White Sheet RFC Established 1960
Gliders

Welcome to the Whitesheet Radio Flying Club

White Sheet Radio Flying Club (WSRFC) operates from White Sheet Down, a slope soaring site near the small town of Mere on the A303 in West Wiltshire, England. Members of the club enjoy constructing and flying “Silent Flight” model aircraft, more generally known as gliders. We have a broad range of interest from thermal soaring to flying scale replicas.

All skill levels are accommodated. WSRFC is affiliated to the British Model Flying Association (BMFA). No matter what your interest, as long as it involves flying a glider off a slope we think White Sheet RFC will cater for you.

Maybe you are not a modeller but want to know more about our hobby. Just come along to the slopes and have a chat, we will be more than pleased to talk to you.

We use two slopes on Whitesheet Hill, one South Westerly and one North Westerly through to Easterly. The landing areas are huge with no rocks or bushes in the way!

The area of Whitesheet Down that we use is a National Trust property and adequate insurance is mandatory. The National Trust ask that all visiting flyers contact the Club before flying. We ask that you read the ‘Club Rules’ before your visit to ensure this site remains available to us.

The White Sheet RFC provides This site as a Service to it’s members, visiting flyers and the general public who may be interested in our sport. We make every effort to provide accurate and up to date information. The committee, members and web site maintainer cannot take any responsibility for errors or omissions of any kind.

Recent News

Forthcoming Legislation and how it will affect us, all.

Registration & Test

New regulations regarding all Unmanned Aerial Vehicles (UAV)’s 250g -20kg come into force 30th November 2019

  • Everyone wishing to fly model aircraft will have to pass a test and complete a separate registration.
  • All drones and model aircraft will need to be labelled with the operator’s unique ID number.

Tests

  • Every three years UAV operators will need to sit, and pass, an online test.
  • Tests will be free.
  • Tests will be available from 1 October 2019.
  • For those without internet access a hard copy of the test will be available. (Details yet to be confirmed)

Registration

  • UAV operators must be 18 or over to register.
  • There will be an annual fee for registration as an operator. (To be confirmed)
  • Registration will be available from 1 October 2019.
  • Full responsibility for safe operation remains with the person operating the UAV.
  • It is up to individual operators to assure themselves of the accuracy of the data and comply with all UK drone rules and regulations.

More information

Please check the official CAA website for updates

You may find the following safety apps useful.

Download NATS Drone Assist app free…

Download Airmap free…

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The English Open F3f 2019.

Sponsored by South Coast Sailplanes. http://www.south-coast-sailplanes.com/

A Cracking’ English Open F3f 2019.

Twenty four pilots coming from across the UK competed in this years competition.

We were blessed with dry weather & a moderate SW-WSW breeze throughout. 

A total of 16 rounds were flown over the two days of racing.

For the result, competition report, Spreadsheet, photo’s & official videos, please visit the WRFC F3f page. http://whitesheet.org.uk/competitions/english-open-201718/

Stu, Whitesheet RFC Competition Secretary

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Open Slopes 11th August 2019

OPEN SLOPES THIS SUNDAY IS ON

Weather Call for Open Slopes Sunday 11th August
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Weather forecast looks reasonable. Moderate winds from the SW (12mph) 

Should remain fair but be prepared as there is a chance of the occasional shower with possible gusts of around 29mph.

Not looking too shabby so we are going to give it a go.

Unfortunately no bacon rolls
   this time as our favourite chefs
    are unable to attend till
later in the day.

See you all Sunday
Andrew

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Scale Day 21st July 2019

Pits View 21072019

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Scale and Open Slopes Events

Here are a few images from our recent Scale and Open Slopes events.

Staedler CW
Mike Alpina 5001

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……………7th July 2019 Open Slopes is ON……………

Ahi of Ivan or Richard

10:00 to 15:30

DLGs, Electric assist etc. Be prepared for anything.

As the present forecast is not looking ideal for the slope, we are preparing to run Open Slopes

as a part flat field event at White Sheet Down this Sunday, with electric assist and DLG’s etc.

Hopefully we will encounter thermals or wave lift off the slope as the day progresses.

