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This was the first time the club has held hosted a UKCAA  or classic aerobatic association meeting.

In the early morning I felt quite nervous wondering if anybody would turn up and if the weather would hold out!

I needn’t have worried, flyers soon started to arrive and many different models were put together ready for flying.

We were lucky to have about 15 flyers and about 30 models, some having come quite a long way, from Bristol, Hull, Doncaster, Crew.

As always with “new people” to the site they were offered coffee and doughnuts! Once they had a look around the field they could not believe the facilities and how nicely the grass was cut.

We held a pilots briefing to go over the site rules, which I must complement everybody on following completely,  which made it a very pleasant day not having to tell anybody off!

Flying got under way about 10.30 It was a bit overcast but thankfully the rain held off.

There were two lady flyers. One was flying an orange Bar-Fli, with an OS 55 which she flew exceptionally well, including all of the classic manoeuvres, such as slow rolls spins and outside loops. The other Lady flew an UPSET 2, she also flew really well, this time it was electric powered.

The flying standard was really good, and at one time I think that there were 3 Bar-flis in the air at once.

I know Mick Mcclean was really getting into the spirit of the meeting, I also saw Walter Line fly his Kwick –fli 3 to his usual high standard.     

We only had one crash all day, which was very unfortunate as this the aeroplane had only recently been repaired from a crash at the Skegness meet. The lipo caught fire and the model was lost.

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Mick on firefighting duties

Flying was on going through the day, but as usual started to slow down when the smell of bacon and beef burgers cooking. ( thanks Martyn Kinder, John Whittle). After a good bit of grub and coffee we began to get flying again.

This time some different models flew a Gangster of Andy Downward. Martin Fox “let lose” his electric Lighting which can only be described as very fast and powerful, running 8 lipos a and Leopard motor that puts out about 2500 watts!

Harry Peberdy had two models one was his electric Bar-fli, and his other was a Dave smith Smart move, again electric powered by 6 lipos which was very powerful.

Clubmen

There was a good range of models from the 60s to up to the 90s, what was funny was you heard people say !i haven't seen one of them for 30 years, or i could not get mine to fly.

I can only say we had a really good meet, and would like to say thanks to the committee for allowing us to hold it.

roll on next year.

Graham Fox

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