A good number of folk turned up for the laying of the wreath on Sunday. It was good to see other wreaths already there, from 207 Squadron, the War Graves Commission and British legion. Thank you all who attended, including the cyclists who were passing by and stopped.
The new CAA website is now on line.
However, as per our previous updates, members should not rush to register themselves on the CAA system as they are exempted from the requirement to register until the point that they renew their BMFA membership for 2020.
Members will be able to fulfil their legal obligations very simply through their membership of the BMFA. If members give their consent (and pay an additional £9 which the BMFA will forward directly to the CAA), the BMFA will register members with the CAA when they join or renew their membership. This facility will be available from 1st December.
AGM advance notice!
Annual General Meeting of the Langar MAC (Formerly NRCS).
This will take place at 8.00pm at Calverton Workingmens Club,
Collyer Rd, Calverton, Nottingham NG14 6JX on Monday, 2nd December, 2019.
All Committee posts are up for election, applications must be made to this email address (email@example.com) by November 26th.
The current Committee consists of Chair- R Thompson, Vice Chair G Masters, Treasurer A Brown, Safety Officer G Bradley, Training Officer D Page and Members Representative S Green. Co-opted members, A McCartney, L Windridge and M Sewell.
The AGM will discuss the fees for 2020 and any other business arising, the club finances and facilities, and club fees and BMFA subs can be taken at this meeting (after the meeting ends).
The new registration system for the CAA will also be explained, and the £9 fee for this can be added to your BMFA subs IF you have an A certificate or higher.
There will, as usual, be a free buffet, the beer is very reasonable and the surroundings comfortable, so we hope as many of you who can, will be there. It is YOUR club, please come and be involved.
Bob Thompson, Chair, LangarMAC
The latest info on the new CAA rules for model flying
If you have an A certificate or LMA proficiency, it is just a matter of ticking a box to pay an extra £9 with your BMFA renewal fee. Then placing a number (supplied by the CAA) inside each model. If you do not have an A (why not?) then you must take the online test and pay your £9 directly to the CAA. In either case you will be given confirmation of your status by the CAA. It is hardly an onerous task, if a pointless exercise.
Failing to do this and then going flying then puts you at risk of a fine and possibly even prison, and a criminal record, so for £9 it is not even worth moaning about it.
A fantastic weekend was had by all who came to BMFA Buckminster.
The club booked a Friday and Saturday fly-in at BMFA Buckminster on 12-13 July.
Free to Langar club members, there was a Midland Area Flyin on the Sunday to which we were invited.
This was a cracking event at a fabulous venue, with close cropped grass and all facilities. We camped from Thursday evening until Monday morning. Also a good number of club members popped down for days. Fabulous wildlife, with Red Kites, Buzzards and Kestrels flying around. Next year is already booked!
If you have a key for the club hut, PLEASE make sure the lock is turned TWICE. This deadlocks it, we keep finding the lock only turned once. MAKE SURE THE GATE LOCK IS SECURE!!!! Also, PLEASE PLEASE PLEASE clean up before you leave and put tops on coffee jars etc.
If you are last on site, PLEASE check that all doors, including the toilet doors, are locked. Twice in a week it has been left open.
Here is an interesting story from a US guy who visited Seagull Models factory. Bit of an eye opener, far from the sweat shop impression most of us get of far eastern model suppliers, this is a very professional organisation! Click here
PLEASE TAKE NOTICE!
A Riding for Disabled school is now operating at the far corner of the hedge at the back of the South field. Models doing reversals etc have been drifting over this area (and the road) and this has to stop. Please end all southerly circuits halfway down the field AT LEAST.
This is especially for large, fast aerobats and turbine powered models. This map shows the new NO FLY ZONE. Drifting over that area will cause problems for our neighbours and eventually the club. There is an abundance of room further North and East.
If the problem continues, we will have no choice but to move the pilots box further to the North, which inconveniences everyone, so please take notice, and also make sure anyone else flying is aware.
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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.