Everyone is invited, with anything that glides, no hotliners please.

Assist to height only.

Don’t forget your sun cream, sun glasses, hat and water.

See you on the hill

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BMFA Gala 2019 – July 22

Here is a note from Dave Smith, who is on the BMFA Southern Area Committee:

The Southern Area Gala will take place at Middle Wallop airfield on Sunday 14 July (see flyer). All BMFA members and their families are welcome. Please pass this around your club members.

Hopefully the weather will be kind to us and we look forward to seeing a good many of you on the day.

Best wishes,

David Smith (on behalf of the BMFA Southern Area Committee)

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Here’s an advert from one of our regular fliers, Richard Williams:

Advertised on 28/5/2019

Reluctantly selling my Tanga 3m F3B full carbon glider due to little use and needing funds towards more camera gear. It has a few very minor marks but overall in excellent condition. Flies incredibly well in both really light wind/lift to big wind days. Comes with hi-tec servos and brand new 2500 mah NiMH flight pack. 4 strips of lead ballast approximately 300g each that fit in to the wing joiner. Also comes with wing bags and a holdall for it all that is actually a snow board bag but fits perfectly. Can’t post due to size but willing to meet up if required. Price is £450 ONO Please contact Richard on 07843 231790

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Open Slopes 19th May 2019

The event was held despite an adverse forecast. A DLG day accompanied by brave F3F launches. Fabulous butties and cake courtesy of Mike. Oh, and Russell achieved both land-out and catch of the day with his DLG

Russell land out 2

Cake by Mrs Midweek may OS

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The English Open F3f

  • The Whitesheet RFC presents:
  • The English Open F3f 2019. Aug 17-18th 2019.
  • Sponsored by South Coast Sailplanes.
 
  • The Whitesheet RFC are proudly staging the 2019 English Open F3f competition over the weekend of aug 18-19th.
  • We are very proud of the continued excellent sponsorship of the event by Peter Payne owner of South Coast Sailplanes , this being the 5th consecutive year.
  • We are similarly proud of the continued excellent support given to the event by both Steve Webb of Steve Webb Models & Servo Shop , and of Graham Buckingham of   Bucks Composites . Likewise this too being their 5th consecutive year of supporting the event.
  • The event is again being supported by both the ‘Great Britain Slope Racing Association’ GBSRA & the British Association of Radio Control Soarers Barcs .
 
  • Charity raffle ;- We will be staging a Charity raffle to raise very much needed funds for the Uk Blood cancer charity Bloodwise , and Histio UK  . Last years event raised the excellent sum of £260.00
 
  • Entry opens at 8.00am on Saturday June 1st. Closing midnight on Weds July 31st.
  • Entry is limited to 35 pilots + a reserve list.
  • Full competition, Charity raffle & entry details, please visit the F3f page English Open F3f
 
  • Whitesheet slope closure information.
  •  To enable the competition to be successfully staged, the Whitesheet slopes will be closed to all flying other than for that of the competition whilst this is in progress, Sat 17th Aug 8.00am-7.00pm, Sun 18th 8.00am-5.30pm. Thank you for your co-operation & understanding. 
 
  •  Stuart Wallace, (Stu) Whitesheet RFC Competition Secretary .
         

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BMFA Call for Action – response from the Club

WSRFC, in response to the Call for Action from the BMFA, have sent the following letter to both the CAA and the Department for Transport. The text of the letter is at Call for Action Further and better information can be gleaned from the BMFA website news, in which they ask all flyers to express their views to the appropriate authority. David Bradfield 9th May 2019

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Brief History and Update on the Road from the Public House

