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White Sheet Radio Flying Club

**** 2019 AGM ****

White Sheet Radio Flying Club invite all members to the
2019 Annual General Meeting



This Saturday

16th November 2019

14:30


The Dolphin Inn, Gillingham. Dorset



Agenda

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  1. Opening remarks/welcome
  2. Apologies
  3. Minutes of previous AGM.
    Can be viewed via the following link:
    http://whitesheet.org.uk/wp-content/uploads/2019/10/White-Sheet-Radio-Flying-Club-AGM-2018-Minutes-SW-edit-1-1.pdf
  4. Matters arising from the Minutes 
  5. Presentation of annual report
  6. Presentation of Accounts
  7. Set the Annual Subscription for the ensuing year
  8. Consider and adopt WSRFC Handbook Amendments for 2019-2020
  9. Select and approve charity for support in 2020
  10. Announce dates for 2020 Open Slopes
  11. Scale meetings report & Announce dates for 2020
  12. English Open F3F report & Announce date for 2020
  13. BMFA F3F report & Announce dates at White Sheet for 2020
  14. Elections of Management Committee/Office Bearers 
  15. Motions to be put to the AGM 
  16. Closing remarks


Followed by

White Sheet RFC 2019 Events “Qualifier’s” – Prize Draw

&

White Sheet RFC Annual AGM Prize Draw



And finally

just for fun:

The…….. White Sheet RFC “Vice Special” Annual Awards

Presented by your favourite awards presenter……
 

Mr…….


Mike
Bleathman

👏👏👏👏👏👏👏👏

Eat, drink and be merry…

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CAA DRES Registrations and Tests now available.

Registration & Test

New regulations regarding all Unmanned Aerial Vehicles (UAV)’s 250g -20kg come into force 30th November 2019. Please refer to latest BMFA news for updates

  • Everyone wishing to fly model aircraft will have to:

Pass – Register – Label

  • Pass an online (or offline hard copy) test to get a Flyer ID if you want to fly a drone or model aircraft.
  • Register for an Operator ID if you’re responsible for a drone or model aircraft
  • Label any drones and model aircraft you’re responsible for with your Operator ID

Tests – Flyer ID

  • CAA DRES Test is now live. http://register-drones.caa.co.uk/
  • Tests are free.
  • Every three years all USAV operators (Unmaned Small Aerial Vehicles) need to sit, and pass, an online test to qualify for a Flyer ID
  • Minimum age: None, but children under 13 can only register with a parent or guardian present.
  • For those without internet access a hard copy of the test will be available. (Details yet to be confirmed)
  • Exemption from the Test for those holding a BMFA proficiency scheme “A” Certificate has been agreed.

Important information for BMFA members

  • BMFA members will not be required to take the DRES test with the current online system. With permission an alternate online DRES test will be offered through the BMFA direct at a later date. (Details yet to be confirmed)
  • For those without internet access a hard copy of the BMFA DRES test will be available at a later date. (Details yet to be confirmed)

Operator Registration – Operator ID

  • CAA Operator Registration is now live. http://register-drones.caa.co.uk/
  • Operators must be 18 or over to register.
  • There is an annual fee for registration as an operator of £9.00
  • Operators will be issued an Operator ID
  • Label any drones and model aircraft you’re responsible for with your Operator ID

Important information for BMFA members

  • BMFA members are not required to register as an operator with the current CAA online system. With permission the BMFA will administrator Registration and the annual £9.00 p.a. fee for its members. This will take place initially by 31 January 2020

White Sheet Members

  • You may choose to register and take the test independently with the CAA online system but please be advised, your membership of the BMFA is a condition required by White Sheet RFC to maintain compliance with the National Trust.

As it stands today, as members of the BMFA you can choose to delay your DRES registration and test process in favour of completing requirements through the BMFA with your annual BMFA membership renewal. (Full details of this service are yet to be announced)

As always:

  • 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 BMFA & CAA websites for updates

You may find the following safety apps useful

Download NATS Drone Assist app free…

Download Airmap free…

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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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……………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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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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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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