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BMFA F3F and English Open Dates for 2020

No doubt Stu will add proper commentary to this, but in order to get the ball rolling, here are some additional dates for your diary

26th April – BMFA F3F at White Sheet

21st June – BMFA F3F at White Sheet

Last, but not least, over the weekend of 22nd and 23rd August 2020 WSRFC will stage The English Open! The Scale reserve day is now 16th August.

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2020 Open Slopes Dates (and Fly-in)

Scale events had the best of the weather in 2019, but a few fab days flying were had. For 2020 we are also planning on running Fly-in days. We are still not sure what the difference between the two is, but just means more dates when we can meet up on The White Sheet!

Dates will be shown on the new 2020 calendar sent to everyone who renews, but for users of the interweb, here goes:

March 15th

April 5th

May 3rd, Fly-in on 17th

June 7th

July 5th, Fly-in on 19th

August 2nd

September 6th, Fly-in on 20th

Last Hurrah, sport and scale – October 18th

All subject to weather calls

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Tests, Committee and 2019 Awards

We suggest that members use the BMFA to comply with regulations, it is available at https://rcc.bmfa.uk/rcc Copy and paste the link to the browser on your interweb and away you go

To do the test you will need, your bmfa number, your bmfa portal email address and your postcode

1/ access the above link and take the test if you do NOT have BMFA A / B test certificates (or equivalent LMA etc)

2/ take the on-line competency test via the above link.

3/ The on-line system gives you a list of any incorrect answers together with suggested corrections.

4/ Once passed, an email will be sent to you with a copy of your pass certificate.

5/ Download the certificate and then upload it onto your BMFA portal under the achievements section

If any members are experiencing difficulty, or can’t, do the online test, please let me know and we will do our best to assist.

We will have also to do two online opt-ins on the portal at some stage so that the BMFA can upload our data to the CAA.

Then pay your £9 registration fee to the BMFA together with your membership renewal, which remains unchanged from this year.

Mike Bleathman will send out a mailchimp email later to announce the dates/plans for the ‘A’ test day(s) to be held at White Sheet.  Whilst we won’t get this done before the competency deadline of 30th November, it should obviate the need for repeat on-line test in the future.

Mike can be contacted at vice@whitesheet.org.uk

Committee changes

After much sterling service, Chris Lamming stood down as Chairman at the AGM, with Mike Bleathman now fulfilling the role of Vice Chairman and me picking up the Chair position. (contactable at chairman@whitesheet.org.uk)

We are extremely fortunate that Chris Williams, Den Larking, Ian Duff, Jess Nicholls and Stu Wallace offered themselves for re-election in their existing roles.  

Full AGM minutes will be posted on the WS interweb in due course.

In other AGM news:

  • the 2020 calendars were available and given to members at the meet
  • The Ahi prize for 5 event attendances was won by Jeff Crew, who kindly put it “back in” and the next name out of the hat was Pete Cushion
  • Some beanies and caps were also raffled
  • The 2019 Vice awards were as follows:
  • Launcher of the Year – Jeff Crew
  • Land-out of the Year – Richard Edmunds
  • Fastest Time /F3F award – William Fourie
  • Last man standing – Andrew Beaven
  • Catch of the Year – Tim Brocklehurst
  • Bacon of the Year – Mike Bleathman
  • Cake of the Year – Mrs Mike

Last but no means least – Tech Support 2019, at the request of members, the Tech Support was awarded to Graeme Mahoney for the help and knowledge that he gives to all fliers.

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TWO CAA exemptions are attached

One allows registration via the BMFA membership and portal. The other allows exemption from proficiency tests if you have passed BMFA ‘A’ or ‘B’ tests.

see:

http://publicapps.caa.co.uk/modalapplication.aspx?catid=1&pagetype=65&appid=11&mode=detail&id=9263

and

http://publicapps.caa.co.uk/modalapplication.aspx?catid=1&pagetype=65&appid=11&mode=detail&id=9261

A and B exempt
BMFA will register with CAA exemption

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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…

. . . . . . . . . . . . . . End . . . . . . . . . . . . .

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BMFA F3f lg 4 Whitesheet Sunday 29th Sept 2019

The BMFA league 4 F3f competition will be taking place at Whitesheet on Sept 29th Sept. 

Entry to this competition is presently open, entry details can be found by following this link to BARCS ;-
https://www.barcs.co.uk/forums/topic/9521-bmfa-f3f-league-4-whitesheet-29th-september-2019/
 Entry closes on Weds 25th  at 10.00pm,

So as to enable the successful & safe staging of the competition, the Whitesheet slopes will be closed to all flying other than for that of the competition, whilst this is in progress. 

Competition timetable;- 9.00am- 5.30pm.(approx finish time)

On behalf of the Whitesheet RFC, I wish to thank everyone for their understanding & co-operation regarding this.

Stu, Whitesheet Comp Sec.

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BMFA Lg 4 F3f Whitesheet Sund Sept 29th 2019.

BMFA F3f lg 4 Whitesheet Sunday 29th Sept 2019.

    The BMFA league 4 F3f competition will be being staged at Whitesheet on Sunday Sept 29th Sept. 

Entry to this competition is presently open, entry details can be found by following this link to BARCS ;-
https://www.barcs.co.uk/forums/topic/9521-bmfa-f3f-league-4-whitesheet-29th-september-2019/
 Entry closes on Weds 25th  at 10.00pm,

So as to enable the successful & safe staging of the competition, the Whitesheet slopes will be closed to all flying other than for that of the competition, whilst this is in progress. 

Competition timetable;- 9.00am- 5.30pm.(approx finish time)

On behalf of the Whitesheet RFC, I wish to thank everyone for their understanding & co-operation regarding this.

Regards to All

  Stu, Whitesheet Comp Sec. 

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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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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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