Committee Meeting 20th May ’21

Minutes of Committee meeting held on Zoom at 8pm Thursday 20 May 2021


  • Scott Mather Chairman
  • Martin Yarrow Treasurer
  • Kieran Campbell Sites Officer


Matthew Church, Bob Dunthorn, Cathal Redmond


Chairmans Report

Incapacitated during April period of excellent flying weather, pleased to see many having very good flights. Hoping covid situation improves to allow meeting, social, etc.

Secretary Report

Not present nothing forwarded.

Treasurers Report

2 more members joined 44 at present. Few payments to Mountain rescue teams and Air
ambulance may go out in next few months.
Cardpay system has worked well.

Sites Officer

No issues reported. No more updates concerning Drone Technologies Ltd proposals at Montrose. It was noted a Drone demonstration had taken place at Montrose Harbour. It was also noted that that the Air Accident investigation Board had been critical of Civil Aviation Authority oversight among others in a commercial drone accident which may affect proposed operations at Montrose. AAIB March 2021 for more details.

Safety Officer

Nothing noted though it was mentioned about a pilot being plucked off a hill in thermic conditions.

Covid Officer

Nothing reported however, it was felt we should remain cautious and be aware of risks in car sharing.


Contact Boatclub to see what the situation is about meeting there.

Scottish Nationals possibly do something later in year subject to covid regs.

X Scotia weekend 5-6 June they may base in area depending on forecasts will ensure reminded of restrictions if they do.

Zoom meetings lectures it was noted a few had been organised particularly airspace one in early May, and we should encourage use if we can at present, though it is no real substitute for meeting pilots in person.

Next Meeting

Thursday 19 August 2021