Its getting worse

Worse? It’s impossible!


Link works ok here.

The text on that site says:


Is this the beginning of the end for R/C…???

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Isn’t this just the finishing off the law from last year that got put on hold while the election happened?


A warrant is secured? Doesn’t that take time?

with 80,000 having registered so far. Isn’t that also well below the CAA estimates? :sweat_smile:

So the police can ask to see you’re drone and if you’re not registered or breaking the drone code give you a fine or confiscate it? Not the end of the line for us RC owners as its pretty much just enforcing last years laws but not great none the less. Many of us fly in remote places anyway and I’ve never seen the police when out, you’d have to be pretty blatantly breaking the drone code to be caught if you were “illegal”.

Full text of the Bill:

I think this is actually a positive move and that we can all work closer with the police so they know who we are in their area etc


There’s still the submissions from the various CBO’s (BMFA, FPVUK, LMA, etc) to be included. The BMFA has around 30,000 members, and not all will be required to register (still a few control line, free flight, and indoor, only members. And the fact that 2019 member numbers were down 2,000 from the previous year.

I wouldn’t be surprised if an extended exemption will be issued as we’re three weeks away from the deadline and I’ve yet to receive confirmation of my renewal to the BMFA, other than the automated receipt for my payment, not even a digital version of my membership card. However I have received the latest version of the journal packed full of anorak fashion tips, and the merits of rolling your socks over your trouser leg bottoms to best display your demob brogues while on the flight line.




/takes notes for next drone flight

I knew the BMFA would eventually help the drone community somehow :+1:t2:


“We are confident these police powers will be used proportionately to both deter careless drone use and to tackle serious, malicious criminal activity.”

Uh, Huh. until it suits them to change the definition.

I think that a lot of police officers will be rubbing there hands together a chance to get free drones like they have around the country with scooters
Well if the try to confiscate mine on some trumped up reason I will be stamping on it first

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I wonder if they asked this chap to see his registration before asking for help

Well done that man :clap:


And if he hadn’t managed to help locate the girl he’d have been branded a stalker for using his drone to spot girls.


Would be interested to know why it’s getting worse?

This is simply aligned with what we already know and expect IMHO… nothing alarming

It’s getting worse because of legislation for a threat that never existed in the first place.

There has yet to be a CONFIRMED incident. There’s plenty of mass hysteria with stories appearing in the mainstream media that a few years back would have only appeared in the editorial of the Sunday Sport. Very recently a woman has claimed that she was followed by a “Drone” for over eight miles. Five years ago she would have made the same claim but this time it would have been alien abduction, with the intention of impregnating her with a Star Child.

There is no risk assessment to substantiate the need for me to be registered to fly a 400g mass of EPO foam in a distant and remote muddy field, but yet hear we are.

Now the hysteria has got so bad that the CAA are allegedly considering registration requirements for indoor model flying. This is like saying I have to register my model train set as it could pose a collision threat to the planned Leeds to London HST service.

Oh imaginary creator, give me strength.



I am now on the brink of quitting this hobby and selling, I ask myself is all this worth it for a few hours flying a month, I’m spending more time on my laptop reading all this new legislation and watching YT videos than I spend actually flying the dam thing, it seems that everyday I see something negative and wonder if in 6 months I’m gonna be left with £2000 worth of kit that nobody wants and can’t sell, its just going to be more money to keep finding as the A2 CofC is going to cost £249 just to allow me to get close enough take decent photos etc. rant over