Article 16

Article 16 Introduced 31/12/2020

The new CAA legislation came into force on 31st December 2020.

Document CAP 722 (link below) gives most of the details.

CAP 722 Document Link

It is a complex document and if anyone takes the trouble to read it (238 pages), you will see it is aimed at all unmanned aircraft, including most of what we fly as club flyers.

Under the actual legislation there is a clause (Article 16) that allows the CAA to exempt members who fly under the umbrella of model flying associations such as the BMFA, LMA, SAA & FPV UK etc. to exempt their members from parts of the new legislation (page 186 of the 722 document).

Most model flying clubs including DDMAC, will fly under the rules and regulations of Article 16 (link below). This is a legal document containing the rules and regulations that govern what we can and can not do. In essence it means people who are current members of certain model aircraft associations, like the BMFA, can fly under terms and conditions that better suit their purposes.

Article 16 Legal Document

If anyone has any questions or needs to clarify anything, please feel free to call or email me.

Martin Lynn,
DDMAC Membership Secretary.
Mobile: 07802 725 231