Club Notices

26 Jul 2020

Training Restarts


After a discussion at the recent (July) club meeting, it was decided that we are in a position to start training again.

With immediate effect, our senior trainer, Brian Gascoigne, will be available at the usual times, weekends after 1.00pm weather permitting.

Whilst the club have procured a quantity of face masks and hand sanitiser jell/spray, it is the trainee's responsibility to also have these available for use during training sessions.

We hope to see our trainees down at the field soon

Best Regards

Your Committee

MDFC

08 Jul 2020

July 2020 Club Meeting


Good News,

            After contacting the Polly Bowls Club, it has been decided we are able to restart our monthly club meetings.

A health & safety review has revealed that suitable measures are in place at Polly Bowls Club and, follow Government guidelines which have enabled us to return to our usual meeting format .... with some points to note: -

1. Seating arrangements have been modified to ensure 1 metre distancing. Please respect this ....

2. Only one person queuing at the bar at a time. Please respect this ....

3. Electronic (contactless) payment is now possible at the bar.

4. Hand sanitisers are provided on table and in the toilets.

On this basis, the July meeting will be on Thursday 16th July. 7:30 pm for 8:00 pm start.

The following meetings will revert to the 1st Thursday of the month which will be 6th August onward

The committee and your club mates would love to see you there
06 Jul 2020

Model Squadron videos


Our member, Alan Jones, has provided us with some entertainment to keep us occupied during the lock-down. Three part series 'Model Squadron'.  

https://drive.google.com/drive/folders/1aOMlR3GLt_6SPN-Rghoo8Wts5W0KhMe4

p.s. You have to 'double-click' on them to make them play

Enjoy

12 May 2020

Club Flying Field Re-opens


Good News!!!

As you have all probably seen, the restrictions regarding social gatherings/sport have been relaxed (from 13/05/2020).

After some discussion, the committee of MDFC has decided to open the flying field for use from 9.00 am on this Wednesday (13/05/2020).

We have copied the relevant guidance (from the BMFA) below, but please note, it is up to you as an individual to abide by these. Please read them carefully and do everything you can to stay safe.

Additional thing you should consider are: -

1. Please have hand sanitiser available to use after entering and leaving via the locked gate. This is your own personal responsibility.

2. Training will not be available until further notice. This is unfortunate, but unavoidable at this time

3. The club shelter is 'out of bounds' and should not be used until further notice.

4. Members over 60 who have underlying health conditions may like to consider their own situation carefully before     attending the flying field.

Below are the recommendations from the Government/BMFA: -

Social distancing in accordance with government guidelines ensuring the minimum 2 metre (and preferably greater) separation from other people (unless from the same household) is always maintained (including in the car park, pits & pilot box).

Clubs need to consider measures to ensure compliance with this requirement, which in some instances is likely to require limitations on the number of members on a club site at any one time.

Latex/Nit-rile/Vinyl gloves to be worn or hand sanitiser used immediately before and immediately after opening/unlocking and closing/locking access gates and padlocks.

No sharing of model flying equipment and aircraft (apart from by those sharing a household).

Clubhouses and any shared facilities (e.g. toilets etc.) to remain closed.

Hand sanitiser should be considered an essential item in every model aircraft flyer’s flight box.

Anyone displaying symptoms of COVID-19, or who shares a household with any individual displaying symptoms, must not fly and should stay at home to maintain social isolation in accordance with government advice.

Ultimately, it has to be the individual’s decision whether to go flying or not and to take responsibility for their own safety.

02 May 2020

New F3A Video Link Added


One of our club members (thanks Alan Jones) has come across an interesting 30 minute F3A documentary ..... taken at the 2006 NATS

Its worth a look .....  Just click on the link below: -

https://drive.google.com/file/d/0B0stxwW6J4dRcmRNaTh5dzM4Tkk/view?usp=sharing

 


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