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Updated 19th Sept 2021 - IC Fun-Fly re-scheduled


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NOTICE BOARD
What's New

REMINDER; the IC Fun-Fly was scheduled for Sunday 19th Sept. However the weather was unsuitable and so this comp has been re-scheduled for 26th Sept (Let's hope we have better luck with the weather.)

N.B. All regular flying will be suspended during the comp which will commence at 11 am. In te event of unsuitable weather a notice will appear on this page by 9 am on the day.

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The committe has decided that from August the field will be open as normal and the track and trace (signing in and out) is no longer required. Other Covid 19 precautions are at the discression of the individual member

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Please note that your new (very long) CAA opertor number must be displayed on all models but the CAA has confirmed that this new number will NOT be changed every year. The CAA regrets that this number is so long but it is regulated by an EU directive that the UK (DoT) agreed adopt since the UK formally left the EU. (if it is any consolation, the guy from the CAA also thinks the length of the number is daft)

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-* By now all members should have received their CAA operator ID number. No model should take to the air without this number on the aircraft is accordance with the CAA's requirements. These can be found here
https://register-drones.caa.co.uk/labelling-your-drone-or-model-aircraft

* The code to the flying field gate was changed on 1st January every year. The new code is on the membership card. The code to the electric forest gate (when it's working) or a combination lock when fitted, remains unchanged. Any questions contact a member of the committee or click here to e-mail.

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*A privacy policy has been incorporated into the club's constitution in order to comply with GDPR (General Data Protection Regulations) legislation. This policy can be found on the "Rules" page and scrolling down to Section 5.

*Para 3.16 has been added to the constitution/rules document. This notes that members must comply with the CAA registration requirements. This addition was passed unanimously by member vote at the 2019 AGM *Reminder - Only paid-up members and those registered as operators with the CAA are insured.

The 2021 membership form can be downloaded here.

* No member (fixed wing or helicopter) should fly unsupervised unless they hold at least a BMFA "A" certificate . Members wishing to take the relevant test should contact Andy Hibbert or Dave Harbour to arrange a suitable time with an examiner.

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The BMFA, has advised the we can re-open the field from Monday 29th March - see the notice board for details.


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