Flying Model Aircraft

We want everyone to be able to enjoy our parks. So if you want to fly your model planes we want you to be able to do so safely

We want everyone to be able to enjoy our parks. So if you want to fly your model planes we want to you be able to do it safely but we also want to protect other people, our wildlife and plants.

Our Byelaws include rules about launching and recovering radio controlled and control lined model aircraft.

The Civil Aviation Authority (CAA) are responsible for airspace regulations, you must check their guidelines and follow their rules when flying your aircraft.

Rules for electrically powered model aircraft

  • You can fly anywhere except local nature reserves
  • Your aircraft mustn’t annoy other people
  • You must stop flying if we, or a member of the police ask you to
  • You must pay attention to where you’re flying

Rules for flying model aircraft powered by combustible fuel

  • You can only fly at Slades farm, Millhams Mead and Meyrick Park, see the Byelaws for times
  • You must get a permit from us to fly at Slades farm
  • You must have public liability insurance and have the minimum cover of £5 million
  • You can only fly control line aircraft at Millhams Mead and Meyrick Park

Drones

The rules governing use of drones are still evolving, as the implications of using this new technology become clear.

For current guidance in this area, please refer to the Civil Aviation Authority (CAA) website.

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