Chairman’s Challenge – Saturday, 30 September 2018

The event was a great success and very well supported. Early leader is Bob who amassed a very creditable cumulative time with some 8 flights from his allotted fuel allowance. The Chairman managed a couple of flights and is holding himself back for the Part 2 of the event, date to be confirmed. This will allow those who were unable to get along on Saturday to lay down their challenges.

The following comments and pictures kindly provided by Alan:

As you can see there was a good turn out for the second meeting this year.  This club day was dedicated to free flight, we had several good planes take part  which seemed to generate a lot of enthusiasm , with rounds of applause when the pilot landed after  achieving a long flight. There is another day planned so other members who missed out this time will get their chance to show off.
The day was not confined to free flight only, there were many other R/C planes and gliders flying around as it was such  fine flying day that the chairman had chosen.
I  think what really shone through was the enthusiasm  that all club members showed. I think we are lucky to have a close knit caring club.
Best wishes.

Warbirds and the 100 years of the RAF

Hi everyone, just wanted to say thank you to all those that turned up.
Flying was a little challenging with some aircraft in the windy
conditions, but we had planes from six pilots flying.
Otherwise the weather was good and there were definitely some

A mix of IC and electric power as usual and the chairman turning one IC
into a glider mid flight 🙂

A mosquito made from fibreboard in six days and for me the highlight was
a Spitfire bring followed, and filmed from a following quad which will
be on the website at some point. This was new to the event and to both
pilots, but I sense it will not be the last time and can only get better
as pilots get ‘in synch’ better.

That’s it from me for now, apart from thanking all those that turned up,
and especially Alan for a great BBQ, and anyone that helped out in any
of the many ways.

A full report with pics will appear on the website

Don’t forget next weekend the chairman’s challenge cup, and the drone

Have fun and fly safe

Pete Jackson

Our military day turned out to be a great success. Very well attended by club members and a few visitors who were very welcome. The weather was on its best behaviour, plenty of sunshine and just enough breeze to make it interesting. As the day progressed there were just a few tears, but nearly all planes returned home safe and sound and in one piece. I’d like to think the photos paint a true picture of the day. Many thanks to Pete and Ian organising the day, and not forgetting Chris for preparing the flying field to a perfect surface. Regards Alan
And a big thanks to Alan for the photos and great barbeque – The Committee