NEWS

Nov 16

The club AGM was held yesterday at the flying field. The entire committee was re elected for another term. 

The club is hoping for a quick return to normal operations and a summer of good flying weather.

Nov. 11

Latest from VMAA & Brimbank Council.

  • “Can open indoor facilities subject to regular and thorough cleaning”
  • clubhouse can now be used with restricted numbers and cleaning. Our clubhouse is good for up to 6 members provided they keep a social distance apart. 4sq m per person.
  • tables, chairs and communal areas must be sanitized regularly.

October 29

 According to the latest directive from VMAA groups of up to 10 people can be at our facility ( field ) providing we maintain a reasonable distance from each other.

October 28

The field will reopen tomorrow October 29. There are of course strict rules to follow. All members are being sent an email tonight with a list of the rules. Main rules, 10 members only clubhouse not open.

October 26

We have just received an email from Brimbank Council. They are waiting on more detailed information from State authorities and will update all sporting clubs as soon as it comes to hand.
Further information and updates will be communicated tomorrow.

October 20

This is the latest info from Brimbank Council.

 “organised club activities/training may be permitted from 1 November 2020 (Please note: This may change if further announcements are made by the Government).” 

OCTOBER 18

 

Do NOT go to the flying field until we get the go ahead from the Council.

Members will be notified by Facebook, Email and website.

New rules out today allow us to reopen BUT we must get council permission first,

there will be paperwork to do, including the ” Back to play plan for sporting clubs” The committee are working on it.

 

COVID RULES JULY 8 2020

The Club is closed until further notice

 

COVID 19 RULES JUNE 2020

 

 Up to 20 people can attend the field at one time.  Members are  to self regulate this rule i.e. if you arrive and there are already 20 members  (unlikely) then wait in your car for someone to leave, or come back later.

 

All members attending the field are required by Brimbank City Council to sign in with name and time, we will use the visitors book for this.

 

Social Distancing is very important.

 Keep 1.5metres apart

 

 Only persons who are fit and healthy, and show no signs of Covid-19 symptoms, are permitted to visit the field.

 

 Members must thoroughly clean their hands both before and after touching any club items –tables, taps, doors, locks etc. The club has sanitizer in the clubhouse.

 

Only members who wish to fly should attend the field, no on lookers once the number reaches 20.

 

Only  1 member in the clubhouse at any time.

 

Keep tuned, we get new rules from Brimbank Council every week.

 

 
The field reopened on May 13.

Vic Government rules apply. 

 

Major Manual Update

April 2020

The Membership Manual has been fully updated. Click or tap on the picture to check it out.

 
 

Kris manning our stall at the Keilor Golf Club Family Day

The AGM was held on July 21.2019

The President reported that all is back to normal at the flying field and that because of the possibility of the new e/w runway at Melbourne Airport being scrapped the future looks bright for KDMAS at Sydenham Park.

EDF Random Photo

KDMAS has received a new CASA permit to fly at our current field.

There are new conditions and all members must comply.

Notices have been placed at the field and if you have any questions please contact the committee.

 

The roll bar has been fitted to the club Fergie, it just fits into the container now.

 Feb 2019:  Weather Station has been installed in a new location north of the club house.

Nov 11. Seven KDMAS members attended the Melton Club Open Day with sport planes, tow planes and gliders.

The Car Boot sale was well attended with lots of parts and several models changing hands.

2018

Sunday Sept 30 is our car boot sale. Bring along some models or parts to sell or come along and purchase a bargain.

 August 9. The runway repair has been completed with extra pegs and silastic, thanks once again to all who assisted with this work.

July 29. A group of 27 members today worked in cold and windy conditions to relay the wind damaged runways.  The job is not finished yet as more pegs are being sourced to secure the matting better than before.

July 26. Recent strong winds have dislodged the runway matting at Keilor. A working bee has been called for Sunday July 29 at 9:30 to repair the damage. The field will remain open but members must keep off the affected areas so as not to cause further damage.

All members should have paid their MAAA and club fees by July 1st. If you have not you are uninsured and unfinancial and are not permitted to fly at any MAAA affiliated club including KDMAS.

2017

Several members have rekindled their enthusiasm for control line flying, a flying area has been  marked out for them.

 

The Club has purchased a defibrillator which has been positioned in the clubhouse on a wall bracket. Instructions for use are with the unit but it would be advisable if all members could view the demonstration video available from the club.

 Wings Rules

The rules for flying solo have recently changed and some people may have miss-understood.

The current club rules are:

If you have not gone solo you must fly under instruction and in the case of fixed wing you must use a buddy box.

From now on to be granted solo you must achieve bronze or silver wings as appropriate for your aircraft.

The club will be encouraging solo flyers without wings to work towards attaining their wings.

 

All members at the KDMAS field must display their current club membership card on their person when flying.

No card , no flying.

However, if you have forgotten your card you can sign in as a visitor and use one of the Visitor Cards.

 

Club caps  are available again contact Shane to purchase yours.

 

We now have a link, on page one, to the Stansted Model Flying Club in England.

This is the club Rod Brister  (Craig’s Dad) flys with.

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All members please note there is to be no flying on days of TOTAL FIRE BAN for  all models except unpowered gliders. 

 

There is a battery charging facility in the clubhouse , all you need to do is  connect  your charger to the busbar ( 12v ) and away you go.The solar panel will keep the battery charged, providing the sun shines daily.  

 

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