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  6. How many F3F models do you need? 1 2 3

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  10. GBR F3F Polo Shirts

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  11. F3F - Area Winter League dates ? 1 2 3 4 5

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  13. 2011 the year of the crunched crunchies 1 2

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    • Andy Symons
      FPVUK insurance isn't comparable insurance. Its cheaper, hard to argue its better value though.
    • Jef Ott
      We have that in common. That same thought had occurred to me too ("a money making and otherwise unnecessary, registration of cyclists will probably be next"), as I spend most of my precious spare time with my immediate family now,  as my wife, our offsprings and I all enjoy riding bicycles.   Flying was never a problem,  when my Dad was alive as he shared my many flying interests, and we often had weekends away... flying rocket gliders, freeflight models, DLGs, bungee and winch gliders, electric gliders and vintage electric models, ic and slope-soaring.  As we were flying  such a large proportion of the time, had there been a model flying tax imposed upon us, we would have paid it, no problem.  Whilst my quite demanding, poorly, Mum in Law was alive, my wife had plenty to keep her busy. So there was no problem with me nipping off with Dad for a couple of days here and there. When Dad went for his last flight, three years ago, I lost a lot of the desire to fly. I wrote off a lot of loved models, when I was freshly grieving the loss of my flying partner.  I stopped flying because my head wasn't in the right place for it. When I made the determined effort to return to flying, several months later, I went to Bartletts Farm. A neighbouring farmer saw me there and told me that the landowner (Jan) had died in the previous week.  Jan had been a good friend to Dad and I, and I simply couldn't bear to be on that flying field anymore. My "kids" (in their mid thirties) planned a special bicycle ride with me to celebrate my 60th Birthday this year, and in July in the scorching heat, we did a London to Paris ride.  Last year we lost my Mum in Law, so Jane was in need of comforting, and as a distraction from the vacuum in her life routine, I encouraged her to ride bicycles with the rest of us. She has done training and charity rides with me in excess of 50 miles now, and we are planning on touring together, when we retire next year. The ridiculous and unnecessary regulation of model flying hasn't made me want to devote more time to model flying, and I won't be breaking any laws or unnecessarily endangering life by not being insured to fly. I just won't rejoin the BMFA, which unfortunately means I won't be able to rejoin and support my flying clubs, three of which I had not given up, despite hardly having flown for the last two years.  I simply won't be flying rc again until the dust has settled on all this. If there is a final sensible conclusion after the rethink next summer, then I might attempt to rejoin the clubs and BMFA, and will probably encourage my grandchildren to learn how to fly rc aircraft. If there is not a sensible conclusion, I will sell my models and teach them to cycle instead.  
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