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EDF and Jet Day

Hunter

WimborneMAC’s annual EDF & Jet day took place on Sunday 2nd October. It promised to be an excellent day with fine weather and light winds. I arrived at 0820 hrs to put up the safety fence, I had already mown the airstrip in advance on the previous Wednesday. David Tappin, event director arrived a few minutes later and got tables and equipment ready.

By 9 am members were starting to arrive and getting set up with their models. Those without any form of jet would also get some flying time in although jets and EDF’s get priority. Surprisingly for the the first time ever I can recall, the turbines five of which flew many times plus 3 others which only didn't feature in the following competition results because they didn't fly, outnumbered the EDFs

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Scale Day 2 of 2016

P47 SNAFU

Scale Day 2 was blessed with a bright sunny September Sunday after the washout of previous Saturday. Quite a reasonable turnout although more pilots were expected. Numbers may have been down due to holidays. We had members from Salisbury MFC and Wincanton too. Unfortunately, due to a lack of a tug after an issue on Slim Gregory Day we did not have any scale glider models arrive on site. However, a number of members just came to watch the flying and picnic including friendly banter. There were also a couple of visitors and families who seeing the road signs came up to watch too.

With quite a wide range of models flying there was eyecandy for everyone. From WW1 biplanes, British and German to WWII fighters, the venerable Spitfire and the P47 Jug (on it's maiden flight) to Korean and Cold War jets.

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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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