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Slim Gregory Fun Day

Slim Gregory fun day

2016 - The annual Slim Gregory Fun Day was a great success!  Weather behaved and many took the opportunity to come and fly, chat with old friends.  Great stuff!  David Tappin was the event organiser and he wrote the following article.

Cashmoor was in peak condition, the weather was excellent, there were well over 80 attendees, expert cooking was provided by Graham Tarrant’s parents, and some excellent flying took place. What more could we have asked?

Thanks to the efforts of around seven of our most club minded members, track clearance and site preparation during the lead-up had the field looking its best and the landing area, now officially christened “Frank’s Runway” was closely mown and used for every take-off (and most landings!).

 

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Frank Robinson

frank team line-up

A Tribute to Frank Robinson

Frank Robinson

Remembered by David Tappin and Kevin Ross

Frank died peacefully at the Forest Holme Hospice in the early hours of Monday December 7th, his wife Judy was at his side.

Frank has been a member of the Wimborne Model Aero Club (WMAC) twice, he joined a year or two after the formation of the club and quickly became a leading light, his knowledge of all things mechanical made him a popular member of the training team both as an instructor and general problem solver in the days when the vagaries of glow plug engines were a mystery to most.

 

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Scale Day - Sept 2015

DH Comet Racer example

Sunday 27th, heralded WimborenMAC's second Scale Day albiet the first one in May was cancelled due to weather conditions. As Flight Director, I was up bright-n-early on the day to put out the road signs and get things organised..Sunday was warm with an EastSouEasterly swinging during the afternoon to SouSouEast and back again with wind speed averaging 8mph but gusting up to 15mph. There was a heavy dew overnight but this soon burned off.

 

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The Late Cyril Heath

It is with regret that we announce the death of Cyril Heath, one of our eldest active members at 84. His model flying career goes back much further than his membership of WMAC.

He has flown most of the slopes in Dorset with scale gliders, his favourite, being a Ray Jones MB339 Aermacchi PSS which he converted to propeller power for flying at Cashmoor. He also flew amphibian planes in Poole park when the park keepers weren’t looking!

 

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