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Richard Clark 231/05/2020 22:04:51
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Posted by Steve J on 31/05/2020 21:37:44:

Posted by Richard Clark 2 on 31/05/2020 20:52:33:

There is a whole 225 square miles (the New Forest) that it says is ok. But there is no model flying allowed at all except in one specific area of about 2 square miles.

The park authority can say if you can take off or land from their land, I am not aware of a law which gives the park authority control over airspace.

Both the Park Authority and the Forestry Commission simply say "No model flying" without any nerdy details. And there's a bylaw that says the same, The Beaulieu site is a formal 'exemption'.

Richard Clark 231/05/2020 22:27:23
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Posted by Christopher Morris

Hi, the problem was i spent the winter getting things together & now would of liked to get some lessons. But 6 weeks ago the problems started & my club still says it will be at least another 5 weeks. So a suggestion was made to take my Bixler out that i have as its a very forgiving plane. Someone said there was some areas at my nearby coast that should be good on a carm day. So i thought i would check if the area was ok to fly in. & had a look at dronesafe.uk as this part of the coast it is known as an RAF bombing practice area. The site didn't show a thing. It also didn't show many other local areas of drone restriction.that shows up on other sites.

Must admit, i was put off the site straight away as the 1st paragraph i read had 6 acronyms & as a newbie, i got the UK one & had to look the others up, but had to add radio control to my search or got Under Armour sports clothing company instead of unmanned aircraft.
This was the 1st paragraph. "Great for newbies" Seems like a union rep wrote it, lol

UK FRZ Map

This map enables UA operators to remain clear of the new UA FRZs that are created as part of the latest amendment to the ANO.

There's FAR more to it than the ANO. You can't just fly anywhere it is not formally prohibited.

On the other hand me and a couple of mates have flown small(ish) slope soarers from a small 'linear' hill on the Hampshire/Wiltshire border for years. Who owns it is not obvious as it's 'downland' with no crops, farm animals, or houses nearby and very few 'passers by' on the almost unused unfenced public footpath, and nobody has ever tried to stop us.

Edited By Richard Clark 2 on 31/05/2020 22:28:55

Steve J31/05/2020 22:41:04
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Posted by leccyflyer on 31/05/2020 21:57:16:

A beginner would get all that advice as part of their instruction., There is no requirement from the CAA to consult a non-existent definitive map in order to learn to fly a model aeroplane at a club.

Most SUA flyers do not fly in a club environment. I would say that the first thing that a beginner should do is read though the drone code and the drone code is pretty clear that people should check for airspace restrictions before they fly.

leccyflyer31/05/2020 22:49:32
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Posted by Steve J on 31/05/2020 22:41:04:

Posted by leccyflyer on 31/05/2020 21:57:16:

A beginner would get all that advice as part of their instruction., There is no requirement from the CAA to consult a non-existent definitive map in order to learn to fly a model aeroplane at a club.

Most SUA flyers do not fly in a club environment. I would say that the first thing that a beginner should do is read though the drone code and the drone code is pretty clear that people should check for airspace restrictions before they fly.

This particular beginner -Christopher - posting here in the beginner's forum has explained that he has joined a club in order to learn to fly.. His instructor at the club would explain that, but in any case he's already been pointed at the appropriate places to get the information requested, by several contributors to this thread, along with the additional elements which show that the definitive map which he believes the BMFA should be producing is not a realistic proposition. Nobody is saying that he doesn't need to read the drone code or to abide by the regulations.

Christopher Morris 201/06/2020 08:49:21
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It’s funny how all these supposed rules apply to model aircraft yet the RAF from Marham deem it ok to fly below the 400 feet at an extreme speed that will glue you to the spot with the intense noise with about one second of notice. We also get the less noisy Hercules flyover on a regular basis & starts its turn for landing & if it’s banked over far enough you can see the pilots.
The point of the above is my back garden is more than large enough for a runway for RC planes, yet I am supposedly about 2 miles outside an exclusion zone & could possibly fly from home if i had enough experience. Could you imagine the fuss if I hit a F35, or the F35 hit me? Not sure my BMFA insurance would cover this.
Note: Must admit, this was all with Tornados & since they got the new Lightning F35 at 80 million a pop, they quite likely deem it safer to keep them away from the ground as we have not seen these at a low level. “yet”

Richard Clark 201/06/2020 09:11:42
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Posted by Steve J on 31/05/2020 22:41:04:

Most SUA flyers do not fly in a club environment. I would say that the first thing that a beginner should do is read though the drone code and the drone code is pretty clear that people should check for airspace restrictions before they fly.

I suspect most 'quad' type flyers have never heard of the BMFA or the ANO. Nor will most of them have bothered with the 'test' and the licence.

To many of them it's just another toy. Only us 'serious model plane flyers' bother with such stuff. And then only for convenient and 'indisputable' insurance which many clubs insist on (BMFA membership and the attached insurance) and because some clubs and sites insist on our obeying SOME laws (CAA licence).

The 'drone' fuss appears to have mostly died off. And NOT because most of us have suddenly become 'responsible citizens' if we weren't before.

Richard Clark 201/06/2020 09:25:53
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Posted by Richard Clark 2 on 01/06/2020 09:11:42:
 

 

Deleted. I was accidentally replying to myself.

Edited By Richard Clark 2 on 01/06/2020 09:30:25

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