UPDATE FROM THE BMFA
The UK government has indicated that there will be a National lockdown until the 2nd of December 2020. After which a Tier 3 restriction will be in force.
Model flying itself has not been prohibited during the lockdown period and as an outdoor recreation may possibly continue in public open spaces dependent on any local restrictions. BMFA insurance remains valid as long as you are operating lawfully. However, legislation limits outdoor gatherings to no more than 2 (unless from the same household) and the BMFA advises that members do not fly alone for safety reasons.
Regardless of the legal position, if the landowner perceives that a club or individual is carrying on flying against regulations during the lockdown it could put permission for model flying on the site at risk. You should also consider the perception from the general public if they also see you carrying on during lockdown.
Therefore, whilst it may still be possible for one or two individuals to fly at a club site on a public open space without being in breach of the regulations, we strongly recommend that members refrain from doing so for the duration of the lockdown
Ultimately, it has to be the individual’s decision whether to go flying or not and to take responsibility for their own safety.
We will issue further guidance as details become available.
The health and wellbeing of our members remains our first priority, so please stay safe.
3D flight at the Raby Event 2016
NERCHC attended the Raby Gala on the 2nd of July 2016
NERCHC visit the Red Lodge 2015 scale fly-in 14/06/15
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