BMFA - Cornwall Sub Area Information

The BMFA have issued new guidelines for the Achievement Scheme certificates
 
Most useful is the list of 20 Mandatory Questions (Appendix 5), from which the examiner has to select 5 to ask.
 
Here's the list for Airplanes:

Airplanes (Fixed Wing Power)

Appendix 5

Mandatory Question List

Q(1) Who Regulates all civil flying activities over the United Kingdom, including model aircraft ?

A The Civil Aviation Authority

Q(2) How are the rules and regulations for flying established in law by Parliament (statute) ?

A As a series of Articles contained within in the Air Navigation Order (ANO).

Q(3) What does Article 137 of the ANO state ?

A 'A person must not recklessly or negligently act in a manner likely to endanger an aircraft, or any person in an aircraft.'

Q(4) What does Article 138 of the ANO state ?

A ‘A person must not recklessly or negligently cause or permit an aircraft to endanger any person or property.’

Q(5) Who is legally responsible to ensure that a model is flown safely ?

A The pilot in command

Q (6) Which Civil Aviation Publication (CAP) relates specifically to the use of model aircraft, and for which specific purposes only ?

A CAP 658, for sport and recreation purposes only

Q(7) According to CAP 658, which model aircraft are required to have an operating failsafe and what is the minimum setting ?

A 1) Any aircraft >7kg

2) Any Gas Turbine powered aircraft

3) Any powered model aircraft fitted with a receiver capable of operating in failsafe mode

As a minimum, reduce the engine(s) speed to idle on loss or corruption of signal.

Q(8) What does Article 166 of the ANO say about the responsibilities of the person in charge of a small unmanned aircraft ?

A The person in charge of a small unmanned aircraft may only fly the aircraft if reasonably satisfied that the flight can safely be made.

Q(9) What does Article 166 of the ANO say about visual contact with small unmanned aircraft ?

A The person in charge must maintain direct, unaided visual contact with the aircraft sufficient to monitor its flight path in relation to other aircraft, persons, vehicles, vessels and structures for the purpose of avoiding collisions.

Q(10) What does Article 166 of the ANO say about small unmanned aircraft above 7kg ?

A The person in charge of a small unmanned aircraft which has a mass of more than 7 kg must only fly the aircraft:

• Clear of controlled airspace unless with Air Traffic Control (ATC) permission.

• Clear of any Aerodrome Traffic Zone (ATZ) unless with ATC permission.

• At less than 400 ft above the point of launch except with permission as above.

Q(11) What does Article 166 of the ANO say about ‘aerial work’ for small unmanned aircraft ?

A The person in charge of a small unmanned aircraft must not fly the aircraft for the purposes of aerial work except in accordance with a permission granted by the CAA.

Q(12) How is a flight for the purpose of ‘aerial work’ defined ?

A Any flight for which ‘valuable consideration’ is given or promised in respect of the flight or the purpose of the flight. Essentially any gain you may make from the work undertaken.

Q(13) How is ‘a small unmanned surveillance aircraft’ defined ?

A An aircraft which is equipped to undertake any form of surveillance or data acquisition.(this includes all camera equipped aircraft) NOTE: The provision of data solely for the use of monitoring the model is not considered to be applicable to the meaning of ‘surveillance or data acquisition’.

Q(14) What are the separation requirements of Article 167 - for small unmanned surveillance aircraft - when operating over or within a congested area or organised open-air assembly of more than 1,000 persons ?

A The aircraft must not fly over or within 150 metres of a congested area or organised open-air assembly of more than 1,000 persons

Q(15) What are the separation requirements of Article 167 - for small unmanned surveillance aircraft - in respect of any vessel, vehicle or structure which is not under the control of the person in charge of the aircraft ?

A The aircraft must not fly within 50 metres of any vessel, vehicle or structure not under the control of the person in charge of the aircraft.

Q(16) Except during take-off and landing, what are the separation requirements of Article 167 - for small unmanned surveillance aircraft – excluding the person in charge of the aircraft or anyone under their control ?

