ARTICLE 16 - UPDATE

 

As you will have no doubt heard, our Article 16 re-authorisation was not granted. The CAA have given us a list of the areas that we have to address and this is in the process of being completed. We were offered, and have gladly engaged the assistance of Mr John Miller, a member of the Warrix club and an ex CAA inspector. This will hopefully ensure that when the resubmission is made, that it will be fully compliant with the CAA's requirements. Until then, members must continue to fly under the "Open Category" unless they have decided to join the BMFA or the LMA which will allow them to fly under Article 16. If SAA members need the benefits of flying under Article 16, the most cost effective option is to become an Associate Member of the LMA.

 

Once again, thank you to the membership for your continued support and patience.

 

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:

Required to maintain the accounts and to submit the necessary annual returns.

 

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 - Article 16 Regulations from 1st Jan 2021

 

From the 1st Jan 2021 new regulations have come in to place for Aeromodellers. Below is the Authorisation for the SAA Members to be able to continue to fly in 2021 and beyond. 

 

Members will have to confirm that they have read and understood the terms of our Authorisation and that you wish to operate within it.

 

Please see below the SAA Article 16 Declaration form for Memebrs to complete.

 

SAA_Art16_Dec_V1.1.docx

 

  

20201215UKModelFlyingAssociationsUAS7068Article16Authorisation-d2eba.pdf 

 

 

  Also the BMFA’s press release to members can be found here:

 

https://bmfa.org/News/News-Page/ArticleID/2706/New-regulations-for-BMFA-Members-flying-drones-and-model-aircraft-after-31st-December

 

 

 

Article 16 information and why are the Regulations Changing

 

Article 16 – Model Aircraft & Drone Flying – Be Lawful – Be Safe – Be Responsible (bmfa.uk)

 

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