Sunday, 8 December 2019

New LMAC Chairman - Matt Chamberlain statement

Following on from the Leicester Model Aero Club (LMAC) AGM this week where I was honoured to become your new Chairman, I just wanted to share a few words for those members who couldn’t attend and to reiterate the points I made as we move into 2020.

Firstly, on behalf of the LMAC committee and the whole membership (past and present); I would like to extend a huge thank you to Andy Prime for his excellent stewardship of the club over the past 20 years as Chairman and 33 years spent on the committee. Andy has made many significant contributions to the club over this term – far too many to single out. Many thanks once again Andy and I look forward to flying with you moving forward.

As I stated at the meeting, I have no aspirations to make significant changes to the way the club is run in the short term. I really don’t think there is a need at this time. Having visited several BMFA events and other flying clubs over the past few years, we truly do have a premier setup at Gumley and, for me, it’s important to maintain and protect what we have.  As a committee, we will continue to look to improve the club and take on board new suggestions.  The club continues to benefit from a healthy financial position, but in such a low-interest-rate environment and with rising price, we will continue to keep a close eye on spending whilst maintaining a reserve/emergency fund.  As we have done in the past, monies will be invested where required for the betterment of the RC flying hobby and club in line with the wishes of the late Jack Marsh.

Over the past couple of years, we’ve seen legislation introduced in response to drones being used where they shouldn’t – obviously having an impact on ‘traditional’ RC flyers across the world. It is my hope that the introduction of the new CAA proficiency test will not put too many of these traditional RC flyers off from continuing with the hobby.  I’m happy to support any members with this as well as the continued push for members to attain BMFA achievements. As a club, we will be running some further achievement scheme workshops during 2020 and continuing with the training programme using the new equipment which has been purchased by the club to support this goal.

We will look to schedule some competitions in the event calendar for 2020 and I’m keen that we hold our annual Gala day in 2020 – it has not been possible the last two years due to poor weather. It has been encouraging over the last couple of years as part of the indoor flying to see a great crop of younger RC flyers progress. I think it is important that we look to encourage and recruit new members into the club. This is not always easy I know with youngsters being enticed by smartphones and games consoles, to the detriment of other hobbies and past-times.

I encourage all LMAC members of all RC flying disciplines to continue to enjoy the excellent facilities at Gumley and welcome any suggestions as to how we can continue to improve, whilst also maintaining a safe flying environment. Members are welcome to contribute to committee meetings and raise any suggestions with me personally.
Finally, I look forward to flying with you all moving forward and working with the whole membership in my new role as we look to improve and protect what we have at the excellent Leicester Model Aero Club.

Matt Chamberlain

December 2019 AGM Update

New LMAC Chairman Matt Chamberlain presenting John Payne with the 2019 award of the Jack Marsh Trophy - John as LMAC Secretary continues to keep the membership updated with his excellent club updates and announcements.  Well done John!

As we continued to promote and encourage members to attain the BMFA achievement scheme certificates, certificates were presented on the evening to Rob Macskimming, Tom Barwick and Eric Toon who received their Fixed Wing A certificates.

People who were not at the meeting who also attained certificates were Alex Judea, a Fixed Wing A certificate and Kevin Sarson with an A and B Fixed Wing certificate.

Well done all!

Sunday, 17 November 2019

A message from our Chairman - Andy Prime

𝙁𝙚𝙡𝙡𝙤𝙬 𝙢𝙚𝙢𝙗𝙚𝙧𝙨;

𝙏𝙝𝙚 ğ™©ğ™žğ™¢ğ™š 𝙝𝙖𝙨 𝙘𝙤𝙢𝙚 𝙛𝙤𝙧 𝙢𝙚 𝙩𝙤 𝙨𝙩𝙚𝙥 ğ™–ğ™¨ğ™žğ™™ğ™š 𝙩𝙤 𝙢𝙖𝙠𝙚 𝙬𝙖𝙮 𝙛𝙤𝙧 𝙤𝙪𝙧 𝙬𝙤𝙣𝙙𝙚𝙧𝙛𝙪𝙡 𝙘𝙡𝙪𝙗 𝙩𝙤 𝙚𝙫𝙤𝙡𝙫𝙚 𝙚𝙫𝙚𝙣 𝙛𝙪𝙧𝙩𝙝𝙚𝙧.

