GALA DAY Sunday 2nd August 2015
Thanks to good weather on the day, our GALA DAY 2015 was very well supported. More than 30 members and guests attended and almost 40 models could be admired both on the ground and in the air.
Brian Ball proved that he not only can built and fly model aircraft, but that he is also a master with the BBQ as he single-handedly satisfied all our culinary needs.
CLUB NIGHT 3rd June 2015
Deterred by a weather forecast which, if true, would have prevented flying, not many members turned up to what was a rather enjoyable afternoon/evening’s flying even if it got a bit chilly and the winds picked up later on.
CLUB NIGHT 8th April 2015
The afternoon sunshine promised good flying conditions for our first Club Evening at the field in 2015. But bang on time the winds changed, increased in strength and it became rather chilly. Despite these adverse conditions quite a few members faced the challenge of the wind coming over the hedge and enjoyed some decent flying. And those who preferred to stay on the ground, enjoyed the opportunity to exchange tips, opinions and the latest gossip. All in all a good start to this year’s flying.
” OCTOBER FEST” Sunday 5th October 2014
A PERFECT CLUB DAY. The sun was shining, the birds were singing, the winds were light, the sausages were sizzling and the planes were flying. Those members who turned up could enjoy a very pleasant day out.
GALA DAY 2014
Despite heavy showers and very gusty winds in the morning, GALA Day went ahead on Sunday, 13th July with only minor delays. Bob Read’s gazebo served as a shelter from a very heavy rain shower, which swept over the field just before the BBQ was lit. Brollies were used to keep the planes dry. But once the skies cleared, sausages and burgers were sizzling away under Brian West’s expert hands and Alastair Hobbs was kept busy slicing and frying onions.
Once the stomachs were no longer empty, fuel tanks were also filled and quite a few members braved the gusty winds and got their models flying. Unfortunately the weather did not improve enough for our scheduled flying competitions to commence. But Peter Jennings’ work on these will not have been in vain as we intend to fly these competitions at a later date.
All in all a good, friendly and enjoyable day. And our members left smiling and, most importantly, all planes were stowed in one piece.
CLUB MEETING at the field 21.5.2014
Our rearranged Club Meeting at the Flying Field was, despite the discouraging weather forecast, well attended. We could enjoy a dry afternoon/early evening. Flying was challenging at times with a gusty wind blowing “over the hedge”. Fortunately all planes were stowed away intact after the flying.
Ken Mills had the “Flight of the Day”. He succeeded in keeping his “Playboy” for more than 40 minutes in the air.