So summer is here, and surprisingly for now quite warm! I’m sure the ‘proper’ summer weather will be back any day now.
The first couple of public events have been and successfully gone. The ever-popular visit to the Lincolnshire Aviation Heritage Centre at East Kirkby was unfortunately truncated due to bad weather, but the new venue of Tibenham proved to be both popular and very suitable. We hope to be back there next year.
The flyins are almost underway, with the Catton Garden Party unfortunately cancelled due to the weather, and Southport being this coming weekend. There’s still time to come along, so please make a booking in the Resources’ menu above if you’re coming so we know how many to expect.
There’s a fun-packed calendar events for the rest of the season too, see the Upcoming Events menu above for the list. The next public event is Strathaven in Scotlandshire in a couple of weeks, so please come along.
Work on LMA flying sites is progressing, but more options are always good, so If you know of any potential sites, please let us know.
There’s only a few weeks now until the first LMA events of the year. If we’re lucky it might even warm up a bit before then.
There’s still time to book in to the Catton Garden Party on 23-24 April and enjoy their legendary hospitality, but you’ll need to be quick if you go and want to see any apple pie before the Chairman ‘looks after’ it…
The first public event is at East Kirkby on 29 April & 2 May, and we still have camping spaces available, all are welcome and you can now buy tickets online for all our events using the magic of elastic trickery and the interweb.
The next journal issue should be with our members any day now, and sure to be a good read.
The LMA is pleased to announce that for 2016 we will be changing our insurance provider to Integro Doodsons.
The headline level of cover remains at £25Million for public liability, and the cover is fully equivalent to that provided by the BMFA and the SAA.
There are also a couple of significant improvements for 2016-
-There is no excess to pay for any claim
-Free model travel insurance for LMA members travelling to modelling events outside the UK
Model and equipment cover is no longer being offered, but as there was very little take up we don’t see that as a problem.
There will be a more detailed explanation of the insurance in the next edition of the Journal.
So, Merry Christmas & a happy New Year to you all!
Don’t forget that Sunday 22 November sees the AGM of the LMA in the Cold War auditorium at Cosford at 11:00.
As a special treat for members, this year there will be a buffet luncheon laid on, and our new President Martin Withers will be coming along too, in addition to complimentary hot drinks on arrival.
This is again your opportunity to influence the running of the LMA, and have a look round the Cosford museum, so please come along.
Don’t forget that it’s our last public event of the year on Sunday at the Gaydon Motor Museum.
As usual we have a large sellection of large models on display in various stages of build and a good selection of traders attending.
There is also discounted entry for LMA & BMFA members when they produce their membership cards (2 members for £10).