MEMORANDUM OF UNDERSTANDING

This Memorandum of Understanding is made the 10th day of March 2019

BETWEEN:                    Sheffield Aero Club Limited AIRPORT ATC Unit of Netherthorpe Airfield, Thorpe Salvin near Worksop, Nottinghamshire. S80 3JQ.

AND                            North Anston Society of Aeromodellers

located at                   53.353872,  -1.197307

by                                Ashley Hoyland

22 Turnshaw Road, Ulley, Sheffield S26 3YG.

acting on behalf of members and guests as a Small Unmanned Aircraft (SUA)  Operator,  collectively known as ("The Parties").

Annex 1 will be signed by all members to say they have received a copy of this agreement and they fully understand the need to comply.

Purpose

The purpose of this MoU is to provide clear and unambiguous permission for the operation of small unmanned aircraft (SUA) of less than 20kg dry weight within the Flight Restriction Zone (FRZ) of Netherthorpe Airfield at the location and times specified in this MoU and under the conditions agreed between The Parties.

Background

CAP 1763 (Air Navigation Order 2018 and 2019 Amendment Order) requires that formal permission is given by the relevant Air Traffic Control Unit (ATC Unit) before small unmanned aircraft,  are operated within the FRZ of a Protected Aerodrome. This document represents the formal permission between The Parties. All terms and definitions used in this document are as per those used in the Air Navigation Order as amended by CAP 1763.

Site Location

The point of launch of the SUAs will be centred on 53.353424, -1.197944

Area of Operation

The area of operation of the SUAs will be contained in a semi circle of radius 0.4 nm (from centre of NASA runway) with the straight line end points being located at 53.352729, -1.203416 and 53.349962, -1.188696. (Woodsetts Road).

Height of Operation

The launch/landing site elevation above Mean Sea Level (MSL) is 359 ft and the SUAs will be operated to a maximum height of 1000 ft above the point of launch.

The Times of Operation

The normal days/times of operation will be 7 days per week. 11:00 to 20:30 local.

Recording and Reporting of Incidents

In the event of any concern about potential conflict between an SUA and full size aircraft that may occur or the safe operation of the SUA then The Parties will do all they can to collect and protect relevant data and witness details to assist any subsequent investigation. Where and if appropriate Mandatory  Occurrence Reporting is required of the SUA operator or SUA pilot this will be fulfilled via the British Model Flying Association Head Quarters by the SUA operator/pilot.

Conditions for the Operation of the SUAs

None

Notification to Pilots

The Netherthope Airfield ATC Unit will provide details of the site location and operation to any relevant Aeronautical Information Services (AIS) necessary. The North Anston Society of Aeromodellers will undertake to inform Netherthorpe Airfield ATC Unit of any significant change in the information about the SUA operation relevant to AIS notification.

Contact Details

The primary and secondary contact details for The Parties are:

Ashley Hoyland  (Secretary)

Mobile 07734 256436

Landline 0114 2873432

ahoyland@btinternet.com

 

Neil Brayshaw  (Treasurer)

Mobile 07580 813702

Landline 01709 524772

neilbrayshaw5@btinternet.com

 

ATC Operational Unit

Christine Carlin (CFI)

Mobile 0786 7417494

Landline 01777 356987

christinecarlin@live.co.uk

 

Airfield Manager

Lesley Wombwell

Mobile 07702 152687

Landline 01909 475233

accounts@sheffieldaeroclub.net

 

Emergency Procedures

In the event that a major Emergency or Incident is declared at Netherthorpe Airfield and cessation of operations of the SUAs is required then the ATC Unit will contact Ashley Hoyland 07734 256436 and every effort will be made to land/ground all SUAs operating at the site as promptly as possible.

In the event of any failure or malfunction of a SUA operation that may result in a 'Fly Away' the North Anston Society of Aeromodellers undertakes to inform Netherthorpe Airfield ATC Unit as quickly as possible with relevant details (e.g. estimated height and direction of travel) on 01909 475233

Review Period

Both Parties agree to review the contents of this MoU as a result of any significant change to this information.

Signed on the 30th March 2019

Signed on behalf of Netherthorpe Airfield ATC Unit ................................................................. (CFI)

 

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Signed on behalf of North Anston Society of Aeromodellers

                                                     

                                                       .......................................................... (Ashley Hoyland - Secretary)

 

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