To all model pilots please read-Threat to Model Flying from European Regulation

By | October 4, 2016

Hi All
I expect you are aware of the proposed new regulations that will wipe out (or make extremely difficult) both hobby and commercial model flying if enacted.

This video-” EASA’s ‘Prototype’ Commission Regulation on Unmanned Aircraft Operations”
can be found on Vimeo

or on uTUbe  Drones to be limited to 50m height by EASA Prototype Commission

and goes some way to simplify and summarise the 72 page “prototype document” as published.

There has been an article in the BMFA news this month and the link to the relevant bulletin from the BMFA web :

Although obviously drafted with multirotors very much in mind  EASA make no distinction between multirotors and fixed wing models and to enable the measures to be implemented are requiring that all models be factory produced (except those weighing less than 250grms).

The altitude (50mtrs) and distance (100mtrs) limitations imposed may be sensible for small palm sized multi rotors and may be within the capability of a slightly but (not much) larger multirotor but in my opinion are not appropriate for anything much bigger or any model that cannot achieve hovering flight.

I, for one, cannot see myself capable of flying a 1.20 size i/c powered, fixed wing ,model weighing say 5.5kgs ,within a distance of 100mtrs from me and a height limit of 50 mtrs. and I certainly do not think it can be done safely.

The proposed regulations will require that all model pilots are registered with a”  Responsible Body “and that in many cases a risk assessment
will have to be approved by that body  before any operation to take place. There will also be a minimum age limit of 14years.

If you feel you wish to make representation to EASA on this matter it must be done before mid October 2016 and can be done at the  mailbox


Emailed to the nadmas membership by Rob Jepson club secretary.