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

STRAWBERRY FIELD
Southampton Road, Boldre, Lymington, Hants SO41 8PJ - sketch map below.

EVERYONE WHO USES STRAWBERRY FIELD IS REMINDED TO  KEEP THE GATE LOCKED AT ALL TIMES.

THIS WILL ENSURE THE SECURITY OF THE FIELD FOR US AND FOR THE LAND-OWNER.

DON’T EVEN THINK ABOUT LEAVING IT OPEN “FOR THE NEXT ONE TO ARRIVE”

PREAMBLE.

Briefly, Planning consent has been granted by the New Forest National Park Authority for flying, “Electric powered silent flight model aircraft & gliders & for no other use purposes, whatsoever”. We are allowed parking for 10 vehicles in the designated area & no more than 4 planes in the air at any one time. The disciplines & site usage will be very “Sensitive” especially in the initial period. We are likely to be closely observed for breach of consent.  Noise & No Flying Zones are of paramount importance. Models should be as silent as possible which means that large helicopters, ducted fan planes & some ‘pusher’ models will not be allowed. Noise may be generated many ways, such as propellers out of balance, etc, which can be easily corrected.

The “No Fly Zones” are behind the flying field fence towards the road and above the fence, trees & the overhead electric power cables to the South East marked in purple on the Site Diagram, displayed in the white Registration Box, Register book & on the Club web site.

Care to be taken when flying over the adjacent field to the North containing horses.  This Field cannot be entered to recover planes accidently landed in this area without the consent of the owners.

The Pits Area is designated by the posts marked with white paint.

We have the permission of the Landowner for use of his land providing it does not conflict with any of his other uses, i.e. car boot sales, caravans, other events. Members will be notified of any such restrictions. Present restriction is the Car Boot Sales held on Sunday mornings, field is available for flying from 3.00pm when the site has been cleared.

It is essential we have to be self-policing policy in Club’s & neighbour’s interests. All members have a personal responsibility to maintain standards by advising other pilots, in a pleasant inoffensive manner, if levels are considered to be excessive, particularly if a plane is straying over a No Fly Zone.  Any consistent excesses or problems should be reported to a committee member.

RULES

Note: this site is Subject to Planning Permission and access is restricted to after Car Boot Sale on some Sundays. We will be keeping club members informed of progress.

These rules are in addition to the club general rules, which can be seen here.

This site is in the New Forest National Park and we are instructed to ensure that every Club member or guest signs in when they fly. Members must obey all the following rules or we risk loosing the right to fly on this site. Please note the rules and follow them so that all club members continue to have use of this valuable site.

This is a Private Site. Only C&DMFC members and guests may use the facility. Guests MUST be accompanied by a member. The fee for a guest MUST be paid and is the responsibility of the member to ensure payment.

    • If the gates are locked, then unlock and open the gates. Drive in and lock the gate shut behind you.
       
    • From the entrance turn left and then right to the parking area by the left hand side of the barn. Your car should be no further from the road than the far (Toilets) end of the barn.
       
    • Unload in the car park and carry models etc to the pits.
       
    • There is a white box which holds a signing-in register, located just below the site fee box on the side of the barn. To open the box you will need a gas or electric meter box key (like the one you have at home) with you. The register is in a weatherproof bag. Please write the date, your name and the time you arrived at the field. Two pencils are supplied for writing the above (pens don't like cold weather).
       
    • Check the Site Plan in the ‘Sign In’ box for any updated information.
       
    • Put book back in bag, replace the bag and lock the box.
       
    • Place the appropriate fee in the site fee box.
       
    • There is to be no overflying of the areas marked on the Site Plan.
       
    • The site plan shows fields to the North where thoroughbred horses are kept. These fields are not to be entered without the permission of the owner, The owner lives in a white house (see plan) which is accessed by taking the first left (signed Sway) off the A337 to Brockenhurst and then taking the first track on the left. Note this house is not the one that can be seen near the A337.
       
    • Agree the field layout (pits, take off & landing area and flight line) with all other pilots.
       
    • If confronted by anyone who is not a member, talk to them calmly and responsibly. If there is an unresolved problem ring the owner (contact details in Sign In box) and advise him immediately. Then ring a Committee member.
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