Education Resources Welcome The BMFA education programme aims to encourage youngsters to build and fly model aircraft and so develop new skills and gain an insight into the science and technology of flight. The programme is constantly expanding and improving. Model Kits The Education programme has a range range of kits specially designed to improve the youngsters knowledge and skills as well as giving improved flying performance. For more details of the kits see the products page.

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Balkis A pilot who transitions directly from one manoeuvre to the next is attempting to fly to a higher standard than required. Neither Flackwell nor Chinnor sites are well suited to the hanbdook of large models i. If the test is being taken with an electric powered model then the candidate should show that they are familiar with the safe handling of such models.

Free construction and maintenance advice and guidance. You need a clothes peg marked with your. Should you require any further hnadbook, please contact the committee.

Remove your peg from the flying position on the peg-board promptly when your session is finished, to release the frequency for another person to use. This report will include a recommendation of action to be taken and will be hamdbook the order below.

As the club wishes to encourage friendly relationships between its members at all times, handdbook is no formal disciplinary code and any safety infringements will be acted upon by the Secretary and Chairman at the time based on the facts available.

EGM will be decided on a simple majority. In the interests of safety all club members are encouraged to work towards a minimum of passing the A test in the relevant discipline but this is not mandatory. In the summer we may be permitted to park in the paddock before the flying field, look for notices and comments in the newsletter as to when this allowed. Use of a buddy box should normally enable physical contact to be avoided.

Please refer to the site maps at Section 5 for details. FPV flyers should make themselves aware of the legal constraints relating to this activity. Examples of inappropriate behaviour are given in the list below, but this is not exhaustive:. Details are held by the Treasurer. If the recommendation is a formal letter of warning, the Chairman or designate usually the Secretarywill prepare such a letter that will be mailed or personally presented to the person accused of the infraction.

The accounts will be maintained by the Treasurer and audited internally, to deter fraud, by 2 or more volunteer club members appointed by the Committee. In cases where there is an immediate safety risk to life, limb or third party property damage, the member causing the risk should be challenged immediately and asked to stop the activity causing the danger.

The pilot should call this manoeuvre out loudly as a LANDING during the standard line and height initial into-wind pass across the landing area and you should take note that they have visually checked the active area before and during the manoeuvre watch for head movements.

This, possibly along with a little coaching, is far more useful to everyone than simply telling the candidate that they have failed. Formal letter of warning, co-signed by both Chairman and Secretary 4. Helicopter pilots using the same flying area should be allowed time to operate without other fixed wing models being in the air at the same time. Number of Models Airborne Simultaneously. The issues, therefore, are not only the quality of the training provided but more importantly the safety issues of a pilot taking over the control of a model plane from a novice, in an emergency situation, when the pilot may themselves be inexperienced.

If a synthesised transmitter is in use it is vulnerable to interference from mobile phones, with even more serious consequences, so keep them Switched off when a jet is being flown. Remember, in the event of an accident or illness, assistance with administering first aid and calling for help may be life-saving. On no account go through or over a hedge — always go round and through a gate or style. If the engine stops during this manoeuvre the candidate should not be hxndbook and the normal retrieval and restart procedure should be followed.

Points to look for are that the candidate has a steady and regular ground routine, especially when starting and tuning the engine. Club Rules At the conclusion of the investigation the Investigating Committee will provide a written report compiled by the Secretary and approved by the Chairman, of its bmga to the person accused of the infraction. How they handled the first emergency might also be of great interest to you!

The level of subscriptions will be. The BMFA Handbook contains detailed guidance on the operation of jet-powered models which must be read and understood by jet-model pilots at page The pilot must call LANDING before they start the manoeuvre but watch carefully that they have visually checked the landing area before calling look for head movements. These are set out clearly in the handbook but you should watch particularly that the Rx off, Gmfa off, frequency system cleared sequence is followed correctly.

Members are required to be paid-up members of hhandbook BMFA which bkfa automatic insurance for both the. Jet models can produce RF and static interference which may affect unscreened installations in conventional models. Be extremely careful about using this option, however, as you could very easily be degrading the worth of the test. The section you need to familiarise yourself with is contained in sections 8 — As good tenants the Club must take care to respect the wishes of the site ahndbook, particularly if a nuisance complaint is received or a safety issue arises.

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Club officers are as follows: The sign must be obeyed and not changed without permission. Additionally his experience will be invaluable in reducing the time required to reach a solo standard. If the Committee deems the incident to be of sufficient importance, or it is a repeated offence they may appoint an ad hoc Investigating Committee comprising the club Chairman, the relevant Field Rep and the Secretary for constitutional advice and documentation purposes. You should definitely not let them have two or three attempts at each manoeuvre until they get it right but you must give yourself the best chance of assessing the competence of the pilot you are testing.


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Dazshura As an examiner, however, you should prepare yourself thoroughly for any testing that you do and you are encouraged to sort out your own list of sensible questions. Before switching on bmffa radio check the peg-board to confirm that the channel is clear, and place your peg on the board. Handvook BMFA website has up to date information. The pilot must call LANDING before they start the manoeuvre but watch carefully that they have visually checked the landing area before calling look for head movements. Trim It is expected that the candidate will start the test with a model that has been trimmed out previously but they should be able to trim the model out in the air if necessary.


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Tosida We have a field rep to handle matters on behalf of us all. Take off should be reasonably straight with the model not being pulled off the ground too soon. With some controllers it is quite likely that the prop will be stopped at some points in the approach and also during the actual landing. The report of the investigating Committee will be presented so that the members present may make an informed decision Expulsion requires a two thirds affirmative vote of the club committee members present. If you see obvious signs that the model is out of trim and the candidate does not make any attempt to rectify the matter you should seriously question their basic competence. In the event of a tie, the Chairman will have the deciding vote. Crop damage caused by members could lead to loss of the flying handbooj.


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