March 2015

MODEL AVIATORS ASSOCIATION

NEWSLETTER MARCH 2015

Welcome to the latest edition of our newsletter
I have lost some data off one of my memory sticks so could John Johnson please e-mail me his full POSTAL address and could Steve Percy or Stan Toll ask Steve Fox to do likewise

2015 HOLIDAYS
Booking forms and info sheets for both holidays in 2015 are now available. In all cases non refundable deposits of £30 per unit for Flamborough and £75 per unit for Devon are required to secure the bookings

DATES ARE
Flamborough 9th-16th May 2015
Please note that all the allocation of 3 bedroom caravans has been taken so unless you reserved one with me whilst on the week this year you will not get one. The same goes for 6 berth chalets.
Bookings will close on 1st March 2015 and deposits are to be paid by 1st Feb 2015

Invoices for Flamborough have now been posted out and cleared payment by 1st April 2015 at the latest is required please.
Preferred payment methods are direct to bank, by cash or by debit/credit card. Please try to avoid payments by cheque wherever possible

Devon 18-25th September

The dates for Ladram have been confirmed as Fri 18th-Fri 25th Sept 2015 with the option of ˜front rowers being able to extend to the Saturday and Sunday.

MOST FRONT ROW UNITS ARE NOW SOLD OUT, we have a few 2 bed units on front row left and around 10 second row units left. Due to a cancellation there are now 2 front row caravans available, they are 2 bedroom non pet units. Let me know asap if you wish to upgrade

Bookings for Devon will close on 1st May 2015, I cannot take any requests now for extensions or for the previous week
Again due to the other events, I must now insist on deposits of £75 from everybody to ensure that we get the units we want
Invoices will be sent out by 1st May 2015 and cleared payment is required by 1st August 2015.

MEMBERSHIP 2015/16

Membership rates will remain the same at £15 across the board. Subs are due as soon after 1st April 2015 as possible. Flamborough attendees have had the subs added to their invoices to reduce the admin.
Any member not paid their subs by the date of the AGM will be regarded as having left the MAA.
Membership renewal form is attached to this e mail/newsletter
ANNUAL GENERAL MEETING

This will be held in the Smugglers Bar at Thornwick on Sunday 10th May 2015 at 8pm. Items for agenda or nominations for positions( in the absence of hearing anything different I presume the existing committee will seek re-election) should be with the chairman or myself, in writing(e-mail acceptable) by noon on 1st May 2015.

COMPETITIONS AT FLAMBOROUGH

This year during the Flamborough week we will as usual be running the display competition on the Thursday morning and the Thornwick Challenge on one of the evenings. John Bicknell will be devising the Thornwick Challenge again.
Subject to weather and appropriate wind direction the Slope Combat Competition will be held on either Sunday or Monday. Once again Flying Wings are kindly sponsoring the event
There will be a new competition this year to be run possibly during one evening with barbecue subject to weather, an Electric Combat Comp, sponsored by Fatflyers and the format will be devised by Brian Cooper. The criteria for models for this event is as follows
Wing Span no more than 1 meter
Motor must be front mounted
Max motor size 28mm diameter
Motor size will determine the battery size.
Pilots may devise their own model or use an existing one provided the criteria is adhered to or Fatflyers will have suitable kits with them for purchase and Max will have motors, batteries and speed controllers

EMAIL
If you have received this as a paper version and you have an e mail address please e mail me with it so I can add to the list and save on postage costs
Contact address
Model Aviators Association
22 Lord Street
Grimsby
DN31 2LU
Tel 01472 322874 Caroline mobile 07771 751959
MAA mobile 07508 753659
E mail
carolinescoles@hotmail.co.uk
or
caroline@carolinescoles.co.uk