Notice Board

Reminder note: as a consequence of the April meeting cancellation

Rules for operation at Middle Wallop in 2019 - applicable to 29th June meeting


(i) For all models, SAM1066 will apply the 250 gram rule which exempts model aircraft from any proposed drone regulations that encompass aeromodelling. Simply put -  this means that all models flown on the field must have a weight not exceeding 250 grams.

(ii) FOR ALL MODELS, THE FITTING & USE OF AN OPERABLE DETHERMALISER (DT) IS MANDATORY FOR ALL FLIGHTS - CLOCKWORK OR (PREFERABLY) RDT. THE USE OF A FUSE DT IS NOT PERMITTED.

(iii) For models entered in competitions.

For all comps, the max will be limited to 2 minutes or less dependent on conditions prevailing on the day. For all flights the DT must be set to operate at, or earlier than the max time set on the day. Only models entered in a competition are allowed to fly, inclusive of trimming flights.

All competition fly-offs will be subject to the timing procedure known as "DT Flyoff" i.e. the flight will to be timed to the ground and a deduction made of two times any overrun of the DT time set by the CD.


For ALL models & fliers


(iv) All models must carry name & address label with full contact details (Name, address, mobile and/or landline number) in a visible position.

(v) All models must carry BMFA membership number in a visible position.

(vi) BMFA membership cards must be shown on entry to the field.

(vii) Random checks will be carried out during the day. Anyone found to be infringing any of the above rules will be asked to leave the field.

(viii) Checks will be made throughout the day on wind speed & direction. Should the wind speed and / or direction change such as to cause potential problems of keeping models on the field, the organisers reserve the right to take appropriate action which may result in a change of location or worst case, in the cessation of flying for the remainder of the day.


General


(ix) BMFA members who just wish to watch the days flying are most welcome but will be requested to pay the field entry fee levied on the day. A field entry fee of £10 will be charged, this provides inclusive entry to one or more of the competitions.
Non BMFA members who are accompanying a BMFA member will be permitted entry at no cost.

(x) The competition schedule for this meeting comprises:
Vintage Coupe; Open Vintage / Classic Glider (Towline) - max model weight of 250 grams; Combined Vintage/Classic up to 36" Hi-Start Glider, Mini-Vintage, Under 25" Vintage Rubber, Vintage Lightweight Rubber.
(Note the change to Open Vintage/Classic glider - no span limitations, only weight, this is to encourage more entries)


Access to the field


This is no longer through the crash gate in the Museum car park, it is via a gate off the unnamed road as marked - see map below. Look for SAM1066 signs.

Again, as a reminder, the Authorities have deemed it necessary that a toilet visit will necessitate driving off the field round to the Museum, where the facilities are available. Apologies about this, but this rule has been imposed on us.


Roger Newman

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