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Steam Fair

Due to predicted adverse weather conditions, we will now not be attending the pembrey Steam Fair.
Thanks to all the volunteers
 
 
Mark
 
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Steam Rally 28/29th September

I have spoken to Rob Raynor and he has asked for all members wishing to attend the steam rally to submit their names and car registration numbers so passes can be given out, this needs to be in by the end of this Sunday.
Members wishing to attend please e-mail their names and reg numbers ONLY to jon.forsterdavies@sky.com
Thank you for supporting the club, hope you are you all well,
Mark
 
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For Sale

Please find a list of items for sale on the "Buy and Sell" page.

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Indoor Flying

Indoor Flying Sessions will resume this Wednesday 11th September at The Gwenllian Centre Kidwely at 18.30. All are welcome.

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Flying Resumed at Pembrey

Our Flying Site at Pembrey is now available for use. Please feel free to utilise the facility (see our website for restrictions).

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Flying at Pembrey

Thanks to Owain Davies we now have an agreement with Winston Thomas to fly at Pembrey.

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Mr. Swift.

Eric has been moved to Prince Phillip, Ward 1. Visiting times are 3pm 'till 8pm.

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Steven Pugh Jones

The Tin Shed Experience, Laugharne, is renaming itself ' The History Shed Experience CIC (Community Interest Company) and hopes to relocate to the Medieval Town of Kidwelly.
 
Please join us on the evening of Tuesday, 20th of August at 6:30pm Gwenllian Hall,Kidwelly, for a public presentation and a meeting to drum up support for the new venture.
 
If you like planes, trains and auto-mobiles, History and a community project with spirit, then the History Shed will be of interest. 
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DFT PUBLISHES AMENDMENTS TO THE ANO


 

The Department for Transport (DfT) yesterday published further amendments to the Air Navigation Order which impact on all users of Small Unmanned Aircraft, including the model flying community.  https://www.gov.uk/government/news/new-drone-safety-partnership-with-business-launched-as-government-sets-out-plans-to-limit-drone-misuse

Further details of the amendments can be found in CAP1763 (as the CAA have the unenviable task of implementing the legislation).  You can read CAP1763 here: http://publicapps.caa.co.uk/docs/33/CAP1763%20New%20UAS%20guidance.pdf

Regrettably, the DfT have put us somewhat on the ‘back foot’ with this due to the speed with which they have introduced the amendment which also includes elements which they had not alerted us to.  The changes have been expedited in reaction to incidents involving small unmanned aircraft at Gatwick and Heathrow in the last couple of months.

We have reported previously on the creation of flight restriction zones around protected aerodromes, the concept of which was introduced in the Government Response to the 2018 Consultation on Drones published earlier this year and these zones will come into effect from 13th March 2019.  A useful interactive map of the UK has been created by NATS showing the protected aerodromes with the restriction zones superimposed.  See https://dronesafe.uk/restrictions/ for further details.

CAP1763 states that ‘the flight restriction zone is active at all times and applies to all small unmanned aircraft of any mass (even very small ‘toys’)’.  This was a surprising development which would in theory even extend to paper aeroplanes.

If you wish to fly an unmanned aircraft within these restriction zones, then permission will have to be obtained from air traffic control at the aerodrome.  The CAA expect such permissions to be based on a ‘constructive dialogue between the modellers/model clubs and the relevant aerodrome’ and formalised in a letter of agreement/memorandum of understanding.

One slight benefit included in this ANO update is that the existing restriction on flying unmanned aircraft over 7kg below 400ft in controlled airspace has now been removed, as the new restrictions apply to all unmanned aircraft up to 20Kg and maintain the 400ft limit for all unmanned aircraft.

We are seeking clarification and answers to a number of questions we have posed to the DfT and CAA on behalf of our members.  We hope to receive answers this week and will publish further updates and clarification in due course.Secretaries of those clubs captured by these changes are invited to email Andy Symons (BMFA Club Support Officer) at andy@bmfa.org for further advice/information/help as a matter of urgency

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Pembrey Mobile Phone Number 07539659884

A mobile phone has been added to the facilities at Pembrey. The phone is stored in the cabin along with a solar panel, a charger and storage battery

On arrival at site please switch on the phone and switch off when leaving.. Dial the mobile to check whether there are members present. If a call goes straight to voice mail then the phone is off. If the ring tone sounds the unit is on. No need to answer unless the caller persists.

 

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