Sunday, July 29

CAA Drone Regulations

After protracted discussions with interested parties the CAA have issued an amendment to the general ‘Drone’ regulations. These introduce restrictions on the use of drones operating above 400'. Fortunately the BMFA have negotiated an exemption for their members that allows model aircraft to be operated by conventional remote control above 400'. This is good news for flying clubs. Further information can be found at: HERE 

Wednesday, February 7

Membership 2018

Thanks to those of you who attended last nights AGM. For those of you that couldn't manage to make the meeting it was agreed that subs remain the same as for 2017.

Senior £15
Concession (OAP) £10
Junior £5
New member £5 plus membership

Don't forget it is a requirement of the club that you have BMFA insurance.

Brian Riding has taken over as treasurer, so if you haven't yet renewed your membership can you please forward subs to: The Treasurer, Brian Riding, 4 Bank Terrace, Coppice Lane, Heapey, Lancs, PR6 9DA.

Thursday, January 11

RSA AGM 2017/18

Please note the Rivington Soaring Association AGM has been set for:

Tuesday 6th February 2018
7:30 at Horwich R.M.I.
The Brunel Suite

Horwich RMI
Ramsbottom Road
Horwich
BL6 5NH

If you wish to renew your subscriptions please bring either cash or cheque, fees to be agreed on the night.

Hope to see you there.

Regards

Ian Simpson
Secretary

Wednesday, January 25

Powered Gliders

The following concern was raised at the AGM regarding powered gliders,
“I feel that we are in danger of mixing powered flight with gliders. It is one thing using a motor to get out if trouble but it is completely different to be able to climb vertically to cloud base and then swoop down across the face of a slope at high speed. Those machines could be used just as effectively on a flat field”.

After much deliberation it was agreed that powered gliders could be used under the following conditions:
1. If the wind speed is less than 10 mph
2. That bursts of power are limited to a maximum of 10 seconds
3. Power to rescue a plane that has blown too far back

Tuesday, January 24

Membership 2017

Thanks to those of you who attended last nights AGM. For those of you that couldn't manage to make the meeting it was agreed that subs remain the same as for 2016.

Senior £15
Concession (OAP) £10
Junior £5
New member £5 plus membership

Don't forget it is a requirement of the club that you have BMFA insurance.

If you haven't yet renewed your membership can you please forward subs to: The Treasurer, Simon Cunliffe, 8 Chelwood Close, Bolton, BL1 7LN

Monday, January 9

RSA AGM 2016/2017

Please note the 2016/2016 RSA AGM has been set for:

Monday 23rd January 2017
7:30 at Horwich R.M.I.
The Brunel Suite

Horwich RMI
Ramsbottom Road
Horwich
BL6 5NH

If you wish to renew your subscriptions please bring either cash or cheque, fees to be agreed on the night.

Hope to see you there.

Regards

Ian Simpson
Secretary

Saturday, December 3

AGM 2016/2017

The Rivington Soaring Association AGM 2016/2017 will be held in January 2017, date to be confirmed.

For those of you who want to pay your BMFA subscription ahead of the meeting should send £33 to the treasurer: Simon Cunliffe, 8 Chelwood Close, Sharples, Bolton, BL1 7LN.