Monthly Newsletter

May 2019

This Month we’re starting with some sad news. Tom Cambridge has passed away. Some of you may remember him from back in the early days. Back in the 70s and 80s he was Mr. Two Tree, always ready to help. You may also have seen him at shows selling fuel for Model Technics. He was always helpful and willing to help anyone. God bless you Tom, our thoughts are with his family and friends through out the modelling world.

Back in April the club night was a very light hearted but informative evening about incidents which can happen over at the field. Yes it was about First Aid and what to do in an emergency. Presented by our member, Tim Vaughan, it was a very good evening, well presented and all who attended enjoyed it very much. So a big thank you to Tim for such a useful and informative evening.

You may have seen the flyer that was sent out with details of our next club night. In case you missed it, it’s a talk about the Southend Airport Vulcan. One of the guys from the trust does these talks and it’s one not to miss. It’s at the EKCO Club off Thornford Gardens on May 14th starting at 8.00p.m. and anyone is welcome, so bring your friends along for an interesting evening. Don’t forget there is a bar there so you can get a pint or a hot drink.

Some of you may have heard there are plans to improve the road in and car parking area. It’s going to cost about £1,000 split between the two clubs. LMFA has not got the funds for this project so that’s why the clubs are paying. We would like any of your comments on this project before we have a meeting with the membership. So if you have got anything to bring up please talk to a committee member or myself or even ring me on 01268 778843. We value all your comments.

Don’t forget if you need any help with training or model setup please get in contact with me as l will be only to happy to help.

It looks like the weather is going to start improving again so check out your plane, mainly the batteries, to get up and away.

We are keeping an eye on everything that is going on regarding drones and the CAA.

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.

Safe flying and happy landings

Del boy




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