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Flying Aces 2018, Sunday 9th September, Ferry Meadows, Peterborough.

22nd July
Excellent session at Old Warden yesterday, hot but the wind was in a sensible direction for free flight and reasonably light.

Seems I was wrong in my 12th of July comment, no picnic tables on the concrete and the tethered cars had their pylon in place and were adding to the general interest.

20th July
Another busy weekend, with the East Anglian Gala at Sculthorpe and Scale Weekend at Old Warden. For further details see Meetings/Events on the left.

I may be a bit late with this but the web site of the Shuttleworth Collection at Old Warden seems to have had a massive update. Click the icon to see.

18th July
John says
"Thanks to Tony's assistance, here is the up to date spreadsheet after Round Four of the club championship. Members will notice that some contests are already settled (sorry, Chris, but this is war) while others will have to wait until the final round on September 11th. The Bernie Nichols Trophy was won by Mick Page by a distance"

16th July
Thanks to Mick for the latest set of front page photographs, these from this years Free Flight Nationals.

A reminder of last weeks reminder from John:-
"It is the fourth round of the club f/f contest on Tuesday 17th beginning at 3.30 pm and containing the final round of the Bernie Nichols trophy. Then comes the Scale weekend at Old Warden, with the Masefied trophy and Earl Stahl event on the Sunday. (Although I know that some of you will be at the East Anglian Gala on that day).

14th July
The 2018 F3K European Championship has been going on this past week in Martin, Slovakia.

Click the t/n for some photgraphs that give an idea of what was happening.


12th July
Now that the concrete area at Old Warden that used to be used for tethered cars has been covered with picnic tables the only place, at present, to see the models is on the web. I was particularly taken with the "Pit Box 2018" (click the t/n) item from
"On the Wire"

(See 22nd July note)

10th July
A mention in the latest Aeromodeller reminded me that the American web site "Volaré Products - Free Flight Model Aviation" is regularly updated with lots of interesting items.

8th July
At last a sensible windspeed for a Retro Meeting at Buckminster.

Click Gareths Lancaster for some snaps to give an idea of what was happening on Saturday.

6th July
See Meetings/Events for full details of Retro Fest at Buckminster, Friday, Saturday and Sunday. Then 6th Area Meeting at Barkston on Sunday.

4th July
Whilst waiting for the forcast light winds at the weekend here are some cigarette cards - "Airliners", bought in June or "Civil" from 2012.


2nd July
Just noticed that Derek Knight - KP Aero Models, is not in the links pages.

That has been corrected. Lots of useful stuff for PMFC style modelling there.
Click the rubber winders for more information.



30th June
Two general events events worth noting at Buckminster this coming month.

3 Days of "Retro Fest", 6th, 7th and 8th July.

Then on Wednesday, 18th There is a Midlands Area BMFA Fly In, R/C on 2.4Mhz only as well as control line, but no mention of freeflight.


28th June
Thanks to Mick for the latest batch of front page photographs, these of scale models at the recent Free Flight Nats.

26th June
Continuing the nostalga theme from 14th June; I found this gallery of Classic Model Aero Engines from John Lichnerowicz. Interesting in itself, however it was the text under the photos which appealed to me, with mentions of Wanstead Flats where I did begin model flying after my initial trips to Fairlop.


24th June
Jonathan said:- "I came across the EAA Vintage Magazine archive online the other day; I wondered if it might be a worthwhile link for the website - so many beautiful scale model ideas!



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I was curious about the accuracy of these free stats programs,
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