A The aircraft must not fly within 50 metres of any person

Q(17) What must be obtained before any flight within controlled airspace or an ATZ of an aircraft over 7kg?

A Obtain permission from the appropriate air traffic control unit.

Q(18) CAA General Exemption E 4049 - permits FPV flight without a buddy box, but with a competent observer. (a) How must the competent observer monitor the flight and (b) What is the maximum mass of aircraft that may be flown under this exemption?

A • (a) The competent observer must maintain direct unaided visual contact with the model at all times

• (b) The aircraft must be below 3.5kg including batteries and fuel

Q(19) Who has legal responsibility for the safety of an FPV flight a) conducted with a buddy box lead and b) conducted without a buddy box lead ?

A • (a) The person in charge who must maintain direct unaided visual contact with the model at all times

• (b) The person piloting the aircraft (SUA)

Q(20) According to CAP 658 what are the 8 ‘Only fly if’ checks for an FPV flight of an aircraft over 3.5kg ?

A • The activity is solely for 'sport and recreation' purposes;

• Two pilots take part;

• A Buddy Box system is employed;

• The person in charge operates the master transmitter;

• The person in charge does not wear the headset or view a screen;

• The aircraft remains within the natural unaided visual range of the person in charge;

• Reliable operation of the Buddy Box is established; and

• A clear handover protocol is established.

Minutes of Area Meetings


Held 29/11/13, Clock & Key Inn, Trispen, Truro.


The meeting was opened at 7.05pm. by the chairman, who welcomed the healthy membership present and thanked them for attending. There were no apologies for absence and the minutes of the previous meeting were read and approved as correct, with no matters arising therefrom. Presenting his final report as our retiring chairman John Stevens commented on the mixed fortunes that our years events had enjoyed, and expressed his wish to encourage more participation in all styles of flying. He also expressed his wish that other clubs currently not engaging with us could be encouraged to get involved, this sentiment was agreed by all present; members thanked John for his help and guidence to our area. The secretary echoed the comments regarding our years activities, our Scale competition being wiped out twice, the Vintage event in September suffering also, however the Redruth fun-fly day and Truro's aerobatic event in particular enjoyed the ideal conditions, with proceeds from the aerobatic day allowing a donation of £100 to the local Childrens Hospice South West. Support for our meetings had been very good and our new club,
R.0 Cornwall were welcome additions to the county. Our Treasurer Mike Till presented the accounts and confirmed that they had been inspected by our auditors and approved. Discussing our finances in general members were pleased with our situation; it was proposed by St. Austell, secoded by R.C. Cornwall, that we allow a grant of £100 to support the indoor flying at Tregorrick Park, run by C.V.A. which members approved. Our Delegate Pete Disney confirmed that he had attended all but one of the meetings in Leicester this year, and had also been involved in the jet training day held Devon in April and all our meetings also. Members thanked him for the extensive travelling and support given through the year.
The accounts were proposed for adoption by Ron Marking, seconded by Truro, agreed by all and duly signed by the chairman. Election of officers produced : Chairman- Peter Lander (St. Austell), proposed Kingsley Martin, Seconded Mike Bundy, agreed by all. Secretary- Paul Greet, Proposed John Stevens, secended Roly Smith. Chief Examiner/ A.S. controller- Andrew Hothersall, agreed by all; a written report was awaited. Auditors were Ron Marking, Kingsley Martin, agreed by all. Meeting closed at 8.05pm. Clubs present: Redruth; St Austell: C.V.A., Davidstow; Truro; R.C.Cornwall, Culdrose.

Paul Greet, Truro & District M.F.C.

 

Held 3/5/13, Clock & Key Inn, Trispen,Truro.

BMFA Cornwall Sub-Area
6 Copes Gardens,
Truro,
Cornwall.


