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Aeromodel Weekend Date: 21/07/2007
Model Flying Weekend OLD WARDEN
ModelAir Scale Weekend
All disciplines of scale flying models welcome - RC FF and CL - 10kg limit weight for RC, must have current BMFA B certificate. All fliers must have BMFA insurance. Best Scale Model Trophy competition on Sunday, plus many other informal comps. Come and experience the unique atmosphere at Old Warden.
Contact: Mike 01526 323 191 or 0777566 2955.

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

Jul 28-29 Wincanton Falcons Fly In and Display
Saturday Fly In, Sunday Public Display. Camping Available. Templecombe, Somerset. Contact Richard Hunt on 01935 471732 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

Much Marcle 1st-2nd September
A great show with donations of the funds made given to local charities. A great way to end the show flying year. Sponsored by Herefordshire MAC at their flying field just off the A449. A map and accommodation details are available here. postcode HR8 2LX  Multimap

Cosford   From Mike                  

I took a few photos at Cosford too (see, I do remember my camera sometimes!)

Perhaps you could put them in the next newsletter if you haven't got much else?

Things that too my eye at Cosford.

1) Brian (& Phil) eyeing up the big Lancaster.  Looks like Brian's thinking" I wonder if I can sneak that into the garage without my wife noticing" (Phil-Brian-Lanc.jpg)

2) The sign on the large trainer plane for sale (plane4sale.jpg & ForSalel.jpg)

3) "I think you need a bigger prop on that"  - the ME Komet in the museum (BiggerProp.jpg))

4) "Funny place to park a Meteor"  - Totally unintentional photo of the scratchbuilt Meteor taxiing back in after an impressive display. (Meteor.jpg & MeteorParking.jpg)

5) "Wot a big mouth you've got" Lockheed P1 (I think) Looked like a Lightning prototype to me? (P1.jpg)

Plus I've included a few photos of the full size planes in the museum. There were quite a few on display, but I didn't photograph everything. The hangar with all the cold war planes was quite impressive as it had all the V bombers, plus other plans like a Hunter, Lightning, Canberra etc all hanging from the ceiling!

The rest of the photos are posted at  use key F11 to view full screen


Cosford Museum

Meteor at Cosford by Mike

Wednesday at Frocester, the wind was little stronger than forecast getting up to about 15MPH and giving some strong lift. The Bristol gliding club's ASK21 just managed to slope soar we had to keep out of the way. The wind eased a little in the evening ideal conditions for my Pegase; the photo shows Mick launching it for Peter

Michael's Flair Heron with  the evening sun reflecting off the river

Friday Ken launching his Multiplex easy glider on Minchinhampton common

Sunday at Haresfield's small slope
Good lift all morning, mostly Zagis flown. 

Photos Peter and Brian's Wanabee