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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SAA Clubs

 

Club Name Website Link or Location
Aberdeen & District Soarers Aberdeen & District Soarers
Aberdeen Aeromodellers Club Aberdeen Aeromodellers Club
Alloa & District Radio Flying Club Alloa & District Radio Flying Club
Angus Model Flying Club Angus Model Flying Club
Ayr and District Model Flyers Ayr and District Model Flyers
Balbedie Balbedie
Blackridge & District Model Flying Club No Website Available
Bonchester Model Flying Club Bonchester Model Flying Club
Buchan Aeromodellers Buchan Aeromodellers
Burns Country Flyers Burns Country Flyers
Cairngorm Model Flying Club Cairngorm Model Flying Club
Caithness Model Aero Club Caithness Model Aero Club
Caplaw Model Flying Group Caplaw Flyers
Central Scotland RC Helicopter Club Central Scotland RC Helicopter Club
Clyde Valley Flyers Clyde Valley Flyers
Clyde-View Model Helicopter Club No Website Available
Cumbernauld Model Flying Club Cumbernauld Model Flying Club
Dallachy Aeromodellers Dallachy Aeromodellers
Dornoch MFC Dornoch MFC
Dumbarton & District Model Aircraft Club Dumbarton & District Model Aircraft Club
Dumfries Model Flying Club Dumfries Model Flying Club
Dundee Model Aircraft Club Dundee Model Aircraft Club
Dunfermline Model Aero Club Dunfermline Model Aero Club
East Fortune Aeromodellers East Fortune Aeromodellers
East Kilbride Model Flying Club East Kilbride Model Flying Club
Edinburgh Model Flying Club Edinburgh Model Flying Club
Falkirk Model Flying Club Falkirk Model Flying Club
Forfar Model Flying Club Forfar Model Flying Club
Forth Valley Soarers Forth Valley Soarers
Glasgow Barnstormers Model Aircraft Club Glasgow Barnstormers Model Aircraft Club
Glenrothes Aeromodelling Club Glenrothes Aeromodelling Club
Greenock & District Model Aircraft Club No Website Available
Hamilton Model Flying Club Hamilton Model Flying Club
The Highland rc Gliding Club The Highland rc Gliding Club
Kerloch flyers Club / Kerloch Flyers site near Banchory in Aberdeenshire. No Website Available
Kinross Radio Model Flying Club Kinross Radio Model Flying Club
Lanark Aeromodelling Club Lanark Aeromodelling Club
Linlithgow Radio Model Flying Club No Website Available
Livingston Model Aircraft Club Livingston Model Aircraft Club
Macmerry Model Flying Club South perimeter of the original Drem Airfield
Montrose Model Aero Club No Website Available
Motherwell And District Model Aircraft Club Motherwell And District Model Aircraft Club
Penicuik & District Model Flying Association Penicuik & District Model Flying Association
Queens View Model Flying Club Queens View Model Flying Club
Ross-Shire Model Flying Club RMFC Facebook Page
   
Warrix Flying Group Warrix Flying Group
West Calder And District Model Flying Club West Calder And District Model Flying Club