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Our club field is outside any airport blue zone and I know that only aircraft with a mass of less that 7 Kg are permitted to fly above 400 Ft. Is it possible to get permission from the CAA to fly models above 7 Kg above 400 Ft? All our glider tugs are above 7 Kg and 400 Ft is only a two second climb for a jet!
I suspect that a permission could be obtained for a specific event but what about, say, an annual permission? If anyone knows how we might go about obtaining a permission I would be grateful for any info.
Any 1/3 scale glider will exceed 7 Kg, similarly for tugs. How do other flat-field flyers go on?
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There is a question there asking us if we think the numbers they've suggested are correct. If the CAA doesn't know then they need to go and find out otherwise what are they basing their costs on? I told them to go back to school!
Illegal 'drone' users will always be illegal so whats the point of asking them to register? Use your resources on that rather than making lawful pursuit followers spend time and money registering a second time.
This is a system where the user pays, a political inspired decision. I pointed out that I will never be a 'user' since I will never have access to that information or be able to use it for any purpose. This should be challenged in court.
I did add other comments about the viability of the whole system and its doubtful parentage.
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- Peter Balcombe
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Probably because they don’t intend to pay any attention to the responses anyway!Richard_A wrote: ↑27 Apr 2019, 22:39An amazingly naïve consultation document with no background data apparently available to help formulate a meaningful response to most of the questions. A pretty risible approach from a supposedly responsible Government Organisation charged with implimenting a political whim.
More than likely, they are just going through the motions to be able to tick the “Consultation” box!!
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They will end up with a database with the same people as the BMFA, the ones responsible enough to get insurance.