The events team have put together a full calender of competitions and events for 2023. All club members are invited to enter and take part. The aim is to increase flying abilities at all levels, help to develop and increase building and maintenance skills , reward flying proficiency and, above all, to have FUN. These things will make us all better at our chosen hobby.
The top three in all competitions will receive an achievement certificate and the kudos of being ‘on the podium’. But, more importantly, they will be awarded points depending on the number of entrants and their final position. When totalled up at the end of the year the member with the most points will be champion and their prize will be anything (to do with the hobby), up to the value of £250, of their choosing. They can even put money towards the prize and opt for something more expensive if they wish. All entrants will earn points just for taking part.
There will be competition days and competitions that take months and require humour and imagination. They will ALL carry points that will be added to your total.
The calender of events is available now and we recommend you start planning and consider what new ‘plane you would like to win. More may be added later so keep an eye on the website. The events team are always open to ideas and suggestions so please mention to them any you may have.
Remember, the emphasis is on fun and enjoyment for all levels of ability.
|Dec 13th, 2022 Tue (19:00 – 22:00)||Club meeting and indoor flying then after the monthly meeting a plan will be provided, members are invited to build the model, with power of their choice ready for July event. (T&C)|
|Jan 9th, 2023 Mon (19:00 – 22:00)||Club meeting and indoor flying|
|Feb 13th, Mon (19:00 – 22:00)||Club meeting and indoor flying|
|March 13th Mon (19:30 – 22:00)||Club Meeting followed by Indoor Chuck Glider- Duration flight Chuck / Rubber power / Self powered – duration of flight timed Members to build and bring their entries for the event. (T&C) Completed|
|April 17th, Mon (19:00 – 22:00)||Club meeting and indoor flying|
|April 29th Sat (09:00 – 12:00)||Bring & Buy Sale – Weeley Village Hall If you would like a table or help on the day, contact Malcolm (T&C)|
|April 29th Sat (13:00 – 17:00)||Season opening event plus a couple of competitions This will be a gathering at the field with a couple of flying events which will be defined nearer the day, eg timed flight. (T&C)|
|May 15th, Mon (19:00 – 22:00)||Club meeting and indoor flying|
|May 20th Sat (11:00 – 17:00)||Fun Fly This will be a several flight competitions, to be defined nearer the day. (BBQ. T&C)|
|Jun 12th, Mon (19:00 – 22:00)||Club meeting and indoor flying|
|June 17th Sat (11:00 – 17:00)||Scale Day Scale War Birds (WW1 and WW2 planes) Scale Planes (non WW1 and WW2 planes) (BBQ. T&C)|
|July 8th Sat (11:00 – 17:00)||Mini “Clubman” day / Give it wings and make it fly Mini Clubman Day – This is an open day for members who want to improve their flying skills, weather it is for a BMFA Achievement or simply to improve their flying skills. Give it wings and make it fly – This is the chance to show and fly the model from the plan provided at Dec club meeting. (T&C)|
|July 10th Mon (19:00 – 22:00)||Club meeting – Flying Field|
|August 6th (12:00 – 17:00)||Tendring Veterans Day (TBC)|
|Aug 14th, Mon (19:00 – 22:00)||Club meeting and indoor flying|
|Aug 19th Sat (13:00 – 17:00)||Glider competition This is a timed duration flight, pilots will climb under power or towed then their flight without power will be timed. (T&C)|
|Sep 11th, Mon (19:00 – 22:00)||Club meeting and indoor flying|
|Sep 17th Sat (11:00 – 17:00)||Club celebration of flight and past members (T&C)|
|Sep – Oct (09:00 – 12:00)||Bring & Buy Sale – Weeley Village Hall (TBC) If you would like a table or help on the day, contact Malcolm (T&C)|
|Oct 16th Mon (19:00 – 22:00)||Club meeting and indoor flying|
|Oct 21st Sat (11:00 – 17:00)||Control Line / spook fest / own design competitions Control line session – with a few possible competitions Spook Fest – flying models made to look like spooky things like witch on a broom. Own design – this are models that are made/designed by members from scratch or parts from other models put together. (BBQ. T&C)|
|Nov 13th Mon (19:30 – 22:00)||Club meeting AGM & presentation Club meeting, AGM, then presentation of competition winners and Chairman’s award. (T&C)|
|Dec 13th, Mon (19:00 – 22:00)||Club meeting and indoor flying|