White Sheet RFC Established 1960
Gliders

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

Continue Reading

. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . NEWSFLASH . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .

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

~~~~~~~~~~~~

  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 . . . . . . . . . . . . .

Continue Reading

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…

Continue Reading

Southern Winter League F3f 2019 / 20.

Sunday October 27th. Comp Cancelled.

The Whitesheet Slopes will be OPEN as per usual on this date.

Southern Winter League F3f Dates 2019 / 20

 The Regional winter lg F3f comps are the perfect introduction to this very exciting branch of our sport. Newcomers are encouraged to come along and try F3f for perhaps their first time, always being guaranteed a very warm welcome.
Hints, tips & advice on model set up, turn styles & flying the course are always freely given. Most sports models are perfectly suitable to use, you do not need an expensive F3f mouldie. 
It is through these comps that most of us regular F3f pilots ourselves started.

The venue for each comp will be wind direction dependant, using the slopes of Whitesheet, (NNW- SSW)   Butser hill  (NE) & Eastbourne ( most other directions)  each competition venue being dependant upon the forecast wind direction.

Competition dates, each date being 4th Sunday of the month ;- 

Sunday October 27th. Comp Cancelled

Sunday November 24th 

Sunday December 22nd 

Sunday January 26th

Sunday February 23rd

Sunday March 22 nd

For full competition & entry details please visit the BARCS forum, ( link below )

https://www.barcs.co.uk/forums/topic/9548-southern-winter-league-2019-20

Important !
Whitesheet slope closure information.

To enable the safe & successful staging of F3f competitions at Whitesheet, the Whitesheet slopes will be closed to all flying other than for that of the competition while F3f competitions are in progress. Competitions run from 9.00am- 5.00pm (approx finish time).

Thank you very much for your understanding & co-operation regarding this.


The English Open F3f 2019.

Sponsored by South Coast Sailplanes. http://www.south-coast-sailplanes.com/

A Cracking’ English Open F3f 2019.

Twenty four pilots coming from across the UK competed in this years competition.

We were blessed with dry weather & a moderate SW-WSW breeze throughout. 

A total of 16 rounds were flown over the two days of racing.

For the result, competition report, Spreadsheet, photo’s & official videos, please visit the WRFC F3f page. http://whitesheet.org.uk/competitions/english-open-201718/

Stu, Whitesheet RFC Competition Secretary

Continue Reading

Open Slopes 11th August 2019

OPEN SLOPES THIS SUNDAY IS ON

Weather Call for Open Slopes Sunday 11th August
~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~

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

Continue Reading

……………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

Continue Reading

The English Open F3f

  • The Whitesheet RFC presents:
  • The English Open F3f 2019. Aug 17-18th 2019.
  • Sponsored by South Coast Sailplanes.
 
  • The Whitesheet RFC are proudly staging the 2019 English Open F3f competition over the weekend of aug 18-19th.
  • We are very proud of the continued excellent sponsorship of the event by Peter Payne owner of South Coast Sailplanes , this being the 5th consecutive year.
  • We are similarly proud of the continued excellent support given to the event by both Steve Webb of Steve Webb Models & Servo Shop , and of Graham Buckingham of   Bucks Composites . Likewise this too being their 5th consecutive year of supporting the event.
  • The event is again being supported by both the ‘Great Britain Slope Racing Association’ GBSRA & the British Association of Radio Control Soarers Barcs .
 
  • Charity raffle ;- We will be staging a Charity raffle to raise very much needed funds for the Uk Blood cancer charity Bloodwise , and Histio UK  . Last years event raised the excellent sum of £260.00
 
  • Entry opens at 8.00am on Saturday June 1st. Closing midnight on Weds July 31st.
  • Entry is limited to 35 pilots + a reserve list.
  • Full competition, Charity raffle & entry details, please visit the F3f page English Open F3f
 
  • Whitesheet slope closure information.
  •  To enable the competition to be successfully staged, the Whitesheet slopes will be closed to all flying other than for that of the competition whilst this is in progress, Sat 17th Aug 8.00am-7.00pm, Sun 18th 8.00am-5.30pm. Thank you for your co-operation & understanding. 
 
  •  Stuart Wallace, (Stu) Whitesheet RFC Competition Secretary .
         

Continue Reading

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

Continue Reading