CAA registration 'consultation'

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Martin
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Re: CAA registration 'consultation'

Post by Martin » 06 Jun 2019, 15:05

BBC article about how model flyers are upset about the proposed new registration scheme.

https://www.bbc.co.uk/news/technology-48541783

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Re: CAA registration 'consultation'

Post by ozrs » 09 Jun 2019, 10:51

Apparently As of June 1st, if not flying at a approved club site, guys in Canada are now required to keep a log book of all flights - time, date, location, persons present, and craft details.

And also a Maintenance log book - details of any repairs, parts used, instructions followed, serial nos, etc. Log book must be kept for 2 years!

It seems the world's aviation authorities are in a race to come up with the most moronic regulations for model aircraft.
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Re: CAA registration 'consultation'

Post by GarydNB » 09 Jun 2019, 11:28

Goodluck with that one! Who's going to police it?

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Re: CAA registration 'consultation'

Post by Wayne_H » 10 Jun 2019, 06:03

ozrs wrote:
09 Jun 2019, 10:51
.......It seems the world's aviation authorities are in a race to come up with the most moronic regulations for model aircraft.

Those that can, do - ie. simplify & add lightness - and those that can't become Bureaucrats to hold back those that can. :cry: Then, put a politician in charge (?) and the only way is 👇 the 🚽.

noun: bureaucrats
an official in a government department, in particular one perceived as being concerned with procedural correctness at the expense of people's needs. :P

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Re: CAA registration 'consultation'

Post by jackdaw » 10 Jun 2019, 11:16

You can fly kites up to 200ft high - no registration or competency test required. Control line models require registration and a competency test. Bizarre, idiotic rules of this system.

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Re: CAA registration 'consultation'

Post by GarydNB » 10 Jun 2019, 13:24

I thought control line was exempt?

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Re: CAA registration 'consultation'

Post by jackdaw » 10 Jun 2019, 18:58

no, it only got an exemption for notification/request to fly in an aerodrome/airfield control area(the new one not the ATZ)

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Re: CAA registration 'consultation'

Post by Spike S » 03 Jul 2019, 09:21

You may be interested to read Cliff Evans' 03 July post on the Scalesoaring Forum, where there is a robust response to the recent BBC programme - “Britain’s Next Air Disaster? Drones”
https://scalesoaring.co.uk/phpBB3/viewt ... 0&start=60
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Re: CAA registration 'consultation'

Post by jackdaw » 08 Jul 2019, 12:15

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=pyd6CK4 ... CQMDnolY5w
Oh joy, an additional test, CE marking and site and distance limits with an extra significant date of 1/7/2020 in addition to 1/11/2019.

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Re: CAA registration 'consultation'

Post by jackdaw » 30 Jul 2019, 13:04

Drone and airspace chart.jpg
As we seem to have lost all the posts from the previous post up to 27/7 I thought I'd put this chart in here for reference. It's taken from CAP 1789 (page 32)
https://publicapps.caa.co.uk/docs/33/CA ... idance.pdf
You can sit down and work things out, using the chart and info in the document, if you feel like it. Or, as I see it, 99.9% of RC model club planes fall into C4 category and therefore need to be flown in A3 site/airspace conditions. Only sub 250gm planes that do NOT have a camera fitted, do NOT exceed 19m/s (approx. 42mph) and are range limited (RF power or geofencing) to no more than 120m (400ft) can be flown without being registered and with no competency test. Also, note max height for ALL is 120m/400ft AGL.

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