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Wingman21/02/2020 14:24:08
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Simon I've been ranting on for years that everybody should be issued their own IP address at birth laugh

Peter Miller21/02/2020 14:31:08
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I just got my operators number

I see that inspite of everything it still says that if I fly my plane or drone myself I need a flyers ID too.

Ah well! they will get it right eventually....maybe

Roger Dyke21/02/2020 14:37:16
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I have just received my Operators number too, and like you, I have been told that in order to fly I also need a Flyers number too. When I go onto the indicated website site it expects me to take the on-line test. I am already registered as having and 'A' certificate so what's going on?

Gary Manuel21/02/2020 15:27:15
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BMFA are already onto this. See HERE.

leccyflyer21/02/2020 15:38:15
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Indeed - instead of going off on one, for situations that have already been described and discussed, would it be too much to ask folks to just read back a few pages?

Nigel Heather21/02/2020 15:52:06
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Just got mine too.

My number begins with ‘OP-‘ , are they all like that, a bit nugatory, meaning ‘Operator’ or is it just a councidence.

Cheers,

Nigel

Edited By Nigel Heather on 21/02/2020 15:52:21

Bob Bertram21/02/2020 15:56:31
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Mine will probably be OAP when it arrives!

Dickw21/02/2020 16:00:42
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Posted by Nigel Heather on 21/02/2020 15:52:06:

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My number begins with ‘OP-‘ , are they all like that, a bit nugatory, meaning ‘Operator’ or is it just a councidence.

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Edited By Nigel Heather on 21/02/2020 15:52:21

I believe they all begin with OP-.

If you get a Flyer ID from the CAA they beging FLY-

Dick

Nigel Heather21/02/2020 16:32:07
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Posted by Dickw on 21/02/2020 16:00:42:
Posted by Nigel Heather on 21/02/2020 15:52:06:

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My number begins with ‘OP-‘ , are they all like that, a bit nugatory, meaning ‘Operator’ or is it just a councidence.

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Edited By Nigel Heather on 21/02/2020 15:52:21

I believe they all begin with OP-.

If you get a Flyer ID from the CAA they beging FLY-

Dick

Thought they might - well that is a waste of three characters.

Nigel

Peter Jenkins21/02/2020 19:31:13
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Got my Operator ID at around 4.30 pm today. The issue of requiring a Flyer ID is clear on my email in that it says:

If you’ll fly a drone or model aircraft yourself, you’ll need a flyer ID, unless you are making use of a CAA general exemption. Please check with your association if you are unsure whether you can use such an exemption.

My emphasis on the words but clearly we will use a CAA exemption as a member of one of the 4 Model Associations. Seems pretty clear in this wording which I presume is after the BMFA pointed out the error in the first batch of OP ID emails.

Nigel - don't understand your problem with OP and FLY prefixes. If you had an OP ID and a FLY ID on your model without the prefix how would the person inspecting the number know which was which?

Gary Manuel21/02/2020 20:25:47
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Posted by Bob Bertram on 21/02/2020 15:56:31:

Mine will probably be OAP when it arrives!

yes

Mine arrived today.

Stuphedd21/02/2020 20:29:23
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Flying drones or model aircraft

Always check that anyone who flies your drone or model aircraft has a valid flyer ID.

If you’ll fly a drone or model aircraft yourself, you’ll need a flyer ID. You may be asked to show your flyer ID or operator ID to a police officer or other official.

I got mine at 13.49 this afternoon , no mention of the general exemption ??

cheers

I

Gary Manuel21/02/2020 20:56:40
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No mention of an exemption in mine but that is because I have a Flyer ID, which is reaffirmed in the email. I therefore don't need any exemptions.

John Privett21/02/2020 21:44:58
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Mine arrived at 11:44 today, and also has no mention of the exemption in the paragraph about Flyer IDs, even though I qualify for it. I guess Doris and her mates (from page 2!) must be randomly sending two different versions of the email...

Most of us who qualify for the Flyer ID exemption will already know about it, so it's not too much of an issue. But it hardly inspires confidence in the CAA that they actually halted the issue of IDs to correct the error in the email, yet afterwards still managed to send out the wrong version to some of us.

Meanwhile my Vectis card arrived today too, so that's good.

David Ashby - Moderator21/02/2020 22:01:38
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Folks, just a reminder that using ****** to hide poor language isn’t allowed on this forum. So doing gains the poster an immediate stage 1 warning. If you’re new or relatively new to the forum then please take the time to check the Code or Conduct.

The CAA/DOFT threads are generating a steady string of warnings and, in some cases, forum expulsions (for those already on a stage 1). We do this quietly in the background so don’t make the mistake of assuming this site is unmoderated just because you don’t see warnings given in public.

I doubt the story ends here and we've still to see many twists and turns in the saga, but the forum COC still stands and applies to all members, no matter how long they've been using this site. 

With thanks, David. 

 

 

Edited By David Ashby - Moderator on 22/02/2020 06:43:16

Steve Nash 121/02/2020 22:10:33
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I wonder if a modeller who is operating electric models could fix the label with their ID number onto their battery packs? Surely then, every model that used those batteries would be carrying their ID number. Just a thought.

Bob Cotsford21/02/2020 22:17:09
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Steve, that would be excluded as the sticker has to go on the main body of the aircraft. Suppose your mate borrowed a battery and had a fly-away that ended up somewhere nasty - airport, dockyard, school - would you want your ID on it?

i12fly21/02/2020 22:36:27
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My OP came through at 19.33 hrs, must be on overtime.....

Like Peter Jenkins above, it has got the "making use of a CAA general exemption" clause, so it looks like they caught up this afternoon.

cymaz21/02/2020 22:40:13
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Here’s a good one

Mrs C and I both fly in the same club. Mrs C has NO A cert and has a flier ID as a result.

I have a B cert and on the portal it clearly show I am CAA registered.

So in who’s name is the operator ID in?? Yep the wife’s............work that one outsurprise

Simon Chaddock21/02/2020 22:45:32
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Only the Operator number must to be displayed on a UAV if over 250 g.

If you are flying any UAV over 250 g, who ever it belongs to, then the police have the power to ask you to show that you have a current Flyer ID or an exemption approved qualification.

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