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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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After thinking that slope soaring was difficult because getting to the slope was time consuming, I find that I have been tempted up the Long Mynd twice in a week! The same hard core of intrepid soarers from SMFC that tempted me up the Orme (In my last posting!) also tempted me up the Long Mynd. […]

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  Alan Head has announced via his web site that he is no longer in business, which is a shame but he can`t keep going forever. However he still has some Wild Thing 46 inch slope planes for sale, see link below, you will have to be quick if you fancy one though.   http://www.freewebs.com/sasepp/index.html […]