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To echo Johns recent message:-
just remind you that it's Elfs and Frog juniors at OW in 13th May (C/L bods
should be aware of BML's comps as well.) The next PMFC F/F comp, including the
Bernie Nichols Trophy Round One on the 15th starting at the new time of 3.30pm,
and that the 25" Rubber Vintage postal in under way (cards from me) and it's
4th Area on the 20th. That's not to mention the Nats, of which more later.
Also PMFC Cloud Tramp flyers are now primed for the
Peterborough/Auckland Challenge which will take place at BMFA Buckminster
sometime before 23rd May. Lets hope for at least one calm day......
visit to BMFA Buckminster at the weekend got me thinking about Eaton Bray.
There is a fair bit about the enterprise on the web but one
piece I had not seen before comes from "All about the village of Eaton Bray in
Bedfordshire". Click the icon for the page, also worth following the link "D.A.
Russell and Eaton Bray" that is mentioned.
Thanks to Mick for the latest set of front
These taken at the first of this seasons club free flight
competitions at Ferry Meadows.
Thanks to John for
"Leading Edge" the March edition of the PMFC Magazine, which is now available
to non club members.
Click the heading for a .pdf download. Or try the "Magazine"
link on the left for a full list.
Click the logo for
the latest edition of the CIAM Flyer.
This one concerned with the "F" classes.
SAM35 Spring Fly In off to a
breezy start and unlikely to get better tomorrow.
Click the thumb nail for snapshots taken from about 11:00-13:00
featuring some PMFC members plus others.
Swapmeet at BMFA
Buckminster - see yellow note above.
Also at Buckminster on Monday and
Tuesday, 16th and 17th the SAM Spring Fly In, with free flight
competitions on the Tuesday.
Excellent turnout in reasonable weather for
the first of the 2018 Free Flight club contests at Ferry Meadows. Thanks to
John for organsing and sending results also to Brian L for the report on the
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The Meetings/Events list of the left has
had some additions made. Let me know if you would like anything else
Thanks to Mick for the latest batch of front
page photographs, these taken at the First Area Meeting 2018.
Tomorrow is the first of the 2018 Free Flight club contests at
See 7th April below.
John reminded us earlier in the week that
"next Tuesday, the 10th, sees the first of our 2018 Free Flight club contests
at Ferry Meadows. Let's hope the weather allows us to have a good event.
(Remember that there are five meetings, from which competitors score their best
four out of five.)"
See full details in Meetings/Events on the left, which also has
a link to the new E20 competition.
Another reminder is for the Swapmeet at BMFA Buckminster on
Sunday, 15th April - see Meetings/Events on the left for directions. Plus the
yellow note at the top of the page.
Also there is a two day SAM 35 Fly In at
Buckminster on the following Monday and Tuesday, again see Meetings/Events on
Keeping to the
indoor theme click the Piper Tri-Pacer to see the model flying at Nijmegan last
Richard Crossley had articles in the February and March
Aeromodeller about this top quality model.
BMFA Midland Area web site
I picked up that there is a free open
indoor flying session at Newark
organised by the Newark Indoor Flying Club, on Tuesday 17th April, which
might be of interest to PMFC members who live to the North of
to Stan for the latest edition of Slipstream, click the magazine logo for a
Slipstream comes from New Zealand, here
is something from Canada. Click the t/n for a well illustrated article.
As a reaction to "For many of us rubber
is the only "real" way to power model aircraft" here is a link from
Aeromodeller to PB Engine Australia. Click the picture for a detailed and
comprehensive site on motor production.
In the recent
BMFA News Mike Woodhouse said "For many of us rubber is the only "real" way to
power model aircraft". He then gave a link to rubber band production.
Click the picture to see the YouTube video.
Condensed from Johns e-mail:-
At Ferry Meadows, the annual
Good Friday flying session begins at 10am, but since Friday is our regular
afternoon as well, the field will be ours all day.
On Saturday, the Northern Gala takes place at
Remember to use the same entry as for the campsite at the
Nationals, & sign in.
Just in case any PMFC members don't know,
here is the link to a BMFA message:-
"2018 WORLD CHAMPIONSHIP TEAM BRONZE FOR GBR!"
Mark Benns, Tony Hebb and Hans Staartjes.
for full results.
23rd March was the 25th Anniversary of Vulcan XH558 last RAF
The Vulcan to the Sky Trust has a page commemorating this.
Whilst Planes TV have an
11 minute video of the delivery flight to Bruntingthorpe.
Link to previous "Latest Update"
Tony Beckett -