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11-05-2019 04:37 PM  14 days ago
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Mark Ryder

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UK introduces mandatory drone registration and pilot test
https://www.engadget.com/2019/11/05...s-registration/
There have been calls for more regulation of drone flights in the UK, especially since drones caused chaos last Christmas at the country's second-busiest airport. Now, the UK's Civil Aviation Authority is requiring operators to register their drones.
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Registration is mandatory for the operation of drones weighing more than 250g, and it must be completed by November 30th this year. Flying an unregistered drone after this time could result in a fine of up to £1000 ($1290).

In order to comply with these requirements and similar rules in the US, some drone manufacturers are deliberately ensuring their machines weigh in below the limit. DJI's Mavic Mini, for example, weighs exactly 249 grams.
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11-05-2019 11:25 PM  13 days ago
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yep, thanks Mark for reminder post.
I have done mine and paid the 9.00, I even did the test despite being a BMFA A and B holder.
I only got one question wrong out of the mandatory 20.
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11-06-2019 02:12 AM  13 days ago
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Is this for DRONES only or did all RC modeling get swept up in this stupidity? Helicopters, Airplanes, Gliders, etc.RapRexSynLogo Pilot
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11-06-2019 08:53 AM  13 days ago
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Everything and it nearly included control line models but thanks to the BMFA fighting tooth and nail it was dropped

btw I fly rc helis so its the £9 then for me plus BMFA (b)

Plenty of drones below 250 grams available ?

Jobsworth missing the point again

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11-06-2019 09:01 AM  13 days ago
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However, as per our previous updates, members should not rush to register themselves on the CAA system as they are exempted from the requirement to register until the point that they renew their BMFA membership for 2020.
Members will be able to fulfil their legal obligations very simply through their membership of the BMFA. If members give their consent (and pay an additional £9 which the BMFA will forward directly to the CAA), the BMFA will register members with the CAA when they join or renew their membership. This facility will be available from 1st December.

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BMFA doing a great job and makes it a bit easier to comply with, thank you
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11-07-2019 10:58 AM  12 days ago
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Sure wish our FAA would get their heads out of their asses and let AMA do the same double collecting and registering here using our AMA NUMBERS. But no, big gov knows better and now it is a multifaceted clusterphuck.RapRexSynLogo Pilot
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11-08-2019 01:38 AM  11 days ago
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However, as per our previous updates, members should not rush to register themselves on the CAA system as they are exempted from the requirement to register until the point that they renew their BMFA membership for 2020.
Members will be able to fulfil their legal obligations very simply through their membership of the BMFA. If members give their consent (and pay an additional £9 which the BMFA will forward directly to the CAA), the BMFA will register members with the CAA when they join or renew their membership. This facility will be available from 1st December.

There is a caveat to that recommendation from BMFA.

The law is from Nov 30th everyone who flies a model aircraft over 250g has to register and if stopped provide the police officer with their pilot Id and Operator ID, as I am flying in public NON COMMERCIAL, my concern was if I was stopped or someone called the police who have no understanding of what or how to enforce ( I have already asked a friend who is DCI)if they ask me for my pilot ID and OP ID and see my drone, turbine heli has no ID on it and I have no paperwork, they can from Nov 30th confiscate my machines or issue a fine as I am breaking the law... this has been mentioned on a lot of the youtube video channels from commercial operators and modelists of which I am.

The BMFA systems are very slow, I think how long it takes us to get our insurance certificates in Jan,i didn't want to risk waiting for paperwork that is vital, so that is why did it on Nov 5th and instantly got my OP ID and Flight ID...

The chances of being stopped are pretty low, but I am sure there will be some jobs worth who hasn't done a stop during his shift and sees a drone flyer so decides to test the law as it stands, which is from Nov 30th anyone flying a model over 250g should have registration paperwork and numbers...

Unless I have got this wrong ???
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11-08-2019 11:18 AM  11 days ago
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You have a good point there and certainly haven't got it wrong, I will register my Trex 550x before I fly it again

Correct about someone complaining, too many nosy jobsworth about here in the UK

Think they have missed the point altogether as the DJI mini at 249 grams being exempt would be a possible problem in the wrong hands and not a Trex 550x

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11-10-2019 09:48 PM  8 days ago
Andy from Sandy

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The weight limit has been kind of removed for quads as the rules are going to be changed such that anything with a camera will also require registration.

As there is an exemption for BMFA members if jobs worth comes checking all you would need to produce is your BMFA membership details.
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11-15-2019 08:35 AM  4 days ago
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Does the weight not exceed 250, including the weight of the battery? If this is the case, consider the weight of the battery is necessary,right?
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11-15-2019 08:54 AM  4 days ago
Andy from Sandy

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The rule is all up flying weight so that includes the battery.

The new DJI is 249g all in.
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