CAA Recognised Registration Competency Certificate launched. Please Read!

May 20, 2022By BMFAAdministratorRegulatory Matters No Comments

<p>Article 94F of the Air Navigation Order introduces the requirement that from <strong>30th November 2019</strong>  all remote pilots of model aircraft or drones (small unmanned aircraft, SUA) with a mass of 250gm or more flown outdoors, including free flight, not to fly the SUA unless the CAA has issued the remote pilot with an acknowledgement … Read More

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

May 20, 2022By BMFAAdministratorRegulatory Matters No Comments

<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>

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

May 20, 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

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

May 20, 2022By BMFAAdministratorRegulatory Matters No Comments

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) – Information for members

May 20, 2022By BMFAAdministratorRegulatory Matters No Comments

Further to the announcement earlier this week, we will be working with the CAA to clarify the detail of how we can best assist our members to comply with the Registration and Competency requirements which were introduced in the 2018 changes to the Air Navigation Order and become law on the 30th November 2019 for … Read More

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

May 20, 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

Update on EU regulations – supporting documents published

May 20, 2022By BMFAAdministratorRegulatory Matters No Comments

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

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

May 20, 2022By BMFAAdministratorRegulatory Matters No Comments

<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

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

May 20, 2022By BMFAAdministratorRegulatory Matters No Comments

<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

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

May 20, 2022By BMFAAdministratorRegulatory Matters No Comments

<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