DfT publishes amendments to the Air Navigation Order. 20/2/2019

20/05/2022By BMFAAdministratorRegulatory Matters No Comments

<p><a name="_Hlk1646043"></a><strong>DfT publishes amendments to the Air Navigation Order.</strong></p> <p>The Department for Transport (DfT) yesterday published further amendments to the Air Navigation Order which impact on all users of Small Unmanned Aircraft, including the model flying community.  <a href="https://www.gov.uk/government/news/new-drone-safety-partnership-with-business-launched-as-government-sets-out-plans-to-limit-drone-misuse">https://www.gov.uk/government/news/new-drone-safety-partnership-with-business-launched-as-government-sets-out-plans-to-limit-drone-misuse</a></p> <p>Further details of the amendments can be found in CAP1763 (as the CAA have the unenviable … Read More

Government Publishes its Response to the Consultation on the Future of Drones in the UK

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<p>The Department for Transport has published the Government’s response to the public consultation on the Future of Drones in the UK.  There were 5061 responses to the consultation with 1947 respondents identifying themselves as ‘model flyers’ and 2310 identifying themselves as ‘using drones for leisure’.</p> <p>Several members have suggested that the publication is a knee … Read More

Update on EASA regulations for unmanned aircraft

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<p>The latest drafts of the EASA regulations for unmanned aircraft were published recently by the European Commission and contain a significant and positive development for model flyers.  DG MOVE (the European Transport Commission) submitted a proposal to remove model flying conducted within Associations/Clubs from the EASA regulations and this seems to have gained acceptance.</p> <p>The … Read More

Update on changes to UK Regulations (and the 400ft height limit) – CAA Permission & Exemption published

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<p>The recent 2018 amendments to the Air Navigation Order will come into effect on the 30th July, making it illegal to operate any unmanned aircraft (including model aircraft) above 400ft.<br /> <br /> The UK model flying associations (BMFA, SAA, LMA &amp; FPVUK) have been working in close collaboration in ongoing negotiations with the Department for … Read More

Update on changes to UK Regulations (and the 400ft height limit)

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<p>The latest meeting between the Department for Transport (DfT), Civil Aviation Authority (CAA) and representatives from the UK Model Flying Associations took place this afternoon (Friday 15th June) at the DfT offices in London.<br /><br />The most urgent matter to address was the recent change to the Air Navigation Order (ANO) which introduced (in Article 94A) a … Read More

UK Government announces increased regulations for drone pilots

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<p>The Government has today announced proposed changes to the Air Navigation Order (ANO) to introduce increased regulations aimed at drone pilots.</p> <p>The proposed changes are as follows:</p> <ul> <li>Operators of drones above 250g to be registered (effective from 30th Nov 2019).  It is hoped that membership of one of the UK Model Flying Associations will … Read More

The General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) and your club.

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<p>As reported in the last issue of the BMFA news the new General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) comes in to force on 25<sup>th</sup> May 2018, there are a number of documents available for you to download from the club support page at <a href="https://www.bmfa.org/Clubs/Club-Support">https://www.bmfa.org/Clubs/Club-Support</a> these should provide you with all the information BMFA Affiliated Clubs … Read More