News

Chloe Gains Pilot Status

Chloe with her model

Earlier in the year Chloe made frontpage on the BMFA magazine proving that flying is not just for boys.  Although nearly a year has passed in which the weather did not help with flight training and the fact that she was ready for the club assessment she was just waiting for the right time and the right conditions.

Although Autumn so far has been a bit wet and windy, Saturday November 15th saw a break in the weather and we are pleased to announce that she passed her assessment quite easily. So, congratulations to Chloe.  She will now hold the "white card".  We hope this will encourage other younger members to join the club or make concerted efforts to pass their basic pilots test.  Although we still have around 40 senior members still on "red cards".

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New Mower Improves Field

frank on the mower

If you have not been up the field lately then you may have missed a greatly needed improvement to Cashmoor.  For some time now a central  airstrip has been mowed using the donated mower to reduce the rolling resistance for small models and edf jets.

  Also reduces the chances of nose-overs, snapping props and damaging cowlings.Frank, one of our members being always up the field early has taken on responsibility on maintaining this strip.

But it is hard work going up and down the strip even with a powered mower, I know because I have done it myself.  Maybe time for an upgrade to make this easier?

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Scale Day 2

WWI Chase

The early morning of Sunday October 5th was chilly, windless and rather damp after the horrendous day before of continuous rain.  By 9 o'clock the sun began to dry out the field and a blue sky could viewed with a scattering of white clouds.  What an excellent start to the final WMAC SCale Day and so it continued all day albiet the SSW wind picked up a little by midday but did not cause too many problems.

Arriving by 10 o'clock with still and video camera in hand, I found the safety fence in position and Graham and Frank had the "kitchen" all set up and the BBQ ready to fire up. My job for today was "kettle monitor",  standing in for Ray (do you like that title Ray?).  Graham maintained the supply of sausages and "evenly cooked" burgers.

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EDF and Jet Day

BAe Hawk

WimborneMAC annual EDF and Jet turbine day was held on a sunny Sunday on the 28th September.  Unfortunately we had to place turbine restrictions on the event with only members jets to fly.  The Club also allowed general flying alongside the programmed event.  We had quite a few EDF (electric ducted fan) jets brought along by members and a mass launch of Phazers (HK foamies), a Tiger.

Turbine flights were made by David Tappin's Boomerang, piloted by his son Jon.  Dave Bright brought along his new acquisition, an even larger scale BAe Hawk which in due course will be fitted out with a turbine.  We just hope it doesn't take two years to see the maiden like his last Hawk.  No more excuses!

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