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An attempt to make world record of as many model aircraft in the air at a preset time was to mark the centenary of the British Model flying Association. Over 200 clubs registered to take part. The attempt time was set as 15th May 2022 at 12 midday. British weather is unpredictable and the wind was blustery and a crosswind to the clubs runway. Grey clouds and intermittent rain. However, at minute to midday the rain stopped and the skies lightened with little patches of blue sky. We managed to get 29 models in the air from 27 pilots.  Gliders up first high followed by an assortment for fixed wing and then followed by the EDF crew plus . A few seconds from midday the Lidl chuck gliders were launched.  The flights were thrilling and everyone seemed to be having a lot of fun until batteries were getting low.  Strangely no collisions in the air or on the ground where models were scattered around

Fortunately the IMAC competition managed to mostly complete their schedule on the Satuday where they were lucky enough to have glorious fine weather.  They were gracious enough to suspend any further competing until after midday for the record attempt.  Some of the IMAC members also brought some smaller planes to fly in the record attempt.  The new BBQ built by Peter Willis was also given a maiden fire up and he took the honour of cooking on it.  Peter also supplied the PA system for the countdown and we give our utmost thanks for all his hard work to make the day as best as possible. Unfortunately I could not fly and also track flights using the video camera. Only got one pair of hands!

Video runtime 9m 54s SD/HD

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