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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 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 .
         

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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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_________________________________________________________________     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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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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