Saturday 21 July 2018

Wimborne MAC Video

Spitfire - Below the Radar?

Spitfire

A glorious May Saturday with pure blue skies and 22 degrees. A fairly big turn out of members too with some training getting done.  During an intermission the plan was to fly all the warbirds present at the same time. Unfortunately the FW190 did not fly due to the pilot brewing another cup of tea.  There were two Spitfires though, one a four stroke and a 40 size 2 stroke ready. Use them then and fly as wingleader and wingman. Things did not go to plan and the wingman dropped out early leaving the Spitfire MKII to strafe the runway at low level avoiding any possible radar contact..................

Bae Hawk - Edit

Bae Hawk

Edited down version of Dave Bright's first flight of his Bae Hawk on the 26 November 2016. It was extremely cold and overcast skies.  Not the best of days for first flights or maidens.  Earlier Jon Tappin took the sticks for it's maiden flight whilst the few members who braved out the chill watched, some with camera ready.

The Hurricane

hurricane

After a disaster some years ago Pete decided to build another Hawker Hurricane, the initial backbone of the RAF at the start of WWII.  Lighter than the original and powered by a DLE55 petrol engine. On a rather dull, overcast, grey chilly day at end of April 2018 it was time for it's maiden flight.  With the engine never been started before it was fuelled up and ran for several minutes and some tweaking of the carb needles. Leaving the cowl off for the first flight the Hurricane was piloted by Jon Tappin and put throught a number  of manouevres. The engine never faltered.  Before the second flight the cowl was refitted. Some of the action is captured here in this video watched by members of Wimborne MAC.

Jet Day 2017

L39 Albatros

The annual Jet Day earlier was postponed due to poor weather conditions and was given the new date of September 23rd.  Generally a bright blue sky but with a "breezy" crosswind howling in from the SSW.  However, this time we were not to be beaten and all pilots got at least two flights in.  Due to crosswind though some members decided to stay away so numbers were down a little.  We had a few edf foamies of which only five flew, the classic F86 of Dave R burned out it's speed controller again, but we had the sight of two Me 163 Komets flying in formation - sort of!

Jets actually flown were two turbine sport jet models plus a Bae Hawk, De Havilland Venom, F9F Panther and Jiri's new L39 Albatros.

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