Brigstock are again holding their annual beer festival. As in past years we have been invited to display at the event. Any member with an A cert can fly but due to the site contraints only smaller planes will have the room to operate. The flying will be on the cricket square which is adjacent to the Meadow carpark off Bridge st. Gates open by 10am with the flying/event to start at 12 mid-day.
More details for directions and attractions are available on brigstockbeerfestival.com.
I look forward to seeing as many of you there as possible, you don't have to fly just come and support the club, you can also bring models for static display puposes.
Some of you might had beard that one of the hay stacks recentley built on the access road at the flying site caught fire on Sunday Night. Because of this access to the site has been bared by the fire brigade for the next two days, They will be on site damping down during this time.You should be able gain access again on Thursday.
It is with deep sadness I have to inform the club that Paul Webb passed away on Saturday Evening 14/12/2015 at Cransley Hospice. Paul had been suffering with cancer of the liver for a short time before his passing and hence his resignation from the committee recently. Paul was a life long modelling enthusiast and a founder member of our club. He had served numerous times on the committee in addition to spending many hours working on the clubs behalf over the years.
Paul had asked his son to dispose of his model collection and requested that no one contacts the family with this regard.
Our thoughts are with his widow, familly and close friends who have lost a lovely man.
Details of the funeral arragements will be published as they become available.
This years AGM is to be held on Wed 2nd December at Great Oakley Cricket Club. Meeting will start at 7.30. All members will receive written notification in due course. Nomination forms for the comittee will be in the club house from this weekend for the next 4 weekends. Any motions for the AGM meeting should be forwarded to the sectretary by 1 week before the meeting date. No motions can be accepted at the meeting on the night. All the business of the meeting will be detailed in the agenda and circulated before the meeting date. The committee hope to see as many members there as possible.
It is with regret that I have to announce that Paul Webb has had to resign with immeadiate effect from the position of Club Treasurer due to ill health. I know that we will all thank Paul for his efforts this year and wish him a speedy and lasting recovery.
For now and up to the AGM Daimon has Kindly agreed to fill the position once again.
The funday has been cancelled due to bad weather.
The club is hosting a fun day on the 26th July.
We will have refreshments, competitions with small entry fee for competitiors.
Members of local clubs are welcome to fly and participate. Please bring proof of insurance.
This years Easter Fun day is to be held this Sunday 12th April between 12 am and 5 pm.
There will be a BBQ and refreshments available and some competitions for all members to enjoy.
For those members who haven't yet paid their subs, come and do it on Sunday and enjoy the event at the same time.
The club fees for 2015 has remained unchanged from 2014.
The Standard Senior fee is £73. Payment can be made to any Committee member.
You can send or bring your payments to.
Would you be interested in going for an evening meal with your partner some time near Christmas?
If you would be interested please reply to the forum post to let us know before the end of June. If enough people are interested we will look to arrange something.
Urgent Help Required.
The mower needs some mainenance. We need a volunteer to help out. With the good weather we are only going to have 3-4 more weeks before the grass is too long to fly.
1. The mower needs a service. Oil, Filter, Cooling System.
2. Blades need to be sharpended, this requires the cutting boxes to be removed and the blades taken out. We can get them sharpened once they have been removed.
3. When rebuilding the cutting boxes several parts of the middle cutter need to be exchanged with our spare blades.
If you can help out please contact Mick Manning.
When removing the blades the need to be identified so that we get them sharpened for rotating in the correct direction.