CHRISTCHURCH AND DISTRICT MODEL FLYING CLUB
54 YEARS OF MODEL FLYING
BMFA  AFFILIATION NUMBER 2581

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FLYING SITES

We fly from flat fields, fresh water and from slopes as well as indoors; with electric power or glider only*. Whatever your interest, there is somewhere for you to fly with the Club, either on private or public land.

FLAT FIELD SITES

LONGHAM LAKES

SLOPE SOARING

INDOOR FLYING

When flying at any of these sites, our primary concern is with safety. For this reason, our general rules and site rules are designed to keep the public safe, as well as ensuring that we ourselves have a safe time.

Our code of practice is aimed at making our flying enjoyable and ensuring that we retain the use of our sites.

Please read the general and site rules and the code of practice (even if only this once) before you go flying. And have a good time!

* If you want to fly IC, there are clubs locally who will welcome you.

LATEST BMFA INSTRUCTION

Further to (our initial update) which you can read at  http://tempURL  we would like to add the following

Whilst a return to model flying is now possible for some (in England only) it cannot be considered as being business as usual.  A trip to the flying site to socialise with more than one other member is not permitted under the current government advice and you should not be making arrangements to meet a group of others to go flying.

Model flying within the current restrictions should be considered as a solo activity (unless with other members of your household or one person from outside your household  (for safety purposes). This does not mean that if anyone else is present at the flying site you must go home (the same would be true in your local park), but gatherings must be avoided, and social distancing maintained.

Do remember that when you go flying you are not there to meet up with others, you are there to fly your aircraft and nothing else.  Do not mingle with other people and respect social distancing guidance to ensure you maintain a safe distance.  If in any doubt, please stay at home. 

Turn up, fly, go home!!

FLYING IN THE COVID ZONE, BY THE CHAIRMAN

We may resume flying but with various stipulations.

We MUST observe the 2m minimum distancing rule.

For SF you MUST use a hand gel when unlocking the gate. Why? Any form of  glove will make it impossible to rotate the tumblers. If you don’t have  hand gel then bring moist wipes with you that say 99.9% kills bugs, etc. Use this cloth to wipe the lock after you re-lock the gate.

Park your cars further apart from each other to allow a member to walk  between the cars. (Suggest 2 car doors) Why? Because another member may  be getting their model from their car.

Sign in the club register which is in the white box and put your 2 fee in  the post box. Again doing all this using hand gel or even gloves.  Remember to stay the required distance apart.

At the Pits. Please keep your models a couple of metres from the other members models. Do NOT touch another members models.

Sit with at least 2m spacing. If windy I’d suggest 3m apart.

The Flight Line. A maximum of 3 members only with the 2m spacing. If your  model lands away from the patch we ask that you retrieve it. Once again  helping to keep the spread of the virus at bay.

The owner of Strawberry Field has given permission for us to recommence on Wednesday 13th May

Photos by Ttevor Hewson

“Sloping Off” is the Club newsletter and is published online quarterly.  
Previous issues are available here

 

The Quarantine Issue, covering April 1 to 1 September is available here and will be updated on a rolling basis as news and articles are received (hint hint)

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Club members in less restricted times.