Glenluce and Galloway Flyers

To all BMFA Members We would firstly like to wish you all a safe and very Merry Christmas and a Prosperous New Year. 2020 has truly been a year of disruption and some disappointment but we are looking forward to 2021 with a positive outlook. We do need to inform members of the latest guidance relating to changes in COVID-19 restrictions which can be read on the website at https://bmfa.org/News/News-Page/ArticleID/2707/COVID-19- Regulations-Update-22-12-2020 and is also reproduced below. COVID-19 Regulations Update 22/12/2020 England There is no change that affects model aircraft flying in Tiers 1, 2 and 3 in England since our last update on 4/12/2020. See https://bmfa.org/News/News-Page/ArticleID/2703/COVID-19- Regulations-Update-4-12-2020 However, the Government have introduced a fourth Tier which currently covers London and much of the South East and a number of other areas. In the new Tier 4 the instruction is that you must stay at home, apart from a limited number of exceptions. One of those exceptions is “to visit a public outdoor place for the purposes of open air recreation” and the definition of a public outdoor place includes “outdoor sportsgrounds or sports facilities” and therefore it is possible for model flying clubs to remain open and for model aircraft flying to take place within the regulations. However, the regulations restrict an outdoor gathering at outdoor sportsgrounds or sports facilities to a maximum of two people in Tier 4 areas. Clubs should carefully consider what steps they need to take to ensure that no more then two people gather together, or whether it is advisable to have more than two people at the site at any one time. Wales The whole of Wales is currently at Covid alert level 4 and the Welsh Government has instructed all leisure facilities to close which includes model flying clubs. Model flying itself has not been specifically prohibited. However, you should not be driving to get to somewhere to fly model aircraft, and the need to carry your equipment by car is not regarded as a justification on its own for driving in these circumstances. Scotland Model Aircraft flying is permitted in all Covid protection levels and or- ganised indoor flying is permitted in Levels 0, 1 and 2 for over 18s and also in Level 3 for under 18s. Please note most areas of Scotland will be moving to Protection level 4 on 26th December. Northern Ireland From 26th December all sports facilities such as leisure centres, gyms, health clubs, swimming pools, tennis courts, golf courses, including model flying clubs must close Thank you to everyone that has already renewed membership for 2021, your support is greatly appreciated, it is wonderful to have you as part of the BMFA family once again. If you have yet to renew you can do so online at https://bmfa.azolve.com/ or by telephone on 0116 2440028, the office hours over the festive period are as follows: 9am - 4.30pm, 22nd - 23rd December Closed, 24th - 28th December 9am - 4.30pm, 29th - 31st December Office re-opens from 9am on Tuesday 56th January. Please see BMFA covid 19 guidlines and updates for flying clubs at the British Model Flying Association (bmfa.org) The UK adopted the EU regulations for unmanned aircraft (which in- cluded model flying) in 2019 and these will come into effect on December 31st, 2020. This is the same day that we exit from the EU, but regulations in place at the point of departure will be transferred directly into UK law. Please see this quick start guide UK drone and model aircraft laws that come into effect at the end of this year and also to update you on registration renewal. detailed information

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Glenluce and Galloway Flyers

To all BMFA Members We would firstly like to wish you all a safe and very Merry Christmas and a Prosperous New Year. 2020 has truly been a year of disruption and some dis- appointment but we are looking forward to 2021 with a positive outlook. We do need to inform members of the latest guidance relating to changes in COVID-19 restrictions which can be read on the website at https://bmfa.org/News/News- Page/ArticleID/2707/COVID-19-Regulations-Update- 22-12-2020 and is also reproduced below. COVID-19 Regulations Update 22/12/2020 England There is no change that affects model aircraft flying in Tiers 1, 2 and 3 in England since our last update on 4/12/2020. See https://bmfa.org/News/News- Page/ArticleID/2703/COVID-19-Regulations-Update-4- 12-2020 However, the Government have introduced a fourth Tier which currently covers London and much of the South East and a number of other areas. In the new Tier 4 the instruction is that you must stay at home, apart from a limited number of exceptions. One of those exceptions is “to visit a public outdoor place for the purposes of open air recreation” and the definition of a public outdoor place includes “outdoor sportsgrounds or sports facilities” and therefore it is possible for model flying clubs to remain open and for model aircraft flying to take place within the regulations. However, the regulations restrict an outdoor gathering at outdoor sportsgrounds or sports facilities to a max- imum of two people in Tier 4 areas. Clubs should care- fully consider what steps they need to take to ensure that no more then two people gather together, or whether it is advisable to have more than two people at the site at any one time. Wales The whole of Wales is currently at Covid alert level 4 and the Welsh Government has instructed all leisure facilities to close which includes model flying clubs. Model flying itself has not been specifically prohibited. However, you should not be driving to get to some- where to fly model aircraft, and the need to carry your equipment by car is not regarded as a justification on its own for driving in these circumstances. Scotland Model Aircraft flying is permitted in all Covid protection levels and organised indoor flying is permitted in Levels 0, 1 and 2 for over 18s and also in Level 3 for under 18s. Please note most areas of Scotland will be moving to Protection level 4 on 26th December. Northern Ireland From 26th December all sports facilities such as leisure centres, gyms, health clubs, swimming pools, tennis courts, golf courses, including model flying clubs must close Thank you to everyone that has already renewed membership for 2021, your support is greatly appreci- ated, it is wonderful to have you as part of the BMFA family once again. If you have yet to renew you can do so online at https://bmfa.azolve.com/ or by telephone on 0116 2440028, the office hours over the festive period are as follows: 9am - 4.30pm, 22nd - 23rd December Closed, 24th - 28th December 9am - 4.30pm, 29th - 31st December Office re-opens from 9am on Tuesday 56th January. Please see BMFA covid 19 guidlines and updates for flying clubs at the British Model Flying Association (bmfa.org) The UK adopted the EU regulations for unmanned air- craft (which included model flying) in 2019 and these will come into effect on December 31st, 2020. This is the same day that we exit from the EU, but reg- ulations in place at the point of departure will be trans- ferred directly into UK law. Please see this quick start guide UK drone and model aircraft laws that come into effect at the end of this year and also to update you on regis- tration renewal. detailed information

