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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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Indoor Flying - Autumn 2015

Winter indoor r/c flying at The Junction, Broadstone Leisure Centre, suitable for small models.

Thursday evenings, 20.05 - 22.00hrs. with the same cost as before at £5 per evening.

 Starting on Thursday 17 September and we can fly every week up to Thursday 17 December.

Then a break over the Christmas period, starting again on Thursday 7 January 2016 through toThursday 24 March, that is all the way up to Easter 2016.   BMFA insurance required.

 

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Air Display at Headcorn

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A Visit to the Combined Ops Air display at Headcorn Aerodrome, Kent 15th & 16th August 2015.  At the invitation of Phil Holt, the Flying Display Director for full size activity at Bygone Days and who visited us on Slim Gregory Day, Roger Palmer, a chap called Dennis and the writer flew from Hurn in a Robin, G-ROBN built in 1978, maintained and owned by former Fleet Air Arm officer, Ralph, owner of Airtime Ltd. The Robin has a Lycoming 180 engine and cruises at a bit over 100 knots. We departed Hurn at around ten and after one hour flight time arrived at Headcorn airfield in Kent. Phil used five way points, but stayed south of that line to keep away from Gatwick traffic.

 

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Slim Gregory Fun Day 2015

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Amazing.  Fanatastic.  Glorious.  Unbelievable.  That was the comments from members and guests to the annual Slim Gregory Fun Day.  With full sun, blue skies, a gentle breeze blowing down the runway and all coming together on the planned day.  What more could you ask for?  The annual Family Fun Day in memory of Slim Gregory, a past president of the club is a great day out for members and their families.  Full blown BBQ followed by an excellent array of naughty but nice gateaus.

 

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