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We counted 13 RC Factory fixed wing flyers at our impropmtu foamie fly-in on Tuesday evening. Great to see them all lined up and ready to go (with some not so ready to go) and even better to see a formation fly-past. We fly all manner of aircract here at the NIFC so if you’re wanting to keep that skill set sharp and ready for the spring, come along and fly regularly through the winter months. Check our calendar for dates.
Hope you’re all looking forward to getting back into the George Stephenson Exhibition Center next week and your aircraft are in fine fettle.
But here are a few notes before next Tuesday.
We look forward to seeing you all and having a fun, safe and social return to indoor flying.
It’s been a long time since we were able to get together as a club and do what we do, but we’re pleased to announce that we have programme of flying evenings booked for the Autumn.
Initially we will not be meeting every Tuesday as was the norm pre COVID, but two or three times per month. Dates are on the calendar at nifc.club. Check for any changes / cancellations before you travel (on the facebook group and here).
We will only be using the George Stephenson Exhibition Hall; this being the largest venue will give us not only the best flying, but a more comfortable environment and good outdoor space while the light and weather are favourable.
It will be great to gather together again, see old and new faces and get back in the air.
We will publish further details in the coming weeks before the first flying night of 21st September.
Q(1) Who Regulates all civil flying activities over the United Kingdom, including model aircraft ?
Q(2) How are the rules and regulations for flying established in law by Parliament (statute) ?
Q(3) What does Article 240 of the ANO state, in relation to endangering an aircraft or any person in an aircraft?
Q(4) What does Article 241 of the ANO state, in relation to endangering a person or property?
Q(5) Who is legally responsible to ensure that a model is flown safely ?
Q (6) Which Civil Aviation Publication (CAP) relates specifically to the use of model aircraft, and for which specific purposes only?
Q(7) According to CAP 658 (as amended by CAP 1763), which model aircraft are required to have an operating failsafe and what is the minimum setting ?
Q(8) What does Article 94 of the ANO say about the responsibilities of the remote pilot of a small unmanned aircraft ?
Q(9) What does Article 94 of the ANO say about visual contact with small unmanned aircraft ?
Q(10) What is the maximum legal operating height for a small unmanned aircraft, and what is required before you can exceed it?
Q(11) What does Article 94 of the ANO say about ‘commercial operation’ for small unmanned aircraft?
Q(12) How is a flight for the purpose of ‘commercial operation’ defined ?
Q(13) How is ‘a small unmanned surveillance aircraft’ defined ?
Q(14) What are the separation requirements of Article 95 – for small unmanned surveillance aircraft – when operating over or within a congested area or organised open-air assembly of more than 1,000 persons ?
Q(15) What are the separation requirements of Article 95 – for small unmanned surveillance aircraft – in respect of any vessel, vehicle or structure which is not under the control of the operator or remote pilot of the aircraft ?
Q(16) Except during take-off and landing, what are the separation requirements of Article 95 – for small unmanned surveillance aircraft – excluding the remote pilot of the aircraft, or anyone under their control ?
Q(17) What must be obtained before any flight within the ‘flight restriction zone’ of a protected aerodrome for any aircraft?
Q(18) CAA General Exemption E 4457 – permits FPV flight without a buddy box, but with a competent observer. How must the competent observer monitor the flight and (b) What is the maximum mass of aircraft that may be flown under this exemption?
Q(19) Who has legal responsibility for the safety of an FPV flight a) conducted with a buddy box lead and b) conducted without a buddy box lead ?
Q(20) According to CAP 658 (as amended by CAP 1763) what are the 8 ‘Only fly if’ checks for an FPV flight of an aircraft over 3.5kg ?
Achievement Scheme Handbook 23 2019 Issue 2 – May
Q(21) What is a Flight Restriction Zone (FRZ) and how would you find out if you were operating in the FRZ of a Protected Aerodrome?
Q(22) What is a Protected Aerodrome?
Q(23) What is the definition of a model aircraft – legally a ‘small unmanned aircraft’?
This article on the CAA website is worth a read.
Sheldon Hall is confirmed as the venue.
Our friends at the Retford Model Flying Club are holding a swap meet on the morning of 3rd March 2019 between 10:00 & 12:00 at the
BABWORTH ROAD SPORTS & SOCIAL CLUB.
We are holding another open-to-all evening fly-in on Tuesday 26th March 2019.
These evenings have in the past been very successful in gaining new members and raising the profile of the club and also have been very well supported by current NIFC members – please try and attend and bring the usual wide array of kit.
Here’s a link to the pdf flyer
Has been confirmed as George Stephenson Exhibition Hall