The meeting was opened at 7.00pm. by the chairman, who welcomed members present. Apologies for absence were received from Pete Austin and Kingsley Martin. The minutes of the last meeting were read and approved as correct. Arising from that meeting it was felt that our Aerobatic competition should be re-arranged in order to avoid clashing with Woodspring's event, and the host club, Truro, agreed to hold this the following week, Sunday 14th July. During officers reports our chairman felt we had all been affected by poor weather this year and urged all clubs to support our various events this year. A new club, the R.C. Cornwall Flyers had recently formed and their representative was welcomed. The secretary echoed the chairman's comments and informed members that adverts for our events had been distributed throughout the county and letters sent to all clubs with details. The treasurer confirmed that our accounts had been prepared and we held £1538 at the end of March. Our grant for this year was still awaited from Leicester. Delegate Pete Disney had no recent meetings to report on; however he was able to advise us on discussions with the National Trust relating to recent activities at St. Agnes. Andrew Hothersall informed members of his recent visit to Merryfield for the jet exam and training day which had received widespread support from the south-west region; he was thanked for his comments and members agreed payment of his £40 expenses. Our inter-club competitions were all set to proceed as previously discussed, Scale at St. Austell 11/5/13, Fly-for-fun at Redruth 26/5/13 , and Aerobatics at Truro now on 14/7/13. It was confirmed that Redruth clubs summer show would be on 2/3/4 August. Ron Marking told members of a series of summer competitions that Cornwall Vintage Aeromodellers were running through the year for the Tomboy design and 2 channel radio at various sites in the county. It was proposed by Redruth and seconded by Davidstow that the area should make a donation to St. Austell club to assist with the costs incurred following last year’s arson event; this was discussed and agreed by all and an amount of £100 would be given to them. There being no further business the meeting was closed at 8.15 pm.
Clubs present: Truro; Redruth; St. Austell; C.V.A.; Davidstow; R.C. Cornwall.

Paul Greet, Truro & District M.F.C.

Held 15/2/13, Clock & Key Inn, Trispen,Truro.

BMFA Cornwall Sub-Area
6 Copes Gardens,
Truro,
Cornwall.

The meeting was opened at 7.15pm. By the chairman, who welcomed everyone present; apologies for absence were received from Mike Till, The minutes of the last meeting were read and approved as correct, and there were no matters arising from them. Moving to officers reports, our chairman had little to comment on as the prolonged bad weather had restricted all our activities. The secretary had received affiliation slips from Leicester and these confirmed changes in some clubs; our list would be up-dated and circulated in due course. The Herniss club at Penryn had reaffiliated for this year also. The treasurer, Mike Till, had written to confirm that our current bank balance stood at £1581, which was well received by members. Mike also proposed that we could consider increasing the grants to clubs in respect of Area competitions and also clubs own events, due to last year’s poor weather reducing activities and costs; it was proposed to raise the Area competition grant to £40, also the trophy allowance to £40, a total of £80:
it was also proposed that the allowance for a clubs own event should be increased to £60; after some discussion these proposals were approved by all. Delegate Pete Disney confirmed that he had attended the Council and Area council meetings held at Leicester recently. Considering our coming activities the competitions would be a similar format to previous years; Scale would be hosted by St. Austell on llth May, Fly-for-Fun to be hosted by Redruth on 26th May and Aerobatic to be hosted by Truro on 7th July. Discussing the need for judges who were willing to commit to attending, the secretary reminded members how vital this was; Chris Iverson ,Redruth, offered his services for the scale event.
After discussion members elected to support a Vintage event again this year, this would be hosted by Truro and be held on 8th September. It was proposed by Pete Disney that we reimburse petrol costs incurred by Andrew Hothersall in attending a training day at Merryfield; after some discussion this was seconded and approved. There being no other business the meeting was closed at 8.45pm.
Clubs present: Redruth; St. Austell; Truro: Davidstow: Culdrose.


Paul Greet, Truro & District M.F.C.

Minutes of Area Meeting

Held 30/11/12, Hawkins Arms, Zelah, Truro.

BMFA Cornwall Sub-Area
6 Copes Gardens,
Truro,
Cornwall.

