June club night and barbecue at the field

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Meeting has been moved as the weather for tomorrow is not looking good at all. It will now be Wednesday week 19th June when forecast is much better. As usual our examiners will be on hand to help with any of the tests for the BMFA achievement scheme. If you actually want to take a test please advise Bob beforehand so he can make sure that he has the appropriate … Read More

Work Party at the field to clear weeds in the lane

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Thank you to the small squad that turned up to the work party today. Cleared an amazing amount in just a couple of hours. It was quite windy but we did not get rained on. Two of the work party are currently receiving cancer treatment, one has recently had major surgery on a wrist to fuse it because of pain and another is awaiting hip surgery. Before After Lane is … Read More

Bob Ryan

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Congratulations to Bob on the following achievements in the BMFA Scheme Chief Instructor Fixed Wing Chief Examiner Fixed Wing Chief Instructor Helicopter                   Chief Examiner Helicopter In case you are not sure what a Chief examiners function is, I downloaded the following from the BMFA document “Guidance For Chief Examiners” The job of a Chief Examiner is to “assess applicants for the … Read More

Latest revisions to ANO

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Important Notice to all BMFA Examiners, instructors and achievement scheme test candidates. Mandatory Questions Updated April 21st 2019 Updated list of Mandatory Questions. To take in to account recent changes to the regulations that affect the flying of model aircraft the list of Mandatory questions has been updated to reflect the changes. The new list is reproduced below and is also available to view on the achievement scheme website at … Read More

Hangar 9 CubCrafters XCub 60cc

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  Having experienced a loss of interest in flying model airplanes, I thought perhaps that the purchase of a Hangar 9 CubCrafters XCub 60cc ARTF at the end of last year might Ginger up my enthusiasm. Unfortunately this has not proved the case, largely due to the poor design and presentation of the kit. The model is designed for electric use or petrol IC (Horizons 62cc Evolution) and having suffered … Read More

At the field this week so far

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Tuesday Kevin East had his Futura scrutinised and got his certificate allowing it to be flown at the field, which he did. Great displays. Thank you Don Fraser for the photograph. Most of the usual Tuesday crew were present for a pleasant day although the wind got a bit chilly by mid afternoon. Wednesday The two Alans marked out the runways. Looks great, thanks chaps.   Thursday BMFC Thursday lunch club … Read More

Training day for A & B certificates

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Weather was kind and the event was well attended. I’m sure a number of people learned a lot and went away with a much better idea of what is required and how to do it. Congratulations to Matt Epps who passed his ‘A’ Taylor Veasey was there, getting to know his petrol powered Wot 4 XL which he plans to use to do his ‘B’ when hes good and familiar … Read More

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