Wednesday, 16 August 2017


Breaking news for the annual scale day.
The following is a list of days where I am available to arrange a Club Scale Day.
September:-Sunday 4th, Saturday 23rd, Sunday 24th and Sunday 30th.
October:-    Sunday 1st, Saturday 7th, Sunday 8th
Could all those who wish to take part in the Scale Day or attend the BBQ, please let me know via this Blog, in order that I can procure enough nosh! I will also need to know which category(ies) you wish to enter. If any member wishes to organise the event on a different day, please let me know. I have all the prizes and certificates already! Happy Landings,Roy

Monday, 14 August 2017

Don't worry Trevor your superhero powers are save in my hands... well safe in my fieldbox :)


video

Ray did a brilliant job videoing my Cessna 337, bit overpowered! but it flies good now I've sorted the radio issue and lipos.

Sunday, 13 August 2017

Friday, 11 August 2017

Thursday, 10 August 2017

Flying Spectacular 2017

Missed this one... Thanks Graham.

Wednesday, 9 August 2017

Saturday, 5 August 2017

Thursday, 3 August 2017

Flying Spectacular 2017

From Bravo303 - Many thanks for filming the event.

Wednesday, 2 August 2017

Saturday, 29 July 2017

Club Field Gate

Dave Redwood To The Rescue - Many Thanks.

Friday, 28 July 2017

Flying Spectacular 2017

Thanks again to Graham...

Wednesday, 26 July 2017

HELP - REQUIRED

 Mobile welder needed to repair our gate. The hasp weld has broken which was welded to the 3x3 square section - the weld is only about 50mm on each side but it needs to be done.

I have the small metal section that needs to be secured / welded and I can meet anyone at anytime to get this done so if anyone knows anyone who can help = the club needs you!
Regards Peter

BMFA - Drone News


https://bmfa.org/News/News-Page/ArticleID/2475/Government-Publishes-Consultation-on-the-Safe-Use-of-Drones-in-the-UK

Sunday, 23 July 2017

Ade After Great Planes - Rifle maiden :)


LMA

News UK DfT Response to Drones Consultation The Department for Transport today published their response to the consultation that was held earlier in the year on the use of drones. What is disappointing is the level of response. Of the 678 responses the DfT received, only 213 were from model flyers, which is somewhere in the region of 0.6% of the model flyers in this country who are the member of a model flying association. What is positive is that the DfT recognise the long and safe history of organised model flying (and for ‘club’ read ‘association’)- ‘The Government will work with model aircraft flying clubs to examine ways in which it may be possible to exempt members of model aircraft flying clubs with adequate safety cultures and practices from certain elements of registration and other educational requirements, or where their club will be permitted to undertake regulatory requirements on their behalf. Flyers of model aircraft who are not members of a club, or are members of a club not deemed to have adequate standards will, however, not be excluded from registration or other requirements.’ What is of immediate concern, however, is the statement- ‘As well as this, the Government is minded to: Amend the Air Navigation Order 2016 to ban all drones of 7kg or less in weight flying above 400ft or 122m (drones of above 7kg are already banned from flying above this height).’ While this response is a statement of intent, rather than final policy, the LMA will, in conjunction with the other UK model flying associations, continue to work with the DfT & the CAA to make sure that model flying is not negatively impacted by the government’s understandable desire to not have a very nasty accident caused by inappropriate use of Drones. ↑ Back to the Top | Posted on Saturday, 22nd July, 2017 EASA Rules On ‘Drones’ – Your Response Needed As you may or may not have seen, EASA have published an updated set or proposed rules for the operation of ‘Drones’ (which will include model aircraft)- ‘NPA 2017-05 Introduction of a regulatory framework for the operation of drones — Unmanned aircraft system operations in the open and specific category’ https://www.easa.europa.eu/document-library/notices-of-proposed-amendment/npa-2017-05 The period for submitting comments to this NPA is from 12 May to 12 August. I shall be submitting a response on behalf of the LMA, but I would encourage all of you to read all 128 pages and submit a response too. As a note, when EASA say ‘Model clubs and associations’, the UK CAA are reading this as existing national associations with a track record, the LMA, BMFA, SAA & FPVUK. Little Whinging MFC does not count, nor will starting a new gang to try and get round it all! As with other consultations & proposals, I’m not creating any ‘stock’ responses, your thoughts are what matter rather than a thousand identical responses. When responding, please be polite! As irritating as this is to us all, rude emails to the people who have been given the job of doing this don’t help. Any questions, please let me know and I’ll do what I can. Rob Buckley Secretary – Large Model Association

Saturday, 22 July 2017

THIS NEEDS TO BE VIEWED

Thin end of the wedge...