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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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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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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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**** White Sheet Radio Flying Club 2018 AGM ****

 

White Sheet Radio Flying Club invite all members to the 2018 AGM 

THE DAY—>       Saturday 17th November

THE TIME —>      Commencing 2:30pm

THE PLACE —>     The Dolphin Inn, Gillingham. Dorset


 

Hello, fellow static aviators…

Hopefully you have all enjoyed a fabulous year flying in the beautiful Wiltshire countryside up on White Sheet Down.

     

<—Open Slopes events were very successful—>

 

Fortunately we were blessed with fabulous weather this year

     

2018 was a great year for “F3F” at White Sheet

Practising, competitions or just for the sheer enjoyment of flying the pinnacle of sailplane technology

     

Piloting skills are superb and the accompanying soundtrack of an

F3F airframe howling across the sky is quite exhilarating

 

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Organised events have all run very successfully in 2018,

with one exception…. You knew it was coming…

Scale !

 

What happened?

These guys don’t know…

 

When all the sky gods cooperate and scale birds get airborne,

 it is always a marvellous sight to see.

       

No! this gentleman is not relaxing.

Contrary to what this photo may suggest, actually,  this gentleman is navigating for a fellow pilot.

A very important job and proof that, yes, pictures do lie.  Honest…

 

We all wish you better luck with your scale events next year Chris

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TO BUSINESS,  LADIES AND GENTLEMAN.

2019 is fast approaching, and the winter season will soon be upon us again.

As always this signifies that it is AGM time once again.

Yes!

I am positive every one of you just shouted Yes…

   

Please add WSRFC AGM to your diary

 

As in previous years, the 2018 AGM will be held at

The Dolphin Inn, Gillingham, Dorset.                      Kicking off at 2:30pm.                                 Saturday 17th November 2018

       
       

How to find us …

For those of us who haven’t been before the postcode for your SAT-NAVs is —>

SP8 4HB

 

For those without all that newfangled pesky technology —>

 

The Dolphin Inn can be found on the B3092 on the outskirts of Gillingham Dorset.

If you drive through Gillingham on the B3092 looking to your starboard side and do not see The Dolphin Inn, turn around and drive back through Gillingham.

Once again, survey the starboard side and you will be sure to find The Dolphin Inn.

If not, turn around and repeat all the above until you do….

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The Agenda

(Revision 1*)

  1. Minutes of 2017 AGM.
  2. Matters arising.
  3. To receive an annual report from each member of the Executive Committee.
  4. To review an audited statement of the funds of the WSRFC. The audit shall be carried out by a member who is not on the Committee.
  5. Consider and adopt, WSRFC Handbook Amendments, for 2018-2019
  6. Approve charitable donation proposed at the previous year’s AGM.
  7. Select charity for support in 2019.
  8. To hold elections
  9. To set the Annual Subscription for the ensuing year.
  10. Consider proposed, WSRFC Handbook Amendments, for 2019-2020
  11. *Announce provisional dates for 2019 open slopes
  12. *Announce provisional dates for 2019 Scale meetings
  13. *Announce provisional dates for 2019 F3F competitions at White Sheet.
  14. Other Business
  15. To vote on motions listed on the agenda.
 

And finally,

Prize giving ceremony

Mike Bleatham has kindly agreed to be presenter for the 2018 Open Slopes Prize giving ceremony.

Thank you Mike.

 

CALLING ALL White Sheet Radio Flying Club Members

 

White Sheet Radio Flying Clubs AGM is YOUR chance to have a say in how YOUR club is run so please do come along.

If you have anything you would like to propose please comment via the links below.

Any comments not relevant to the AGM agenda will be thoroughly ignored and deleted ….

Sensible comments & your proposals please, to your: 

Chairman  chairman@whitesheet.org.uk

Secretary    secretary@whitesheet.org.uk

 

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  The main event is the AGM but of course this is also an opportunity to meet with friends new and old, chat about this years interesting landings, the latest F3F technology, scale gliders or just about anything. There’s always something to talk about, and then there is, free food…

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Thank you for taking the time.

We hope to see you soon.

Regards,

Andrew Beaven

WSRFC Secretary 2017-2018





 

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Notice for all White Sheet RFC Members

  • This month’s club meeting, (October 2018) usually held at the Somerset Arms, Maiden Bradley, will NOT take place.

Please note:

  • Unlike normal club meetings, generally scheduled for the second Wednesday of the month, Novembers meeting is scheduled for the first Wednesday of the month.
Please be sure to update your calendars accordingly.
  • Wednesday 7th November 2018, commencing at the usual time at or before 8pm, and the usual place, The Somerset Arms, Maiden Bradley.
Remember all White Sheet Radio Flying Club Members are always welcome to join us there.
  • Please continue to regularly check the website for updates.

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BMFA AGM

  Formal Notice Of The 71st Annual General Meeting Of The Society Of Model Aeronautical Engineers LTD
Patron:             HRH The Duke of Edinburgh KG.           President:       Air Chief Marshal Sir Michael Alcock.
British Model Flying Association,
Chacksfield House,
31 St Andrews Road,
Leicester.
LE2 8RE

Tel: (+44) 116 2440028.       Fax: (+44) 116 2440645.     Email: admin@bmfa.org

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The Annual General Meeting of the Society will be held at the Jurys Inn Hinckley Island Hotel, A5 Watling Street, Hinckley, Leicestershire LE10 3JA (Junction 1 off the M69 signposted Hinckley/Milton Keynes A5), on Saturday 17th November 2018 and will commence at 1:30pm. Registration will be from 10:00am. The following nominations have been received for the vacant Elected Officer’s posts on the Council of Management:
  1. Chairman **                             (1 year term)      Ian Pallidter FSMAE
  2. Vice-Chairman                         (2 year term)      Peter Halman FSMAE
  3. Honorary Secretary                  (2 year term)      Mark Benns
  4. Competition Secretary             (2 year term)      Jo Halman FSMAE
  5. Records Officer                        (2 year term)      Simon VaitKevicius
  6. FAI Delegate **                        (1 year term)       Julie Fisher
** Co-opted at Full Council Meeting January 2018 until the AGM ON 17th November 2018. There are no ballots required for Elected Officer’s posts. There are no ballots required for Technical Committees. Biographical details of all candidates will be included in the BMFA News. PROXY FORM’s for the use of Fellows or Clubs who are unable to attend the AGM must be returned to the Chief Executive to arrive not later than 1:30pm on Friday 16th November 2018.  
  • Proxy Voting Form:                  Click Here
  • Prize Giving Dinner Form:       Click Here
  • Accommodation:                     Click Here
  • AGM Programme:                    Click Here
   

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