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Are you drone aware? Do you know your legal responsiblities? If you fly a model Drone, Quad or Multi-Copter and are not sure about your legal responsibilities then click more.

The Civil aviation Authority (CAA) and British Model Flying Association (BMFA) are Running a Drone awareness initiative starting in April. You have probably read or heard on the news about the careless use and the dangerous flights made by owners of model drones near airfields etc putting airliners and lives at risk. The press are having a field day sensationalising even the most minor of incidents. The CAA and BMFA want model flying to continue. Unless more people are made aware of their responsibilities and the regulations on the use of drones, particularly those fitted with cameras, and how to fly them safely then model flying could be killed off or severely restricted by legislation.

The Medway Model Flying Club who are a BMFA affiliated club will also be having “Drone awareness sessions” at weekends starting 2nd April weather permitting, at our flying field at Orchard Farm , Iwade (enter at the Solar farm entrance) in School Lane, Iwade.ME9 8QE. If you would like more info on flying your drone safely and not falling foul of the law then you are welcome to come along for a chat. You can bring your model along for a safety check and advice from propeller safety to battery choice and charging. We may also be able to help with any technical advice about the maintenance and set up of your model. No charge ,it’s free and will be informal and friendly.

Come along we would like to meet you. For more info contact Phil on 07973 938171 or at pfiwade@blueyonder.co.uk or Ade on 07824 600763 or at adrianhawley@virginmedia.com

Be drone aware!

Find out more about the initiave at droneaware.org

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