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𝙏𝙤 𝙗𝙚 𝙥𝙖𝙧𝙩 𝙤𝙛 ğ™©ğ™ğ™žğ™¨ 𝙘𝙡𝙪𝙗𝙨 ğ™ğ™žğ™¨ğ™©ğ™¤ğ™§ğ™® 𝙖𝙣𝙙 ğ™¬ğ™žğ™©ğ™£ğ™šğ™¨ğ™¨ 𝙝𝙤𝙬 ğ™žğ™© 𝙝𝙖𝙨 𝙜𝙧𝙤𝙬𝙣 𝙤𝙫𝙚𝙧 𝙖𝙡𝙡 𝙤𝙛 𝙩𝙝𝙚𝙨𝙚 𝙮𝙚𝙖𝙧𝙨 𝙝𝙖𝙨 𝙗𝙚𝙚𝙣 𝙖 ğ™¥ğ™§ğ™žğ™«ğ™šğ™¡ğ™šğ™œğ™š 𝙛𝙤𝙧 𝙢𝙚 𝙖𝙣𝙙 ğ™¬ğ™žğ™¡ğ™¡ ğ™§ğ™šğ™¢ğ™–ğ™žğ™£ ğ™žğ™£ 𝙢𝙮 𝙢𝙚𝙢𝙤𝙧𝙮 𝙛𝙤𝙧 𝙖𝙨 𝙡𝙤𝙣𝙜 𝙖𝙨 𝙄 𝙙𝙧𝙖𝙬 𝙗𝙧𝙚𝙖𝙩𝙝. 𝙈𝙮 𝙮𝙤𝙪𝙣𝙜e𝙨𝙩 ğ™˜ğ™ğ™žğ™¡ğ™™, 𝙣𝙤𝙬 𝙖 𝙜𝙧𝙤𝙬𝙣 𝙢𝙖𝙣 “𝙍𝙮𝙖𝙣“ 𝙖𝙡𝙨𝙤 𝙚𝙣𝙟𝙤𝙮𝙚𝙙 𝙮𝙚𝙖𝙧𝙨 𝙤𝙛 ğ™–ğ™šğ™§ğ™¤ğ™¢ğ™¤ğ™™ğ™šğ™¡ğ™¡ğ™žğ™£ğ™œ ğ™žğ™£ 𝙤𝙪𝙧 𝙘𝙡𝙪𝙗 ğ™–ğ™¡ğ™¤ğ™£ğ™œğ™¨ğ™žğ™™ğ™š ğ™ğ™žğ™¨ 𝙥𝙖𝙡𝙨 𝙍𝙝𝙮𝙖𝙣 𝙖𝙣𝙙 𝘿𝙖𝙡𝙚 𝙈𝙪𝙧𝙥𝙝𝙮 𝙖𝙣𝙙 𝙤𝙩𝙝𝙚𝙧𝙨. 𝙍𝙮𝙖𝙣, ğ™¡ğ™žk𝙚 𝙢𝙮𝙨𝙚𝙡𝙛, 𝙚𝙣𝙟𝙤𝙮𝙚𝙙 ğ™©ğ™§ğ™–ğ™«ğ™šğ™¡ğ™¡ğ™žğ™£ğ™œ 𝙖𝙧𝙤𝙪𝙣𝙙 𝙩𝙝𝙚 𝙐𝙆 ğ™¥ğ™–ğ™§ğ™©ğ™žğ™˜ğ™žğ™¥ğ™–ğ™©ğ™žğ™£ğ™œ ğ™žğ™£ 𝙁3𝙖 ğ™˜ğ™¤ğ™¢ğ™¥ğ™šğ™©ğ™žğ™©ğ™žğ™¤ğ™£ğ™¨, 𝙣𝙤𝙩 𝙩𝙤 𝙛𝙤𝙧𝙜𝙚𝙩 𝙤𝙛 𝙘𝙤𝙪𝙧𝙨𝙚 𝙩𝙝𝙚 𝙘𝙤𝙪𝙣𝙩𝙡𝙚𝙨𝙨 ğ™©ğ™žğ™¢ğ™šğ™¨ 𝙬𝙚 𝙧𝙚𝙥𝙧𝙚𝙨𝙚𝙣𝙩𝙚𝙙 𝙤𝙪r 𝙘𝙡𝙪𝙗 𝙖𝙩 𝙩𝙝𝙚 𝘽𝙈𝙁𝘼 ğ™‰ğ™–ğ™©ğ™žğ™¤ğ™£ğ™–ğ™¡ğ™¨ ğ™¬ğ™žğ™©ğ™ ğ™«ğ™–ğ™§ğ™žğ™šğ™™ 𝙨𝙪𝙘𝙘𝙚𝙨𝙨.

