Ivel Model Aircraft Club
Model Aircraft Flying near Bedford UK .
Our members are mainly from Bedfordshire and West Cambridgeshire
Latest news: (Updated 8 Jan 19)
STOP PRESS 8 Jan 19!!!
This is the published result of the consultation to which some of you contributed:
Note: There is an increase in "No Fly Zone" distance around airfields 4.6Km diameter increasing to 5Km in line with runways, 1Km Wide.
******* Our flying sites are NOT affected by this change. *******
1. For the latest news (notwithstanding the info above) about information about what may happen to control our hobby/sport can be found in on the BMFA website:
from 29 Oct 18
from Jun 18
from 30 May 18
also from 12 Feb 18
also, from 26 Nov 17
There was also a UK government document released 22 Jul 17.
Not an easy read.
(check back soon for updates)
2. Turbine heli videos 22 Sep 18
3. Reminder, if you arrive at the field 1st and unlock the gate, please leave the gate open but the padlock LOCKED and attached to the chain with the combination numbers rotated so that passers-by cannot discover the combination.
At Wilden there are 2 padlocks now, one for use by Wilden Cricket Club members (Brass Lock) and another for Ivel MAC members.
The person who leaves last is ensure the gate is securely locked with the chain and padlock.
3. Wilden If conditions are muddy, please park between the Gate and around the Nets (according to wind direction) to avoid making muddy tracks near the pavilion.
4. Alternate site Regrettably, in the Winter time access to the alternate site, and the flying area often becomes waterlogged and so slippery that cars can bog down easily. Please advise the committee if you find it to be too soft/muddy.
When we know this is the case we can advise members not to use that site, and also advise when it is accessible again.
For information, there is hardcore laid between the gate and almost as far as the start of the flying area. The hardcore is not very wide (little more than a car width) and is very close to the ditch. It is under the rough grass, the mower would be damaged if it was cut.
Please keep close to the ditch if you really must check the field situation but be aware that if the field is too muddy you will have to reverse out.
There is often a VERY wet area close to the Oak tree.
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