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  • Patch News – June 2020 As I begin writing this edition the country is slowly returning to normal, or at least ‘the new normal’ and many members have managed to get some flying in. The gradual easing of the lockdown rules has also made life easier for patch maintenance and it’s been mown several times which has brought it back ...
  • COVID-19 UPDATE – LATEST INFO AS OF 30th MAY The Government has issued revised lockdown rules that take effect from Monday 1st June when groups of up to 6 people from different households may meet in outdoor spaces providing they comply with the existing social distancing rules, which means that up to 6 Members can fly at any one time. Having discussed the matter with ...
  • COVID-19 UPDATE – 11th May The BMFA have updated their guidance for model flying following the Government’s relaxation of their “stay at home” rules.  You can read the update here: https://bmfa.org/News/News-Page/ArticleID/2653/FURTHER-IMPORTANT-UPDATE-PLEASE-READ-COVID-19-AND-A-RETURN-TO-THE-SKIES, which is based on: https://www.gov.uk/government/publications/staying-alert-and-safe-social-distancing/staying-alert-and-safe-social-distancing. The Patch grass is quite long and this will prevent most models from ROG launches and also the bullocks are in the field.  We should adhere to ...
  • Covid-19 update and other news from the BMFA Dear BMFA Member We hope this email finds you well. Unfortunately, the Government extended the current lockdown restrictions for a further 3 weeks at least from 16/4/2020. This is very frustrating especially as the weather has been excellent recently. However, if we all metaphorically stick together (literally would not be in the spirit of social distancing!) we ...
  • 2.4GHz radio use & installation help sheet by Mike Ridley As some of you will know I had my radio go to failsafe mode a couple of times last week. A low power range check appeared to be ok so I took the gear to Mike Ridley of Model Radio Workshop and he found that the receiver aerial had a break in the coax shielding ...
  • Airbrush with compressor, and bench grinder for sale As most of you will know our President Don Eades is sadly now having to be looked after in a care home. Most of his modelling stuff has already been sold but there are a few odds and ends left, the most valuable items being an airbrush set-up complete with compressor, and a bench grinder. Is ...
  • NO FLYING on Sunday 12th May – Field being using as a car park Please note that next Sunday 12th May the field will be used for car parking for the Green Fair being held at the Sustainability Centre so no flying will be allowed. Some of us will probably fly on Saturday instead, keep an eye on your emails.
  • Changes to Club Meetings – Official & Social meetings explained in detail At the AGM on 24th January it was agreed to change the way we hold meetings due to the drop off in numbers of members attending. Meetings will still be held fortnightly but they will be Official and Social meetings alternately. The next meeting on 7th Feb will be a Social meeting, the following one, on ...
  • Curry Night – Sunday 27th Jan NOW CANCELLED Steve Hastings is organising a curry night for PAM members, family and friends, the more the merrier. The provisional date is Sunday the 27th January from 7pm onward and the venue will be the Gandhi Tandoori Indian Restaurant, Hollow Lane Hayling Island PO11 9EY. The cost will be just £15 per person. There will be a buffet consisting ...
  • Skittles reminder – Sat 29th Sept Barley Mow Walderton Andy Palmer has arranged another skittles evening at the Barley Mow Walderton on Saturday 29th September. We aim to start bowling at 7pm. Cost will be £11 per head, which includes skittles and a buffet typically consisting of: Vegetarian Quiche, Sliced Turkey & Ham, Sausage Rolls, Potato Salad, Pesto Pasta (Gluten Free), Chunky Chips, Ciabatta & Butter, ...
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National Events 2020

For further event details visit the BMFA Southern Area website: https://southern.bmfa.uk

 

 16th-17th May  Mini Airshow at Popham Airfield
 19th-21st June  Weston Park International Model Show, nr Telford, Shrops
 27th & 28th June  Wings & Wheels RC Model Spectacular, North Weald
 4th & 5th July  Large Model Association Show, Cosford
 11th & 12th July  Woodspring Wings, Yatton, North Somerset