The meeting opened at 7.15pm with the chairman thanking those present for attending the occasion. There being no apologies for absence the minutes of the last meeting were read and approved as correct, with no matters arising from them. Presenting his report, our chairman discussed the year’s activities and thanked St.Austell and Truro for hosting the two events that did take place this year, repeated poor weather had blown out the Redruth club's plans. Our chairman expressed his desire to engage with some
of the non-affiliated groups, thereby extending our coverage, and closed by thanking all who had supported our activity this year. The secretary had been involved with our two events this year and welcomed the level of support shown for both Scale and Aerobatic classes; the Vintage event planned for Truro in September had been blown out, however the Aerobatic day had allowed a. donation to be made by Truro to the Cornwall Blind Association. Apart from the weather, the county had witnessed an arson attack on St. Austell's site and members sympathies had been extended to them. Our treasurer presented the accounts for consideration, and there being no queries they were approved and signed. Our delegate Pete Disney confirmed that he had attended all the various meetings throughout the year, and advised members of the recent A.G.M. at Hinckley which had approved an increase of £1 in senior fees. Members joined in thanking Pete for his travels and efforts on our behalf. The election of officers then took place, with the role of Treasurer, Mike Till, Proposed C.V.A., Seconded Truro; likewise, Delegate, Pete Disney, proposed C.V.A, seconded Truro. The role of Area Chief Examiner and Achievement scheme coordinator was appointed to Andrew Hothersall, Redruth, by a unanimous vote.
Auditors for the coming year would be Kingsley Martin, St.Austell, and Ron Marking, C.V.A... There being no further business the meeting closed at 8.30pm. with thanks given to the members of various clubs for ensuring a healthy turnout.
Clubs present: Redruth, Truro, St.Austell, Davidstow, C.V.A., and Culdrose.

Paul Greet, Truro & District M.F.C.

BMFA CORNWALL AEROBATIC COMPETITION

Truro M.F.C., Sunday 1st July 2012


Pilots from across the county gathered at Truro & District M.F.C's site near Ladock to compete in this event, one of a series run with the intention of encouraging competitive flying within our local clubs. Conditions during the morning were quite reasonable with a steady westerly breeze across the mown patch, and an overcast sky that occasionally broke into blue. After registering in, pilots were given a briefing and opportunity to raise queries with the judges, following which the flying began. Many pilots found the wind rather bumpy on occasion and one or two of the lighter-loaded electric models faced the challenge bravely. Scores were compiled and the judging sheets maintained by volunteers from the host club and the running totals displayed on a list for pilots to see. After the first round had been completed there was a small break for lunch following which flying resumed. During the afternoon two further rounds were flown, with those results also being added to the list; each pilots lowest score was then eliminated and the two highest scores totaled up to produce the results. The general feeling seems to have been that competition has been much closer this year compared to our first event last year, and the overall format has met with general approval.
1st place: Darren Mee, Davidstow              242 points.
2nd place: Mike Till, St. Austell.                  225 points. 3rd place. Kingsley Martin, St.Austell     224 points.
In addition to prizes being awarded to the top three pilots, the host club also donated a trophy for the best flight of the day, and this also, deservedly went to Darren Mee, Davidstow.
Truro & District M.F.0 were more than happy to support this event and only regret that the local wind on the day may have been unhelpful to some!

Paul Greet, Truro & District M.F.C.

Minutes of Area Meeting

Held 31/8/2012, Clock & Key Inn, Trispen, Truro.

BMFA Cornwall Sub-Area
6 Copes Gardens,
Truro,
Cornwall.

