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.



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.



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

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For COVID related issues and futher guidance please email

the SAA Covid Officer at


Covid Guidance Package Release 6 - From 12th March 2021


See Below for the revised documents. 

  • SAA covering statement explaining how to allow up to 15 people onto individual flying sites.
  • The latest government guidance template.
  • The Covid Officer job role description.
  • A risk assessment example.
  • The risk assessment in doc format.
  • The same but in spreadsheet format.
  • The SAA’s version of the "return to sport and physical activities document" which is pending approval by SportScotland on behalf of the government.
  • An example risk assessment as modified for aeromodelling. This is not
    exhaustive and needs to be tailored to individual clubs or activities.


SAA statement from 12th March 2021


Due to the slight easing of COVID restrictions by the Scottish Government, the SAA are delighted to announce that as from Friday 12th March, R/C flying in groups of no more than 15 many recommence on the proviso that the below document entitled: COVID Sports Specific Guidelines for the Scottish Aeromodellers Association Rev 7-dd446 is fully adhered to. This is in draft form at the moment but I am happy that if the guidelines detailed in the document are followed, then we will be good to go. Any further relaxation of the restrictions will be communicated in the same way.


Enjoy and Happy Landings


Steve McDonald

SAA Chairman




Phase 3 return to sport and physical activity guidance

(Yellow highlighting denotes the revised changes in this release)





Sportscotland Covid Officer


File: 03sportscotland-covid-officer-365e1.pdf



Risk Assessment Example


File: 04risk-assessment-example-0897d.pdf



Risk Assessment Template Blank


File: 05risk-assessment-template-blank-7cf37.docx



Risk Assessment Template Blank


File: 06risk-assessment-template-blank-ea98c.xlsx



Covid Sports Specific Guidance for the Scottish Aeromodellers Association (Yellow highlighting denotes the revised changes in this release)




Risk Assessment Example for Aeromodelling


File: 08RiskAssessmentExampleforAeromodelling-f65fc.docx