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FM Magazine Sept Issue

FM mag

Latest issue of Flying Matters magazine for September. 2017.  Read latest stories from Scale Day, the Slim Gregory Memorial Fun Day, a review of the latest Durafly Racer "EFXtra" plus Can Dolphins fly? Yes with a bit of help from a motor!   Fun Fly Competition results. A few surprises there too! What?

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Southern Area BMFA Scale Flying Competition

Southern Area BMFA Flying Only Scale Competition  Cashmoor, Dorset 24th September 2017

 The Wimborne Model Aero Club are kindly hosting on behalf of the Southern Area BMFA a 'Flying Only' Scale Competition on 24th September 2017 on their site at Cashmoor, Dorset.

The competition will be relatively low key to give the average club scale flyer an opportunity to experience flying a scale model in a realistic way and to compete for trophies that it is hoped will be awarded on an annual basis.

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Balsa Brain Quiz Results

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On the 25th November the annual Southern Area BMFA Balsa Brain Quiz was held and for the first time Wimborne MAC entered a team, the Wimborne Wonders, consisting of David Tappin and Peter Willis. The Balsa Brain quiz evening trophy is now 34 years old, and this event continues to draw support from many local clubs.

The venue used was the Hamble Social Club, which is also the home of the Firebirds MAC (A club co-founded by Peter Willis and Pat Parson back in the 1970s). This venue has been used for several years now by the Southern Area BMFA and always provides good hospitality, excellent food and great facilities to ensure that the evening is a success.

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Fly with a Spitfire

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As winner of the Fly with a Spitfire raffle I thought it only fair to recite the day’s events.  With the flying season coming to a close the only booking I could make was for Sunday 25th September at 11 am.  The booking was made with the Boultbee Flying Academy based at Goodwood Aerodrome, near Chichester, West Sussex.  Boultbee have on their inventory a Mk XI Spitfire, named City of Exeter.  They have another Spitfire, not sure what version but could be a TR9, this Spitfire can carry two pilots, ie; dual controls which they use to train pilots to fly Spitfires.  They have a Mustang too, although on this specific day it was not seen and other aircraft, a DH Chipmunk in original RAF training school livery for instance.

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