EASA Publish their Technical Opinion and Draft Regulations for Unmanned Aircraft

20/05/2022By BMFAAdministratorRegulatory Matters No Comments

<p>The European Aviation Safety Agency (EASA) has now published the Technical Opinion and Draft Regulations for Unmanned Aircraft.  All of the documents can be found on the EASA website here: <a href="https://www.easa.europa.eu/document-library/opinions/opinion-012018">https://www.easa.europa.eu/document-library/opinions/opinion-012018</a></p> <p>Model aircraft remain within the scope of these Regulations, but thanks to the lobbying carried out on behalf of the model flying community … Read More

The Royal Aero Club’s 2018 Queen’s Cup Awarded to the BMFA/BMPRA

20/05/2022By BMFAAdministratorContest News No Comments

<p>We are pleased to announce that following a unanimous vote of the Royal Aero Club Council, the 2018 Queen’s Cup for Air Racing has been awarded to one of the British Model Flying Association’s Specialist Bodies – The British Miniature Pylon Racing Association (BMPRA). </p> <p style="text-align: center;"><img src="https://bmfa.org/Portals/0/xNews/uploads/2018/1/25/Queens%20Cup%20Cropped.jpg" alt="" width="300" height="244" /></p> <p>BMPRA Chairman, Geb … Read More

Government Publishes Consultation on the Safe Use of Drones in the UK

20/05/2022By BMFAAdministratorRegulatory Matters No Comments

The Department for Transport (DfT) has now published the outcome of their consultation on the safe use of drones in the UK.  The document can be viewed here: https://www.gov.uk/government/uploads/system/uploads/attachment_data/file/631638/unlocking-the-uks-high-tech-economy-consultation-on-the-safe-use-of-drones-in-the-uk-government-response.pdf The document has evidently caused some concern within the model flying community and has set some ‘hares running’.  As such, I thought that it would be … Read More

Update on EASA regulations

20/05/2022By BMFAAdministratorRegulatory Matters No Comments

<p><strong>NPA 2017-05(A) Introduction of a regulatory framework for the operation of drones </strong></p> <p>The European Aviation Safety Agency (EASA) began the process to create a regulatory framework for the operation of drones in 2015, when in August they published the A-NPA 2015/10 – “Introduction of a regulatory framework for the operation of drones”.  This document … Read More

Update on EASA Prototype Rules and UK Government Launches Consultation on ‘Drones’

20/05/2022By BMFAAdministratorRegulatory Matters No Comments

<p><strong>European Aviation Safety Agency (EASA) Prototype Rules</strong></p> <p>The second of four scheduled EASA ‘Expert Group’ meetings to discuss and refine the ‘Prototype Rules’ took place in Cologne on 14<sup>th</sup> December.  Areas covered included possible differentiation of commercial/recreational operations, requirements for registration, electronic identification and age restrictions.  The next meeting will take place on the 23<sup>rd</sup> … Read More