I turned up at Sledbrook today to see a great big roller being winched back onto a waggon “What the heck is going on!” Turned
out we owe a great big thank you to the Shepley division (Michael and Son Ltd) who spent a good part of Saturday morning vibro-rolling the flying area. It has made a world of difference to the
surface and hopefully given a few moles a bit more than a headache. Thank you from all the rest of us.
BMFA Matters (Well I think it might do a little bit)
I attended the Northern Area meeting on Friday night and a few things came up that may be advantageous to our
- Indoor meetings. Provided we
hold events advertised as open to all BMFA members we will receive a grant of £50 a meeting to a maximum of four meetings over the 2017/18 winter season. Phil Kent, of RCM&E and Scale fame is
also organising about eight indoor meetings over the same period in a much larger sports hall at Howden Clough Girls High School which is not too far to travel and may be interesting. I will post
details when Phil lets me have them.
- The BMFA Northern Area Facebook
page is up and running now and is useful if anyone is interested in attending any “local” events. A bit down the list is a picture of a field and a big hall (shed) which is where the National
body have got to with the National Flying Site. Looks a bit rough at the moment but give or take a few years it might be worth a visit.
- Examiners Workshops in
September. Only two clubs volunteered to lend their field for this, us and the HDMAC. As most of the NA committee don’t know what our field is like (perhaps I didn’t promote it well enough) it was
decided to run this at the Whams; date to be announced. Irrespective of past slight differences there should be no problems in anyone from our club attending - and there is free
- Another place where there is
“free food” (In this case it is provided for a donation to charity) is at the Northern Area Summer Fly-in on PANDAS site at Pontefract Race Course over the weekend of 22nd and
23rd July. A couple of notices at the head of this page give all the details which include some competitions with prizes and the types of models (almost anything) that is allowed to fly
from the field. Could be a fun couple of days if the weather is kind.
Thank you Paul for the new Windsock. Very nice just a pitty our new members missed it as Paul had left and as yet we havny found a place to store it. At least Paul is a fairly regular flyer so we
will all benefit from time to time.
Flew the Tidewater for the first time; cold but worth the effort.
If you want to see a really-really good modelling web site follow the link to club member Paul
Rowden’s site. The site takes some beating but the quality of workmanship in the models shown would also be difficult to match.