Wednesday, June 25, 2008
We want to setup a F3C/Judges clinic for the 6th July at the Benoni heliport.
The aim of this is to let the pilots and judges all go through the mechanism of understanding the scoring as well as seeing where the common mistakes are made.
We will fly every manoeuvre of the F3C schedule with each manoeuvre being split between the F3C pilots to execute( So each pilot will only be required to fly two or so manoeuvres ). Each manoeuvre will be scored by all pilots and judges, and a brief discussion and calibration held for both pilots and judges to learn from. We welcome all class of pilots as we feel it will add benefit to all.
To this effect the F3C pilots and their “callers” are requested to attend and learn out of this. We would like all the judges to also attend.
I would like for you to confirm your attendance with me by the 30th June so that I can see if we need to make a plan for refreshments etc.
We will start at 09:30 and should finish by 12:00.
If there is anything you would like to know about the day please do not hesitate to contact me.
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Saturday, June 21, 2008
Saturday, June 14, 2008
Later he became involved with Control Line and designed the Wind Dancer aerobatics model that won the SA Nationals many times and were flown at four World Championship events.
Wherever this plane is shown the completely geodetic ribs used in the wing design causes much interest with comments such as "how in the world did he do that" being heard often.
Older modellers will remember John for his competitive spirit and his excellent designs.
I extend our sympathies, as a family who have known the Swallows for many years, the Control
Line SIG's sympathies and those of SAMAA members to John's family.
Friday, June 06, 2008
Thursday, June 05, 2008
What struck me was just how much information is now required. I say required because on the form is the intimidating warning that; “Complete the application form in full. Incomplete information may lead to a delay in processing”.
There’s a lot to fill-in, including id number or passport number. It’s more like a form from Home Affairs now than a simple application to join a modelling association.
It’s not clear to me how most of the detail requested can be of any benefit to members.
Surely, all we need are members’ current name and address details? One of the bugbears of membership admin. is the amount of time it takes. With 3500 members this can be as much as one man-year! Most of this time must be spent at the start of the year. See rough calculations here.
The committee should be working to reduce the time spent rather than increase it. Besides, as I mentioned before, what use is the information to members?
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