Welcome to Margam Model Flying Club - This site is dedicated to flying model aircraft in the margam and surrounding areas. We meet as regular as the weather allows us to, our aim is to promote the enjoyment and fun the hobby can bring. This is achieved through a friendly atmosphere with helpful and knowledgeable members. We hope to meet as often as we can and fly a wide range of aircraft inc: Heli's, fixed-wing, quad-copters. Some fast some slow but only electric (no i.c.) We fly mainly on playing fields and also indoor during the winter nights and bad weather.

                                                      
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The legal situation at this present time is un-clear regarding flying FPV and photography. We have researched the currently available documentation to make you aware of the basic requirements.

The following has been taken from the BMFA handbook:

First Person View RC Flying.

FPV RC is a legitimate activity but there are limitations that you must observe to be both legal and insured. ANO Article 166 (3) says the person in charge of a small unmanned aircraft must maintain direct, unaided visual contact with the aircraft sufficient to monitor its flight path in relation to other aircraft, persons, vehicles, vessels and structures for the purpose of avoiding collisions. This is a strict legal requirement.

The implication for FPV RC is that the pilot ‘under the hood’ cannot, by definition, be the pilot in charge of the model and that there must be a separate ‘pilot in charge’ at all times. After discussions with the insurers and the CAA, BMFA has been able to arrange insurance for the activity but ONLY if the following regulation is followed:

When flying FPV RC, the pilots MUST use a buddy box system with the pilot in charge using the master transmitter. In addition, the model is equipped with a video camera and video link to the ground and will automatically be classed by the CAA as a small aircraft equipped for surveillance. Consequently, all of ANO Article 167, (Small unmanned surveillance aircraft) will apply to any flights made. This can be read in full in the section ‘Legal Controls over Model Flying’.
Again, these are strict legal requirements.

 

 

 

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