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HelicopterBeginners Corner › Flying restriction in the uk
05-08-2005 05:25 PM  12 years agoPost 1
Leehollingworth

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Chesterfield, Derbyshire, England

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ok so i got my raptor 50 est up and running well engine tuned quite well (i think, ha ha) but went out today to start practising The Hover which went quite well for a first timer i thought but when i packed up a guy who saw my flying metioned having insurance and permision and all that boring stuff. To be honest its somthing i completly over looked (just wanted to build and fly,ha ha) and wondered if someone could point me in the right direction in the UK as ive looked on the net for heli insurance and can't find nothing?

Where can we fly and can't we fly?

or is this just rubish?

Thanx for the Help........Lee, Again

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05-08-2005 05:40 PM  12 years agoPost 2
nickwap

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Berwick-upon-Tweed, Northumberland, England

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Like all insurance you hope you dont need it .....but BMFA is good value for money.
You can fly where you want I guess, but you really need the permission of the land owner, and not pi$$ the locals off. There are rules about noise etc.
You will find that you will progress (at all levels ) much quicker if you are the member of a club. You also get an audience to impress(?)
Just my 2 pence (2 cents to our US readers)

Nick

"Give me another one, this one's broke!"

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05-08-2005 05:40 PM  12 years agoPost 3
rookie5

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Harlow, Essex - United Kingdom

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no it not rubbish you do need insurance in case you have an accident and hit someone. you should try and find a local model club near you which would be able to help you and its alot safer

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05-08-2005 08:20 PM  12 years agoPost 4
AlanR8

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Saddleworth near Manchester (UK)

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The insurance via the BMFA provides EXCELLENT cover, I think £5M public liability and it also indemnifies the owner of the land.

It costs about £24 per year and to be honest you'd me a muppet NOT to take it out.

Just MY 2p's worth!!!!!

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05-08-2005 08:22 PM  12 years agoPost 5
Fifer

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Fife Scotland

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Try this link for insurance

http://www.bmfa.org/index.html

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05-08-2005 09:53 PM  12 years agoPost 6
extreme3d

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West London, UK

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Lee,

You can also find a local club in your area by using the links below:

BMFA Homepage

Find a Club

Paul

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05-09-2005 02:47 PM  12 years agoPost 7
piroflip

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Northern England

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i learned how to fly helis by myself many years ago on a deserted airbase

but..........times have changed and insurance is a must these days

join a club........you wont regret it

its a social thing and you will make many new friends too!!

heli veteran of thirty years.......still learning!!!!!!

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05-11-2005 04:17 PM  12 years agoPost 8
Leehollingworth

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Chesterfield, Derbyshire, England

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thanx for all the help again guys, the cheque is in the post to bmfa as we speak........

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