Club News

 

Message from the Chairman:

There will be NO club meetings at the Creg until further notice. Indoor flying is also cancelled until further notice.  Gathering rules have effectively halted flying at Jurby too, please don’t be tempted to try and get yourself fined by going flying at Jurby, it can only affect the club in a negative manner, time to get back to building or fixing in the workshop.

 

 

The Manx Model Flyers Handbook has recently been published.  It gathers all the information from various sources and puts them all together in an easy to read document for flying in the Isle of Man.  Click on the following to open the handbook:   MMF Handbook 101119 (EDITION ONE)

Also published this month is Jurby Guidelines.  A helpful page of information for those flying at Jurby.  Click on the following to open the document:      Jurby Guidelines 24/08/20

Jurby Extension Runway (UPDATED AUGUST 2020)

Please note the new layout for flying on the ‘extension’.  (Click on map to enlarge)

                                        Yellow shading:      Flying area

                                        Dark blue shading:   Strictly no fly area

                                        Light blue shading:  Hand launch area

 

Jurby Main Airfield Runway

From 1st January 2019 it is now an offence to fly in the statutory no fly zone marked in red on the map.  It was in the club rules as no fly zone anyway, but now it is a legal requirement not to fly there.  (Please ‘click’ on the map to enlarge).

 

 

 

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The Manx Model Flyers committee have booked dates for indoor flying for this winter.  The venue remains the same: The Tommy Clucas Community Sports Hall, Peel.  (The hall is in Peel Football Ground, opposite the QE2 secondary school as shown in the map).

These evenings are for club members only and there will be a charge of £5.00 contribution per session per member. (Spectators free).

Come along and enjoy the fun.

The following dates have been booked this winter:

Sunday 1st November 2020

Sunday 15th November 2020

Sunday 29th November 2020

Sunday 13th December 2020

Sunday 10th January  2021

Sunday 24th January  2021

Sunday 7th February  2021

Sunday 21th February  2021

Sunday 7th March  2021

Sunday 21th  March  2021

 

Flightline on Tuesday 1st December 2020
Winning team – Sarah, Steve and Neil of the Club Quiz Night held on 2nd December 2020

 

From an article in this month’s BMFA News:  Extensive testing has shown that receiving data to a mobile phone which is close to your transmitter DOES interfere with the link between transmitter and receiver. (And not just yours, also the flyer who is stood beside you on the flightline). The message has to be …… LEAVE YOUR PHONE IN YOUR CAR.

Brian is presented with the ‘Best Crash Award’