It is a managed highway, the responsibility of Wiltshire Highways.(WH) The route clearly dates back centuries to Bronze and Iron Age times, but fundamental structure was provided under Roman rule. This historical road structure was ruined by Wessex Water when they created a channel in the centre of the road for the main water feed from the reservoir tanks by the SE bowl. The road condition continued to degrade as a result of erosion from use and weather that works on the weaknesses to the structure caused by the pipeline works. In recent years WH have maintained the road with major support from WSRFC (WS) (of around £5K which included crowd-funding via BARCS and donations from club members) Minimal contributions from NT and others, none from Wessex.  The outstanding undamaged piece of the work is the stretch from Morgans to the Kissing Gate that was basicilly provided by WS Current works by WH have improved road from the other side to the tanks, and some remedial work to storm run-offs on the hill to Morgans. The consensus of opinion amongst the committee is: Any monies that are donated by WSRFC will end up being washed to the bottom of the Hill unless they are invested in infrastructure like drainage,  which is unlikely to meet with NT agreement However, we do want to continue to be able to use the road so we should work with WH and report back to Committee and Members should the need arise to either update or seek funds. It was agreed at the Committee Meeting on 17th April that the remaining balance of the Road Fund (£392) be made available as a contribution to Wiltshire Highways for works recently completed. This facilitates WH application to the local parish for funding D Bradfield 21st April 2019

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Open Slopes – 21st April 2019 – Cancelled due to Easterlies

We seem to have had a bad case of Easterlies for Open Slopes this April with all cancelled. Weather for the Scale Day on 28th currently looking Fair though. Next open Slopes – 19th May

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_________________________________________________________________     The forecast for Sunday 7th includes East to South East, so we have made the call to cancel.  Scale scheduled for 14th April, let’s hope the weather swings back to the West. GOOD NEWS – APRIL OPEN SLOPES RESCHEDULED FOR 21st APRIL.

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Frome Model Flying Club invites you to their Spring SwapMeet

HOWDY GOOD NEIGHBOUR… anyone remember Home Improvement with Tim Allen? A laugh a minute. Absolutely nothing to do with the following but hopefully I’ve got your attention.

Our good neighbour, Frome Model Flying Club, cordially invite all members of White Sheet Radio Flying club to their Spring bring and buy.

Yes you can pass on that box with the beautiful photo of something that could fly great but you just haven’t got time to put it together. An opportunity for joy on the face of the new owner and for you as it finally takes to the skies after 21 years. Joy too for mum. Now you can afford that something special for mothers day.

Not exactly a bring and buy, well it is, isn’t, is.. Stop it.. If you want to offer up your unused or good quality RC gear to make space for that mega new project, as the poster says, please contact Mr Bob Buckley to book a table. I know they’ve been a bit sneaky with that location business but please be nice to Mr Buckley.

Yes Location. Very Very Important… Don’t go to Frome. Those crafty chaps of Frome MFC, have arranged this SWAPMEET in a different location, the village of Timsbury. They are crafty.

Do you think they are testing our navigation skills? Yes that will be it. Don’t tell anyone, Psst… Ive spotted the postcode BA2 OJQ

Should be a good event, especially if you can come away with a breakfast roll and a P51 Mustang. Now wouldn’t that be something.

Hope everyone has a fabulous day.

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Correction on the advertised dates for F3f and Scale in March, 2019

Minor correction to March Dates

Please note that the dates for the first scale event of 2019 and the March backup F3f date have been ammended and are not as advertised on the club events poster that has been sent out.

Please check the dates on the calendar and F3f pages, before setting out for Whitesheet

The correct, revised dates are

March 10th – Winter league F3f

March 17th – Scale fly in

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Southern Winter league F3f, reserve Sund March 10th

  • Yikes !  68mph W-WNW.

  • On Arriving at Whitesheet at around 8.30, my wind meter showed that we had a steady 30 gusting to 35 mph W – WNW
  • Andy B & I walked out in advance of everyone, to the very far end of what is known as ‘Morgans’ .
  • Whilst I set about marking / measuring out the course Andy had a fly to test the conditions. Within 5 minutes of him launching the wind had picked up significantly, this I recorded as 50- gusting to 55 mph .
  • Credit to Andy, he stuck with it for several more minutes in what would best be described as being a bit of ‘challenging air’ lol.
  • After a few more minutes of being truly battered by the wind, Andy’s quick & crisp footwork to keep his balance would have scored him a perfect 10 on ‘Strictly’ lol
  • While taking a further windmeter reading it had now averaged a steady 55 – 60, with a highest measured gust of 68 mph THUD !
  • By now watching Andy’s deft footwork to keep himself upright was like watching Michael Flatley in Riverdance
  • With the wind still picking up, Andy then brought his model around to score a perfect 10 landing .
  • The result……….a round of applause to Andy B & Comp cancelled .
  • Windswept Stu. Whitesheet Comp Sec.