𝙈𝙖𝙣𝙮 𝙤𝙛 𝙮𝙤𝙪 𝙩𝙝𝙖𝙩 𝙣𝙤𝙬 𝙚𝙣𝙟𝙤𝙮 𝙤𝙪𝙧 𝙬𝙤𝙣𝙙𝙚𝙧𝙛𝙪𝙡, 𝙣𝙖𝙮, ğ™–ğ™¨ğ™©ğ™¤ğ™ªğ™£ğ™™ğ™žğ™£ğ™œ ğ™›ğ™–ğ™˜ğ™žğ™¡ğ™žğ™©ğ™žğ™šğ™¨ 𝙖𝙩 𝙂𝙪𝙢𝙡𝙚𝙮 ğ™¬ğ™žğ™¡ğ™¡ 𝙠𝙣𝙤𝙬 ğ™¡ğ™žğ™©ğ™©ğ™¡ğ™š 𝙤𝙛 𝙢𝙮 ğ™žğ™£ğ™«ğ™¤ğ™¡ğ™«ğ™šğ™¢ğ™šğ™£ğ™© ğ™¬ğ™žğ™©ğ™ 𝙤𝙪𝙧 𝙘𝙡𝙪𝙗, 𝙪𝙣𝙙𝙤𝙪𝙗𝙩𝙚𝙙𝙡𝙮 ğ™–ğ™¨ğ™ ğ™žğ™£ğ™œ ‘𝙨𝙤 𝙬𝙝𝙖𝙩 𝙝𝙖𝙨 𝙝𝙚 𝙙𝙤𝙣𝙚?‘. 𝙄 𝙝𝙤𝙥𝙚 𝙩𝙝𝙖𝙩 𝙩𝙝𝙚 𝙖𝙗𝙤𝙫𝙚 ğ™¬ğ™žğ™¡ğ™¡ 𝙨𝙝𝙚𝙙 ‘𝙨𝙤𝙢𝙚‘ ğ™¡ğ™žğ™œğ™ğ™© 𝙤𝙣 𝙩𝙝𝙖𝙩. 𝙃𝙤𝙬𝙚𝙫𝙚𝙧, ğ™žğ™© ğ™ƒğ˜¼ğ™Ž 𝙩𝙤 𝙗𝙚 𝙨𝙩𝙖𝙩𝙚𝙙, 𝙄 𝙝𝙖𝙫𝙚 𝙣𝙤𝙩 𝙗𝙚𝙚𝙣 𝙖𝙡𝙤𝙣𝙚 ğ™žğ™£ 𝙢𝙮 𝙦𝙪𝙚𝙨𝙩 𝙩𝙤 𝙝𝙚𝙡𝙥 ğ™–ğ™˜ğ™ğ™žğ™šğ™«ğ™š 𝙬𝙝𝙖𝙩 𝙬𝙚 𝙝𝙖𝙫𝙚 𝙩𝙤𝙙𝙖𝙮, 𝙤𝙝 𝙣𝙤!

𝙏𝙝𝙚𝙧𝙚 𝙝𝙖𝙫𝙚 𝙗𝙚𝙚𝙣 𝙢𝙖𝙣𝙮 𝙪𝙣𝙨𝙪𝙣𝙜 𝙝𝙚𝙧𝙤‘𝙨 𝙖𝙡𝙤𝙣𝙜 𝙩𝙝𝙚 𝙬𝙖𝙮, a𝙣𝙙 ğ™¨ğ™©ğ™žğ™¡ğ™¡ 𝙖𝙧𝙚.

