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Slim Gregory Remembered

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While watching a TV programme about the early days of civil aviation I found myself thinking about my old friend John “Slim” Gregory. That in turn reminded me of a conversation I had at Cashmoor on July 18th at this year’s poorly attended Slim Gregory Memorial Day. The question, from a newish member, was “by the way, who was Slim Gregory?”.

What a good question. Slim was a real gentleman, with a ready wit, a steely eye at times, a generous heart, a wealth of experience, amusing anecdotes and a loyal friend. It was typical of his sense of humour and self-deprecation that, as slender as he was when I knew him, he took pride in showing off a photograph of himself in his well stocked bar which made it very clear that, at some time in his early life, he had been a very fat man. He had retained the nickname but not the avoirdupois.

 

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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

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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

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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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