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Peterborough Model Flying Club is mourning the passing of one of our favourite and most dedicated members Tony Beckett. Tony was the creator of this website which has become one of the most visited and enjoyed aeromodelling sites in the world. To commemorate his untimely passing one of the Indoor Flying meetings to be held at Bushfield Sports Centre this Autumn will be dedicated to his name. Until we have worked out the details of transferring the management of this website we ask for everybody's patience.
With Flying Aces over and the last of
the PMFC freeflight competitions on Friday week it is time to think about
Click Meetings/Events on the left for the Bushfield flying dates
as well as those for club meetings at Peakirk.
Mick was very busy with his camera at
Flying Aces yesterday, meanwhile thanks for his latest batch of front page
photographs which are from the "Sam 35 Competitions at the 2019 Free Flight
Click for Flying Aces
With Micks photographs on the front page
you won't have missed it is Flying Aces on Saturday.
Last year David
Boddington and the Aeromodeller produced an excellent report, which I hope
he wont mind seeing here to show you that Flying Aces is a day out that should
not be missed - full details in the yellow block at the top of the page.
Aeromodeller Report page one - - - - - -Aeromodeller Report
At the Nats Saturday I saw
the fuselage of the latest model from Peter Illiffe.
Click the t/n for some snaps of this quality model.
Excellent weather at the start of the BMFA
Power Nats, with the forecast for the rest of the weekend good.
Click for some snaps
to give an idea of what was happening on Saturday.
Nothing new when flying r/c gliders to
join groups of birds that are thermalling, also for the birds to join your
model when it is in lift, then, very occasionally, for a bird to follow your
model when slope soaring.
It seems when Alpine slope soaring the birds operate in
Unlikely to be any birds doing formation flying at the Nats,
this coming Saturday to Monday, Barkstone Heath. Although, with the weather
looking good we might see some in the thermals at the Silent Flight Nats,
Mixed conditions for the SAM35 Freeflight
event at BMFA Buckminster.
Click for some
snaps, to give an idea of what was going on.
Thanks to Mick for the latest batch of
front page photographs where Flying Aces is given a reminder.
Three important events coming up. On
Monday it is a freeflight session at BMFA Buckminster. See Meetings/Events on
the left for more details.
Then the following weekend, The Nationals at Barkston Heath,
PMFC have a particular interest in the free flight scale competitions as well
as control line.
On Saturday 31st it is Flying Aces at Ferry Meadows,
Peterborough. See the yellow block at the top of this page
I was disappointed with the web site
introducing the Silver Spitfire - see 4th August. The one page in which
had a continued interest has failed to work properly.
However, no problems with the excellent "Vintage Wings of
Canada", who have
a background piece on the aircrafts Canadian
Click for latest PMFC
magazine "Borne on the Wind".
Now available to non-club members.
The forecast wind strength
means there won't be much model flying done today in the southern part of the
country. The F3K comp at BMFA Buckminster has been cancelled because of this
and I ended up at a garden centre instead.
Click the restaurent notice for some photos.
A BARCS Forum
"Fossil hunting in Bognor Regis" seemed unlikely but together
with some fossil information it led to the Graham and David Woods web site,
(ancient Roman personification of the west wind).
Click Favonius himself for links to a varied list of
A new set of front page photographs -
thanks to Mick for this group taken at the PMFC Rubber Bowden competition,
which Mick won.
Bryan picked up this piece
about the "Silver Spitfire" flying round the world.
Click the Spitfire for the, rather over the top, web site.
Link to previous "Latest Update"
Tony Beckett -