The meeting was opened at 7.15pm. by the chairman, who welcomed members in attendance.
Apologies for absence had been tendered by the treasurer, Mike Till. The minutes of our previous meeting were read and approved as correct. During matters arising there from the secretary advised that the dates of events at St. Austell and Redruth had been altered since then, and the new dates included in the notices
for this meeting. Davidstow wished to emphasize that the original idea for the "B-plus" scheme had not come from them and the secretary apologized for any confusion that may have arisen. Davidstow also described to members their current site concerns that had led to the cancellation of the proposed vintage event and recent measures that had been taken. During officers reports the chairman described the scoring system he developed for the competition results, and awaited the completed details. The secretary informed members that the aerobatic event at Truro had been well supported, if windy, and a total of £125 had been donated by the club to the Cornwall Blind Association; a letter of appreciation from the C.B.A. was read to members. The treasurer had requested we consider the appointment of an assistant for the auditors; the secretary referred members to the relevant part of our constitution and it was agreed that no need existed. The delegate had nothing to report, as there had been no meetings at Leicester since our last meeting. Discussing the proposed Vintage event that had been cancelled at Davidstow, Truro offered the use of their site on the same date, 30th September, if acceptable to others; members readily agreed and the hosts proposed that the proceeds be made available to St. Austell to assist with their recovery following the recent incident there. It was agreed that the question of the team trophy be postponed for 12 months in order to assess next years support, and Redruth confirmed that the Fun-fly event at their site on 23rd September would be along similar lines to last year. Referring to the coming Council meeting, members agreed the principal of the Team Travel Fund should be supported, however the proposal for an overall "mission statement" either for the society or each Area was not felt necessary or desirable. Discussing the number of our meetings each year it was proposed by Redruth, seconded by Culdrose, that for next year we limit our meetings to a total of four, including the A.G.M.. Our delegate confirmed this would meet the minimum requirements of our constitution and therefore be acceptable; our meetings would be timed to suit the appropriate Leicester meetings when the calendar was published. There being no further business the meeting closed at 8.50pm.

Clubs present: Redruth, St.Austell, Truro, Davidstow, Culdrose.
Paul Greet, Secretary.

Minutes of Area Meeting

Held 1/6/2012, Clock & Key Inn, Trispen, Truro.

BMFA Cornwall Sub-Area
6 Copes Gardens,
Truro,
Cornwall.

The meeting was opened at 7.10pm by the chairman John Stevens, who welcomed everyone present and thanked them for their attendance. Apologies for absence were received from Ron Marking and Andrew Hothersall. The minutes of the last meeting were read and approved as correct; arising from that meeting it was confirmed that Redruth intended hosting the Fly-for- Fun event in August, further details would follow. During officers reports the chairman commented that he had little to discuss on this occasion and encouraged members to support events through the year. The secretary had attended the Scale competition at St. Austell in May, which had been well supported, with one flyer from Somerset, and well run by the host club. Notices and option lists for the coming Acrobatic competition had been circulated to all clubs, also posted to shops at Bude, St. Austell, Truro and Helston. Members were advised of the Truro shop's new location. Complete lists for all Areas had been received, and members were advised that we had unfortunately lost two clubs, St. Mawgan and Hemiss. Treasurer Mike Till confirmed that the accounts had been prepared and were ready for auditing; we had received our Area grant of £508.27 for this year, which brought the bank balance to £1843.46. In discussing the finances the treasurer proposed that we apply a cap on the total cost of each event supported of £60, comprising £30 club support and £30 trophy costs, in order to ensure our control on expenses. Seconded by Truro club this was approved by all present. Delegate Pete Disney had attended the area Council meeting on 19th May and confirmed that the proposed Team Support fund had been well debated and agreed in principle; several aspects remained to be confirmed at the next meeting. The rule limiting tenure of office to a period of 10 years for some positions had also been discussed. The possibility of having the BMFA stand available for Redruth's show in August was still unclear, as transport arrangements needed clarifying between the club and Leicester. Members were then invited to discuss the proposal from Davidstow for a "B-Plus" certificate to be used within Cornwall, copies of which had been circulated to all; after extensive discussion it was accepted by all clubs that the likely demand was minimal and that there was no current need for this; the excellent schedule compiled by Davidstow could remain on record and available for future reference should a definite need be identified; members accepted this bad received extensive time and was now closed. Members were advised that St.Austell's Speed/Seale day would be held on 22nd September, and it was confirmed that Davidstow had appointed Darren Mee as club examiner, and Bude had appointed Dave Perret also. There being no further business the meeting closed at 8.40pm.