ğ™’ğ™ğ™žğ™¡ğ™¨ğ™© 𝙣𝙤𝙩 ğ™¬ğ™–ğ™£ğ™©ğ™žğ™£ğ™œ 𝙩𝙤 ğ™¢ğ™žğ™¨ğ™¨ 𝙖𝙣𝙮𝙤𝙣𝙚 𝙤𝙣𝙚 𝙤𝙛 𝙩𝙝𝙤𝙨𝙚 𝙤𝙪𝙩 (𝙮𝙤𝙪 𝙠𝙣𝙤𝙬 𝙬𝙝𝙤 𝙮𝙤𝙪 𝙖𝙧𝙚) 𝙄 ğ™¨ğ™žğ™¢ğ™¥ğ™¡ğ™® 𝙘𝙤𝙪𝙡𝙙 𝙣𝙤𝙩 𝙘𝙡𝙤𝙨𝙚 𝙢y ğ™§ğ™šğ™©ğ™žğ™§ğ™šğ™¢ğ™šğ™£ğ™© ğ™£ğ™¤ğ™©ğ™žğ™˜ğ™š 𝙝𝙚𝙧𝙚 ğ™¬ğ™žğ™©h𝙤𝙪𝙩 ğ™œğ™žğ™«ğ™žğ™£ğ™œ 𝙖 ğ™¨ğ™¥ğ™šğ™˜ğ™žğ™–ğ™¡ ğ™¢ğ™šğ™£ğ™©ğ™žğ™¤ğ™£ 𝙩𝙤 𝙢𝙮 𝙙𝙚𝙖𝙧𝙚𝙨𝙩 ğ™›ğ™§ğ™žğ™šğ™£ğ™™ 𝙃𝙤𝙬𝙖𝙧𝙙 𝙈𝙪𝙧𝙥𝙝𝙮.

𝙃𝙤𝙬𝙖𝙧𝙙 𝙝𝙖𝙨 𝙗𝙚𝙚𝙣 ğ™¬ğ™žğ™©ğ™ğ™¤ğ™ªğ™© ğ™¦ğ™ªğ™šğ™¨ğ™©ğ™žğ™¤ğ™£ 𝙖 𝙘𝙤𝙧𝙣𝙚𝙧𝙨𝙩𝙤𝙣𝙚 ğ™žğ™£ 𝙤𝙪𝙧 𝙘𝙡𝙪𝙗 𝙚𝙫𝙚𝙧 ğ™¨ğ™žğ™£ğ™˜ğ™š 𝙝𝙚 ğ™Ÿğ™¤ğ™žğ™£ğ™šğ™™ 𝙪𝙨 ğ™¬ğ™žğ™©ğ™ ğ™ğ™žğ™¨ 𝙩𝙬𝙤 𝙫𝙚𝙧𝙮 𝙮𝙤𝙪𝙣𝙜 𝙨𝙤𝙣𝙨. 𝙃𝙚 𝙝𝙖𝙨 ğ™œğ™žğ™«ğ™šğ™£ ğ™ğ™žğ™¢ğ™¨ğ™šğ™¡ğ™› 𝙩𝙤 𝙪𝙨 𝙖𝙡𝙡, ğ™¬ğ™žğ™©ğ™ğ™¤ğ™ªğ™© ğ™¦ğ™ªğ™šğ™¨ğ™©ğ™žğ™¤ğ™£ 𝙤𝙧 ğ™›ğ™–ğ™žğ™¡ 𝙖𝙣𝙙 𝙝𝙖𝙨 𝙗𝙚𝙚𝙣 ğ™žğ™£ğ™¨ğ™©ğ™§ğ™ªğ™¢ğ™šğ™£ğ™©ğ™–ğ™¡ ğ™žğ™£ 𝙤𝙪𝙧 𝙨𝙪𝙘𝙘𝙚𝙨𝙨.

