Article 16 – Update 06 Aug ‘21

 

Following confirmation from Tysers, our insurers, it is not possible to fly under Article 16 as an associate member of the LMA using SAA insurance. This is due to changes in the way liability is covered and is not the result we were hoping for.

 

The LMA have however offered full membership starting from 1st September 2021 and ending 31st December 2022 for £30, the BMFA have a reduced membership of £29 but only covers you until 31st December 2021.

 

It has been confirmed that if joint full membership of the SAA and either the LMA or the BMFA are held, then the LMA or BMFA insurance will provide cover when flying under Article 16.

 

SAA members can continue to fly in the open category under the SAA insurance, however, should any member of the SAA wish to fly under Article 16, they will require full membership of either the LMA or the BMFA.

 

Note: Although Article 16 permits flying above 120m(400ft), the Maximum Take-Off Weight (MTOM) of a powered aircraft must not exceed 7.5kg including fuel. For gliders the MTOM is 14kg and they can be flown at a height greater than 120m above the ground directly beneath them, but no more 120m above the pilot.

 

I hope this clarifies the situation, but feel free to contact me if you are unsure.

 

In the meantime, the team are working hard to regain Article 16 authorisation and the Council, thank you for your continued patience, support and understanding.

 

Happy landings

 

Steve

 

Steve McDonald

SAA Chairman

 

Note:- CAP 722 

 

Please use the link below to access the latest version of CAP 722. Please familiarise yourself with the relevant sections, especially if you are flying in the Open Category

 

CAP722 Document

Council Vacancies

 

The council has the following posts to be filled:

 

Assistant Secretary:

Required to assist the secretary as and when required, to provide minutes of council meetings and possibly help to manage the website and social media.

 

Treasurer:

Post filled.

 

Airtime Editor:

Required to produce our AirTime magazine which showcases what our members are up to.

 

Webmaster:

Required to post website updates as and when required to help keep the membership informed.

 

It is important that all vacancies are filled in order that the council can work quickly and effectively in order to ensure that R/C flying is safe and enjoyable for all members and that we fulfil our legal obligations.

 

The SAA can only exist if we have members that are willing to help. If you think you can help your fellow members, please contact any member of Council.

 

The SAA needs you!

 

Steve McDonald

SAA Chairman

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