Clubs present: Redruth; St. Austell; Davidstow; Culdrose; Truro,
Paul Greet, Secretary.

Minutes of Area Meeting

Held 30/3/2012, Clock & Key Inn, Trispen, Truro.

BMFA Cornwall Sub-Area
6 Copes Gardens,
Truro,
Cornwall.

The meeting was opened at 7.15pm. by the chairman, who welcomed members present. Apologies for absence were received from Mike Till and Peter Austin. The minutes of our last meeting were read and after noting that the Vintage event would cater for all forms of models, including control-line and free-flight, approved as correct. There were no matters arising there from. In discussion with members our chairman apologized for his previous absence due to ill health and confirmed that he had no issues to raise in respect of recent activities. The secretary advised that following our previous meeting an approach had been made to the GBRCAA for sample schedules and these had been distributed to the members interested in our possible regional scheme. Following discussion with the treasurer, members were advised of his concerns that our plans should not prove too costly, the previous years expenditure being higher than anticipated. Delegate Pete Disney had nothing to report as there had been no meetings for him since our last one. Members were then informed of the discussions that had taken place at the previous Area Council meeting regarding the traveling costs for ACE's and invited to offer comments; after discussion it was felt that at present the existing arrangements should continue, with, at present, no recommendations for change. Redruth confirmed that they would be hosting our Fun-Fly competition this year, with details to follow. Discussing the potential regional "B-Plus Certificate" a wide-ranging discussion took place to assess the likely interest and support with the consensus being that clubs should ask members for their views and any proposals should be presented at our next meeting. During A.O.B. Redruth confirmed that their show would be held on 3rd.4th.& 5th. August and it was intended to have the BMFA stand available; members confirmed that they would assist with manning the stand during the show. There being no further business the meeting closed at 9.00pm.

Clubs present: Redruth; St. Austell; Davidstow; Culdrose; Truro,
Paul Greet, Secretary.

Minutes of Area Meeting

Held 13/2/2012, Clock & Key Inn, Trispen, Truro.

BMFA Cornwall Sub-Area
6 Copes Gardens,
Truro,
Cornwall.

The meeting was opened at 7.15pm. by the secretary, acting in the absence of the chairman, who had tendered his apologies due to illness; apologies for absence were also received from Robert Barnes and Mike Till.
The minutes of the last meeting were read and approved as correct, with no matters arising from them.
During officers reports the secretary noted that letters had been sent to clubs at the beginning of January regarding possible helicopter and vintage events inviting their response; it was also confirmed that Culdrose had re-affiliated and had a new secretary, with details available.
Delegate Pete Disney reported on his visits to the A.G.M., Council and Area Council meetings at Leicester and advised members on issues that had been covered. These had included the operation of the achievement scheme and also the need for reimbursement of travel expenses to A.C.E.'s.
Members then held a wide-ranging discussion on the coming years events, and it was confirmed that St. Austell would host the Scale competition on Saturday May 12th, with the Aerobatic event to be held at Truro on Sunday, 1st July.
Details of the Fun-Fly event would be confirmed at our next meeting.
Details of the scoring system were discussed and agreed, and it was also agreed that the team trophy would be awarded on the basis of the events held for which scores were available.
No response had been received from clubs with helicopter flyers therefore no event could be planned at this time; the enquiry had shown interest from vintage supporters and after discussion it was agreed that Davidstow would host this event on Sunday 30th September.
The Vintage event would take the form of a Vintage & Classic rally for models designed at least 50 years ago, with further details to be confirmed.
The subject of a regional B/C certificate was raised and after discussion it was suggested that reference be made to the GBRCAA schedules, from which elements may be useful; St.Austell and Davidstow would liaise over this.
They’re being no further business the meeting closed at 9.10pm.

