Flying Site Update
Thank you to everyone who has abided by the recent guidelines to allow flying to restart, it has been very much appreciated.
As a result of this the Committee have reviewed the situation and we feel that it is now acceptable for up to 6 flyers to be on the field, 4 being in the pits and a maximum of 2 on the flight line (please keep to or exceed current social distancing measures).
The 3 flight per visit rule can be relaxed but please be mindful of people waiting in the car park.
For the moment vehicles are still not allowed onto the moor as the turning area is now an extended pit area.
Many thanks for your continued support.
Good news: limited return to flying has been agreed by the committee in line with government guidelines. Unfortunately there will have to be strict rules to adhere to to allow this to happen.
Firstly, hand sanitiser and spray disinfectant to be used at all times for your safety and that of others.
Two club members allowed on the field, one on the flight line and one a good distance away in the pits.
Anyone else waits in their car in the car park until they have finished flying.
We feel that a limit of three flights each alternating between the two people is fair when other members are waiting. The gate onto the moor will be locked so assembly, disassembly and cleaning of models is to be done by your vehicle to maximise flying opportunities for waiting members.
Gentlemen, please abide by the new rules to allow us all to have some quality flying time with no aggravation. If any unwarranted incidents occur we will have no choice but to close the field down.
As this is an ever changing situation we will keep you fully informed of any developments and we look forward to a time when this is in the distant past.
Unfortunately no flying is permitted at the moment until we have all permissions granted and can work out a method of controlling the number of flyers on the moor at a time to conform with government guidelines.
On resumption of flying it will be a requirement for every member to provide their own hand sanitiser and spray disinfectant. This will be mandatory for your and everyone else’s safety. (Stock up now).
Please bare with us as we try and find the best solution to this problem.
Hope to see you flying soon
We have seen in the Keighley News that Manorlands Hospice are desperately short of funds due the Coronavirus halting all their fundraising activities. They rely mainly on public donations to give the much needed help to patients and families who need them.
The committee proposes that £1,000 from club funds is donated to this charity to help them continue their work.
Normally an AGM would have to be called to authorise this amount of money but in these circumstances I think everyone will agree that this is the least we can do.
If anyone objects to this donation please contact Charlie Lee or any committee member no later than 5pm Saturday the 11th April with your comments.
On Thursday 19th September the Council and Environmental Agency will be carrying out a mapping survey on the Moor to assist their wetland project. This entails flying a drone at 300 feet repeatedly criss crossing the Moor, our flying strip and some private properties. They have no objection to us flying but can we limit our flying height to 200 feet for the two days. If you have any problems please contact Charlie Lee or anyone on the committee. Thanks in advance for you co-operation.
Sorry everyone the Scale Competition is cancelled this afternoon.
Because of the bad weather forecast on Saturday, Mick Banks has made the decision to cancel the Scale Comp which was due to be held on Saturday.
Amendment to the date of the scale Competition to Saturday 17th August. Mick Banks is CD for this event.
On Monday 5th August and Tuesday 6th August the Council and Environmental Agency will be carrying out a mapping survey on the Moor to assist their wetland project. This entails flying a drone at 300 feet repeatedly criss crossing the Moor, our flying strip and some private properties. They have no objection to us flying but can we limit our flying height to 200 feet for the two days. If you have any problems please contact Charlie Lee or anyone on the committee. Thanks in advance for you co-operation.