𝙏𝙝𝙖𝙣𝙠 𝙮𝙤𝙪 ğ™¨ğ™žğ™§, ğ™¨ğ™žğ™£ğ™˜ğ™šğ™§ğ™šğ™¡ğ™®, 𝙛𝙤𝙧 ğ™—ğ™šğ™žğ™£ğ™œ 𝙩𝙝𝙚𝙧𝙚 𝙣𝙤𝙩 𝙤𝙣𝙡𝙮 𝙛𝙤𝙧 𝙪𝙨 𝙖𝙨 𝙖 𝙘𝙡𝙪𝙗, 𝙗𝙪𝙩 𝙛𝙤𝙧 𝙢𝙚 𝙖𝙨 𝙖 𝙛𝙚𝙡𝙡𝙤𝙬 ğ™˜ğ™¤ğ™¢ğ™¢ğ™žğ™©ğ™©ğ™šğ™š 𝙢𝙚𝙢𝙗𝙚𝙧 𝙖𝙣𝙙 ğ™›ğ™§ğ™žğ™šğ™£ğ™™. 𝙈𝙮 33 𝙮𝙚𝙖𝙧𝙨 𝙖𝙨 𝙖 ğ™¨ğ™šğ™§ğ™«ğ™žğ™£ğ™œ ğ™˜ğ™¤ğ™¢ğ™¢ğ™žt𝙩𝙚𝙚 𝙢𝙚𝙢𝙗𝙚𝙧 𝙝𝙖𝙨 𝙣𝙤𝙩 𝙗𝙚𝙚𝙣 ğ™žğ™£ ğ™«ğ™–ğ™žğ™£.

𝙆𝙚𝙚𝙥 𝙩𝙝𝙚 𝙗𝙡𝙪𝙚 ğ™¨ğ™žğ™™ğ™š 𝙪𝙥 𝙖𝙣𝙙 𝙥𝙡𝙚𝙖𝙨𝙚, 𝙥𝙡𝙚𝙖𝙨𝙚 𝙥𝙡𝙚𝙖𝙨𝙚 𝙠𝙚𝙚𝙥 ğ™šğ™£ğ™Ÿğ™¤ğ™®ğ™žğ™£ğ™œ 𝙖𝙣𝙙 ğ™¥ğ™§ğ™¤ğ™©ğ™šğ™˜ğ™©ğ™žğ™£ğ™œ 𝙤𝙪𝙧 𝙬𝙤𝙣𝙙𝙚𝙧𝙛𝙪𝙡 𝙘𝙡𝙪𝙗 𝙤𝙣𝙚 𝙖𝙣𝙙 𝙖𝙡𝙡, 𝙄‘𝙡𝙡 𝙗𝙚 ğ™¬ğ™–ğ™©ğ™˜ğ™ğ™žğ™£ğ™œ............

ğ™Žğ™šğ™š 𝙮𝙤𝙪 𝙖𝙩 𝙩𝙝𝙚 𝘼𝙂𝙈.
𝘼𝙣𝙙𝙮 (ğ™ğ™šğ™©ğ™žğ™§ğ™šğ™™ ğ˜¾ğ™ğ™–ğ™žğ™§)

Friday, 25 October 2019

Indoor Flying 2019/2020 dates

The nights are drawing in and it’s getting colder – it can mean only one thing…  The return of RC Indoor Flying!   I’ve booked five sessions over the next five months at our usual Sport Connexion Large Blue sports Hall in Ryton.  The sessions will run from 6pm until 9:30pm (slightly earlier start and finish to previous years).  I’m happy to report for a 10th year running, the price will remain the same at £5.00 for flyers over 16 years of age. Depending on the number of flyers attending, I may need to adjust the cost slightly to cover the overall fee for the hall for each session, but I hope this will not be required and as I’ve done previously, can offer a free session based on any profits overall.
As usual, there will be hot drinks and snacks available on the evening and all small RC indoor flying models are encouraged.
The dates for the sessions are as follows and have been added to the LMAC Calendar on our website:

Sunday 3rd November 2019
Sunday 1st December 2019
Sunday 12th January 2020
Sunday 9th February 2020
Sunday 22nd March 2020

Any changes to dates or cancellations will all be communicated in advance of the sessions, so just check the website, Facebook or email for any updates.
Looking forward to seeing you over the winter months for some indoor flying fun and banter!

