23/7/21 Covid Update
It has been agreed that the field container (club hut) can now be used again as normal as long as the Scottish rules for indoor spaces are followed. Also, the gate can now remain open while members are at the field and the notice banning visitors can be removed and kept in case it is needed again.
11/05/21 Covid Update
It has been agreed that as of today, 10th May 2021, members no longer require to email their attendance times as we have been requesting for some months now. In addition, while opinions on the matter of closing the gate were mixed, the overall feeling was this might be better to continue for the present, though this will be at the discretion of members in attendance at any given time.
10/3/21 Covid Update
24/10/20 Club AGM - Clarification
Covid 19 (Coronavirus)
To remain legal with Scottish Government Covid compliant rules we have noticed we have not made it totally clear what is required from every member of CMFC wishing to use the flying field.
So to clarify what is required without exception is:
22/9/20 Covid Update
The SAA has been working with Sport Scotland to provide new rules which will allow clubs to operate with up to 30 members from different households participating at a time. The new requirement is that each club must appoint a Covid Officer who must maintain contact details and attendance dates and times for all members using the club field to satisfy the Track and Trace rules.
Given the difficulty of collecting this information with no access to the club cabin, it has been decided that the only option is to collect the information from members electronically.
The rules below will still apply.
1, Leave a 2 meter space between vehicle in the car park & do not sit in others car.
2, Bring your own PPE if possible wear a face covering & bring your own hand sanitiser (don’t share).
3, Our container & toilet will remain locked & off limits until further notice.
4, We will remove picnic benches to avoid members congregating around them.
5, We ask members to use only their own equipment (ie when at the start up benches) & ask that you remove all items ASAP to avoid accidental cross use by others.
6, It would be advisable to only bring a tried & tested model to avoid the need for others to fettle.
7, If you bring any foods & drinks we ask you don’t share with other members (harsh but fair) & make sure you take all items away with you don’t place them in the burner.
8, Should you require a seat please bring one with you & don’t share it with others members.
9, If you have to handle a model that’s not yours (ie if you are teaching ) sanitise your hands & remember to keep 2 meters between pilot & student.
10, We ask that you close the field gate (don’t lock) once you’re in to avoid the public driving in.
11, speaking to the SAA they recommend every member bring a first aid kit, & make sure you have your ICE ( In Case of Emergency ) contact set up on your Mobile phone, or a contact number in your flight box.
When you arrive at the field you will notice Yellow markings on the fence these are to aid car spacing please park BETWEEN the YELLOW LINES don’t park in front off the spaces with a RED CIRCLE on the fence.
You will notice every bench has a centre line dividing it allowing only 2 members to use them on opposite sides where an arrow denotes where you should operate from, the pilot stance also has arrows spaced at 2 meters apart, there is 4 RED circles painted on the grass just to the left of the path leading to the pilots stance this is simply a physical representation of what 2 meters squared looks like if 4 people were as close as they are permitted, we have marked the path with 2 meter spacing lines again for reference, you will also see social distancing signs at the pilot stance & start up benches.
Please familiarise yourself with all markings & help us play as safe as we can.
As you can see these are simple common sense requests for all our members safety.
So let’s play safe & have fun, see you all soon.
It is now illegal to fly a radio controlled model without being registered with the CAA and having your operator number displayed or easily accessible on your model. Flying without an Operator ID will therefore invalidate your SAA insurance and you will be in breach of club rules. If you have not yet registered, you must do so by taking the test and paying the £9 fee on the CAA site before flying.