scale day

 

  • EDF & Jet Day + Open Scale Fly-In

    military jet

    Wimborne MAC's annual EDF & Jet plus the previously cancelled Opn Scale Day.  Dry this time round although the wind was challenging at around 14mph but at least was blowing down the strip from the west.  Lot's of different models to view and many pilots opted to fly.  Lot's of banter and  laughs thoughout the day.

    Thanks go to David as Master of Ceremonies, Stuart for presenting the awards, Colin for assisting with pilot logging and issuing voting slips after the pilots first flight. Only pliots who opted to fly were able to vote on the various categories covering scale, flying and best overall.

     

  • Open Scale Day 2019

    This year it actually happened on the day planned!

    The weather was near perfect for our WMAC Open Scale Day on Saturday 14th. Very early starts for a few of us, final mow of runway, road signs to be located, field layout marked out and a central communication tent set up. By the time the early volunteer starters had finished their tasks by about 8.30 some vehicles were starting to arrive and unload their models and the flight line was now beginning to fill up with a wide range range of scale models.

     

  • 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.

     

  • Southern BMFA Scale Flying 2017

    Tiger Moth 25 % Flown by Richard Bristow

    The Wimborne MAC on behalf of the Southern Area BMFA held a ‘flying only’ Scale Competition on Sunday 24th September 2017. With attendance at scale competitions across the country declining, it was felt that a low key competition in the Southern Area would be a good way to give the average club flyer an opportunity to experience some competitive flying, which would be fun and offer them an opportunity to focus their flying in a scale manner. Who knows, it may even encourage them to have a go at other competitions, or the Nationals.