Joseph

Kemp

, United Kingdom

Posted on
2020-02-21 14:21:06
“I have been flying since I was about 5 years old. Starting off on simulators. As soon as I was capable of landing on the runway each time on the simulator my Dad and I went and bought my first real RC plane. (a 4 channel classic style electric trainer) and I joined a club to learn. As I had spent so much time on the simulator I progressed to solo flight really quickly. It may sound cheesy but ever since going solo, Rc aircraft have been my passion. I fly anything I can get my hands on; be it a small indoor model such as the Parkzone Night Vapor, or a small quadcopter you can safely fly in your living room, up to Giant scale aircraft like the Hangar 9 Carbon Cub 15cc. I am getting into scratch building and am currently building a glider tow Plane that will have a 70cc twin petrol engine in it. I am even hoping to start getting into turbine aircraft at some point in the near future. I have also become a Club Instructor with at my BMFA affiliated club and love teaching. Whether it’s someone who’s had no exposure to model aircraft whatsoever or someone whose been flying for a while but just needs a bit of help finessing their skills; the feeling of seeing someone improve and have fun under your tutelage is such an amazing feeling. The new regulations would likely see an end to that for a lot of people as they wouldn’t be able to adapt their aircraft to meet them. This would be a great shame. Especially as model aviation has such a good safety record. The purpose of regulations is often to try and cut down on or stop people using things for nefarious purposes. However ,as is always the case, regulations have absolutely no impact on anyone who is wanting to do illegal or unlawful activities. The ones that are impacted by regulations are law abiding people who have no choice but to comply if they want to continue with their hobbies and activities in any meaningful way even if it’s a mere shadow of what it used to be.”
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