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DERREK LANE – 90th Birthday

HAPPY BIRTHDAY Derrick  (90th)
Have a great day –
13th March 2019

Best wishes and congratulations from all of your friends in the Severn Spinners Flying Club.

“Derrick has contributed a great deal to the club over many years of membership and of course it’s great for us all to have a celebrity in our midst.

Derrick has appeared in a number of issues of RCM&E, showing off some of his superb creations and as the attached picture shows, also appeared with long time kindred spirit Mike, in the Kidderminster shuttle back in 2001”.

Club Committee & All Severn Spinners Club Members

Derrick & Mike Shuttle 2001

FOR SALE – Spektrum DX8

FOR SALE – Spektrum DX8 £130

Priced separately (See below).
TOTAL PRICE (for the package) = £130

1. Spectrum DX8 Transmitter.
Comes with original box, neck strap, radio battery as new, charger and a 128mb Se attached photo image.
Price = £110

2. Spektrum Carrying Case.
Again as new with NO MARKS OR SCRATCHES. In perfect A1 New Condition.
Price = £30

3. RC Digital Battery Checker.
Tester with Balance Support Multi Type Batteries. Make is Fusion. An essential toolbox bit of kit and necessary addition to every serious Electric Models Flyer.
Price = £6

The above items can of course be sold separately. However the full package of all items has to be a real temptation for any new member to the hobby or to any experienced pilot wishing to upgrade.

If you are interested please contact Steve or Ray and we will provide you with further information to contact owner Ben who lives locally in Kidderminster.

The seller Ben Jones is previous a Spinners Club Member who has just finished at University and in queue for Naval Officer training and British Navy pilot training.

Please note the items for sale are in absolute A1 new condition with no wear scratches or marks. I can personally guarantee the condition having viewed and photographed.

Please note that Ben also has these items for sale on eBay with a starting bid of £75 and a ‘Buy it now’ price of £150.

Ray Manton
Mobile: 07500 828 280

SOCIAL MEETING – 2nd April 2019

SOCIAL MEETING – 2nd April 2019

KING & CASTLE PUB. Just a reminder for the usual monthly Social Meeting – First Tuesday in Month. If you are interested then come along around 9pm at The King & Castle, Station Approach, Kidderminster.

There is some parking at the front of the pub and more in the Severn Valley Car Park to the right of the pub. Parking in the main British Rail car park to the left is NOT FREE.

Two photograps of the King & Castle pub shown below:


AGM – 16th November 2018

Held at the Lock Inn, Wolverley.

Friday November 16th November 2018.
7:30 for 8pm upstairs in the meeting room.

This is your chance to air your views and present any ideas that you may have for the Club!   So please do try to attend. If you wish items to be on the formal Agenda please let one of the committee know.  We look forward to seeing you on Friday 16th November.

Chairman:   Ray Manton        07500 82 82 80
Treasurer:   Steve Hurley       –
Secretary:    Ian Purcell           (Retiring)

1. Accounts Audit
Two volunteers to audit the Club Accounts at the end of the month ready for the AGM. As you may expect, the accounts are quite simple, guidance notes are provided and the task should only take about an hour.

2. Club Secretary
Whilst all committee members are of up for re-election at next months AGM, Ian Purcell, after many years on our Committee, has given notice that he will now be ‘retiring’ from the role. If you would like to offer your services in this capacity, then please let either Ian, Ray or myself know.

Steve Hurley (Treasurer)


PLANNING PERMISSION – (Use of Flying Field)
Our website has now been updated to include a copy of the Wyre Forest District Council Planning Permission document listing and detailing seven conditions allowing the Severn Spinners Radio Control Society to use the area of land for flying radio controlled model aircraft.

If we do not comply with these conditions the Planning Permission may be withdrawn. This means that we would have to seek an alternative location.

Please use this link to the website page to view a copy of the Planning Permission document and further helpful information.


  1. To comply with Site Location Plan
  2. No aircraft to be flown from site, other than by Club Members and Guests
  3. Keep detailed Record of Club Activities (including Members & Guests using site)
  4. No radio controlled Internal Combustion engine aircraft  flown outside of 330 metre boundary
  5. Flying times and restrictions to be observed
  6. No more that 4 aircraft airborne at any one time
  7. Cars and other vehicles shall only be parked within area shown for Car Parking on Approved Plan

VIEW Planning Permission
Please also be aware of our separate Club Rules and also the safety procedures and rules etc published by the BMFA which apply to registered Flying Clubs and their members.

General Data Protection Notice

The General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) is new legislation which applies to all companies and organisations including clubs. This ruling must be implemented by 25th May 2018 in the form of a Privacy Policy Notice. Our Severn Spinners Club Committee have therefore drawn up a Privacy Policy Notice which maybe be viewed via the link below. This has also been circulated to our embers via email. All our Members are asked to look at this document carefully and we believe it should not be a problem for you to accept the terms which will apply. Any questions may be submitted to the Committee via the website Contact Form or directly to the Committee as per details on our membership card.  Thank you – Club Committee

The committee are taking the necessary steps to comply with the European Union’s General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) which becomes effective on the 25th May. As you may expect, this is not particularly complex for us and we have been assisted in the compliance process by the BMFA, providing advice and document templates for clubs. Accordingly, we have published a club Privacy Notice which requires a positive response from each individual.

Please read the attached notice and then respond with:


To pre-empt some questions I would add,

  1. a) We only hold the personal information contained within the Membership Application Form (Address, Telephone No, email address, Date of Birth, BMFA No, Signature)
  2. b) In future, anyone renewing their annual membership more than 3 months late will need to complete a ‘Member Details Form’ as we will have deleted their personal data from our records. This does NOT mean that they will need to re-apply for membership.

Steve Hurley – Hon. Treasurer