Submitted by jon davies on Fri, 2021-01-01 09:22
A Happy New Year to all our members. Let's hope 2021 is an improvement on 2020 and 2019
Submitted by christian anderson on Tue, 2020-12-15 23:45
To all members.
Please would you all submit payment to Mike Roach before the end of December so that we may process all subs and fees to the BMFA for the new year ahead.
Stay safe all and wishing everyone a Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year.
Submitted by christian anderson on Thu, 2020-11-12 19:40
To all members concerned
As you all know this year has been a bit topsy turvy with the Covid-19 pandemic, with all of us being in lockdown at some point or not being able to fly our models. As a result of all restrictions currently in place, it is highly unlikely that we will be holding the annual AGM meeting this December, therefore we have decided that all Membership renewals will be dealt with by Mike Roach via post and also myself online. Please pay the relevent fees by cheque to Mike at his address (plesae see below) and we will then renew all BMFA memberships online.
Due to the fact that we have not had much flying time, we have decided to reduce the club fee renewal for this year only.
Prices as follows:
Club fees only = £35.00
Club fees(£35), BMFA(£38) & CAA(£9) total = £82
Club fees(£35), BMFA(£38) & CAA(£9)& BMFA Card(£3.50 total = £85.50
Please note currently the BMFA haven't issued any price changes if they do increase we will send out a reminder of this in due course.
Mr M Roach, 1 Blaenmorfa, Pontarddulais. SA4 8QX
Many thanks for all your support throughout the year and look forward to a better one next year.
Submitted by christian anderson on Mon, 2020-11-02 13:30
as of Monday 9th of November Outdoor flying can continue at our flying site at Upland Arms Farm
Submitted by christian anderson on Tue, 2020-09-22 20:42
Dear members I am pleased to announce that our new flying site is open for use as of this Saturday 26th of September.
I am arranging to meet there for around 10am with Lyn Moses, site owner as there are a couple of small jobs to do which I would be greatful if anyone could attend at that time to help. Please bring your flight kit with you to try out the flight path. Mike, Gary and Howard will be there at around midday with our Tractor mower.
I look forward to seeying you at the site, if more than six attend I will put in place the covid-19 track and trace just for club safety.
We will have to social distance as much as possible, so be safe and look forward to Saturday.
Submitted by christian anderson on Sun, 2020-08-23 16:42
see pic above of new site for flying
Submitted by christian anderson on Sun, 2020-08-23 16:28
To all members
A meeting will be held at the Bryn and Trallwm Social Club at 7.30pm on the 10th of September.
This is mainly an update as to whats been going on over the last few months and what will be happening in the next few weeks to come.
Submitted by christian anderson on Mon, 2020-08-17 23:09
Dear Members I'm pleased to inform you all that we have succesfully secured a second flying site.
This would not have been possible without the help of Mr S.Pugh Jones, so a big thank you to Steve from all members.
The location and site proposal is available by following the link below:
Upland Arms Farm is located on the A484 between Kidwelly and Charmarthen. Aproximately 5.5miles from Carmarthen(10mins) or 7miles from Pembrey Race Circuit (13mins)
The main entrance to the field is visible on google maps via a gate, which you enter the first field, where you must follow the hedgerow by car as this area is predominantly covered by chippings but is also covered over with grass. Currently there are some soft areas with water along the driveway but more scalpings will be delivered in the next week or so to help with curing this problem.
There is sufficient space for cars to park.
There is some work to be done to get the site up and running for flying use, but with some good effort from all club members thios could be done over 1 weekend.
The wind direction is westerly and there is sufficient room for flying and possibly a seperate location for control line at the same time.
I.C. and Electric power is permitted to be used and this will be 7 days a week with no time restriction within reason.
The landowners main dwelling will be to our right rear as we stand in the flight box facing the runway side on ( like the cabin is situated in pembrey when we stand in the flight box there)
Mr Lyn Moses (land owner) is kindly donating an old wooden shed that is no longer in use by himself for us to store the ride on mower and other equipment approx 6mx3m and will dismantle it from its current location for us to rebuild in a suitable location of our choice. He has also confirmed that he will be altering the main gate for improved access to the first field next week.
Hope this gets to all of you members, any issues with the link please let me know through whats app.
Christian and Mike
Submitted by christian anderson on Mon, 2020-07-27 20:35
NO ENTRY TO PEMBREY RACING CIRCUIT FOR ANY CLUB MEMBER.
NOBODY FROM OUR CLUB IS TO ATTEMPT TO ENTER THE RACE CIRCUIT BEFORE MYSELF OR MIKE ROACH HAS HAD PERMITION FOR US TO ENTER.
Submitted by christian anderson on Tue, 2020-07-07 17:53
Dear Members, it is very unfortunate but we are unable to fly at Pembrey Racing Circuit during the month of July, however this will be reviewed at the end of the month by Mr Phil Davies.
I understand the frustration of not having any information with regards to flying at Pembrey but I have been in contact with Mr Phil Davies on numerous occasions over the past month or so.
Initially when I spoke to Mr Phil Davies we discussed the necesity of a risk assesment that we/LMFC would do to ensure measures would be set in place to ensure safe social distancing and precautions that we would take to ensure club members safety. An E-mail was sent out approximately 4 weeks ago.
After giving Mr Phil Davies a couple of weeks to check the E-mail I decided to go down to the circuit on June 27th, I was unable to find Mr Davies but I did find a member of staff which happened to be his son in law. We spoke about matters with regards to flying and the circuit itself and I found out that members of staff were still on furlough and no admin has been into the office for quite some considerable time, he also stated that the circuit was still officially closed and that they had only 2 racing teams testing during the last week. We concluded our conversation and he would let Phil Know that I had called and that there was an E-mail waiting for him from LMFC.
Yesterday the 6th of July I rang the Pembrey Racing Circuit office to gain further information, a lady answered and told me that Mr Phil Davies was currently in a meeting and the race circuit was still officially closed with ony 2 members of staff returning to work this week. I left my number for Mr Davies to ring me back. Within 5mins the lady rang me back as Mr Davies had just rang her after I had got off the phone, but unfortunately the news was not good as I was told that there would be no access to LMFC during the month of July and a review of the situation would be assessed at the end of the month as the Circuit is still and will reamain officially closed to members of the public.
Sorry that its a bit long winded but I just wanted you all to know what i have done to try and get us back into pembrey for flying.
I have checked the official Pembrey Racing this morning and it looks like race meeting for this month have been cancelled, but dates are inplace for race meetings during the month of August so hopefully we will also gain access at that time also.
Hope this helps all
Christian Anderson (Club Secretary)