Events 2019

13 July 2019

Club Flying  & Electric / Vintage Day.

Absolutely Fantastic day, The Electric & Vintage day was merged with the Annual club flying day which was postponed from last month due to bad weather, 36 members along with family & friends turned out for this years event. The weather started off dull and grey & slightly breezy, with a few spot of rain or two, but this didn't stop the members taking to the skies. Taking on 3 challenging completions, Spot landing, Landing closest to the plate, Timed trial - Fastest take off, loop, touch & go, roll and landing, & Limbo, between two poles closes to the ground wins. Never in the history of the club has one person won all 3 competitions. Congratulations go to Paul C, who stole the show with his outstanding flying skills. Club members were also treated to delightful spread put on by Angie. Many thanks also go to all the helpers throughout the day that helped make the day a great success setting up / taking down, time checking, limbo fixing etc.

  


 

 



12th May 2019

Annual Bungee Gliding Day

With a slight crosswind and bright skies 23 members turned our to support the annual Bungee Gliding day. With the cloud building throughout the day the 13 competitors would be in for an exciting challenge.

After an initial attempt with the bungee into wind it was decided to relocate the bungee to run down the strip. Two rounds were flown with a fly off for the top five finalists. Initial times were good, with Len and Ian getting a maximum 6 minutes each. As the morning progressed, the times fell with the cloud building. Those in the fly off were, Ian, Len, Andy, David P and Alan.

Third place was Andy, Len came second and Ian was crowned the winner, beating Len by 10 seconds.

As ever, Nigel and Angie provided a superb feast of burgers, sausages, cakes and hot drinks. Our thanks go to Nigel, Angie and Chris for the catering and to Caleb for organising the event and to all those who helped with launching and bungee

 


 

 

 

 


 

8th April 2019


Winter Build Competition 2019

After the meeting the 2019 Winter build competition took place. 

6 Members entered into this year's competition, the judging consisted of Build Complexity, Construction Quality and Finish, judging consisted this year of 1 committee member and 2 members of the club, Alan, Ian & Rog W, Once again Quality was high and the eventual winner was Tony B with a magnificent Mk X,IV Spitfire. Refreshments were supplied by Angie and very much appreciated.

Scores were as Follows.

Tony B      Spitfire mk xiv  109

John C     Glider                108 

Paul S     Harvard           107.5

Dave C    Ultimate            101

Dave M   Glider               101

Phil L      Lidl Guilder        66 

 

  

 


 


6th April 2019

Club Aerobatic Day Competition 

22 Club members, family & friends turned up to the clubs Aerobatic day event, to witness some of the clubs best aerobatic flyers take part in this annual event in some what breezy conditions. 2 Rounds of flying were held with the highest score taken from either round to determine the overall winner.

1 Take off into wind and climb out.

2 Straight and level flight (min. 100m) or Straight and level flight inverted.

3 Two consecutive loops.

4 Two consecutive rolls. 

5 Reversal. Half loop until inverted then half roll out.

6 Stall turn.

8 Three spins.

8 Any ‘free style’ manoeuvre. 

9 Touch and Go’.... Roll not bounce!.

10 Rectangular approach and landing.

11 Overall presentation.

Round 1 started well with some high scores begin put down and Round 2 was equally impressive.

3rd place went to John C

2nd place went to Andy R

1st place went to Peter B.

Congratulations to Peter & well done to all those that took part. all so there was a splendid arrange of cakes and sausage rolls cooked by Angie, many thanks to Angie for her efforts they went down a storm.


  

3rd place 2nd place