Letchworth Model Aeronautical Society



Legal stuff

Here are some useful links to information about the laws governing our hobby

Civil Aviation Authority (CAA)

The CAA regulates all aviation activities in the UK, including flying model aircraft. Links to the relevant regulations are given on their web site at caa.co.uk/Consumers/Unmanned-aircraft/Model-aircraft/. The CAA also publishes CAP 658 "Model Aircraft: A Guide to Safe Flying" which can be found at https://tinyurl.com/y98jjgjh.  This publication clearly explains the rules and regulations governing the use of model aircraft for sport and recreational purposes, and should be read by all model aircraft flyers.

Registration laws

In 2019 the government introduced laws requiring owners and pilots of all model aircraft over 250 gm to register and to pass a competency test before flying. The laws are explained here: https://register-drones.caa.co.uk/individual

British Model Flying Association (BMFA)

The BMFA web site contains an excellent guide to the legal side of flying model aircraft at https://rcc.bmfa.uk/

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