Following the recent sudden announcement of Flight Restriction Zones around protected aerodromes capturing the operation of all unmanned aircraft of any weight and at any height (and the unreasonable three week notice period given for our clubs and members to comply), the CAA have dropped yet another bombshell on us with no prior warning.
They have today published a consultation (CAP1775) on their proposed charges for the registration of all operators of unmanned aircraft – which includes all of our members.
The fee the CAA is proposing is £16.50 per annum which is significantly more than the cost levied on model flyers in any other EASA country, something they have conveniently omitted from the comparison figures in the document. An interesting direct comparison not included is France where their equivalent registration scheme is completely free and valid for five years.
More information is available on the BMFA website, together with a link to the Consultation document (scroll to bottom of article) and how to respond, click here
The consultation will close on 7 June 2019.