CHRISTCHURCH AND DISTRICT MODEL FLYING CLUB
55 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. Each type of flying has its own  gallery of members’ models

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.

FLYING IN THE COVID ZONE

Members are restricted to NINE at Strawberry Field and SIX at Longham. For Test and Trace purposes, flying slots at these sites must be booked using the Club Google Group.The Secretary is the Test and Trace coordinator.

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.

Fliers are to take a face mask in case of emergencies.

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 agreed to us using the field for flying

Photos by Ttevor Hewson