Sean Mendis and Derek Morrison met Member of Parliament Barry Gardiner in early September to make a case for the club extending the restricted flying times in the summer months for electric powered flight. After the Council had sent representative to observe flying earlier, it was duly noted that the sound of traffic was more audibly than any electric powered model aircraft.
It was suggested the drones should be placed in the same category as I.C aircraft as it is difficult to influence historical prejudices once formed in the minds of residents. They are particularly sensitive to drones and the potential invasion of privacy that these could bring. Placing Drones in the I.C category will help t alleviate the issues we have with conventional electric airplanes and helicopters.
Now that the website is up and running we can affiliate with the BMFA and members can pay for their insurance together. New flyers can have a couple of flights insured under the club if members are on site, without a permit.