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See button above for all rules

  • Fully vaccinated members only.
  • Fully vaccinated visitors welcome when signed in by a member (see rules above)
  • Sign in via QR Code
  • No congregating in groups
  • Maintain social distancing


Update from Club Secretary - 1 November 2020

Update from Club Secretary - 1 November 2020


Good afternoon members.


As noted in the recent VMAA e-mail that was sent to all VMAA Affiliates more than 10 people can be at a facility if each group can maintain a reasonable distance from each other & groups must be limited to ten people.


All the other Government regulations/guidelines must be followed, eg living within 25K of the field, face masks, social distancing, not congregating in groups etc. Please ensure that you are aware of these by reading the Government web site and publications.

The Club Rooms must remain closed. The attendance register must continue to be used to ensure that we have traceability should there be an infection.

Ivan Chiselett



Please note: As of 9th November, the 25Km rule was removed.

Update from Club Secretary - 27 October

 Update from Club Secretary - 27 October 2020


Good evening Members.


As you would have seen from the email sent by the VMAA, the 2 household limit has been removed from tonight. Now a maximum of 10 people are allowed at the field. All other restrictions like booking via the Club website, travelling no more than 25Kms, social distancing, mask wearing & completing the sign in register remain.

Ivan Chiselett

P&DARCS Secretary



Club PC Replacement

Club PC Replacement

A new PC has now been purchased & installed. Webcams & weather station are back online.



23/10 - Order placed for PC - ETA 2 weeks.

13/11 - PC received from supplier & will now be configured. Aim is to install at club on the 18/11 & return to normal operations. Once that is done will investigate Webcam issue prior to PC crashing.

18/11 - New computer installed & webcams & weather station back online.

19/11 - There was an issue with one of the webcams, the Bay 13 Cam. This has now decided to start working again. This will need to be investigated further & may go offline again.


Daniel, P&DARCS Webmaster


Update from Club Secretary - 18 October

 Update from Club Secretary - 18 October 2020


Good evening Members.


The Government released relaxed COVID-19 restrictions which are applicable as from Monday October 19.


The new regulations are similar to those in place previously with a couple of changes. The major change is that only those who reside with 25Kms of the field will be permitted to attend the field. Also there is a restriction limiting groups gathering to no more than 2 persons, with a maximum of 10 people at the field.

Please note: No more than 10 people at a time from no more than two households (not 10 individual people from 10 different households)


Please go to the Club web site to see the full details of how the field will operate under the revised Government regulations and how our field will operate. The Club web site booking system will again be the vehicle to control the numbers accessing to the field.


It is every members responsibility to conform to all the regulations and requirements for using the P&DARCS Flying Field.


Let’s hope that we will be soon able to attend the field without all these regulations and retraction.


Ivan Chiselett

P&DARCS Secretary


P&DARCS 2020 AGM Results

Results of P&DARCS 2020 AGM



P&DARCS Committee


Bill Reynolds

Vice President

Don White


Ivan Chiselett


Peter Harris


Rob Till


Daniel Jenkins

Social Secretary

Don White

Field Manager

Craig Fitzsimons


Frank McPherson

Club Captain

Peter Harris

Facilities Manager

Norm Morrish

 Safety Officer

Glen Cosser

Ordinary Member

Steve Malcman

RIP - Helen Law

RIP - Helen Law


It is with sadness that I have to report this afternoon 10th September Helen Law passed away. The Committee wish to express our condolences to Barry and his family.



Update from Club President - 7 August 2020

 Update from Club President - 7 August 2020


Hello Members.

With the new COVID19 Stage 4 regulations now in force you are reminded that there is absolutely no access to the flying site. We will just have to keep cooling our heals until the virus is defeated and the regulations are relaxed enough for us to get back to flying.


In the interim, the Committee and I hope you are keeping well and doing a bit of building. If you have been cutting some wood etc why not put together a small article and some pictures of your new project and send them to the This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. as I know Frank is always looking for stuff to go in the Newsletter. To those that have not done some building, why not? It is a great way to occupy your time and get a sense of achievement.


Keep safe and well and let’s hope we can soon get back to flying.


Bill Reynolds

P&DARCS President

Upcoming Events

20 Jan
Committee Meeting
20 Jan (Thu) 7:30 pm - 9:30 pm
5 Feb
Club Meeting
05 Feb (Sat) 1:00 pm - 3:00 pm
17 Feb
Committee Meeting
17 Feb (Thu) 7:30 pm - 9:30 pm
5 Mar
Club Meeting
05 Mar (Sat) 1:00 pm - 3:00 pm
13 Mar
VFSAAA Scale Comp Field Open: Partial
13 Mar (Sun) 9:00 am - 3:00 pm