>The Science and Technology Parliamentary Select Committee will today publish their report into ‘commercial and recreational drone use in the UK'.</p> <p>The BMFA provided several written inputs to the Committee on behalf of the UK model flying associations and BMFA CEO Dave Phipps appeared before the committee on the 9<sup>th</sup> July to provide oral evidence.</p> … Read More

Update on EU regulations – supporting documents published

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EASA have now published documents outlining their Acceptable Means of Compliance (AMC) and Guidance Material (GM) in support of the EU regulations for unmanned aircraft. The documents can be found here: https://www.easa.europa.eu/document-library/agency-decisions/ed-decision-2019021r The AMC for Article 14 includes our suggested provision to permit registration numbers to be carried inside a model aircraft, which is consistent … Read More

HOUSE OF COMMONS SCIENCE AND TECHNOLOGY COMMITTEE – COMMERCIAL AND RECREATIONAL DRONE USE INQUIRY – SECOND EVIDENCE SESSION

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<p>The <strong><a href="http://www.parliament.uk/science">Science and Technology Committee</a></strong> will hold its second evidence session on its <em>Commercial and recreational drone use in the UK</em> inquiry on Wednesday 26th June.</p> <p>Watch it online at <strong><a href="http://parliamentlive.tv/Commons">Parliament TV</a></strong>.</p> <p><strong>Witnesses:</strong></p> <p><strong>At 9.30 am</strong></p> <ul> <li><strong>Captain Tim Pottage, Chairman of RPAS (Remotely Piloted Aircraft Systems) <br />     Working Group, British Airline Pilots … Read More

CAA Publishes CAP1789 – Outlining the EU regulations for Unmanned Aircraft

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<p>The EU regulations for Unmanned Aircraft were published in the Official Journal of the European Union on the 11<sup>th</sup> June and the Implementing Regulation will become applicable on 1<sup>st</sup> July, <strong>2020.</strong></p> <p>The CAA have recently published CAP1789 which provides a detailed guide to the EU regulations which you can find here: <a href="http://publicapps.caa.co.uk/docs/33/CAP1789%20EU%20UAS%20Regulations-Guidance.pdf">http://publicapps.caa.co.uk/docs/33/CAP1789%20EU%20UAS%20Regulations-Guidance.pdf</a></p> <p>CAP1789 includes … Read More