It is my sad duty to report the passing of a great model flyer,friend and club mate, Bill Draper.
Bills achievements in F2B were. legendary. With his own design Superhawk He won the gold trophy at
The British Nationals 9 times.Was British Team member in F2B over 3 decades and became European champion in1989
For these achievements he was awarded,The certificate of Merit.at the Royal Aero Club.
He was a great supporter of CLAPA and in co-operation with John Hamilton of The Belfast Club formed and organised
an annual competition , The Home International,for team flyers from England.Wales,Scotland,Northern Ireland, to compete and gain experience in international competition.
For which he recieved a bronze award again by the Royal Aero Club.
He was a mainstay of Nottingham M.A.C. and club treasurer for 30 years before he was forced to retire due to ill health.
He leaves a wife,June and daughters ,Caron and Angela who were his great support team.
Bill will be sadly missed by all who knew him.
Ken Reeves Secretary Nottingham M.A.C.