60th Anniversary Event Saturday 8th July 2017
With light winds and a sunny sky, over 40 current and former members and their families attended one of the most relaxed and laid back events in the clubs history on Saturday. The magic total of 60 models flown during the day was exceeded and we were treated to several superb flights by former Chairman, Tony Hooper now the Chief Examiner and CAA representative of the Large Model Association. Tony flew two superb models, his electric ME110 built from a Chris Golds plan which featured a full sound system and torpedo drop and a Zirolli Douglas Dauntless fitted with a Zenoah 80cc twin. The club also welcomed Pete lliffe who flew several of his superbly detailed 'micro' models.
Several mini competitions took place throughout the day including a spot landing which comprised 10 competitors. It was won by David P with a score of 19, closely followed by Dave B with 20 points and Chris 3rd with 27 points. During the day several people attempted the 'how many can you do in 60 seconds' event. This comprised Inside and outside loops, rolls, stall turns, spins and touch and go's.
The results are as follows:
Spins: John Coop 49
Touch and go: John Coop 12
Rolls: Chris 62 (many thanks to Richard T for the use of his plane)
Inside Loops: John Coop 28
Outside Loops: Ian H 19
Stall turns: John Coop 12
Well done and thank you to all those who took part.
The event would not have been complete without pork and stuffing, burgers and sausages on the barbecue, cakes and hot and cold drinks. Our thanks goes to Angie, Nigel and Harry Richards for providing us all with a wonderful feast. Finally, thank you to all the members who turned out to support the event and to those who contributed to the food and the setting up.
As a founding member of the Club George dug out some old photos for the website records.