Some more photos of Fun Fly and Avicraft Day

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Rob Newman organised a mass launch so the club rule regarding the number of planes in the air had to be suspended as there were more than a dozen planes up at once. The pilots box was overflowing Bob test flew Andy Chilcott’s Sopwith click link below for a short video IMG_5300      

July newsletter from Jon Young

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I Trust that everyone is taking advantage of the warm sunny weather to visit the field, if not, why not? We all complain when we have a typical British Summer, i.e. cold, wet and windy, so if you are not already doing so, I would suggest that you get up to the field and get some flying in. Avicraft and BMFA sponsored weekend 14th-15thJune, report by Bob Ryan This has … Read More

Busy evening at the field

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Yesterday evenings club meeting and barbecue was very well attended with lots of models from large 3D IC models to big gliders and everything in between. John Veasey worked hard on the barbecue for most of the evening and I don’t think there was anything much left. Gregg Veasey thought that it was probably the best attended club meeting at the field to date as you can see by the … Read More

Next weekend (14th & 15th July)

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As you know, it is the Avicraft Fun-Fly day next Sunday 15th July, at least Dave Warren, Bob Ryan and myself will be there as examiners  from Saturday 14th and happy to take A&B certificates. There is now a quiz on the BMFA website that should help with answering the questions. http://achievements.bmfa.org/quizzes

Weed treatment at the field.

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  Treatment which was originally to have taken place on the 5th will now be done on the 18th (next Monday). Alan has cut the runways this week, so they will not be done again until at least two days after the weed treatment. Dog owners are advised to keep dogs off the treated areas for 7 days.

Model lost in the crops found.

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Message from Alan Cooper and Malcolm Dougall We today found our first lost plane. This was done with a parrot disco (flying wing) videoing an area, then reviewing it hi-res on a screen. Still searching for more. If someone recognises the plane as being their’s, email me to sort out picking it up. Regards Malcolm and Alan I have not included Alans email but if you email me on admin@bickleymfc.org … Read More

Request for help with work party next Tuesday.

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Message from the weed Master General AKA Bob Ryan. I was down the field for a while today. On the way in I stopped at the middle gate and decided to try pulling out some of the large yellow weeds. To my surprise they came out  quite easily and after about half an hour I had cleared an area about 20 feet each side of the gate. It would have … Read More

Models, kits engines and accessories for sale.

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Richard Hobson received the attached list which he has forwarded to me to put up on the site. I telephoned the contact Graham Brown to see if the list was valid and to check if he was prepared to post items as he is in Oswestry which is very nearly North Wales. Some of the larger items may be worth travelling for, particularly if you are up in that direction … Read More

New floor in the shelter

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Unfortunately, the appearance of the new floor in the shelter which was only finished about a week ago, has already been spoilt by some thoughtless person(s) getting cooking oil over a significant area near the west end doorway.                   As a consequence, the committee regret, that in an effort to maintain the condition of this valuable new asset, cooking in the shelter … Read More

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