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tigerman24/03/2020 09:02:53
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I am totally confused .Just received an e-mail from club saying the Flying field is open but to use common sense if you go .Going by what Boris said I am not sure if I can go flying or not .If I go and no one is at the field can I fly or not .I understand you can not have a gathering of people and agree with that but if you go and no one is there what is the postion there

Denis Watkins24/03/2020 09:06:12
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The position Tiger

Is that you are travelling unnecessarily to complete a

Non Essential Task

Ron Gray24/03/2020 09:09:28
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I suppose it could be regarded as your 1 form of exercise for the day but I think that it would go against the intent of the directive. In other words, stay at home!

Paul Marsh24/03/2020 09:12:48
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No. Non-essential travel is banned, although going to the flying field can be classed as that, but alas, no.

tigerman24/03/2020 09:13:18
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That is what I thought and really knew but was hoping .It is quite clear really simple STAY AT HOME. Don't know why I ask the question .Doh !!!!!!crying

Denis Watkins24/03/2020 09:16:25
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Stay safe Tiger

David Hall 924/03/2020 09:18:30
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A few members of my club were hoping for a flying session this week. After the latest instructions, none of us will go again to the field. It's certainly in the category of "non-essential" travel and would look irresponsible even though we could keep effective separation... That's us done for the time being.....

Keith Sharples24/03/2020 09:21:34
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Up to 8.30pm last night before our excuse of a leader said only essential travel for food shopping, medical, etc. I was going to the field, first break in the weather with light winds. BUT, SO WHAT, STAY HOME, STAY SAFE, SLOW THE SPREAD OF THIS VIRUS TO HELP EACH OTHER. It amazes me how may selfish idiots there are out there, none of which are on this forum!


Edited By Keith Sharples on 24/03/2020 09:22:53

Dai Fledermaus24/03/2020 09:25:27
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The BMFA is advising all members to stay at home. Check their home page online.

Eric Robson24/03/2020 09:30:49
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My exercise is driving not too far to a club field well away from houses and people walking to the strip carrying a heavy box of batteries and a fairly large model, and taking down the electric fence. That I suppose is not single exercise, i.e. walking and weight lifting. Provided there is not more than 2 on the strip at a time I think this is safer than going to the shops or chemists. I was looking at some meat in the supermarket on Sunday when a woman come right between me and the products and started rummaging around. I just stood away from her, It's no good arguing with people like that, (don't know if I would have moved if she had been pretty?). As it is I will keep away from the field for a while and carry on modelling. (Sounds like a film).

Tim Flyer24/03/2020 09:31:37
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I luckily flew yesterday before the ban . Sadly it looks like it might be well over a month /months? before we are allowed non essential travel. Our other problem is that we had booked a contractor to do long awaited groundwork outside our clubhouse which will now be postponed ☹️

Doc Marten24/03/2020 09:44:41
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It's quite clear that any group of more than 2 (unless from the same household) will be liable for a fine. 

Will you pack up if more arrive? Who has priority, the first to arrive or the last, oldest or youngest, long time member or newly joined?

If you think you can justify being out if you are challenged by the authorities then do so, but accept the consequences if you fail.

Edited By Doc Marten on 24/03/2020 09:47:35

john stones 124/03/2020 09:50:45
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I can see the floor in my modelling room, dog can come in without having to back out. Look for the positives. wink

Tim Flyer24/03/2020 09:52:23
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Going to a flying field (unless it’s your back garden or your place of work ) is non essential travel . We are not allowed non essential travel .

Former Member24/03/2020 10:28:05

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Brian Cooper24/03/2020 10:36:04
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The rules are very clear. We are all supposed to stay indoors.

However, flying a helicopter around the living room can be fun. . Very helpful for doing the housework. Well it gets the dust moving anyway.... devil

Stay safe, chaps.


Former Member24/03/2020 10:41:16

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Nigel R24/03/2020 10:59:40
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Yes Andrew, hence the current OK for a single form of exercise, a walk, run, bike etc. If you stay clear of fellow man it will be good for you.

Flying, sadly, Denis post covers it... Building season instead.

Peter Miller24/03/2020 11:54:32
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As I have said elsewhere. I have a huge field in front of the house which has just been sown and harrowed. A bit rough but I can definately fly my Super Scorpion off it....I have done it before. In fact I have flown off it for many, many years.

By pure coincidence the farmer who owns it is called Peter Miller. (No relative atall!!)

My house arrowed


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Edited By Peter Miller on 24/03/2020 11:56:09

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