MERCURY CLOSED – 06/08/13 TO 16/08/13

Folks, just had a call from the farmer at Mercury. Two things of importance:
1). He has asked us not to fly Mercury for a week or so due to concerns about our safety. It appears there are major works underway to replace all the power lines, (above and below ground) in the area. This also means there is significant works traffic onsite. We have therefore been asked to keep away until the works are complete, (should be end of next week).
2). The crops in the fields below are close to being harvested. Until the fields are cut, absolutely NO bottom landings are permitted. (Any flattened areas will not now recover.) So, even when flying does resume after the electrical works – do not launch unless you can guarantee to land back on top.
Any problems or queries, please get in touch with me or any other SSC Committee member.
Thanks for your co-operation.
Brian Parkins
Sites Officer
Further to this, George is a finalist in the RSPB’s Nature of Farming awards and it would be nice if we could help him win by voting for him on the RSPB web site (anything we can do for him is small to what he does for us). Go to http://www.rspb.org.uk/ourwork/farming/natureoffarming/index.aspx