Articles by James Penman

Flying Suspended

Following the latest Government restrictions and BMFA advice, which states that ‘outdoor sports grounds or sports facilities (which includes model flying club sites and BMFA Buckminster) have been added to the list of venues that…

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Jim’s field bench

Jim has been busy on another project recently, one that we might all benefit from. See the Winter Builds page for more info.

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Tier 4 flying

The following is the BMFA’s advice on flying in Tier 4: ‘In the new Tier 4 the instruction is that you must stay at home, apart from a limited number of exceptions. One of those…

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Chairman’s Review 2020

2020 has certainly been a year to remember, but we have managed, between lockdowns, to get a decent amount of flying, building and in some cases repairing done or just tidying the workshop.  There have…

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Membership renewal

Don’t forget to complete your membership renewal form for 2021. Also, don’t forget to send (post, text or email) your Committee voting slip by this Friday, 18th December.

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Tiger Shark progress

Have a look at Jim’s impressive progress on his Tiger Shark build. Latest pictures posted on the Winter Builds page of the club website.Also, any advice on his choice of pilot and / or wheels?

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Congratulations Alan

The thumbs up says it all.  Well done to Alan on passing his A test today, flying his trusty ST Discovery on a rather cold and breezy Saturday morning.  Thanks to Colin, one of our…

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what3words

Good to be back flying at last. Car park getting a bit boggy, so careful how you go. If you haven’t come across what3words it’s the latest app for navigation, delivery and emergencies.  Every 3…

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Flying from Dec 2nd

The Government have released updated guidance that comes into effect from 2nd December when local restriction tiers will replace the current National restrictions in England. Based on this guidance, and subject to Parliamentary confirmation, Model Flying…

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Ian’s 1/4 scale Spitfire

Have a look on the Winter builds page of the club’s website at Ian’s 1/4 scale Spitfire, which he is building for a very lucky club member …

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