2018 Annual General Meeting

This year's Annual General Meeting will be held at the South Godstone Sports Club on Monday 15th October at 8pm. An agenda will be sent by email to all members, together with a copy of the 2017 minutes and some background information to an agenda item.    It would be nice to see as many of you there as possible.  We try to keep proceedings as brief as possible!.  If you cannot make it please send your apologies, you will then receive a mention in the minutes!.

Aerobatics and Carrier Deck Landing Competitions.

The latest rounds in the 2018 Club Championships were flown recently at the field. We were fortunate indeed to benefit from the expert eye of Bill Griffiths to judge the Aerobatic manoeuvres  of 6 of our members.  The winning flight was carried out by Ted who flew the intricate sequence with skill and care.  Second came David followed closely in third place by Gavin. The result of the carrier deck landing competition was also finely balanced.  It was won with a very skillful landing (as is his normal practice) by David.  Three other members shared the second place, Shaun, Gavin and Ian.  

BMFA request help with public consultation.

In an article on BMFA.org the BMFA encourage members to respond to the public consultation to help the government decide to recognise the clear distinction between our hobby and operating multi-rotors as a business. Its an interesting read even if you don't respond to the survey.

CDMFC Cloud Tramp Mass Launch. 4 August 2018

36 Members and Friends of the CDMCF gathered at 1700 on 4 August 2018 for The 23rd Charles Hampson Grant Memorial International Mass Launch Of Cloud Tramps. The event takes place each year to commemorate the contribution made to aeromodelling by Charles Hampson Grant, Please see the official website  http://www.endlesslift.com/the-23rd-charles-hampson-grant-memorial-international-mass-launch-of-cloud-tramps-2018/ A video clip of the event is available at https://youtu.be/VUwp1CSkuuI.  ...

Drone legislation: use, restrictions and enforcement

I have lifted this article word for word from the BMFA website, and make no apology for doing so.  It important that we all know what is going on, Follow the link provided. "The Government has today published their consultation ‘Taking Flight: The Future of Drones in the UK’. The measures in the consultation are part of the Governments wider drones programme and strategy, and will help shape the content of a draft Drones Bill which will be published later this year, as well as other future measures. The measures under consultation include: Proposals for regulating and mandating the use of ‘apps’ on which pilots would file flight plans ahead...