This just popped up on FB
"… this week has seen a second consultation period initiated.
We … fully encourage all pilots to complete the short consultation form in order to make their opinions heard."
They encourage it SO much that they don’t provide a link!
(Searched CAA Consultations for Drone …. nothing!)
Thread re First Consultation Period: UK Drone Registration Scheme - Consultation now open
This looks like a rehash or copy of what is happening, dressed up as new news. There are a number of spelling and grammar errors in the main body of the text which makes me think that this is either a fake OR the ‘dronesafe’ guys dressing up old news as new in order to drum up,some more custom.
Don’t forget, the ‘dronesafe’ register is part owned by the dragons den bloke, who part owns dji. I suspect he’s worried that his ‘dronesafe’ register will be going down the swannee river when thevCAA start their register so is attempting to grab some more unsuspecting punters.
If you thought £16.50 to register and take an online competency test with the CAA was extortionate, just see what you get for your money with ‘dronesafe’, cos it’s basically, not a lot. But of course it’s on FB, so it must be legit.
I must dash because an Indian gent is on the phone telling me my broadband is slow and wants to help me fix it. He must be legit cos he says he’s from BT…see what I’m getting at?
Think I might pass on this as I have another Indian bloke on the phone says he is from Microsoft. Ummmmm
His phone bill must be huge, he called twice yesterday, and his Indian sister phoned the day before. They seem awfully keen to help (themselves to our bank details).
Funnily enough I was having trouble with emails and the genuine BT did say that their technical help would call me within 48hrs. So when he called I was almost caught off guard.
However he couldn’t answer ANY of my security questions and when I put his number through https://who-called.co.uk/ it came back as a scammer.
He put the phone down when I told him I knew who he was and where he was calling from.
I just love to keep them on the phone and pretend to do all the things they want me to do in “the Registry”
(I know enough about Computers to last most a life time !.)
I have kept them tagging along for sometimes 30 to 40 mins!.( when I am in the mind for it)
My son is in hysterics, laughing in the background when “Mr Microsoft” comes a calling.
Now i have a good Call Blocking system I don’t get so many calls.
Great Fun though when they then ask you to re-boot your system and you say “ but, it’s not booting up now, whatever am I going to do?”
It’s priceless what some of them have said back to me.
“Well Sir, if you give us you Bank / Credit Card details
we can sort it out for you”
But, for you people who have been caught out, or get a call from them…
PUT THE BLOODY PHONE DOWN !,
If I suspect a scammer on the phone I give them a blast on a whistle, they tend to understand that better than English and don’t bother me again.
My mate used to have an Air Horn next to his phone, now I know why,
I’ve had an English bloke telling me I have to pay £17.50 in November and that even then, I can’t fly my drone anywhere in towns in the UK unless it’s 500ft away from the nearest person or building (which basically means ANYWHERE); I can just see loads of people going for that.
The African Prince’s offer is beginning to sound more genuine!
I just wish I could get out flying, but since been involved the traffic accident they keep telling me about I’m housebound
They keep telling me it wasn’t my fault, so it must have been your fault! Did you ever manage to get a date of the accident?
What was the nature of your injury
My reply ‘I died’