10 February 2016
18 January 2016
Eric called earlier with the very sad news that David passed away this morning.
David had a penchant for building the more unusual of sloping implements and
even in midst of failing health, he still had several projects on the go.
In memory of the consummate gentleman that he was, here is a rare moment
of sweariness as he battles with the Hols der Teufel in less than ideal lift...
You will be sorely missed Sir.
17 January 2016
05 January 2016
In case you haven't already heard......
Ireland's new regulations
American UAS registration
If similar rulings were to be implemented in Britain, they would destroy our hobby.
Take action now and contact your local MP.
Make it clear that-
The models we fly are not 'drones', they are carefully constructed aircraft that take great skill to fly and build.
They require 'line of sight' visual contact at all times.
The hobby is one that is shared across the generations.
The hobby encourages innovation and the learning of a wide range of practical 'hands on' skills, especially among younger participants.
The hobby encourages many people from different backgrounds to socialise.
The hobby is healthy and environmentally friendly and encourages people to spend time outdoors in locations which, for decades, have hosted model flying events without incident.
You require a clear response as to how the BMFA (as your representative) intends to help block any similar rulings that may be proposed for Britain.
Ask that the proposals for the 'BMFA National Flying Centre' be put on hold until it is clear that the flying freedoms we currently enjoy will be fully protected.
27 December 2015
"Park on Birling Hill at the junction with Holly Hill.
If you are facing up gradient, the slope is on your left
through the gaps in the hedge.
Please park considerately and tuck your vehicle well
into the verge . Despite having the appearance of quiet country lane,
Birling Hill can see a lot of traffic with many drivers
showing little regard for safety.
Please bring an empty carrier bag or bin bag and collect any
litter in the vicinity before leaving, whether you dropped it or not.
It may also be wise to bring some light weight rope and / or roach
poles (or similar) to help retrieve any models that decide to 'nest'.
detailed directions about half way down this page"
Please note that attendance and participation is entirely at your own risk.
This is an informal gathering and not in any way an organised event.
It is not affiliated to this website, or any person appearing in, or
involved with this website......fly safely, take responsibility for your
own actions and behave like a grown-up. Most importantly though- enjoy yourselves!
17 December 2015
08 December 2015
As the sun hugs the horizon (resting in readiness for next year's day of warmth)
let's cast our minds back to an era before these dark times.....
It's an elegant weapon from a more civilised age...
The force is strong with this one.
Red Five standing by...
Commence primary ignition...
I'm going to make the jump to light speed.
She's got it where it counts.
This is the glider you're looking for.
Look at the size of that thing!