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For White Sheet members (2018 AGM Recap)

Happy New Year to all.

I hope everyone has enjoyed the festive season and the start of 2019 has gone well for you.

If I may, I’d like to take you back to 2018 for a short time to tell you a little about your clubs AGM.

For anyone interested a detailed account of the 2018 White Sheet Radio Flying Club AGM, what was said and done,  can be accessed from the link at the end of this page.

For a brief account of the day read on.

As always, every member is invited to attend White Sheet’s Radio Flying Club AGM, and many do.

We also understand that many of you have other commitments especially as the festive time of year is imminent.

One example is that the 2018 AGM fell on the same day as one of the many F3F competitions that are held throughout the year.

F3F, a class of competition for radio-controlled model gliders, administered by the Fédération Aéronautique International. The competition involves flying 10 consecutive laps of a 100m course as fast as possible. Why not come along to one of the F3F events held at White Sheet and see what it’s about. There is always plenty of people willing to talk to who will be pleased to explain what is going on and demonstrate the gliders being used.

White Sheet has a solid core of F3F participants and given the choice of AGM or flying, understandably, for most, flying won the day.

The exception was our honourable competition secretary Stuart Wallace. Who’s dedication to the club is genuinely apparent. He carried out his club duties, very honourably, putting his own desires aside, and attending the AGM, over what must have been a very difficult and compelling choice of flying and competing in the F3F competition.

We know this must have been a very difficult decision and we commend Stuart in his actions.

We wont talk about another member of the committee, “he who must not be named” as the individual chose, not to, attend the AGM, in favour of traipsing miles across the country to some event where, one unruly gang of men fight another unruly gang of men to posses a synthetic, waterproof, bag of air!  I haven’t finished… After all that effort, when they’ve got the synthetic, waterproof, bag of air, what do they do?  put the synthetic, waterproof, bag of air, back on the ground!

I know, go figure, as they say in the America. 🙂

Only jesting, Dav… woah! I nearly slipped up. As in the world of Harry Potter we had better refer to this person as “he who must not be named”… Who knows what magical terror would befall us, if revealed. 🙂

Overall the meeting was a very friendly and relaxed affair. Everyone has a chance to contribute and many do.

Our honourable chairman Chris Lamming captained the meeting in a friendly and progressive manner, making sure we covered all required areas whilst continually encouraging participation by everyone.

After the AGM agenda was presented and signed off by committee and members, Mr Mike Bleathman volunteered to take centre stage as presenter, of the 2018 “White Sheet Radio Flying club Presentations”

This was an entertaining part of the days proceedings, as Mike spoke about the awards, contenders and winners. Finally finding the ultimate award winner was himself. Mike continued with professionalism and modesty, remaining humble, as he presented the 2018 Arborist of the year award, to… himself!

Well done Mike. Keep practicing. The 2019 Arborist award could also be yours…

Chris Lamming wound up the days event by presenting White Sheet Radio Flying Club 2018 promotional Hoodies to those who qualified. We must express deepest commiserations for Mr Ian Duff, our honourable treasurer, who missed out on his White Sheet hoodie by one,, little,, tiny,, round, sticker. I’d like to say, for Ians benefit, that the hoodies weren’t all that great, quite awful really, but… unfortunately Ian, the hoodies are of a superb design and quality that I’m positive will be unmatched this side of the South Pole!

Finally, to remember the day, a group photo of attendees was taken, by our multi talented chairman Mr Chris Lamming.

After close of the AGM, many remained to talk, laugh and cry, with friends new and old.

From the mixture of mingling chatter and laughter in the room it was apparent that White Sheet Radio Flying Club has a knowledgeable and amiable association of members that, I, myself and I am sure all of you are proud to be part of.

