We are now into December (how time flies) and with the end of November as you all know, comes the end of an era with the club leaving the Long Marston Airfield site.
The container and cabin are empty and will be removed from site tomorrow as the club is no longer based on the airfield and we are required to vacate.
I think you will all agree that having enjoyed many years of flying, we are all sad to be leaving and a big thank you goes to Anthony Hodges and the airfield management team who have supported us throughout our use of the site.
Please be reminded that club members no longer have permission to be on the airfield and anyone using the airfield without permission is effectively trespassing and does so without either permission or the support of Avonvale Model Flying Club.
On a positive note, the new site is prepared and your committee is working hard behind the scenes as always to ensure it is well prepared and available as soon as possible.
Hope you are well. We have a booking on the tarmac runway on the 24th/ 25th and 26th November. This will operate in the same manor as we have done on their other events this year (car experience days) when they have been here. You will still be able to use the grass runway.
As before the same restrictions and accesses will be in place throughout.
Emily HodgesH.G. HODGES AND SON
Unfortunately as the International Model Jet flyers were unable to use the site last weekend and cancelled due to the strong winds that we encountered on the airfield last weekend. Therefore they will be using the site this Sunday with the weather predicted to be more suitable for model flying.
Therefore please all be advised that the model jets will be using the tarmac runway on Sunday 19th November for the model flying. All the same safety restrictions will be in place throughout the day that there normally are when they are here using the site. Therefore unfortunately there can be no other flying taking place at the same time.
Just to let you know that as part of our efforts to leave Long Marston Airfield by the end of November, the weather station and camera have now been removed and are no longer functional.
Plans are afoot to remove the cabin and container from the airfield before month end after which the club will no longer be flying from Long Marston Airfield as we relocate to our new site a few miles away.
Trust everyone is well. Just a quick e-mail to let you know that the top end of the drag strip down to the cross runway will be in use this coming Saturday & Sunday 9th/10th September for the annual Radio Control Model Car Speed Weekend. They will be staying on site from Friday evening on the grass area and will be operating both days weather permitting of course which I have to say doesn’t look to good. The grass runway will be available as usual but please be on the look out when crossing the main runway.
Also a further reminder that the drag strip will be in use next Friday 15th September after from 12.00 noon till 5.00 pm. This will be the start of the raceway’s annual Hot Rod Drags event so the runway during these hours will be closed but the grass runway will be available.
Just a quick message to say that there will be a bit of filming taking place at the top of the runway tomorrow morning for a few hours. There’s a company coming in to film a runner that’s all for some internal film. They shouldn’t be in anyone’s way but this all hinges on the weather of course.
Mentioning the runner the organisers for the Run on Saturday will also be setting some areas up tomorrow afternoon so again please be on your guard. Thanks.
Trust all is well with you guys. Just a short e-mail to let you know that the main runway heading towards the drag strip has been booked by Volvo Trucks for a customer promotion. The day will commence from 10.00 am till 5.00 pm. There will be a sales unit truck parked on the edge of the runway by the drag strip wall as this is the area they will be using on the day.
Furthermore I want to carry out a few more runway repairs as well before next weekend’s drag race meeting (22rd/23rd July). Also a further reminder that the 5K run will be taking place Saturday 29th July between 8.00 am and 3.00 pm.
On both occasions the grass runway will be open as normal.
Just a quick one, we have the driving experience days on at the end of the week, It will operate in the same manor as two weeks ago with them using the main tarmac runway, flying around this will be able to take place e.g. grass runway and model flying area.
It will be taking place on the 29th, 30th June and 1st July.