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 18th-20th May 2007 G-VFWE 2007, now believed to be Europe's largest flying event for vintage & classic aircraft, will be held at Hullavington Airfield over . For details, please visit the new website at

Club meeting Wed 16th, 7.00PM on the slope or at Minchinhampton common if the wind is very light, later to the Bear for refreshment 9.00PM

May 19-20 BMFA Salisbury Plain Free Flight Trimming
All F/F Classes. Essential to Contact Bernard Aslett at 25, Honeyhill, Wooton Basset, Swindon, SN4 7DX to pay fees and get on Army security list, and Always Contact Peter Tribe on 01225 862748, Friday before travelling

June 16-17 Weston Park  Model Show
Weston Park, Weston under Lizard. West Midlands Nr M54, J3 or M6 J12. Extensive Camping. Contact Steve Bishop on 01952 587298 or 07961 864415 or or see

June 23-24 BMFA Mid West Area Scale and Vintage Fly In
David Prosser Memorial Trophy. Camping Available. Charlton Park, Nr Malmesbury, Wiltshire. Contact Robin Jones on 01451 830422 (Day) or 01608 737919 (Eve)

The weather
Try this page, it shows radar rain for the UK   This is a Google earth image with the radar rain imaged added, It runs better than google earth program, I think because the image is smaller and runs within a browser without the need to install a program




Not for the faint hearted
Etienne's Tug pulling up Bill Massy 6 metre Ventus 2C, the Ventus is fully moulded and weighs 30lb


Sunday at Rodborough, the wind was coming straight down the valley and gave smooth lift, the rain moved in mid morning