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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 .

A truly ‘Cracking’ 2019 English Open F3f competition.

We were blessed with dry weather and a moderate WSW breeze throughout. This enabling a total of 16 rounds to be flown

My report , photos & video of this ‘Cracking’ event will be posted both here & on the F3f page shortly

Stu, Whitesheet RFC Competition Secretary.

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The English Open F3f, Aug 17-18th.



A truly ‘Cracking’ 2019 English Open F3f competition.

We were blessed with dry weather and a moderate WSW breeze throughout. This enabling a total of 16 rounds to be flown

My report , photos & video of this ‘Cracking’ event will be posted both here & on the F3f page shortly


         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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……………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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_________________________________________________________________     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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