Two weeks left to pay your club fees before the £10 late payment fee comes in!
Renewing your BMFA insurance.
As it is now past the deadline, please renew your BMFA online here
Membership of the BMFA is a requirement of your Langar membership and this will be checked via the portal.
Langar renewal fees for 2018 kept at last years figures.
£50 before January 31st, thereafter £60
Pay using Paypal (GIFT, friends family etc) to firstname.lastname@example.org
You can also send a Cheque made payable to
Send by post to: Andrew Brown, 10, Osgood Road, Arnold, NG5 6RF
BMFA insurance fees.
As David Page is retiring as BMFA representative we have to appoint a new one, and as only around 30% of members renew through the club it has been decided you will need to renew via the BMFA as a country member.
This will save the horrendous time involved in collecting BMFA subs during the year and transferring to club accounts and then to BMFA and getting the certificates to members. The Committee seems to be reducing in numbers each year, and unless we get more officers, we need to cut down on the work involved.
BMFA fees for 2018 are £34 adults £17 junior.
Fancy some indoor activity?
3rd Feb, 3rd March, 7th April
Indoor model flying has been ongoing at Alfreton Leisure Centre for at least 25 years and has followed the many trends over that time. We still hold general flying meetings which are dominated by shock flyers and these are also open to any BMFA member. Those meeting dates are available from the BMFA events web listing or magazine. The general meetings are split into shock flyer sessions mixed with ‘lightweight’ model flying, to allow smaller or more delicate models (typically the UMX range) to have somewhere to fly.
However, we felt there was scope for an even ‘slower’ model meeting, to encourage traditional aero-modelling, so the ‘Free flight and Ultra light RC’ theme was introduced. The first such meeting was in October last year and was enjoyed by the attendees. We have therefore organised a series of three further meetings on the above dates. We will organise more meetings next Autumn if there is sufficient interest. All are welcome to attend with suitable models plus BMFA membership.
Almost any free flight model, powered by electric, rubber or CO2, is likely to be suitable – they are not restricted to traditional building materials (stick and tissue). Suitable RC models include the Ares and Micro Aces ranges, flown appropriately, or any Vapor model, for example. Models built to the Indoor RC Scale rules should be acceptable. If there is any doubt, your members can contact me directly to discuss their particular model or for any other clarification.
Thanks for your help, I hope the meetings are of interest to some of your members, we will certainly appreciate their support and make them most welcome.
We are pleased to announce that the UK Freestyle Masters competition will be held at Langar on the weekend of April 21/22, 2018. Camping available and spectators welcome
We are hosting some guests from the Geological Survey on occasions for the rest of this year. They will be flying a model (electric) that is bungee launched. Please give them our full co-operation, they will endeavour not to interfere with normal flying.
PROSPECTIVE MEMBERS PLEASE NOTE THAT NO HELICOPTERS, QUADCOPTERS OR FPV MODELS OR FREE FLIGHT MODELS ARE ALLOWED AT LANGAR.
LANGARMAC IS FIXED WING ONLY. Gas turbine, electric, glow and petrol are all used at Langar.
Freddies Spitfire pics are on the Gallery page now
Ted Cookes latest, an electric Super Constellation.
Bobs Gee Bee representing the mount of Francisco Sarabia, who broke the Mexico City-New York record and crashed on the return journey into the Potomac and died.
David Page, CFI at Langar has asked me to pass this message:
No, its not a Zero. Its a Ki-84, fastest Japanese fighter of WW2
A new First Aid Kit is in the toilet building, this one is mostly for eye injuries or burns.
Two older ones are in the pegboard, suitable for cuts etc.
A new foghorn is also in the pegboard for warning of incoming full size.
Please check that the gate is locked every time you go through it!
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