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

May 20, 2022By BMFAAdministratorRegulatory Matters No Comments

<p>The <strong><a href="http://www.parliament.uk/science">Science and Technology Committee</a></strong> holds its third evidence session on its <em>Commercial and recreational drone use in the UK</em> inquiry on Tuesday 9th July. </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>Gemma Alcock, Founder, SkyBound Rescuer</strong></li> <li><strong>Professor David Dunn, International Politics, University of Birmingham</strong></li> <li><strong>David Phipps, Chief Executive, … Read More

BBC 2 Documentary “Britain’s Next Air Disaster?”

May 20, 2022By BMFAAdministratorRegulatory Matters No Comments

<p>BMFA members have been expressing their deep concern and criticism of the BBC Two documentary, ‘Britain’s Next Air Disaster? Drones?’, which sensationalised the potential risks from ‘drones’ and grossly mis-represented the entirely safe activities routinely undertaken by thousands of lawful ‘drone’ operators.</p> <p>The BMFA and other UK Associations acknowledge that unlawful operation of unmanned aircraft … Read More

Comments made by NATS at the House of Commons Science and Technology Committee – 26 June

May 20, 2022By BMFAAdministratorRegulatory Matters No Comments

<p>We have this morning registered our concern with Martin Rolfe, the CEO of NATS regarding the comments made by their representative at the Select Committee evidence hearing which took place on the 26th June, where 'drone' operators were categorised as either 'clueless, careless or criminal'.</p> <p>We have received assurances that NATS would never categorise operators … Read More

CAA Publishes CAP1789 – Outlining the EU regulations for Unmanned Aircraft

May 20, 2022By BMFAAdministratorRegulatory Matters No Comments

<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

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

May 20, 2022By BMFAAdministratorRegulatory Matters No Comments

<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

House of Commons Science and Technology Committee – Commercial and Recreational Drone use Inquiry

May 20, 2022By BMFAAdministratorRegulatory Matters No Comments

<p>The <strong><a href="http://www.parliament.uk/science">Science and Technology Committee</a></strong> holds its first evidence session on its <em>Commercial and recreational drone use in the UK</em> inquiry.</p> <p> </p> <p>Watch it online at <strong><a href="http://parliamentlive.tv/Commons">Parliament TV</a></strong>.</p> <p> </p> <p><strong>Witnesses:</strong></p> <p><strong>At 9.45 am</strong></p> <ul> <li><strong>Tim Johnson, Policy Director, Civil Aviation Authority</strong></li> <li><strong>Richard Parker, Chief Executive Officer, Altitude Angel</strong></li> <li><strong>Anne-Lise Scaillierez, Director, Association of Remotely Piloted … Read More