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Open Scale Day 2019

This year it actually happened on the day planned!

The weather was near perfect for our WMAC Open Scale Day on Saturday 14th. Very early starts for a few of us, final mow of runway, road signs to be located, field layout marked out and a central communication tent set up. By the time the early volunteer starters had finished their tasks by about 8.30 some vehicles were starting to arrive and unload their models and the flight line was now beginning to fill up with a wide range range of scale models.

 

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WimborneMAC Open Day

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Your chance to come fly with us

As part of the British Model Flying Association’s (B.M.F.A.) Initiative, the NATIONAL MODEL FLIGHTFEST, the Wimborne MAC is hosting an open day on SATURDAY 25TH MAY at its magnificent model aero flying site located at Cashmoor near Blandford (directions of how to get to the flying field and further information about the event is detailed below.

So, put aside your ‘X’ boxes and game consoles, try your hand at flying a radio controlled model aircraft in the skies above Cashmoor! After all, flying model aircraft was a passion of super stars like the late great F1 champion Ayrton Senna. So come and check out this amazing hobby.

 

As members of the BMFA (British Model Flying Association) we are holding an OPEN DAY at our Cashmoor Field on the 25th May from 10.30abmfa logo 100pxm

This is part of the BMFA's National Flying Month where model flying clubs all over the country will offer to all ages and genders a chance to watch and particpate in safe and legal model flying.

This National Model Flying Month event by the Wimborne Model Aero Club is at Cashmoor on the A354 (nearest postcode DT11 8DN).

Entrance Gate is on A354,  500 metres from the Cashmoor Inn if travelling towards Salisbury

From 10.30am to 4.00pm. It will be signposted on the day. 

Bring a picnic.. Toilet facilities.  Families welcome. Dogs must be kept on a lead at all times.

 

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Ferndown Library Hobbies Day

Ferndown Library Stand

Wimborne MAC were invited by the Ferndown Library in Dorset to attend their annual Hobbies Day on April 11th 2019.  We were given ample space to set up our stand to promote our hobby, our club and the BMFA.  We took various model aircraft to show the types of models that can be flown from Scale Jets to Trainers.  On show to the public were a small BAe Hawk electric jet, a high wing trainer and a large scale turbine Hawker Hunter minus the wings due to space restrictions.

 

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Scouts Historic Aircraft Presentation

Story of B25

In late September we were asked by the Scout Leader of 17th Bournemouth Scouts as a trial to see if the scouts would be interested in aircraft flight and if successful possibly they would move on to gaining their Air Badges as the  Longham Scouts had previously done. We suggested coming along and giving a talk on historic aircraft of around WWII era along with the RC model versions.

 

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