The drone registration scheme due to be launched this month in the UK has been delayed by the CAA.
There’s not much information as to whether this delay will result in changes to the operation or the £16.50 charge for some or all of the participants but according to the CAA’s Dronesafe website which has been recently updated, the deadline of November 30th will still apply.
The delay is believed to be the result of lobbying on the part of the British Model Flying Associations who recently attended at the Houses of Parliament which resulted in the CAA and DfT being tasked with working alongside them to find an acceptable way forward with the proposed scheme. According to their BFMA’s website, the starting points for such negotiations will be the exemption of people who only fly control line aircraft, the placement of registration numbers and also potentially a reduction in the registration fee.
Prominent YouTube drone journalist XJet had this to say…