I was called today by a member of the general public informing me that he had seen a group of people Flying on Sunday on a club site. Individuals and clubs should give consideration to how their actions are perceived by the wider public, especially in these times of national emergency. Our sport does not need any negative publicity.
The government advice is clear, you should only leave the house for very limited purposes:
• shopping for basic necessities, for example food and medicine, which must be as infrequent as possible
• one form of exercise a day, for example a run, walk, or cycle – alone or with members of your household
• any medical need, including to donate blood, avoid or escape risk of injury or harm, or to provide care or to help a vulnerable person
• traveling for work purposes, but only where you cannot work from home
Sadly those limited purposes do not include model aircraft flying. I know it’s frustrating having had such a wet and windy start to the year with almost no flying. We all have winter builds “me including” we want to see in the air. Its better to wait a bit than contract the virus worse pass it on to others. Please follow Government advice and instruction.
Stay Home, Stay Safe and Save the NHS.