Again Wimborne MAC was asked to support this annual event with static and model flying displays. With the gratefully accepted help and support from club members we had a good static display and flying displays from various types of aricraft the likes of sebart Wind 110's, Super Chipmunk, B25 Mitchell with Spitfire escort and a number of Korean War 50's MIG versus F86 Sabres EDF jet flight.
All this on the lower field meanwhile in the main arena club members had an Information Centre, Flight Simulator and more static displays. Here members of the public can use the flight sim and ask questions about our club and hobby.
Also see some still images in our Gallery - Ferndown Fete 2019
This is the follow on video from the BMFA Achievement Scheme - Introduction Video. This is the Fixed Wing 'A' Test demonstration and guidance for potential test candidates.
This video shows the pre-flight checks that your expected to demonstrate and should be done with each model that you intend to fly prior to starting up and flying . Then a demonstration of flight manouvres by Duncan McClure that you will be expected to complete satisfactorily.
BMFA Achievement Scheme - Getting started
Are you thinking of taking up RC flying? Or are you wishing to move forward in your flying to achieve a good standard of flying with the help of the British Model Flying Association? Here is an introductory video to help you reach your goal and what to expect. Narrated by Peter Willis
A New Hawk T1 arrives at Cashmoor for a maiden flight on Saturday the 23rd February. Dave Bright moves up from his slightly smaller version we have seen numerous times at the field to his 1/4 scale version by Airworld.
More still images can be seen here in Dave's Gallery.
Unusually for this time of year the temperature was quite mild at 10 degrees C. Wind was forecast as 18 mph to 35 mph WNW so a few of us grabbed the chance for a bit of slope soaring with flying wings and gliders. The wind was really winding up around midday so when Mike chose to fly he used his scratch built Phase 5 a Chris Foss design from quite a few years ago. The Phase 5 has fully symmetrical wing profiles so is quite happy with wild winds. An hour or so later the wind started to ease off so then Mike chose to fly his Orcrist, The Orcrist design is heavily influenced by the French 'Excalibur' design but uses a traditional wooden fuselage and foam wings. .Scratch built although this was in reality a re-maiden as earlier in the week it was involved in a collision with a Wild Thing. However, all repaired and now to find out if it still flies well. It does!