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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)

Video, have look at this video, the camera is fitted into a lightweight model and the direction is controlled by a headset via a gyro. It shows a flight over a golf course and includes a description of the setup.





This was a one day event at Blackbushe Airport which is about 12 miles south of Reading and the first at this venue, to my knowledge.
It was quite a nice day, a bit windy but this did not bother most of the larger scale power models on display.
There is a proper concrete runway normally used for full size aircraft.
The flying displays were very good, by the likes of Steve Holland & Ali Machinsky of Al`s Hobbies + others.
There were many gas turbine jets & quarter, third & half scale & non scale power models, also aero towed gliders.
By contrast the few trade stands were disappointing with the best being Puffin Models. West London Models had a stand but had left most of their stuff back in the shop.
It didn`t help that Al`s Hobbies trade van broke down on the way so they had no goods to look at.
The catering was also bad news with two hot dog type places with long queues for most of the day. There were a lot of visitors considering it was not well publicised.
Quite a lot had disappeared at about the time the FA cup final started !
Conclusion: this could be a really good show with more traders & better food & drink.


Wednesday at Frocester, a dull cold evening but the lift was OK

Photo Paul's Flair


Sunday at Selsley, a good morning, a light northerly and plenty of thermals

Peter side arm launching his Highlight

 Doug's Elipsoid

Andy doing a low pass for the camera

 Paul's multiplex Easy Glider