BMAC News

2020 BMAC Membership Renewals are now Due

If you intend to use the BMAC’s facilities and continue flying after 1 July 2019 at the Crace Grasslands field then you must now have renewed your BMAC membership for 2020.
If you have already paid your 2020 membership dues, please ignore this notice.

Availability of Glow Fuel in Canberra

Albury RC Models and Hobbies are now stocking and supplying Redback Racing Aircraft Fuel to the Canberra region through a local agent.
To order or pick up 5, 10 or 15% Nitromethane fuel in 5 Litre containers, order the fuel from the Albury RC Models using their web site’s  Shop By Department > RC Equipment > Fuels and Lubricants menu option, order the fuel and elect to pick up in store. Ring Mr Mr Rob Sargent of Albury RC (02) 6025 0497 who will advise you how to contact his local agent and where to pick up the fuel in Canberra.

Facebook Page Disclaimer

The Facebook page titled, David’s BMAC does not represent and is not in anyway associated with the Belconnen Model Aero Club (Inc), also commonly referred to as the BMAC.  The Belconnen Model Aero Club Facebook page remains the official club page, albeit inactive at the moment.
Issues with the content of David’s BMAC page, should, in the first instance, be directed to the page owner or Facebook and not the executive of the Belconnen Model Aero Club.

Lake Ginninderra Flying Site Approved by the MAAA as an BMAC Affiliated Flying Site

As an adjunct to our CASA approved Crace Grasslands Nature Reserve flying field, the club has also successfully negotiated to have MAAA approval of the Lake Ginninderra float plane site as a BMAC affiliated flying site.

The MAAA has determined the Lake Ginninderra flying site to be more than 3 nautical miles of Canberra airport and we had not requested to fly above 400 feet, therefore the float plane flying site did not need further regulatory approval.

2019 -20  BMAC Membership Renewals

2019 -20 FY BMAC Membership Renewals are now due

2019-20 Membership Renewal notices have now been issued to all current BMAC members.  Please note the MAAA component of the BMAC fee structure has changed.   Follow this link to view the  BMAC 2019 -20 Membership Fee Structure.

To remain current, your 2019-20 BMAC membership must be renewed on or before 1 July 2019.

For more information and access to the updated 2019 – 20 BMAC Members forms go to the Join the BMAC page.

Kangaroo cull at the Crace flying field

Effective from Wednesday 8 May  until  Friday 26 July 2019, BMAC members are only permitted to use the Crace Grasslands flying field during the following times:

Monday through Thursday:  From 9.00 am until 3.00 pm.
Friday:  Any time after 9.00 am.
Saturday: Any time.
Sunday: Until 3pm.
You can see the Kangaroo Cull information on the ACT Gov’t, Planning and Sustainable Development Directorate, Environment Website

 Wing Aviation Pty Ltd Briefing at the  BMAC Field – 7 March 2019

 Mr Phil Swinsburg , Head of Global Flight Operations for Wing Pty Ltd assisted by the Canberra based Operations Manager of Wing addressed approximately 35 BMAC members at the clubhouse on Thursday 7 March 2019.

Phil Swinsburg briefing BMAC Members

Phil explained to the BMAC members present the primary aim of his visit was to provide club members with a brief introduction the Wing company, the type aircraft the company would be operating, the type and scope of operations that would be operated from their Vickers Street (Mitchell) facility and finally to gain an insight into the operations of the BMAC.

Phil spoke to the BMAC assembly for an hour and answered in detail all operational and technical questions put by BMAC members.  The The following link is to salient points from Phil Swinsburg’s presentation.

The BMAC  Automated External Defibrillator or AED

 The BMAC has acquired a  HeartSine 500P Automated External Defibrillator or AED specifically purchased for the unit’s easy-to-understand visual and voice prompts to guide rescuers through the Cardio Pulmonary Resuscitation (CPR) process.
HeartSine AED
BMAC’s HeartSine Automated External Defibrillator

The AED  is  permanently located inside the BMAC club house within a St John’s Ambulance branded, steel wall mounted cabinet designed for easy access to the AED.   A battery operated alarm sounds, and red light flashes whenever cabinet the door is opened.

BMAC’s HeartSine AED Alarmed Container

Additional  AED signage is located in and around the club house.

Club AED Signage

The club Safety Officer can organize a St John’s Ambulance AED training  for interested club members.

 

 

 

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