March 2020 - COVID-19
As the number of cases of Coronavirus increases in the UK, To comply with government regulations it is with regret that we must temporarily suspend flying and close the field with immediate effect. This will be reviewed at the end of April. The gate code has been changed and the new code will be issued to members when restrictions have been lifted.
The practice of flying RC model's on site is FORBIDDEN INTILL FURTHER NOTICE and anyone found flying will may have their membership revoked.
The committee would like to thank you for respecting the closure and will announce the reopening following future government advice.
Feb 2020 - Committee meeting
Februarys meeting showed a great turn out with almost all committee members and at least a dozen general members turning up to listen in and have a chance to have their say/vote on club issues.
The dominating subject was of course how the club is to police the new laws regarding the CAA registration scheme, and after much talk it was decided that the club will not be policing the scheme until it has a legal obligation to do so. It is the clubs understanding that it is now law to be registered when operating unmanned aircraft and is so the responsibility of the individual to abide by this law. The club will still however police members having BMFA insurance when flying on its site.
Above: Brainstorming ideas for improving the flying site
During the meeting it was also voted in favour for maitence work to be done regarding hedge row work, felling the large tree (on the far side) opening up the site improving flying conditions for larger models, and drainage work to help improve the recovery time of the site during wet conditions.