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Wanted moulded glider for entry into this level. Will consider damaged to repair if not too much work required. Contact Neal Wreford. Wiltshire 

Jul 14-15 LMA Cosford 2 Day Airshow

Signposted off M54, West Midlands. Contact Dave Johnson on 01925 811763 or or see

Jul 15 Wolves MAC Scale Glider Competition
Long Mynd, Nr Church Stretton, Shropshire. Contact Mark Richards on 01785 712445
Jul 22 BARCS F3J Thermal Soaring League 
Round 5. Malvern SA, Upton0upon-Severn. Contact Adrian Lee via the BARCS Website at

Jul 28-29 Haverfordwest Model Show
Scolton Manor, Nr Haverfordwest, South West Wales, SA62. Contact Reg Strudley on 01437 767800 day or 01834 861836 eve or Derek Minchin on 07775 676811 or or see

Aug 11-12 North Cotswold MAC Fly In
Camping on Site. Far Heath Farm, Moreton in Marsh, Glos. GL56. Contact Harold Herbert on 01608 651335 or

Sunday 19th August  Woodspring E-Fly 2007 THE ALL ELECTRIC DAY


August 17,18 &19TH
Thornbury model Exhibition Post Code is BS35 3JB (recommended Phil & Mike)
If you've been before we hope to see you back again this year, if you haven't yet visited our show, then please come and see what "Model Engineer" magazine described as the "Superb Bristol Show"

Aug 25-26-27      BMFA British National Championships Radio Control    Control Line     Scale
iggest Model Flying Event in the WORLD

Scale - F4B, F4C, R/C Clubman, R/C Open, F/F Power, Rubber, CO2/Electric.
Radio Control - Aerobatics, Pylon Racing, Helicopter (Team Trials Event), Fun Fly, ALL CLASSES
Control Line - Speed, Aerobatics, Team Racing, Combat, Carrier, Vintage, ALL CLASSES EXCEPT B TEAM RACE. Team Selection Event for F2 Classes.

SUNDAY ONLY - Giant Swapmeet 
Barkston Heath, Nr Grantham.
Contact BMFA on 0116 2440028 or


Tree hugging and tilting and at windmills
Dale Vince now Dale Vince OBE gave a talk at our club 9 years about the wind turbine near Nympsfield  just after it was brought into use In 1995, he launched the Renewable Energy Company - since renamed Ecotricity - and by 2000, he had won a Queen's Award for Enterprise.
 It took endless determination and big battles with planners, grid companies and even the National Trust, he says. Dale was a new age  traveller for 10 years and thought of the Lynch Knoll turbine project while while charging his trailer batteries. Ecotricity are planting a forest at Lynch Knoll which is open to the public. The Lynch Knoll wind turbine is small compared to modern turbines producing 500KW  at full output.
Ecotricity has 30,00 domestic customers and 1000 business customers, at present it has 27megawatt of generating capacity with a further 50MW in the planning stage; not much considering Oldbury produces  400MW, Drax in Yorkshire has a 4,000 MW capacity
Our main interest in it is to show the wind direction, it  turns clockwise. If you are on Selsley and it is turning anti clockwise you are on the wrong slope.

Peter's Ash26 at Frocester on Saturday enjoying the strong lift

Peter's Bananrama in the light lift early on Sunday, Paul's Multiplex easy glider bottom left

My Pegase.

 Sunday was a very good morning, lots of HLGs flown and a good turnout