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Indoor flying

28th March Saturday at Bentham Hall 6.00PM till 8.00PM, bar open after. The last one
This venue is open to all with BMFA insurance, spectators welcome, criticism in the manor of Statler and Waldorf   especially welcome

Photos from the 25th session at    


Photo:- another of Bob's 4D models with a reversible pitch prop


The strip has been  moved , more details later on the web site later.
This a big improvement for afternoon flyers who now have the sun on their backs
Clive has worked hard rolling and cutting the new strip. see  maps more work will be needed to provided a safe crossing of lake Pahoe if it rains.

The weeks flying at 7 days in a row

Harrier photo 

Phil B took a short video of David and me learning to fly a helicopter  


Video links 

Single winged aircraft 

combat fun  

Many members have bought  Kyosho Miniums, they have brought out a Kyosho Minium Edge 540 Electric Indoor/Outdoor Flyer, review at  



Air Bus crash , Fact or fiction? There were no news paper reports of this crash 

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MINI TITAN, XL Pro 2K, Raptor 30, Kestrel SE nitro, MINIUM KYOSHO   CITABRIA DINGO 49"  PC-9 ROULETTE 50

Futaba 6ex, Club 2000, OS75AX , Hitec HFS-05MS Receivers). SEBART SUKHOI,   wanted 40 sized trainer




Next meeting 18th March, Club Meeting: 15th April, 8.00pm in The Bear. We will show some DVDs of aircraft, B-29, B-17 and some jets too.

There has been some support for a Limbo comp in April, this is always fun to try and watch.

Please think of it as the club members flying together, help will be needed with barracking judging and scoring. If you can't come bring a note signed by your parents and 3 grandparents 

Slope Flying 


Saturday photo taken on the common a F16 EDF

A wide range of gliders flying from the tump on Selsley Common: from a 1-metre electric glider through to a 4-metre own-design soarer

Selsley was good in the afternoon, a steady breeze and warm. Peter met Pat Teakle Who has informed Peter his model is a Vega not a Discus

Sunday at Selsley
A cold NW wind right on the point gave poor lift at times, later in the morning, the north facing slope was better


see for photos

Message from the Ambulance Service

We all carry our mobile phones with names & numbers stored in its memory.. If we were to be involved in an accident or were taken ill,
the  people attending us would have our mobile phone but wouldn't know who to  call. Yes, there are hundreds of numbers stored but which one
is the  contact person in case of an emergency? Hence this 'ICE' (In Case of  Emergency) Campaign.

The concept of 'ICE' is catching on quickly. It is a method of contact  during emergency situations. As mobile phones are carried by
the  majority of the population, all you need to do is store the number of a  contact person or persons who should be contacted during
emergency under  the name 'ICE' ( In Case Of Emergency). The idea was thought up by a  paramedic who found that when he went to the scenes of
accidents there  were always mobile phones with patients but they didn't know which  number to call.

He therefore thought that it would be a good idea if there was a nationally recognised name for this purpose.

In an emergency situation, Emergency Service personnel and hospital Staff would be able to quickly contact the right person by simply 
dialling the number you have stored as 'ICE'. Please forward this. It won't take too many 'forwards' before everybody will know about 
this. It really could save your life, or put a loved one's mind at rest.

For more than one contact name simply enter ICE1, ICE2 and  ICE3 etc





Events & Shows

This isn't intended to be the definitive list of all the events and shows in the country, just one's that might be of interest to club members


 Saturday  28 March Indoor flying Bentham Sports hall
6.00 till 8.00PM, bar open after,  GL3 4UD Cheltenham map On Bentham lane no access from  the A417

10th April 2009 Three Shires MFC Swap Meet 
at 7.00pm.
11 April OPEN DAY Gaer Park At junction 28 on the M4 take the roundabout exit signposted A48 St. Mellons.
Follow the A48 for St. Mellons & Castleton
April 11/12 Aerotow  TVSA  Thatcham 
April 11 & 12th Vintage free flight 
Apr 18-19  South West Model & Hobbies Exhibition

Royal Bath and West Showground, Shepton Mallet, Somerset, BA4 6QN. Contact Hannah Langfield on 0117 907 1000 or

Apr 19  West Mendip SA Open Glider Cross Country Event Crook Peak, Nr Weston-Super-Mare, Somerset. Contact Graham Tolhurst on 07973 163490 or or see
April 26th. Spring Barbeque 
May 16th Thames Valley Model Air Show    Blackbushe M3 Junction 4 or 4a. The local Post Code is GU17 9LQ.
6 June OPEN DAY Gaer Park At junction 28 on the M4 take the roundabout exit signposted A48 St. Mellons.
Follow the A48 for St. Mellons & Castleton
June 20th/21st. Berkeley, South Bristol Club. Vintage control line GL13 9DE.
Jun 20-21  Weston Park  Model Show
June 21st. Midsummer "bash" 
Jul 4&5 Woodspring 
Jul 18-19 LMA Cosford 2 Day Airshow M54, West Midlands. Contact Dave Johnson on 01925 811763 or or see
29 August OPEN DAY Gaer Park At junction 28 on the M4 take the roundabout exit signposted A48 St. Mellons.
Follow the A48 for St. Mellons & Castleton
Sep 5-6 LMA Much Marcle Show Herefordshire, HR8 2LX. Contact Bernard Morris on 01989 740619 or 07720 677056 or or see
September 13th Autumn Barbeque 








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