UK Gov. Drone registration
We have not predetermined that a
registration scheme is required, and are consulting with genuine interest
in public and expert opinion on the need and design for such a scheme. For
the purposes of this impact assessment, we believe the most likely option
is to introduce a registration scheme in the near future (Option 2). The
final shape of the scheme would be determined in response to information
gathered from consultation. Our working assumption for the purposes of
this impact assessment is that the registration scheme would:
a. apply to all drone owners (leisure and
commercial) for drones above 250g in weight
b. require registration for drone users
rather than each individual drone
c. be administered online, through a simple
d. be funded by a registration fee of no
more than £5, ideally less
e. require renewal free of charge every 1
require users mark their drones with their registration number
Terry Jones (Sec. NIAA)
On Sunday the 25th of June 2017 the achievement day took
place at The Causeway Coast Model Flying Club it was a bit blustery but
otherwise fine. Chief Examiners
Robert Wallace were in attendance and also myself I am but a meagre
examiner so I assisted them.
What a difference a year makes last year
at Craigavon I remember
John Thick from the Craigavon Club practicing for his examiners test
and it was clear he needed more practice this year I did scribe for Robert
Wallace while he took John on his Examiners test and what a test it was he
flew in an excellent manner and was very
on the Theory. Well done you were justly rewarded for your hard work.
Greg Hewitt and Peter Edmundson had come to see a C
demo. David McClean took them through the manoeuvres. Greg then took the A
helicopter test and later in the day took his B helicopter test and even
later in the day David and I took Greg on his C aerobatics test needless
to say he passed all and left a great impression on me as he is a wizard
on the sticks.
had come up from Bangor and Robert Wallace took him for his B fixed wing
which he passed with flying colours.
Sadly while practicing for his A
lost his riot but hopefully we will find it in the moss soon.
thank you to CCMFC for the hospitality and also to all that took part it
*Breaking News* Have just
been informed George O’Mullan of the C.C.M.F.C. has found Bill's Riot with
minimum damage well done George.
Sun 25th June CCMFC
13 Achievement Scheme Co-Ordinator
Well done to all those who under took BMFA Certificates today.
standard of flying was high, even in the gusty conditions!
we had 1 x Club Examiner, 1 x Heli A & B Cert, 1 x Fixed wing B and 1 x
Fixed Wing C Cert pass.
I would like to thank Causeway Coast MFC for offering to host the event
and made us all feel very welcome today.
site was in pristine condition as always!
Area 13 Vice Chairman
Many thanks to the members of the Causeway
coast club for the use of their field for the Achievement day today.
Several tests were taken & passed, fixed wing & heli. Congratulations to
everyone who passed.
I had a mare of a day :( Practicing for my A
test I got too far downwind and then got into a spin, I didn't pull out.
Despite Robert Wallace and myself spending an hour searching (Thanks
Robert) the model is still out there somewhere.
My thanks to all the examiners who attended and
did a great job
of puting us poor stressed out candidates at
ease with helpful advice and a very positive approach to the tests.
My comiserations to Bill, it seems CCMFC has it's own 'Bermuda
If anyone in the Dervock area finds this 'RIOT' model I'm sure he'll
be suitably appreciative.
The European Control Line Championships 2019
The BMFC together with Jo Halman, BMFA Competition Secretary put forward a bid to the CIAM (Model section of the Federation Aeronautique Internationale (FAI) last weekend to host this event in Belfast.
Unfortunately for us there was an alternative proposal by Gran Canaria, a very desirable tourist destination, and the CIAM decided to accept this, so our efforts have been in vain.
Jo said that the Presentation was highly commended, which is some consolation for all concerned.
Maurice (Chairman Area13, Sec BMFC) thanked the Area and all those involved for supporting this effort.
Let’s hope the Area can work with the BMFC to get a team together and attend to promote our activities.
Visit to Omagh Air
On Saturday 18 Feb 2017, Bill Scott, John
Pearson & Rodney Kee visited Omagh Air Cadet Squadron to talk to
them about model flying. The Air Cadets have recently moved into a
new facility and we had the use of a large hall to show video,
display models and set up the simulator. Around 8 cadets turned out
and 4 leaders.
Bill started by explaining the different
categories of model flying, illustrating these with video clips and
actual models. We had begged and borrowed examples of most types of
model aircraft except turbines. After this we were provided with
lunch and then Rodney gave a 3D helicopter demonstration before
everyone got a chance to try the flight simulator. While individual
cadets tried the sim, others were looking at the various models and
asking questions. At the end of the day we were presented with ATC
mugs and badges and an invitation to attend the Omagh ATC Open Day
All in all a very worthwhile
day and thanks to John & Rodney for their help