05 January 2016
a further call to arms
In case you haven't already heard......
Ireland's new regulations
American UAS registration
If similar rulings were to be implemented in Britain, they would destroy our hobby.
Take action now and contact your local MP.
Make it clear that-
The models we fly are not 'drones', they are carefully constructed aircraft that take great skill to fly and build.
They require 'line of sight' visual contact at all times.
The hobby is one that is shared across the generations.
The hobby encourages innovation and the learning of a wide range of practical 'hands on' skills, especially among younger participants.
The hobby encourages many people from different backgrounds to socialise.
The hobby is healthy and environmentally friendly and encourages people to spend time outdoors in locations which, for decades, have hosted model flying events without incident.
You require a clear response as to how the BMFA (as your representative) intends to help block any similar rulings that may be proposed for Britain.
Ask that the proposals for the 'BMFA National Flying Centre' be put on hold until it is clear that the flying freedoms we currently enjoy will be fully protected.