Started by Bad Raven, January 08, 2019, 06:55:34 am
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Quote from: lanicopter on February 25, 2019, 10:18:51 amYou sound like one of them....
Quote from: lanicopter on October 22, 2019, 12:37:41 pm................................If people refuse to pay then they can no longer fly at a BMFA club. .............................
Quote from: lanicopter on October 22, 2019, 14:39:17 pmIf you're not registered you're not allowed to fly an aircraft.So therefore to fly at a BMFA club you'll need to have paid your registration fee, whether it be separate or as part of the membership fee.
Quote from: lanicopter on October 22, 2019, 14:48:10 pmWell okay there are those specific exemptions, but you also do not need to register with the BMFA at all for either of those disciplines if I'm not mistaken?
Quote from: lanicopter on October 22, 2019, 14:48:10 pmDoesn't this also make insurance mandatory for flying >=250g model aircraft? It wasn't before.
Quote from: dickw on October 22, 2019, 14:55:18 pmYou never have needed to register (I call it joining) with the BMFA and you don't now as far as I can see. Registering via the BMFA appears to be an option for members rather than doing it direct on the CAA site.
Quote from: itsme on October 24, 2019, 07:10:47 amIf you have an A certificate or LMA proficiency, it is just a matter of ticking a box to pay an extra £9 with your renewal fee. Then placing a number (supplied by the CAA) inside each model. If you do not have an A (why not?) then you must take the online test and pay your £9 directly to the CAA. In either case you will be given confirmation of your status by the CAA. It is hardly an onerous task, if a pointless exercise. In my case I will just grin and bear it.Failing to do this and then going flying then puts you at risk of a fine and possibly even prison, and a criminal record, so for £9 it is not even worth moaning about it. As Pete says, at least you will be able to show that you are authorised by the CAA.
Quote from: FrankS on October 24, 2019, 08:36:12 amAs I understand it, the BMFA noted they will be bringing in their own knowledge test if members prefer to register via the BMFA"9. We will shortly introduce a Member's Competency Certificate (a simple knowledge test which will be available online/hardcopy and/or via our clubs and examiners) as an alternative to the CAA system for those without an existing Achievement. Members without an existing Achievement will either have to complete a Member's Competency Certificate or the CAA's own test before we can register them as an Operator."So if you don't have an A cert you can still register via the BMFA. Hopefully this will show on the membership portal so club secs can check who has completed the test. I wonder if the A cert test will be updated to include checking the registration number is present during the pre-flight checks.................
Quote from: firefox on October 24, 2019, 13:34:17 pmIIRC when I was plowing through all the CAPS, drones of less than 260 gm are not excluded if they carry a camera.
Quote from: dickw on October 24, 2019, 13:51:23 pmWell as usual that is as clear as mud. Quote from CAP1789 :-"Operators are required to register when they operate an unmanned aircraft that is less than 250g in mass if it:> is equipped with a sensor that can capture personal data (i.e. a camera or 'listening device'), unless it is classed as a toy, ......"So provided you are flying a toy you are OK. I assume the CAA are just taking a pragmatic route here.Dick
Quote from: THE BLACKBIRD on October 24, 2019, 15:02:47 pmI started in this hobby 70 years ago, i have just come back here to spend the rest of my days Now i think ill be giving up my lifetimes hobby because of all this govermental bullshit, at nearly 80 years old and all those years flying i now have to take a test to fly my scratbuilt plains and answer a lot of questionsI dont think soIll build myself another RailRoad,Lots of different aspects to doing that and no bullshit
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