Thursday, 12 September 2019



Further to the email from John Payne on Monday 9th September 2019. The Flying Field will be closed on Sunday 22nd September 2019 to allow the field levelling work to be conducted safely. The soil and sand will be dropped off in advance in preparation for the levelling the field on Sunday 22nd.   If you are available on Sunday 22nd September, please go to Gumley to pitch in with the work so that it can be completed and the field reopened as soon as possible.  It's an opportunity for those who have voiced their opinions on the subject to assist!   Obviously if plans change, we will let you know, so keep an eye out here on the Website, Facebook LMAC Group Page and the LMAC Calendar.

Many thanks

Thursday, 8 August 2019

*** Gala Day Postponed *** 11th August 2019.

*** Gala Day Postponed *** It may not come as a surprise that Gala Day has been cancelled for this Sunday - 11th August 2019. After reviewing the weather forecast for the weekend we thought it best not to go ahead with the event and we will reschedule it.
Sorry about that but we will look to get it in later in the year, possibly combining it with Warbirds Day, but I will confirm once a decision has been made. The Control Line Carrier, Schneider Racing and Scale event has also been cancelled.

Sunday, 5 May 2019

BMFA - Fixed Wing Achievement Scheme Workshop Day at LMAC - 5th May 2019

Many thanks to all those members who took time out to come and learn more about the BMFA Fixed Wing A Test today. Chris Bond and Matt Chamberlain were particularly encouraged and even more so that we were able to successfully carry out four tests and a solo sign off today! 

I'm happy to report that Alex Judea, Rob Mac and Kevin Sarson all successfully attained their A fixed-wing certificates today, with Kevin Sarson going one better and passing the FW B test too! 

Finally, Steve Johnson was signed off to go solo by Chris and stated he wishes to progress to the A test now before too long. 

Kudos to all those that had a go today; It's not easy to put yourself in a test situation, but I'm a great believer in that we need to get out of our comfort zones and put ourselves under a little bit of pressure at times to progress at anything in life. 

We've another Sunday set aside in the calendar for later in the year for another achievement scheme workshop day, but Chris and Matt are more than happy to demonstrate the tests again and assist with your practice - flight and/or questions if you wish. Today was all about the BMFA achievement scheme - I'd say we achieved!  Enjoy the rest of the Bank Holiday weekend and well done again to all those involved!

Sunday, 10 March 2019

Aerodrome / Airport restrictions - Dronesafe - Amendment to the Air Navigation Order

The Department for Transport (DfT) has given notice of an amendment to the Air Navigation Order.
The changes have been expedited in reaction to incidents involving small unmanned aircraft at
Gatwick and Heathrow in the last couple of months.

The BMFA have reported previously on the creation of flight restriction zones around protected
aerodromes, the concept of which was introduced in the Government Response to the 2018
Consultation on Drones published earlier this year and these zones will come into effect from 13th
March 2019. A useful interactive map of the UK has been created by NATS showing the
protected aerodromes with the restriction zones superimposed. 
See for further details.

CAP1763 states that ‘the flight restriction zone is active at all times and applies to all small
unmanned aircraft of any mass (even very small ‘toys’)’. This was a surprising development which
would in theory even extend to paper aeroplanes.

If you wish to fly an unmanned aircraft within these restriction zones, then permission will have to
be obtained from air traffic control at the aerodrome. The CAA expect such permissions to be
based on a ‘constructive dialogue between the modellers/model clubs and the relevant aerodrome’
and formalised in a letter of agreement/memorandum of understanding.

One slight benefit included in this ANO update is that the existing restriction on flying unmanned
aircraft over 7kg below 400ft in controlled airspace has now been removed, as the new restrictions
apply to all unmanned aircraft up to 20Kg and maintain the 400ft limit for all unmanned aircraft.
Happily, the Leicester Model Aero Club at Gumley does not fall within this restricted flight zone.
Further info can be found as follows: