Renewals & chopping up the Caravan

Couple of news items:

Membership Renewals will automatically occur on 1st November by direct debit.
The renewal fee of £50 for adults or £25 for Juniors (non-family members) will automatically be requested from your direct debit on 1st November.

Chopping up the Caravan
It appears the cheapest way to get rid of the caravan (in order to make way for a container) is to chop it up & take it down the dump in bits.
We need your help – the plan is to start tomorrow morning around 10:30 Sunday 13th Oct, by moving stuff from the caravan into the clubhouse (temporarily), and then cutting up the caravan into bits to take down the dump. It will be a lot quicker/easier if you can help out – especially by taking some of it down to your local dump in your car.

2019 AGM & News

The 2019 AGM was well attended – please see the Meeting Minutes

Other News
– We’ve moved the mower back to the barn until we get a secure container, as it appears the club house was scouted recently by person(s) unknown.
– Paul has decided to stand down from the committee & we all thank him for his efforts. If you are interested in joining the committee as Club Secretary then please contact
– Don’t forget to use the new Members Chat to share info, ask who’s flying & general chat.  Use your email address as the login & your password is your swef no.
– Rupert has arranged a bring & buy at the LMA in Gaydon on the 27th October – so please let him know asap if you would like to bring some RC stuff to sell –

Congrats to the ‘A’ Team

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.

Prepping for the ‘A’ Cert

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

About the test Mandatory Questions and Answers
Guide to the Test * Mandatory Questions Quiz
BMFA Members Handbook (extract)A Cert Quiz
* 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

​’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.

Floored and Painted

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



Epic Weekend – Almost there !

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


Get Ready for the Build – 23rd/24th March

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.


Base Panels *Log Cabin websiteBuild VideoPrep
Main BuildRoof ShinglesFloorFAQ

* 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…

Another GroundPrep Day

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…