A great job was done by all in erecting our extra shade covering over the weekend. Within minutes of spreading the shade cloth over the framework the temperature fell inside. With the soon to be added shade sail to the right, we'll have a larger & cooler shed for the longer, more pleasant summer days of flying fun ahead.
Congratulations also go to Andrew & Lindsay for successfully doing their first loops, flips & inverted hovering.
We are having a short working bee happening next SATURDAY (28th).
It would be great if we could as many people out as possible to help, as they say many hands make light work! And the faster we finish the more flying we can do afterwards. There's a bbq at the field so bring your meat and drinks and we can eat afterwards while admiring our handiwork.
We're putting the posts in for the shade cloth to go up and installing the other gate so there's more room for everyone to get in and out with their machines and gear.
If you don't feel up to installing some posts (there's only three of them so it will take no time to put them in as long as we have enough people to lift them into place) bring a mower so we can get the runway done. An hours work for one person, faster with more people!
Gary is bringing out some paint so we can paint the posts and the sleepers down at the edge of the runway. An hours work for one less with more people.
REMEMBER:- The more that turn up the faster it all gets done and the better the field will look for everyone. You don't have to stay the whole time, you can leave when you want. The important thing is you were there to help while you could.
See you all there around 8-8:30 or when you can manage to get there.
Thanks in advance to those of you that can make it.
No doubt most members would have heard about the tragic death of at least one model Helicopter pilot in recent times. There have been two in the last month, one in the USA and the other in Switzerland (pilot was flying alone).
When MAAA carried out a safety review several years ago, the distances in which model helicopters and fixed wing F3D models were operating from the pilots, was identified as an area of high risk. Consequently a nine metre safety distance was a imposed as a requirement within the MAAA MOPs, MOP014 General Rules and Guidelines for the Operation of Model Aircraft Paragraphs 6.4 and 6.5.
Following the recent tragedies, and as a timely reminder, the Helicopter Subcommittee have produced the attached 'flyer'. It is requested that through the State Associations, the Safety Reminder is distributed to your clubs for information by way of printing the 'flyer' and placing it on club notice boards as well as including it in newsletters where possible.
MAAA would like to thank the State Associations and Clubs for their support with this.
This coming Sunday (Sept 15) we will be at the Comboyne Village Fair displaying our helicopters and answering any questions you may have about flying RC helicopters. We will also be doing some demonstration flights however these may be limited depending on how much space is available as we must be aware of the crowd and the regulations for how far we must be away from people when flying.
For further information go to http://www.comboynevillagefair.com/Car%20Capers%20page.html