EASA Proposals for the Regulation of Drones – the BMFA Perspective

20/05/2022By BMFAAdministratorRegulatory Matters No Comments

<p>There has been considerable discussion over recent days regarding the effect on model flying of recent EASA proposals for the regulation of 'drones'.</p> <p>From the BMFA perspective, the situation as it stands is that the European Aviation Safety Agency (EASA) issued some draft regulations for consultation in August which outlined their thoughts on the regulation of … Read More

CAA Annual Review of Model Flying

20/05/2022By BMFAAdministratorRegulatory Matters No Comments

<span style="font-family: Arial;"> <p style="margin: 0cm 0cm 10pt;"><span style="color: rgb(0, 0, 0);"><span style="font-size: 16px;">Representatives from the BMFA attended the &lsquo;annual review of model flying&rsquo; with the CAA yesterday (26</span><sup><span style="font-size: 13px;">th</span></sup><span style="font-size: 16px;"> November) along with representatives of the LMA, SAA, BARCS and FPVuK.</span></span></p> <p style="margin: 0cm 0cm 10pt;"><span style="color: rgb(0, 0, 0); font-family: Times … Read More

BMFA Article 16 Mandatory Occurrence reporting Guidance

01/02/2022By BMFAAdministratorRegulatory Matters No Comments

The BMFA Article 16 Authorisation includes a requirement for remote pilots to report certain accidents, serious incidents and other occurrences to the Air Accident Investigation Branch (AAIB) and the Civil Aviation Authority (CAA).  This was an existing requirement, but has been emphasised in the terms of our Authorisation. To read the full guidance about mandatory … Read More

CAA Publish CAP 722F- Model Aircraft Operations Policy and Guidance

20/01/2022By BMFAAdministratorNews Flash, Regulatory Matters No Comments

The CAA have today published CAP722F, the annex to CAP722 specific to model flying.  Please see https://publicapps.caa.co.uk/modalapplication.aspx?appid=11&mode=detail&id=10792 for further details. CAP722F describes the how the current regulatory framework applies to the operation of model aircraft, sets out CAA policy for model aircraft operations, describes the boundaries between operations which require an authorisation and those that do … Read More

Attention Control Line Flyers! – Changes to CAA Operator Registration Requirements

01/11/2021By BMFAAdministratorRegulatory Matters No Comments

Members may recall that when the requirement for CAA Operator Registration was first introduced in November 2019, that control line flyers were exempted from the requirement to register. When the EU regulations came into effect on the 31st December 2020, the situation changed because the EU regulations only exempted those operating control line aircraft weighing … Read More