One of the key factors for 2012 is to drive more choice directly to UK flyers. We applaud the work that many of the clubs do, but equally we feel that clubs should be a place for ALL to work together and not tied to a particular body in such a manner that inhibits its members ability to choose who they wish to support. So provided you're flying the flag of choice and are not restrictively affiliated to the BMFA you can benefit from the RCHA ethos :- "As our equipment grows and our facilities grow, the more your own club will benefit."
Whats included for the Clubs - see below some key features:-
The view being that by having access to professional quality equipment your club need not invest heavily and burden the costs of this but simply complete some forms and provided your accepting conditions of use and shipping costs your club will be able to put on flying and local competitions with good equipment to help make life abit easier and look more professional too.
The more events we help to happen the more likely people will stop and want to see what is going on and open there eyes more in the world of RC Helicopters.
The RCHA is recognised by both the CAA and Ofcom.
As part of the 2012 program also the insurance included into the Flying membership is £5m 3rd Party Public Liability. It will be possible for any Club should they wish to be affiliated to the RCHA will be entitled to employers liability cover to £5m but there members still maintain the ability to choose who they wish to be linked too.
We encourage clubs to engage there members and discuss openly and frankly the merits of allowing there members the opportunity to choose. Remember the committee's are there to serve its members first and foremost and regardless of differences in what we and others provide we believe its important that members have a choice.
We've attached our policy document and its worth noting that its simply sections 4a, 4b and 4c that are of concern for members.