It was apparent that the days events were very successful and a credit to all our committee and club members. Those present on the day, and those away, who also contributed to the event in their absence. Notice I didn’t reveal “he who must not be named” 🙂 Mr, Master, Sir, Vice Boss, Big D…d, thank you for all the hard work and contributions that assisted us minions with the smooth running of the 2018 AGM.

For a more detailed and a slightly more sensible account of the days proceedings you can access your clubs AGM minutes from here:

http://whitesheet.org.uk/wp-content/uploads/2019/01/White-Sheet-Radio-Flying-Club-AGM-2018-Minutes-SW-edit-1.pdf

Thank you all, for your continued support of the wonderful White Sheet Radio Flying Club.

I wish you all many fun filled enjoyable hours flying on the hill in 2019, as Buzz Lightyear says, to infinity and beyond…

Regards,

Andrew Beaven (club secretary)

Disclaimer: only prescribed drugs were used whilst writing this account.

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BMFA FEES for 2019

membership fees for 2019

The BMFA have released 2019 membership fees.

The fees agreed for 2019 are as follows:

  • Senior £38
  • Junior  £17
  • Family Senior  £38
  • Family Partner  £25
  • Family Junior  £13

***Renewals available from 1st December 2018***

 

 
 

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Southern Winter League F3f 2018/19.

 
  • Here are the dates and details of the coming Southern Winter league F3f competitions. Hopefully the weather will be much kinder to us than last year when only 2 comps were staged, one of these being at Whitesheet the other at The Long Man, Eastbourne.
  • The venues for the coming competitions are Whitesheet, Butser Hill & Eastbourne.
  • Whitesheet for all wind directions including & in between NNW- S
  • Butser Hill, NE winds
  • Eastbourne. N-E-S winds 
  • The chosen venue for each competition being dependant upon the forecast wind direction.
  • A ‘venue & weather call’ will be made on the Friday evening before each competition, note ;- earlier if the various forecast allow. This decision will be announced / posted on the Whitesheet RFC website, the
  • BARCS forum Southern Winter league thread, & via an email to all WRFC members.
  • Southern Winter League Competition dates ;-
  • Round 1 ;- Sunday Oct 28th,   –            Cancelled
  • Round 2;- Sunday, Nov 25th.  –            Cancelled.
  • Rds 1 & 2 reserve;- Sunday Dec 9th  – Date not required 
  • Round 3 ;- Sunday, Dec 23rd.  –           Cancelled.        
  • Round 4 ;- Sunday Jan 27th 2019    –  Comp staged at Whitesheet 
  • Round 5 ;- Sunday Feb 24th 2019    –  Cancelled 
  • Rds 3, 4 & 5 reserve ;- Sunday Mar 10th 2019. –  Comp cancelled on day due to 68mph winds ! 
  • The Regional winter lg comps are the perfect introduction to this very exciting branch of our sport. Newcomers are encouraged to come along and try F3f for perhaps their first time, always being guaranteed a very warm welcome. Hints, tips & advice on model set up & flying the course are always freely given. Most sports models are perfectly suitable to use, you don’t need an expensive F3f mouldie. It is through these comps that most of us regular F3f pilots ourselves started.

  • PLEASE NOTE ;-

  • Whitesheet slope closure information.
  • For reasons of safety, the Whitesheet slopes will be closed to all flying other than for that of the competition while F3f competitions are in progress.
  • Competitions run from 9.00am- until / at around 5.00pm.
  • Visit the F3f page for full competition details . 
  • Stu, Whitesheet Competition secretary.

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Photos from the September Open Slopes

A fine finale for the Open Slopes Season

Nearly thirty pilots turned up for the last Open Slopes event of 2018

What better use of the mound on top of Whitesheet’s SW bowl

Once again we got very lucky with the weather, though the conditions at times were quite light, but a great day of flying and larks was had by all

See you for more next year!

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TVSF Day Out – September 2018

The Thames Valley Silent Flyers Association are organising one of their get-togethers, Thursday September 6

Here is a note from Graham Stallard, Chairman of TVSF

Finally the weather appears to be co-operating. I have left calling this on until closer to the time to save calling it off. The venue will be confirmed on Tuesday/Wednesday. However the forecast is NNE to NE so the probable venue is Watership Down NE bowl.

