Created: Monday, 09 July 2012 10:00
Thanks to a huge effort by a number of committee members and club members the field is once again fit for flying.
The Main and Eastern runways, plus pits are mowed and are very soft but usable. The clubhouse can be used, but please stay off rolled up carpet, except for turning power on. Also be careful in kitchen, it is in use as a storeroom.
Thank you to all those who have helped out your assistance was greatly appreciated. One thing that stood out with the volunteers was that it was only the “Old Guys” of the club that put up their hands to help. Come on younger and fitter members come along and help out next time. It’s a great way to get to know your fellow club members. Volunteers are what we need to keep club fees at a reasonable level. We can’t really afford to get everything done by contractors.
One last item though do we have a carpet layer in the club that could lay the underlay and refit the carpet in the clubhouse ? Otherwise we will engage a contractor to do the job.
Created: Tuesday, 03 July 2012 10:00
The field was progressing nicely until we had minor flooding again last night which has again encroached on the runways but fortunately not into our buildings. Consequently the field is still un-flyable so will most likely not be open until next week at the earliest.
Also while we have the drainage contractor at the field and as it is closed Norm will be repairing the drain at the Gate entry as it currently is broken and isn’t functioning correctly as it is partially filled in. due to the current water level it will be an open Hole for a day or so. So if you are around the area for a nosey don’t drive into our driveway. It will be cordoned off but just in case be careful.
Norm has been at the field almost daily supervising drainage work and trying to get it up and running and we really appreciate his efforts . I know that it is disappointing that the field is still closed but unfortunately we have no control over mother nature . From what I am told quite a few field are unusable at the moment.