Clubs present: St. Austell, Truro, C.V.A., Davidstow, and Culdrose.
Paul Greet,
Secretary.

Minutes of Area Meeting

Society of Model Aeronautical Engineers Limited

Cornwall Sub Area

Income and Expenditure Account For the period ending 31st March 2011

Income
Area funding to 31.03.10                                                                             887.94
Area funding to 31.03.11                                                                             495.88
Total income                                                                                            1383.82

Events donations to area clubs              3 x £30.00                                         90.00
AGM expenses                                                                                              30.00
Secretary’s Expenses Postage                                                                        28.16
Stationery £6.42                                                                                            34.58
                                                 Total Expenditure                                     154.58

Surplus carried forward                                                                               1229.24

Balance Sheet as at 31.03.11

Current Assets
Cash at bank and in hand                                                                             1229.24
Total Assets                                                                                                 1229.24

Income and expenditure balance                                                                   1229.24

 M J Till - Treasurer

I confirm that the above accounts were approved at the meeting dated  2-12-2011

John Stevens - Chairman

BMFA Cornwall Sub-AreaHeld 14/10/2011, Clock & Key Inn, Trispen, Truro.

The meeting was opened at 7.10pm. by the chairman who welcomed everyone present.
Apologies for absence were received from Peter Austin, Truro MFC.

The minutes of the last meeting were read and approved as correct, and there were no matters arising from that meeting. Commenting on the year’s events the chairman felt they had been well received and were a sound base for next year.
The secretary had received an invitation for all our clubs to view the Children’s Hospice following our donation earlier, and the contact details were distributed. Truro's Scale day had proceeded as planned and was lucky with a dry, if breezy, day.              
The Treasurer confirmed the account currently held £1556, and payments to clubs for their various events would follow. Delegate Pete Disney discussed the Leicester Council meeting he had attended recently and notified us of the forthcoming change in insurance provider that had been arranged.
Members were also advised of a proposed increase in membership fees for next year. Clubs were then asked to consider the competition scoring system and after a wide-ranging discussion it was decided not to award a major trophy this year; the consensus view was for individual event prizes next year, leading towards an overall club award. The chairman was to consider details and would present a proposal next year. A general review of the year’s events followed; one of the main requirements would be the early and clear notification to clubs of the classes, schedules and eligibility expected from entrants.
St. Austell suggested the inclusion of a Vintage event would be popular and offered to put forward details in due course.
Truro suggested that we could offer to endorse an event for helicopters if there were sufficient interest, to which members agreed, and enquiries between the relevant clubs would follow. Davidstow felt it necessary to ensure our adverts for events stressed that they would be open to all members, regardless of achievement levels, and it was accepted that this might not have been clear this year. Redruth reported that the proceeds from their fun-fly event had been included in a donation of £300 they had made to their charity, FLEET. During other business the date of our A.G.M. was set and members were advised of the posts that were due for election.
There was further discussion on the subject of the "C" certificate standards, and both St. Austell and Redruth would meet to discuss a joint schedule that could be tried here next year. They’re being no further business the meeting closed at 8.45pm.

Clubs present : Redruth MFC; St Austell MC; Davidstow MFC; C.V.A.; Truro MFC.
Delegate : Pete Disney.

Paul Greet : Secretary.

Minutes of Area Meeting

Held 12/8/2011, Clock & Key Inn, Trispen, Truro.

BMFA Cornwall Sub-Area
6 Copes Gardens,
Truro, Cornwall.

