CLUB NEWS

May 2020

 

Drone activity

Due to several instances regarding drone use, the committee have decided action needs to be taken to respect the privacy of nearby residence by banning the use of all drone or multi rotor models unless flight clearance has been approved by the committee. 

      

Membership renewal 

we are please to announce that we are now taking bookings for next years membership. Book now to avoid disappointment as places are limited. Membership is £120 per year and a £20 joining fee for new members. Please note that existing members will be allowed 1 month from expiry date to pay their membership fee before the joining fee is added.   

 

Club Reopening 

 

Since the release of the latest government update on coronavirus, the committee have made the decision to reopen the flying club for members only as from 13 May 2020. Please note, that whilst using the flying field strict social distancing measures are in place and the use of the club hut is forbidden. Please refer to the Rules link below for more information, If you have any further concerns please email the club and we will look into your issues as soon as possible.

 

The committee would like to thank you for your support.

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. 

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