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My newly refurbished Sandpiper (formerly ‘The Green Thing’) flew for the first time on Sunday April 1st 2018 – the 100th anniversary of the formation of the Royal Air Force. Hence the commemorative RAF roundel! Thanks must go to Barry who assisted in the take-off by holding down the rear of the Sandpiper so that […]

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It must be Christmas because last night was the annual SMFC Christmas meal! The event was held at the Wilson Arms in Knowle. I was so involved in the event that I only took three photos, but here they are so that those who had the misfortune of not being able to attend can see […]

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The club ‘A’ team met up the field on Sunday 24th September to be awarded their ‘A’ certificates by the club Safety Officer, Adrian Howley. Anthony Cundy, Colin Watkins, Barry Twilton and Mel Jones all looked suitably pleased with their shiny new certificates, although Barry’s seems to have gone AWOL for some reason! Congratulations to […]

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Adrian has asked me to make these available to members: BMFA – ‘A’ test Powerpoint Presentation BMFA – AS Handbook 2017 Fixed Wing Power Certificates 2017   These are ‘PDF’ or ‘PPT’ files. You may need the appropriate reader on your system to view them.   These and similar documents now have a permanent home […]

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I have often wondered what views could be seen from my glider when at it’s highest point. Mystery solved – Chris very kindly lent me his Mobius camera to kill my curiosity. After a couple of inches of Velcro were applied to my wing Chris stuck the Mobius on and launched the all-seeing Phoenix into the cloudy sky. After […]

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Some of you might remember that some weeks ago Mel told us of a lady, Rose Meredith,  whose husband had died and left a houseful of assorted RC models and equipment that she was trying to dispose of. One of the models caught my eye and I made contact with Rose through Mel and eventually […]

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