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6th January 2021 Important Update

BMFA COVID LEGISLATION & RC Flying 06/01/2021

England — TIER 4

The legislation relating to COVID-19 restrictions in place from January 6th has been published.

All areas of England have now been placed in to Tier 4. 

The Health Protection (Coronavirus, Restrictions) (All Tiers) (England) Regulations 2020 have also been amended.

Whilst outdoor exercise is still allowed, either alone or with one other person, we are now no longer permitted to leave our homes to visit public outdoor places for the purposes of open air recreation.  The definition of public outdoor places has also been amended and now no longer includes outdoor sportsgrounds or sports facilities.

Outdoor sportsgrounds or sports facilities (which includes model flying club sites and BMFA Buckminster) have also been added to the list of venues that must close.

Guidance relating to other areas of the UK remains the same as in our update of 22/12/2020 seehttps://bmfa.org/News/News-Page/ArticleID/2707/COVID-19-Regulations-Update-22-12-2020

BMFA insurance remains in place when flying lawfully and the personal accident cover is in place should you do something untoward to yourself in the workshop. The day to day work protecting model flying and assisting members and clubs is ongoing and the BMFA office remains manned and open during the lockdown period.

British Model Flying Association

The Society of Model Aeronautical Engineers Limited T/A

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White Sheet and Covid-19 (LEVEL THREE)

A return to the skies

Under Level 3, White Sheet is open for members to return to airborne operations.

Please keep in mind and adhere to all government rules relating to the coronavirus, social distancing and use of PPE etc

Further to this, WSRFC recommends a flightline maximum of 4 people at two meters apart to ensure continual communication amongst those flying.

Stay safe, stay well and enjoy flying again.

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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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