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CAP 1687
« on: July 20, 2018, 08:43:06 AM »
CAP1687, "Air Navigation (Amendment) Order 2018 - Guidance for small unmanned aircraft users" was published by the CAA a week ago.

http://publicapps.caa.co.uk/docs/33/CAP1687-SUAANOAmendmentOrder-3.pdf

This document includes the revised ANO and a very nasty diagram for slope soarers.

Articles 94A and 94B of the revised ANO come into force on the 30th July.

At the time of writing, the CAA have not issued an exemption to the model flying associations.

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Re: CAP 1687
« Reply #1 on: July 20, 2018, 11:10:00 AM »
This introduces a 400ft height limit for all RC aircraft without exception......... (previously that was only for planes over 7kg and exceptions could be obtained).

Do we need to fit altimeters to our planes?

Seems that the days of thermal and slope soaring are numbered.

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Re: CAP 1687
« Reply #2 on: July 20, 2018, 11:19:50 AM »
Just saw the 400ft thread - http://www.rcmf.co.uk/4um/rc-chatter/400-feet/ which contains the following from the BMFA

https://bmfa.org/News/News-Page/ArticleID/2528/Update-on-changes-to-UK-Regulations-and-the-400ft-height-limit

"However, we are pleased to report that agreement was reached that the Model Flying Associations will collectively apply for an exemption from Article 94A to allow their members to continue operating model aircraft below 7Kg above 400ft as they do under the current ANO. The DfT and CAA were supportive of this course of action and did not foresee any reason why the exemption would not be in place in time for the 30th July"

So the $64k question.  Has the exemption been approved?


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Re: CAP 1687
« Reply #3 on: July 20, 2018, 12:53:33 PM »
Has the exemption been approved?

There has been no announcement from the BMFA and, more importantly, there is nothing on the CAA ORS4 list.

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Re: CAP 1687
« Reply #4 on: July 20, 2018, 14:09:27 PM »
Which means, in a nutshell... "no".
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Re: CAP 1687
« Reply #5 on: July 20, 2018, 17:39:50 PM »
Can they issue an exemption before the new laws come into force, or will the exemption have be issued on or after the 30th.

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Re: CAP 1687
« Reply #6 on: July 21, 2018, 09:55:58 AM »
The BMFA are saying that they have been assured by the CAA that something will be issued before the 30th. In light of the diagram and words in CAP1687, I want to see the exemption before I break out the good scotch.

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Additional work is underway with UK aeromodelling associations to permit certain ‘model aircraft’ operations to continue above 400 ft when being flown within an appropriate club or association environment.

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