The ‘A’ Team
4 brave members took their ‘A’ cert test yesterday – Noel is pleased to say all passed with flying colours!
Congrats to – Rupert, Keith, Chris & Steve – the ‘A’ team (I think we all know who Keith is…)
More ‘A’ cert practice sessions will be arranged – usually Sundays (I will send an email round), so please come along & help each other out.
Following the initial session last Sunday (thanks to Noel), I’ve extracted relevant content from the BMFA documents – to make it easier to understand what we need to do for the fixed wing ‘A’ Cert.
I hope you find this information useful
* written from the examiners pov
We’re meeting up again on Sunday 9th June 1pm for more practice & to help each other.
Don’t worry if you missed the 1st session – we’ll go through it all – over & over until it sinks in !
Hope to see you there.
’A’ cert Training day – Sunday 2nd June 10:45am
Noel is giving an ‘A’ cert training day on Sunday 2nd June, starting at 10:45am – this is great opportunity so I hope you can make it.
It’s worth coming along – even if you’re a complete novice/beginner – the purpose of the test is to give some structure & purpose around your learning.
There is a quite a lot of crossover in the test between fixed wing and drones/multi-rotors – so both groups are welcome.
Thanks to all for helping to get this over the line – it’s been a lot of work, but well worth it.
Here it is – a little more painting to finish off, otherwise job done.
Here’s a view of the club – not just a patch of ground anymore !
Stuart and Will – floor fitters available for hire
Fantastic weekend – here’s some pictures of the Epic team effort.
Thanks so much to all – just the floor & painting to do !
Above: It starts out looking a bit like a playpen..
Above: James – slacking on the job
Above: Is Rob the next Harrison Ford ?
Above: Nigel has the shingles under control…
Above: Security – if you want to get in you need to get past the “boyz”
Above: View from the inside & David mowing the runways
The Base is almost ready (see below) – Put the weekend of 23rd/24th March in your diaries !
This is what we are building !
Full build instructions will come with the delivery – in the meantime use these links to read up on what’s involved, and what you need to bring.
* We’ve completed step1 for the base !
– see previous posts & finishing touches yesterday. Thanks to Rupert for hiring the “whacker”
Above: The 3 Amigos – Keith, Rupert & Stuart…
You’ve heard of GroundHog day right ? – well this was another GroundPrep day.
This time it was shuttering & spreading out 6 tons of gravel – that will form the sub-base.
Above: Keith warns of the danger of touching his shuttering…
Watch out – you don’t want to make him angry.
Steve – on the right here, appears unaware that Jim has buried his car keys…
On a warm sunny day in February ! – we made a start on the ground prep for the new Clubhouse.
Keith marked out the area & we dug out the top layer of turf. It was hard work !
Will directs, whilst Russ gets the job done…
Near the end now – we did get to do some flying afterwards. Thanks to all for your help – including Pedro who turned up with some cold beers !!
Despite the weather, the 2018 AGM was well attended & there was plenty to be discussed – please see the Meeting Minutes for more information.
The AGM is Sunday 23rd September, 2pm at the club (we’ll issue an agenda in due course) – we hope you can make it & please let me know if there’s anything you wish to raise.
Also, we have permission from the Farmer to camp again – that weekend Friday 21st – Sunday 23rd (we will clear up by mid-day on the Sunday so that there is plenty of room for everyone to park for the AGM). You are welcome to bring your tent, camper, caravan etc – or just turn up and fly/chat as usual.
There will be some night time flying & Stuart is bringing his barbeque, so bring some food with you.
Many thanks & I look forward to seeing you at the club soon.