Attached is an updated brief (click here!) on location and directions.

Look forward to flying with you Thursday. Looks like a cracker so for.

Best Regards,

Graham Stallard.

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Training Post for AB

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Link to example pdf here!

 

Link to external Government consultation page: here

 

Link to pdf here

   

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Photos from the English Open

Photos from the English Open Last Weekend

Photos below from the English Open F3f event last week – full report to follow! Photos by Mike Shellim and Chris Lamming Link to full set of Mike’s shots here, with a report of the event here

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July Scale Day A Great Success!

Finally a Scale Day ran this year in fine weather – here are a few pictures from the event!

Photos – Alan Brocklehurst, Geoff Crewe, Chris Williams and Chris Lamming

 

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Scale Fly In

Alas (and Alack) Forecast of the Damned, once again! Tomorrow’s scale fly in is OFF. The next cancellation is due just before September 2nd :D The score so far: Weather: 5 White Sheet: 1

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July Open Slopes Photos

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Scale Fly In

Tomorrow’s SFI is ON. Expect light lift so bring your scale floaters

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Open Slopes June – Photos

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White Sheet Scale Day – 1st July – Cancelled

Hello All, The superb weather, whilst very nice, means that Easterlies affect us again. Nice to be sunbathing, but if you cannot fly then not so good! Chris Williams has therefore called-off the Scale Day.

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Open Slopes June 10, Weather Call – We’re ON!

June Open slopes is ON!

We are in for good, fine weather tomorrow, although the wind will have quite a bit of East in it, so it will be a chance to fly in some of the further reaches of Whitesheet Downs.

Bring along a floater and maybe an electric assisted model to make sure you have the best chance of some good flying on the NE slopes.

All are welcome (members and non-members) to join in and chuck something off the hill.

All flyers must have appropriate 3rd party insurance to fly as is the requirement of our National Trust license. All non-members will be asked to confirm this is the case and may be asked for evidence, such as a BMFA membership card.

Tomorrow is a hoodie-sticker qualifying event, so don’t forget to bring your membership card and get your first “I was there, man” sticker!

David, Stuart and I will be there, setting up the bacon butty station from about 10:00hrs, as we did last month, these will be given away free of charge to as many as possible, until we run out!

cheers,

Chris

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Club Privacy Policy

The club privacy policy has now been uploaded and can be downloaded on the club rules page, which has now been renamed ‘club documents’. Hopefully this is not too confusing!

Please go here to see the new policy

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Open Slopes Photos, May 2018

Open slopes a success again!

Sunday May 13th saw the return of the Open Slopes events, with the second scheduled event of the year running in absolutely stunning weather.

A good showing of twenty pilots over the day, together with around fifty models between them meant that the sky was filled with models of all kinds all day.

Free bacon rolls for all were very well received as ever!

Why not come along to the next event, to be held on Sunday June 10.

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FRSKY RECEIVERS AND FUTABA TRANSMITTERS – LINK INTEGRITY

Ladies and Gentlemen.  A cautionary note on FRSKY RX and Futaba TX combinations. Please check that your FRSKY RX link cannot be broken by other 2.4 Ghz TX’s. Refer supplier or manufacturer for relevant firm/software upgrades.  Info obtained from Ian Duff and Chris Williams via SSUK and others.  

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Open slopes May 13, 2018 is ON

After a few months of dreary weather, we are in for a good day tomorrow, with a gentle breeze and no rain forecast for our second Open Slopes event.

All are welcome (members and non-members) to join in and chuck something off the hill.

All flyers must have appropriate 3rd party insurance to fly as is the requirement of our National Trust license. All non-members will be asked to confirm this is the case and may be asked for evidence, such as a BMFA membership card.

Tomorrow is a hoodie-sticker qualifying event, so don’t forget to bring your membership card and get your first “I was there, man” sticker!

I will be there, setting up the bacon butty station from about 10:00hrs, as last year, these will be given away free of charge to as many as possible, until we run out!

