The Club

Last updated 12/03/2021

Welcome to the Guernsey Model Flying Club website.

COVID 19 impact on GMFC activities

As all GMFC members will no doubt be aware, following the very recent decision by the States of Guernsey CCA, the island will enter Stage 2 of the exit stages from the current lockdown regulations. For members wishing to fly at Chouet or Pleinmont, this will mean that our current ‘5 flyer’ rule will be removed. Members are reminded that they must still adhere to the CCA guidelines relating to social distancing and the wearing of masks.

AGM follow up – GOOD NEWS, the Club’s 2021 subscription rates for Adult Members have been REDUCED to match those of the OAP rates. Other subscription rates have been frozen for 2021 also.

You can check out all the new rates on the Committee/subscription page. Please renew your membership as soon as possible.

IMPORTANT UPDATE ref DRONE REGISTRATION & COMPETENCY TESTING – GMFC Members – PLEASE READ !!! -see ‘DRONE UPDATE’ page

Yet another new aircraft had a recent successful maiden flight, see the report and photos on the ‘Test Flights’ page.

Two new models successfully complete their ‘Maiden Flights’, see the report and photos on the ‘Test Flights’ page

Please ensure your membership is paid up to date, so as to ensure a continuation of your insurance cover.

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@outlook.com

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