Started by Bad Raven, January 08, 2019, 06:55:34 am
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Quote from: lanicopter on January 08, 2019, 10:49:00 amNot everyone is a BMFA member
Quote from: lanicopter on January 08, 2019, 10:49:00 amNot everyone is a BMFA member so I can't see how that would work - the requirements have to cover all associations, including those who do not have physical clubs because it is not mandatory to fly from a designated club field.I mean the A-test would work - but only for BMFA members.
QuoteThe legislation as it stands is perfectly adequate and serves those who obey it adequately while having a safety net built in. You do not need an A test to fly a drone - for all intents and purposes they fly themselves. What you need is education about safe operation which a pamphlet could provide - I'd argue that is more useful from a safety point of view than knowing how to fly a figure of 8 correctly.
Quote from: mart49 on January 08, 2019, 11:27:57 amWhilst agreeing with most of the paragraph. The 'A' achievement scheme test does, since its revision, include compulsory questions aimed at ascertaining whether the candidate has a reasonable understanding of the law surrounding the operation of remote controlled model aircraft (UAS). So it's not all about the flying test. On the point of non members of the BMFA taking an 'A' test. It's really a non starter. The tests are tests of achievement for members of the BMFA. and nothing more. To use them as a measure of competence for some other purpose is way outside their intended scope.Whilst I as an examiner might be willing to test a non-member I would suspect there may be some insurance issues if the worst happened.
Quote from: lanicopter on January 08, 2019, 11:53:45 amA manufactured drone sighting
Quote from: pooh on January 08, 2019, 18:20:04 pmand the contextual ad next to this thread, as I read the last post is for, guess what?a drone !but all this guff about having to have training, join the BMFA, read a pamphlet on safety is all a complete sideshow. Idiots are idiots, criminals are criminals, they break the law, they do stupid things and they will ignore all of the rules, regulations and common sense.The only way is to catch them if possible, and throw the legal book at them. We don't need new laws, just enforce to the maximum the ones that exist.
Quote from: itsme on January 08, 2019, 19:30:09 pmas I said, some high profile cases and make an example of them, m'lud
Quote from: Bad Raven on January 09, 2019, 05:26:50 amThey tried that at Gatwick..................went well..............
Quote from: lanicopter on January 09, 2019, 13:01:17 pmWell to be fair it's a lot easier to pull a non-violent male + female out of the suburban home than it is to chase a knife-wielding gang member around the streets of London ...
Quote from: PDR on February 24, 2019, 16:20:08 pmYou know there could be ways we could make this work to our advantage.From the beginning the government claimed they wanted to implement their defence against the drone apocalypse in a way that had the minimum of effect on the long established hobbyists in accredited clubs. Our approach to the government could therefore be one of saying "we recognise your concerns and would like to operate outside those areas, so could you help us by passing laws which give us more protection against the fascist criuminla gits in the local councils who keep denying us planing permission to set up those accrided, controlled, organised flying sites?".Obviously our starting position would be asking that the law allowed summary execution of any council official who denied planning permission for a flying site, but we could negotiate down from that position to one where they would find it extremely difficult to ban any reasonably-located flying site. I personally would like to see long jail sentences and seizure of all assets of the offending council staff in there as well, but I recognise this may not be the time to hold out for such things even when they are so obviously fair and appropriate...PDR
Quote from: Dave Lowe on February 24, 2019, 23:06:11 pmYes but modern executions are far to quick,
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