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We were treated to two days of good flying weather.

Brian Cole pulled out all the stops to produce a superb, close mown, grass strip. Even the Spitfires managed to take off and land without nosing over (most of the time). Dave Blakemore's spitfire about to land on the perfect surface.

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What makes these events special are the impromptu 'scrambles' which can occur at any time.

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One of the best ones at this event was the flight of biplanes (at least 5) headed by Walter Line's rebuilt example, resplendent with handed painted lozenge camouflage pattern.

 

 

 

 

 

Look at the concentration of the pilots, and they even run out in formation to collect their aeroplanes

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A trio of Spitfires also managed a fairly tight formation some of the time, orchestrated by John Putt. The picture below shows John's spitfire flying wingman to Dave Blakemore's spitfire. Both are Mick Reeves kits.

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Wayne Applebee's supply of burgers ran out during Sunday afternoon.

The event provided the ideal opportunity to award BMFA achievement certificates to Terry Thorpe (Fixed Wing 'A') and myself (Heli 'A). Thanks to Graham Fox for making the certificates available.

The positive feedback received during and after the event would indicate that this will be a firm fixture in the club's calendar for some time to come.

If you missed the event, why not make a warbird (or pick one up at the swapmeet) in time for the next one in May 2015?

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