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On Sunday 21st August the club is holding a ‘Theme Day’ with the theme being ‘Sort of Scale’. Note: this was originally scheduled for the 14th August, but weather conditions made flying difficult.

Any flying model glider or PSS that is scale, looks scale or at least has a cockpit with or without a pilot could qualify.

This is not a competition, but just for fun.

As normal members who do not wish to take part, but sport fly are more than welcome.

Update: 'Theme Day' was held on 21st August. Weather was forecast to be windy with rain later in the day, which turned out to be quite accurate. Six club members presented with scale (or near scale) models. Although conditions were quite challenging all models flew - some very briefly. Pictures of the seven models can be viewed here.

At our club meeting on Thursday, 14th April 2016 the Great Western Air Ambulance (GWAA) charity gave a very interesting presentation about their services. Clive Haynes has now received a letter from that organisation to thank us for money raised. Below is the main text from that letter.

Dear Mr Haynes

James Dale has asked me to write and thank you for the very warm welcome and hospitality extended to him the other evening prior to his talk – it was greatly appreciated.

I do hope you enjoyed his presentation and found it to be both interesting and informative but should you have any queries or further questions please do not hesitate to contact the office.

Please will you pass my gratitude to members of the Association for raising a total of £191.62 made up as follows: talk fee £30, sale of merchandise £45.50 and bucket collection £116.12 – an amazing amount.

Once again – a very big thank you.

With very best wishes


Yours sincerely

Joe Hughes

Chief Operating Officer   


We also receievd a certificate of thanks. Click on the image to enlarge.

You can read about the charity here.

Bristol City Council may ban model flying in Bristol’s green spaces. Currently the proposals are in a consultation phase that runs from 18th January to 20th March 2016.

You can read about the proposals here and download proposed new byelaw here. The BMFA are asking for information about model flying activities in Bristol. You can read about that here.

Peter Evans, our chairman, has requested that we all must give our views to make sure that these byelaws don’t ruin our hobby.

Many of you will be aware that last year one of our club members required the services of the air ambulance to ferry him to a Bristol hospital from the top of Crook Peak.

At the club meeting on Thursday, 14th April 2016 the Great Western Air Ambulance (GWAA) charity will give a presentation about their services. Please come along and show your support.

You can read about the charity here.

Please Note: This is an informal report of the Annual General Meeting held on the 12th November 2015.

Apart from the Competitions Secretary role, all pre-existing committee members were voting back in for the coming year 2015-2016. Clive Haynes was voted in as Competitions Secretary. Committee member names and contact information can be found here.

Accounts were read and passed.

WMSA club membership fees for 2016 are to remain the same as for 2015 – see here for details. However, BMFA has not yet made public their fee for 2016. Therefore, Bob Flook requested members to delay paying their WMSA membership fee until the outcome of a BMFA meeting in early December is known.

Bob Flook was presented with the Winner of Club Competitions 2014-2015 trophy. Full results are here.