Monthly Newsletter

January 2019

Hi guys. I wish you and your family a happy New Year and l hope you had a nice one.

The start of a new year means that club renewal fees are now due. This year they are.

Full member £65.00

Country member £27.00

Junior member is £30.00

You can send me your fees or hand them over to a committee member over at the field.

My address is:-


The AGM went well. It was well attended and the buffet and raffle went down well. One of the prizes was an electric glider that was donated by Andy of Active Scale Models. Thank you Andy for your continued support over the years.

The first club night of 2019 is on Tuesday 8thJanuary at the EKCO club from 8.00p.m. You can also pay your fees on the night so make it a date. It’s just a social evening having a chat and a beer with your mates in the warm. You can also fly a quad in the room we use as you may have got one for Christmas so come along and try it out.

Now its turning cold don’t forget about indoor flying in the warm. The next one is at the end of the month. We will be sending out a flyer and you can find details on the ‘Upcoming Events’ section of the website or the Facebook event on the SRFC Facebook page. We would like any feedback on the increased price to fly so please feel free to comment. We will value any feedback, especially from guys who support it.

Safety time.

It has been noticed that members are not using the tables at the front of the pits area to ready their planes for flight. It’s very important to use the tables, especially if you’re flying electric, in case you knock the throttle to full power, which could be very dangerous.  

Always remember to fly within the fly zone. Do not overfly or taxi in or out of the pits area. There are now notices in place to remind you. Even though the footpath north of the field has been removed, people still walk along where it was so keep your eyes open for members of the public walking around. There are notices in place now to inform the walkers about us flying but they do still walk across the far east corner of the field. We are replacing the notices around the field with bigger ones which Dick may well need a helping hand putting up. Also remember to fly according to the ANO guidelines. If you don’t know them please do look them up or ask. Also don’t forget to take your litter home, especially non-combustibles like tins, glass, Li-poly batteries and other metal objects, and bin them there. Keep your field clean and tidy. Remember wild life share our flying area.

The cabin is also being left unlocked at times. So if you have a key, even if members are still around, lock it up please otherwise someone will need to go over the field late in the evening to do it. Many thanks guys.

Safe flying and happy landings

Del boy






Active Scale

    Colin Bliss