The Club

Last updated 13/02/2018

Welcome to the Guernsey Model Flying Club website.

The Club took part in the Digital Ace event at Beau Sejour this Saturday 10th Feb, courtesy of Chris Wilkinson, photos of the static display and indoor flying demos are on the relevant page –

“Digital Ace event 2018″

Huge thanks as always to those members who helped set up/break down the displays and also those who helped man the display areas and the flight simulators; great to see so many models in the static display as well as a good number in the Indoor Flying area. A brilliant effort by all concerned… well done !!

Our New Year Social gathering was attended by quite a few hardy souls who braved the chill factor recently at Chouet. Thanks to all who attended and to Mike B for providing the welcome cup of warm mulled wine. Photos of the event are on the relevant page- 

“2018 New Year social gathering at Chouet”

The Club’s AGM was held recently and the good news is that the club’s portion of the subscription fees for 2018 will remain the same as it was in 2017.  Details of members’ subscription fees can be found on the relevant page and these include the £1 increase in the BMFA fees.

Please pay your membership fee as soon as possible, so as to ensure a continuation of your insurance cover.

Photos of Chris Wilkinson’s latest aircraft can be found on the Gallery page; this is a beautiful edf Red Arrows Hawk, and take it from me, it looks and sounds utterly convincing on the ground and in the air… superb model and flies amazingly. Here’s a taster of what she looks like….. 

Hawk 2

 

DRONE OPERATION BULLETIN

In response to the continued popularity of the operation of ‘Drones’ – (Small Unmanned Aircraft), the Club wishes to offer help and advice to any prospective or indeed current operator, particularly concerning the latest legal aspects of drone operation.

As a result, we have put together a page which we hope will answer many of the Frequently Asked Questions concerning the safe operation of these craft.

Please refer to the page – ‘DRONE operation FAQ’s’ for futher information.

 

Important notice –  Should you be unfortunate enough to have your model end up within the wire compound on top of the bunker at the western end of the Chouet site, please contact either a committee member or Ronez (256426) so as to gain access to retrieve the model.

UNDER NO CIRCUMSTANCES ENTER THE COMPOUND WITHOUT THE PERMISSION OF RONEZ 

Members are reminded that no vehicles are permitted onto the flying site unless previously agreed by the committee. Any vehicle so permitted, must stay to the outer edges of the runways and must not drive across any runway area.

GMFC Pilots please note that you should not fly at Chouet unless you have current membership as you will not be insured. Please contact Dave Wilkinson or Colin Rouillard with your subs/details.

 

——–IMPORTANT REMINDER——-

There is to be NO overflying of the ‘green waste site’ whilst it is in operation. Failure to comply with this rule will result in disciplinary action being taken… you have been warned !

Huge thanks to the members who continue to give their time to do maintenance of the flying site….

This website will be updated on a fairly regular basis, so please check back every so often to see the updates and new information. If you have any suggestions for content or layout, please feel free to contact me – Colin Rouillard – colinrou@tinyworld.co.uk

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