Sorry am not at meeting. Fully intended to be, even drove
down to 2 Brewers on Sunday to ensure I had the right place,
but at 1955 this evening suddenly recalled that I was supposed to
be out tonight, and it is too late to go now.
Hope you had a fruitful meeting,
All the best,
Date: 06/01/2019 13:04
Subj: North Downs mailing list: mentors meeting
Reminder: meeting 7:30pm 7 Jan, Two Brewers, Whitstable.
This is only for ND fliers interesting in mentoring new pilots. So far, I have
these volunteers interested in mentoring, all of whom have said they hope to be
at the meeting: Mike Anders, Keith Ashover, Tony Fletcher, Mike Hodgkiss, John
Anybody else interested, do let me know / come along. Or email me
(whitstable.nick@xxxxxxxxxxx) any comments for the meeting.
Some suggested issues :
Add to / improve the current download for potential new members who are also
new pilots (attached and I'll bring a few copies to the meeting)Come up with
our own programme / refer people to the BMFA's ('A Flying Start' - see
http://achievements.bmfa.org/guidance-booklets/a-flying-start I'll bring a copy
of this and of the Handbook on my laptop)?
Push A-Cert / require for solo?
Particular recommendations for trainers / sims?Stabilisation or not? (For
recommended models and for club trainer?)
Just to get my oar in first with a general point: let's remember this is only
about encouraging a few new guys to join us and enjoy flying toy aeroplanes
safely and courteously. Each mentor will have their own way of going about this
and each mentee their own
wants and needs. We need a decent one-page download with a few common
expectations and recommendations, not some elaborate scheme!