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BAN on Model gliding on Dartmoor


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  • 4 weeks later...

I dont see a fault with their stipulation here:

'No Person shall fly a kite or model glider from or over the Access Land in such a manner as to give reasonable cause for annoyance to any other person or in such a manner as is likely to startle or disturb stock or wildlife on the land.'

The above does not prohibit model flying per se, only flying in an inconsiderate manner.

What problem do you see?

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That is the current wording. No problem with that at all. The problem is that the new wording takes gliders out of this category and lumps them in with powered models and drones. There is currently, and rightly so, a ban on powered model flying and drone flying on Dartmoor

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Thank you. The more the merrier. If they get away with it here how long will it be before other National Parks follow suit?

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Thank you to everyone who has taken the time to fill in the DNPA survey.

The survey will close on 1st November, so that leaves this weekend as the last opportunity to contribute.

Can anybody who hasn't done the survey PLEASE take 10 minutes out of your weekend to fill it in. Even if you have never flown on Dartmoor or have any any intention of ever doing so PLEASE fill in the survey. If this is allowed to happen to Dartmoor model glider pilots, how long will it be before it happens to you?

Here is the link to get you started https://www.dartmoor.gov.uk/about-us/who-we-are/byelaws-consultation

Please refer to the opening post for the context of the current situation.

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Thanks Wookman.

It was good to see the BMFA putting out a National call to action to all members - new restrictions can come to a patch near you next - act now.  

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Who’s leading this fight? Has a face to face with them been organised? I suggest this is organised to get to the route cause of any issues they have specifically.

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oipigface
21 hours ago, Lloyd_d said:

Who’s leading this fight? Has a face to face with them been organised? I suggest this is organised to get to the route cause of any issues they have specifically.

This is surely the BMFA’s job. So far what they have done is described thus: “The BMFA has submitted a response [to the survey] but has also made direct representations to the Head of Recreation, Access and Estates at DNPA.” The ‘response’ is reproduced at: https://bmfa.org/News/News-Page/ArticleID/2755/Dartmoor-National-Park-Byelaws-Consultation-Action-required, but I can’t see any further details of the ‘representations’.

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