- Published: Wednesday, 11 February 2015 17:26
- Written by Phillip Ford
We are sad to advise the membership of the death of Senior Member Mike Darnell on Saturday February 7th after a short illness.
Mike has been a member of the WMAC twice. Mike, his father Des and his son Adam were very active in the days of our flying site at Ashley Heath but left the club, joining the Avon Club when our use of the Ashley field came to an end. Des is no longer well enough to fly but, upon the closure of the Avon Club site when it’s owners converted the land into a solar farm, we were pleased to welcome Mike and Adam back when they rejoined us in mid 2014.
We offer our condolences to his wife Susan and son Adam.
Photo on right shows Mike with his Corsair last year, 2014. It was a maiden flight of this twin 60cc gas warbird. After some stating issues caused by an oversight in the throtle config, it started easily and had a successful first flight much to his and our joy of this classic and popular aircraft.