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Peter Siggins
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Flying

Postby Peter Siggins » May 11th, 2020, 4:52 pm

The BMFA have made a fairly positive statement that,providing social distances are observed,flying can be resumed after Wednesday.
Also proving numbers attending sessions are small.
Does the committee agree with their opinions.

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Re: Flying

Postby Peter Siggins » May 11th, 2020, 4:54 pm

Should read providing - not proving - another typo !!

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Re: Flying

Postby Glenn Masters » May 11th, 2020, 5:29 pm

It goes on to say that Model Flying was never prohibited - just the journey to get there !

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Re: Flying

Postby Bob Thompson1894 » May 11th, 2020, 7:42 pm

Should Clubs/members in England decide to resume model flying then they must follow government advice. Some simple measures to consider may include:

Social distancing in accordance with government guidelines ensuring the minimum 2 metre (and preferably greater) separation from other people (unless from the same household) is always maintained (including in the carpark, pits & pilot box). Clubs need to consider measures to ensure compliance with this requirement, which in some instances is likely to require limitations on the number of members on a club site at any one time.
Latex/Nitrile/Vinyl gloves to be worn or hand sanitiser used immediately before and immediately after opening/unlocking and closing/locking access gates and padlocks
Latex/Nitrile/Vinyl gloves to be worn or hand sanitiser used immediately before and immediately after using any club site maintenance equipment.
No sharing of model flying equipment and aircraft (apart from by those sharing a household).
Unless both instructor and pupil share the same household, if an individual has not yet reached a “safe solo” competence and still requires supervision, a buddy system must be employed, preferably wireless and with the instructor and student using their own equipment. If a wired system is used it must allow the instructor to maintain a minimum 2m separation from the student and appropriate sanitation measures should be taken when handling the buddy lead.
Clubhouses and any shared facilities (e.g. toilets) to remain closed.
Hand sanitiser should be considered an essential item in every model aircraft flyer’s flight box.
Anyone displaying symptoms of COVID-19, or who shares a household with any individual displaying symptoms, must not fly and should stay at home to maintain social isolation in accordance with government advice.

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Re: Flying

Postby andy johnson » May 11th, 2020, 8:16 pm

What about the government rule that you can only meet person not in hour house hold ?

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Re: Flying

Postby andy johnson » May 11th, 2020, 8:17 pm

Sorry didnt check that , should have said one person not in your house hold

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Re: Flying

Postby Rob Buckley » May 11th, 2020, 8:42 pm

You've all got mail.

Basically, if you decide to go flying, don't go to meet anyone from outside your household. If other people are there it's no different to other people playing a round of golf or being in the park at the same time as you. Maintain social distancing from anyone else.
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Re: Flying

Postby Bob Thompson1894 » May 12th, 2020, 7:53 am

Its perfectly sensible, if you walk past someone on your daily walk, you stay two metres away. Stay at least that on the field and its safe enough. Remember, outside is far less dangerous than inside! Shopping is still the riskiest thing.

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Re: Flying

Postby Steve Perry » May 13th, 2020, 2:33 am

Gate procedure should be gloves and hand sanitizer going in and out, that may require several pairs of gloves as gates should be closed if you had to open them, your not going to drive your car with contaminated hands / gloves are you !

Your gate key may be on your car / house key ring, do not use it to unlock anything without sanitizing the lock + gate + chain, etc first and then put it back into your ignition / pocket to touch anything without sanitizing it and your hands first !

Do not handle others transmitters / spanners or whatever without the above !

2 meters distance required at all times !

Basically if someone else may have touched it then it requires decontamination !

Stay safe, don't let the virus in the gate !

Our members tend to be older and higher in the risk range so need to me more strict in anti Covid 19 procedures !

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Re: Flying

Postby Dougie Sheppard » May 13th, 2020, 9:07 am

All good common sense advice. However, Flying is only allowed in England at the moment. If you live in one of the devolved nations you are still under the lock down rules for that nation.

Be careful and be safe, we've lost enough people to this virus already.

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Re: Flying

Postby Dougie Sheppard » May 13th, 2020, 9:08 am

All good common sense advice. However, Flying is only allowed in England at the moment. If you live in one of the devolved nations you are still under the lock down rules for that nation.

Be careful and be safe, we've lost enough people to this virus already.


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