Model Aircraft: Registration:Written question - 258976

Q
(Birmingham, Northfield)
Asked on: 03 June 2019
Department for Transport
Model Aircraft: Registration
Commons
To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, what assessment he has made of (a) the threat to air safety posed by Control Line model aircraft and (b) the potential merits of exempting those model aircraft from mandatory registration under the 2019 Drone Registration Scheme.
A
Answered by: Michael Ellis
Answered on: 11 June 2019

The Department keeps all risks to aviation safety under constant review. With regards to the upcoming Unmanned Aircraft Operator Registration and Education Scheme, the Civil Aviation Authority (CAA) has explored a range of options for model aircraft users. Exemption from the scheme is not a viable option as it would compromise the Government’s overarching objective to increase accountability and safety awareness for all unmanned aircraft users.

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