PANDAS Field & Flying / Club Updates Monday 1st June 2020

PANDAS Field & Flying / Club Updates Monday 1st June 2020

The government rules / guidelines regarding the coronavirus pandemic change again on Monday 1st June 2020.

It now allows for groups of up to 6 to gather – always maintaining the social distancing guidelines (check the government website for full details – link below).

https://www.gov.uk/coronavirus

I am sure the virus is with us for some time yet and people need to be cautious. Everyone’s situation is different and club members must decide what is best for them, their family and their own wellbeing.

It seems that the risk of being infected by the virus, during outdoor activities is greatly reduced, if people maintain the social distancing guidelines (3 metres is better than 2).

The PANDAS field was reopened on Wednesday 20th May 2020 and things seem to have worked well. Thank you to everyone for following the rules & guidelines. I will leave the field visit calendar live for now. It is useful so members can see who is going to the field and when.

http://pandas.bmfa.org/field-booking-calendar

If you do decide to go to the field and fly it is just asked that you follow any of the current government rules / guidelines. Social distancing seems to be the key and we have plenty of room. If everyone keeps at least 2 metres apart (3 is better), you can still talk to other members and it is as safe, as it can be, under the current circumstances.

The new levelled area is showing some further signs of growth, but we are in desperate need of some rain to help it along. We are just hoping, that it does grow on its own, without the need to reseed it.

Club member and examiner Neil Fletcher kindly took a few pictures from the air of the field (see below):

PANDAS Field from the Air May 2020 (kindly taken by club member Neil Fletcher)

PANDAS Field From the Air 2
PANDAS Field From the Air 1
PANDAS Field From the Air 5
PANDAS Field From the Air 6
PANDAS Field From the Air 3
PANDAS Field From the Air 4
PANDAS Field From the Air 7
PANDAS Field From the Air 2 PANDAS Field From the Air 1 PANDAS Field From the Air 5 PANDAS Field From the Air 6 PANDAS Field From the Air 3 PANDAS Field From the Air 4 PANDAS Field From the Air 7

It is unlikely we will be able to hold any club meetings this year and we are already looking ahead to the AGM and joining night. I know it is early, but if you have computer access, it would be useful if members logged onto the BMFA membership portal and checked their details are accurate (we use these for any club circulations). It is unlikely this year, that the club will be doing any of the BMFA renewals for the 2021 season and members will be asked to do their own either online or by telephone.

https://bmfa.azolve.com

For those that use it, online bank transfers are certainly the most helpful for the payment of club membership subscriptions (it saves numerous trips to the bank by Paul or I).

I hope everyone and their families are keeping safe and looking forward to a return to some sort of normality, whatever that may be.

If anyone has any questions or needs to clarify anything, please call or email me.

Martin Lynn,
PANDAS Chairman.
Email: martinlynn59@gmail.com
Mobile: 07802 725 231

 

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