Please try to attend and tell you friends and help us help the Air Ambulance
JULY SWAPMEET 25th July 2021 NOW POSTPONED UNTIL SUNDAY 8TH AUGUST DUE TO WEATHER CONDITIONS
The planned swapmeet for Sunday the 25th at our Stickfast flying site has been postponed until Sunday 8th August, as a result of the poor weather forecast.
The BMFA are having a swapmeet at the NFC this month under the present regulations so we should be ok for ours.
Start remains at 10 am set up from 9.30 am. Ends when it ends. No need to book just turn up on the day
Pitches will be £6 and Buyers entry fee will be £1 . There will also be a tea and coffee bar. We will also have a raffle .ALL proceeds will go to the Air Ambulance charity the MMFC has collected for donations for many years now .
Sell that unwanted stuff or come along and buy a bargain .
Club members : there will be normal flying on the day as all the swapmeet will be in the safe area well behind the flight line .
We will probably ask you to keep social distancing etc .
We may possibly hold an auction at the end of the meeting .
As per title we are having a work party this coming Sunday 13th June . starting at 10 ish .
Strictly NO FLYING until WP is finished , not even a drone so dont ask .
Please bring any tools you can inc wheelbarrow , strimmers ,shears , spades ,shuvle or a stiff broom . Martin is making the tea .
Many hands make light work so please dont leave it to the same few .
See you there.
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Posted by Phil F on 1:43 pm
PLEASE HELP !
Hi all. As per title . We need fixed wing instructors to help with new members .
Now that the restrictions are being lifted its a bit of a struggle trying to get the "Club" side of things going again . It as if the pandemic caused the heels to fall off everything !
Now we are open again we have had a few enquiries from new members who need some help with the basics from set up to actual flying .You will need to be a competent flier, able to set up a basic buddy system or advise on suitable radio for teaching etc. If you not sure then we can help you .
Can any of you that are at a stage where you think you can help new fliers please
Contact either myself , Ade or Gary.
We hope to arrange a day at the field to have a meeting ( socially distanced and all covid precautions taken of course ) so that all instructors are working from the same set of rules .
Posted by Phil F on 1:03 pm
Ken Denyer RIP.
I have received the sad news that Ken Denyer passed away a few days ago.
Ken was a good club member serving on the committee for many years and was always involved in club activities
He was until a few years ago a prolific builder ans
some of his builds were .......interesting ! We would spend hours trimming them etc but they always flew in the end .At one stage ken was the club supplier of foam wings and made a good job them especially replacements for Wot 4's and Acro-Wot wings. The hard part was getting him to take anything for making them . He was also our grounds man for many years , keeping the patch in good order end clearing the sheep mess into his late 70's. Yes , many of you wont remember the 100 plus sheep that we shared the field with .
His wife Win (Winifred) died a few months ago and Ken then went into a home . Sadly due to the pandemic none of us could visit him .
Ken will , I am sure be remembered and missed by all who new him for his impeccable integrity, sharp wit and quick no nonsense reply .
Posted by Phil F on 3:02 pm
Yes the field is finally open again
Before you go just a reminder of a few things
We are operating a Covid secure system.
If you feel at all unwell DONT come to the field.
On arrival text Martin your name and again when you leave for the track-and-trace system if its required.
Observe social distancing and wear a mask if you are near a group .
Please supply your own sanitiser etc
Toilet will remain closed until we can get it serviced and arrange a disinfectant spray .
In the unlikely event that the field becomes very busy keep well spread out and move your gear if asked to by a committee member
Please also be aware that the field is still very boggy in places .Test before driving on to the grass. Only drive along to the shed , this appears to be quite firm and check thoroughly before driving to the pits to unload . WE HAVE NO MEANS TO EXTRACT A STUCK CAR > Your are on your own if you get stuck
Posted by Phil F on 3:54 pm