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mikef

Thanks Brian - there's a thread already running on this...

 

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Graham Woods

Meanwhile across the Channel...

Had this from François Cahour (top slope aerobatic pilot) in France today.

https://finesseplus.org/flying-your-models-in-france-what-you-must-know/

Looks something like we will have over here. So even when/ if we 'leave' it looks like you'll not only need a Green Card, an International Driving Licence but a French Training Certificate and personalised Stickers  as well.  And it appears there's more to come as well, nothing about wearing a gilet jaune though, yet. If you go to France they are mandatory in any case even if you don't want to demonstrate.

Graham Woods

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EssexBOF

 

Worth sending the below to your MP, might save them dozing off during the Brexit debate.

Dear

I have recently been made aware of a consultation document produced by the Civil Aviation Authority (CAA) (CAP1775: 2019 Drone Registration Scheme: Charge Proposal Consultation Document) proposing that, in accordance with the requirements of the European Union Aviation Safety Agency (EASA), a registration scheme for ‘all operators  of unmanned aircraft.’ (Radio controlled aeroplanes and drones to you and me.) I am informed by the British Model Flying Association (BMFA), who provide the third party insurance and achievement  schemes, which most traditional radio control fliers subscribe to, that the CAA have made ‘excessively onerous’ demands regarding a provision in the EASA regulations that allows that ‘Associations may register their members into the registration system on their behalf’. The CAA have made a proposal that we should have to pay £16.50 per year to register and that the level of this fee would be calibrated against the cost of the scheme and the number of people registering for it.

Apart from disputing the need for a registration scheme which any ‘operator of an unmanned aircraft’ with malicious intent would ignore anyway and may well be unenforceable; I fail to understand why the CAA feels the need to duplicate, at my expense, a system which effectively already exists.  I would be grateful if you would convey my concern to the Minister for Transport Mr Grayling.

Thank you for your attention.

Yours sincerely 

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EssexBOF

Had a reply from John Wittingdale but cannot copy it as it is not allowed so they say, but does not look good

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pete beadle

Hi Brian

Not this John Whittingdale MP surely?

Quote - John Whittingdale in new sex scandal as a SECOND lover ...

www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-3543701/MP-s...

MP's porn star lover 'shown Cabinet papers': John Whittingdale in new sex scandal as a SECOND lover reveals affair John Whittingdale had a two-year relationship with Stephanie Hudson - unquote

Regards

Pete

BARCS1702

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EssexBOF
9 hours ago, pete beadle said:

Hi Brian

Not this John Whittingdale MP surely?

Quote - John Whittingdale in new sex scandal as a SECOND lover ...

www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-3543701/MP-s...

MP's porn star lover 'shown Cabinet papers': John Whittingdale in new sex scandal as a SECOND lover reveals affair John Whittingdale had a two-year relationship with Stephanie Hudson - unquote

Regards

Pete

BARCS1702

Can't be two of them surely.

The following might be of interest regarding France which will affect those going to the continent for internationals.

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pete beadle

Hi Brian

Oddly, I've already received something similar to this direct from Mr Nicholls(!) It's the first time I've heard about "Finesse Plus" but, I'm sorry to say I have no intention of flying in France for the forseeable future so it really isn't much use to me:no:

I'll probably forward this to Graham Woods though, although I'm pretty sure he already knows about Finesse Plus already, and to my flying mate Fons Bolsens who comes over to the UK from Belgium once or sometimes twice a year, to visit Ivinghoe and meet up with me, he flies at Cap Gris Nez once in a while - not a lot of good sites in Belgium either apparently, so Fons tells me.......

Also, there are not too many good slope sites in France unless you travel a lo-o-ong way south to the French Alps - Pierre Rondel country.......and I'm completely aware Pierre knows about this because Mr Nicholls referred this to me via "Planet  Soaring":thumbsup::yes:

Regards

Pete

BARCS1702

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Fletch

Ah yes. A registration scheme where people volunteer to go on a SUSPECTS list, paying money to do so  hoping that they will be plastered across the front pages of the tabloids as happened in the Gatwick fiasco!

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