Wednesday 21 March 2018

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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.

Durafly Spitfire - Night Fighter?

Wimborne MAC member Dave Bright flies his Durafly Spitfire after sun down at our Cashmoor field.  With no wind and good throttle control he got at least 8 mins flight time.  The "position lights" come as standard fit.  1100 mm wing span. 3 blade prop. Split flaps. Servo-less retracts.

Jase Dussia at WMAC 2017

Extreme Flight 104

 Sunday happened to be the final flight of Weston Park 2017. Jase says he has had a great time in the UK and  hopes to come back!  It was his first time at Weston Park and he was very impressed. It was a huge show with over 20,000 spectators. The event organizers did a fantastic job on this one he said. He was also  honored to have received the "Best of Show" award.

IMAC 2017 Cashmoor

The weekend of May 13th and 14th saw the second round of this years IMAC competition held at Wimborne MAC's  Cashmoor field.  Three Wimborne members entered this year, Jon Tappin, Phil Mitchell and Steve Morris. The weather was much more favourable than lasts year's near washout on the Saturday requiring all rounds to be completed on the Sunday.  So, this year with far better conditions albiet with a fair breeze and gusts off centre line of field at about 30 degrees (SouWesterly)

Results for Wimborne members were: Jon Tappin (Unlimited) 2nd place.  Phil Mitchell (Unlimited) 3rd place.  Jon says that he knew it was going to be close call with fellow competitor Tom David who gained Ist place  by a fraction. Steve competed again in the Sportsman catgeory but unfortunately having two "misses" placed him at 6th in that category. Just one of those days Steve!

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