15th August 2011

The meeting was opened at 7.10 pm by Mike Till, Treasurer, acting chairman in place of John Stevens who had tendered his apologies for absence previously. The minutes of the last meeting were read and approved as correct and there were no matters arising from them. Officers reports followed; commenting on the aerobatic competition held at Truro in June, Paul Greet advised members that the sum of £100 had been raised through entry fees and donations and presented to the Children’s Hospice S.W.; a letter of appreciation had been received also a certificate recording our support, copies of which were distributed to the participating clubs. A letter requesting grant support had been received from Truro in respect of their forthcoming Scale day in September, the full-size Culdrose Air Day had been a washout, however the static show by Redruth and radio interviews had generated good publicity. Treasurer Mike Till confirmed that Area account now stood at a balance of £1674.51. Delegate Pete Disney had little to report on this occasion.
Discussing the choice and style of main trophy to be awarded, members selected a shield design, with a smaller version to be the winner’s permanent momento, and decided the presentation should be held at our A.G.M. The scoring system would be confirmed in October in the presence of the chairman, when a full review of our events would take place. The subject of control-line access for a group of youngsters was raised and after discussion it was agreed that the C.VA. member involved would lease with Truro, who were willing and able to accommodate all concerned. Discussing A.O.B. Paul Greet proposed the purchase of one or two banners for display at events, but after discussion members decided not to support this idea. The subject of the high standards required to attain the achievement scheme "C" certificate was raised by Mike Till and after consideration it was agreed that we would attempt to design an informal, regional, schedule that lay between the "B" and the "C"; Redruth and St. Austell would liaise to confirm details. Meeting closed at 8.45pm.

Clubs present : Redruth MFC; St Austell MC; Davidstow MFC; C.V.A.; Truro MFC.
Delegate : Pete Disney.

Paul Greet : Secretary.

BMFA Cornwall Sub Area Scale Competition Results

Held By St Austell & District Modelling Club 15th May 2011

ARTF Class

1st    Mark Simmonds              DeHavilland DH77         698pts      Redruth
2nd   Alan Lander                     Pitts Special                     678pts      St Austell     
3rd    Mark Milne                     PC9                                  545pts      Redruth
4th    John Stevens                   Giles 202                          469pts      Redruth
5th    Peter Smedley                 Chipmunk                         255pts      St Austell 
6th    Martin Fielding                Spitfire                             109pts      St Austell

Kit,Plan & O/D Class

1st     Kingsley Martin          Nakajima Ki43 2a "Oscar"   778pts        St Austell
2nd    Alan Lander                 DH71 (Tiger Moth racer)      717pts        St Austell
3rd     Mike Till                      Pitts Super Stinker                 602pts        St Austell
4th      Geoff Andreissen        Piaggio Royal Gull                 146pts        Redruth

Minutes of Area Meeting

Held 3/6/ l l, Clock & Key Inn, Trispen, Truro.

BMFA Cornwall Sub-Area
6 Copes Gardens,
Truro, Cornwall.

 7th June 2011

The meeting was opened by the chairman at 7.l0pm, who thanked members for attending. Apologies for absence were received from Mike Bundy, Davidstow MFC, and Pete Austin, Truro MFC.
The minutes of the last meeting were read and approved as correct. Discussing matters arising from the last meeting the operation of the achievement scheme was raised again and discussed at length.
Achievement scheme controller Andrew Hothersall suggested a meeting of the county examiners would be helpful and after discussion members proposed this be considered later in the year.
Chairman John Stevens discussed the Scale competition held recently at St. Austell and it was thought that all who took part had enjoyed the occasion; Mike Till expressed thanks to Pete Disney for his attendance and services as judge on the day. Secretary Paul Greet confirmed the affiliation of the Davidstow club and had spoken to the secretary, advising members of that clubs situation.
The county's list of clubs had been updated and details were available. The shop at Helston was continuing to forward enquiries about modelling and potential new members were referred to their nearest clubs. Members were advised about the Tavistock Fly—for-fun, Redruth also having an event that day. Treasurer Mike Till confirmed that our grant had been received, amounting to £493.22, and our accounts were ready for auditing. Pete Disney discussed the recent meeting at Leicester and details of the proceedings would be circulated shortly. A wide ranging general discussion then took place covering a number of topics, and it was agreed to assess the inter-club competition in the autumn. There being no further business the meeting closed at 8.45pm.

Clubs present : Redruth; Truro; St.Austell.
Delegate : Pete Disney.
Paul Greet : Secretary. 

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