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3 Way Club Day-Out – Thursday 19th April 2018

Thames Valley Silent Fliers Joint Event

It looks like we are at that time of year again and Thursday 19th April will be our multi-club slope day out again… weather permitting. TVSF will publish on the TVSF.co.uk web site as to what location will be likely suitable for the 3 way club get together.. and hope fully see you there.

See here on BARCS for more details.

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SLOPESIDE SEEN and EMERGENCY PLAN

ADDITIONAL PAGES HAVE BEEN ADDED FOR “SEEN AT THE SLOPE” AND EMERGENCY PLAN

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Baseball Caps – White Sheet Logo

They are here! Pics to be posted – £7.95 each from Vice Chair

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2018 Handbook now available to download

The 2018 Whitesheet Radio Flying Club Handbook is now available for download… HERE!

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Minutes of the 2017 AGM

The minutes of the 2017 AGM can now be downloaded and read.. HERE!    

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Winter League F3f

WSRFC organise (Stuart Wallace) a winter season of F3f competitions.
  • These comps do involve a fair amount of hooning around at high speed, with resultant requirement of safety precautions.
The White Sheet is used if the wind direction is good and so we advise fliers that the slope will be closed to general flying on the following dates.
  • October 29th
  • November 26th
  • January 28th – yes nearly 2018 already!
  • February 25th
  • Please have a look at Stu’s posts under F3f on dates and venues.
  • We will try and update the interweb if the comp is on, and at which venue.
  • Southern Winter Lg 1 Oct 29th venue announcement. After study of the various forecasts, the venue for this event is to be ‘The Long Man, Wilmington, nr Eastbourne. The Whitesheet slopes are therefore OPEN as per usual to all WRFC members.
  • OPEN SLOPES 2018 news from Chris Lamming coming soon ……

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WS Scale Fly In

SSW and a side order of rain…not the forecast I had hoped for, but He Who Dares, Flies. The White Sheet Scale Fly In is ON, but bring wellies and a sou’wester…

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Scale Fly In Sept 17

Forecast consensus: close, but no coconut… Tomorrow’s event is therefore off. One more roll of the dice, then, for the backup date Oct 1st

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September Meeting Date Change

Hello All, We have had to reschedule the September meeting date from the 13th to the 20th due to other commitments. Venue at Maiden Bradley. David

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Weather call for tomorrow’s Open Slopes Event

Weather call – it’s ON

Apologies, not quite noon, but near enough for jazz. Weather tomorrow looks pretty good – we might get a spot of the wet stuff in the afternoon, but perfectly flyable in the morning with a good SW breeze. Hopefully see you there – I’ll be the one in the tent, on bacon butty duty. Please note we are NOT on the flat field – we are up the slope!

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Open Slopes Event 5/5 : Sunday September 10th

Plan change – Now a Slope Event up the hill

Due to the wind conditions and possibility of rain in the afternoon, this Sunday’s event has now changed to a slopeside event, either at Morgans or in the SW bowl of Whitesheet. A weather call will still be made around noon on Saturday, which will be mailed out, posted on barcs and put on the website here, but right now it looks like it will be a good day for the hill, if not for the original plan on the flat. I’m making this call early as this will give those who were kindly preparing food to bring a chance to change plans. I will be taking my camp stove up to Whitesheet as I did for the English Open, and will be supplying bacon rolls and tea/coffee.

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Three Way Day Out

The second of this years Three Way Day Out will be held at Whitesheet hill tomorrow. The plan is to start at 10:00 fly all day and dodge the rain and then go to the White Lyon for a meal. All our members are welcome to join in, last year I had a good time on the slope and at the meal.

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Fantastic day at Whitesheet for the July Open Slopes Event

Perfect weather and a great turn out for the third Open Slopes Event of 2017

More info to come, but for now, here are the photos.

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Open Slopes Event Tomorrow! Sunday July 9th

Tomorrow’s Open Slopes Event is ON!

The weather looks light tomorrow with gentle winds from the SW

All welcome to come along and fly at Whitesheet. There will likely be some of us with bungees, dlgs and electric assisted models.

As usual, tea, coffee and doughnuts will be provided, free of charge!

Hopefully see you there

Last month’s fly-in

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