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UPDATE FROM THE BMFA

**************Important update************

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.

 

 

 

 

Flying legally

Make sure you know the rules before you think about buying an RC model 

If you fly a model outdoors that weighs over 250 grams, you must be registered as an operator with the CAA. The BMFA make this very straightforward

3D flight at the Raby Event 2016

NERCHC attended the Raby Gala on the 2nd of July 2016

http://www.durham2021.org/raby-gala/
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NERCHC visit the Red Lodge 2015 scale fly-in 14/06/15

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Club merchandise now available for more details on how to get yours go to club merchandise in the sub menu on the left had side.

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