Membership & Training
CADMAC
CADMAC
Chichester And District Model Aero Club
Mr Jeff Cosford is the CADMAC Membership Secretary and can be contacted by: E-mail: members@cadmac.co.uk Telephone: 07926 215034 Membership CADMAC Subscription Rates for the Year Beginning January 2021 CADMAC Subscription Rates are as follows: Senior member Subscriptions - £46 There is no subscription payable from Thorney Island service personnel There is no subscription payable from Juniors (under 18) Subscription rates for the British Model Flying Association (BMFA) are as follows: Senior BMFA membership & insurance - £38 Junior BMFA membership & insurance - £17 Pro Rata Subscription rates for the first year of joining are as follows: Senior membership is calculated at £4 x number of months left in the year from the month of joining Senior membership joining fee - £20 Senior Members BMFA membership & insurance - £38 (£29 from 1st July, £19 from 1st September) Junior Members BMFA membership & insurance - £17 (£13 from 1st July, £9 from 1st September) Subscription rates for CAA registration: Senior Members registration - £9 Junior Members registration via parent or guardian - £9 To Join CADMAC Navigate to our membership site using the Membership Link below and then click on the join/renew button. Complete the online form, ensuring that your contact details are accurate, and select the send to apply button. This starts a process that will be clearly explained at each stage. Please be aware that one of our flying sites is on the army airfield on Thorney Island and the MoD require a security form to be completed. The details will be explained during the joining process. If you have any problems please contact the Membership Secretary using the details at the top of this page. To Renew Your Subscription For those without an email address please attend the December club night with a cheque or cash, bringing any details of change of car or address etc. If you wish we will show you all the computer details held about you, for you to confirm, amend or delete as appropriate. Those with an email address will receive a subscription reminder email at the beginning of November. From a link on this email, or the Membership Link below, you can navigate to our membership site and renew your subscription. Click on the joint/renew button and follow the instructions ensuring your personal details are still correct. Select the payment method payment by BACS or cheque/cash, before finally clicking the renew button. When complete BACS payment details will be sent by email, but cheques or cash can be paid on the December club night. If you have any problems please contact the Membership Secretary using the details at the top of this page. Training Although COVID-19 restrictions mean everything has been on hold so far in 2021, CADMAC welcomes new members and we recognise that many will be new to the hobby or returning after a significant break. Most new members are likely to require at least some training in RC flying and we are pleased to be able to offer this. We have a strong team of 17 Club Instructors and two BMFA Examiners who kindly volunteer their time to help others gain their flying skills. We fully support the BMFA Achievement Scheme and hope that those new to flying will work towards achieving their ‘A’ certificate. Help with getting started can greatly increase your enjoyment of the hobby and will probably result in fewer frustrations and lower cost of repairs of crashed models. We normally expect people to have their own model for training, but we do have a dedicated club training model, an ‘Arising Star’ trainer with glow motor, which can be available. The safest way to learn (at least initially) is to use a ‘buddy box’ system so the instructor can rescue you if things get out of control. The club training model comes with a fully set-up ‘buddy box’ system however we suggest that newcomers with their own model should have their own ‘buddy box’ system and be sure that it is set-up and tested. Although we have a long list of Club Instructors, the demand is high and not all are available to take on new trainees at any one time. In addition, the COVID-19 restrictions have made training difficult for some. If you need help with training your first step should be to contact Ken Smith, the Training Coordinator, to talk through your needs and organise contact with a potential instructor. Training Coordinator: Ken Smith (training.coordinator@cadmac.co.uk)
BMFA Examiners: Tony Chant Jeff Cosford Club Instructors: Ray Beadle Morris Campbell Tony Chant Jeff Cosford Peter Daer Peter Doe George Fridlington Nick Gates Bruce Smith Andrew Gibbs Derek Honeysett Tim Kerss Graham Lloyd Ray Shivjee Ken Smith Jeremy Stuttard Tom Willson Steve Newman