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Glenluce and Galloway Flyers

To all BMFA Members We would firstly like to wish you all a safe and very Merry Christmas and a Prosperous New Year. 2020 has truly been a year of disruption and some disappointment but we are looking forward to 2021 with a positive outlook. We do need to inform members of the latest guidance relating to changes in COVID-19 restrictions which can be read on the website at https://bmfa.org/News/News-Page/ArticleID/2707/COVID-19-Regulations- Update-22-12-2020 and is also reproduced below. COVID-19 Regulations Update 22/12/2020 England There is no change that affects model aircraft flying in Tiers 1, 2 and 3 in England since our last update on 4/12/2020. See https://bmfa.org/News/News-Page/ArticleID/2703/COVID-19-Regulations-Update-4- 12-2020 However, the Government have introduced a fourth Tier which currently covers London and much of the South East and a number of other areas. In the new Tier 4 the instruction is that you must stay at home, apart from a limited number of excep- tions. One of those exceptions is “to visit a public outdoor place for the purposes of open air recreation” and the definition of a public outdoor place includes “outdoor sportsgrounds or sports facilities” and there- fore it is possible for model flying clubs to remain open and for model aircraft flying to take place within the regulations. However, the regulations restrict an outdoor gathering at outdoor sportsgrounds or sports facilities to a maximum of two people in Tier 4 areas. Clubs should carefully consider what steps they need to take to ensure that no more then two people gather together, or whether it is advisable to have more than two people at the site at any one time. Wales The whole of Wales is currently at Covid alert level 4 and the Welsh Government has instructed all leisure facilities to close which includes model flying clubs. Model flying itself has not been specifically prohibited. However, you should not be driving to get to some- where to fly model aircraft, and the need to carry your equipment by car is not regarded as a justification on its own for driving in these circumstances. Scotland Model Aircraft flying is permitted in all Covid protection levels and organised indoor flying is permitted in Levels 0, 1 and 2 for over 18s and also in Level 3 for under 18s. Please note most areas of Scotland will be moving to Protection level 4 on 26th December. Northern Ireland From 26th December all sports facilities such as leisure centres, gyms, health clubs, swimming pools, ten- nis courts, golf courses, including model flying clubs must close Thank you to everyone that has already renewed membership for 2021, your support is greatly appreci- ated, it is wonderful to have you as part of the BMFA family once again. If you have yet to renew you can do so online at https://bmfa.azolve.com/ or by telephone on 0116 2440028, the office hours over the festive period are as follows: 9am - 4.30pm, 22nd - 23rd December Closed, 24th - 28th December 9am - 4.30pm, 29th - 31st December Office re-opens from 9am on Tuesday 56th January. Please see BMFA covid 19 guidlines and updates for flying clubs at the British Model Flying Association (bmfa.org) The UK adopted the EU regulations for unmanned aircraft (which included model flying) in 2019 and these will come into effect on December 31st, 2020. This is the same day that we exit from the EU, but regulations in place at the point of departure will be transferred directly into UK law. Please see this quick start guide UK drone and model aircraft laws that come into effect at the end of this year and also to update you on registration renewal. detailed information

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© 2021 Glenluce and Galloway Flyers
© 2021 Glenluce and Galloway Flyers