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JOHN STEVENS 1936-2020

JOHN STEVENS 1936-2020 Typical of aeromodellers of his age, John began in the hobby with free flight, progressed into control line and then – in the era of RCS reed gear – into radio control. He took advantage of Plessey sponsorship to graduate with an engineering degree, then moved to Air Link Trainers in Aylesbury in the ‘60s working on flight simulators, at a time when the technology utilised a camera ‘driven’ around model scenarios, with the mocked-up cockpit mounted on hydraulic jack...
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JOHN STEVENS 1936-2020

JOHN STEVENS 1936-2020 Typical of aeromodellers of his age, John began in the hobby with free flight, progressed into control line and then – in the era of RCS reed gear – into radio control. He took advantage of Plessey sponsorship to graduate with an engineering degree, then moved to Air Link Trainers in Aylesbury in the ‘60s working on flight simulators, at a time when the technology utilised a camera ‘driven’ around model scenarios, with the mocked-up cockpit mounted on hydraulic jack...
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2020 FREE FLIGHT FORUM – venue change

The Free Flight Forum will not now be a face-to-face event at Daventry, but will take place at the same time on Zoom, 10:00 on Nov. 15th. Full joining details will be on the BMFA website News Page by Nov. 1st. It will be chaired by Mike Fantham and to whet your appetite here are the speakers and topics. Simon Dixon - The Models of Ray Monks; Mike Woodhouse - Tame Your F1B and Related Thoughts; John Emmett - Geo Fencing and Electronic Stability; Peter Martin - Simulated 3D Flight Dynamics, an A...
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PETER KING  11-8-40 to 23-8-20

PETER KING 11-8-40 to 23-8-20

PETER KING  11-8-40 to 23-8-20 Born during the Blitz, Peter King joined the Surbiton club in 1952 and placed third in the Frog Junior free-flight contest at the Nats the year after, at the age of 13. He later joined Croydon & DMAC but at the same time taught himself clarinet and alto sax, developing a great feel for modern jazz, in particular the be-bop techniques of Charlie Parker. At the age of nineteen he was asked to play alto at the opening night of Ronnie Scott’s jazz club in 1959, a...
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Richard Russell

Richard Russell

It is with deep sadness that we announce the untimely departure of Richard Russell on Tuesday 10th March 20 after a short illness. Chairman of the Corby & District Model Flying Club for many years.  He has been proactive and a supportive member of the club through many changes and establish our new site at Welland Glider Club Brigstock. He will be sorely missed by his Wife Marty, children, Christopher, Kally and all club members.    
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Richard (Dick) Place

Richard (Dick) Place

Richard (Dick) Place. It is on occasions like these that people often take stock of things that have happened in the past, and realise how quickly time, and years have slipped by. It was with great sadness that I report of the passing of one of the all-time quiet legends from our control line section in April 2020.-that of Richard Place. Always known as “Dick”, to his friends; apart from his legendary team racing partner and friend, Don Haworth - who always referred to him as Richard. Dick ...
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John Frederick Reid (Jack) 23-12-1932 -01-07- 2020

John Frederick Reid ( Jack) 23-12-1932 -01-07- 2020 By 1974 Jack was building models suitable for serious competition and indeed did try out for and successfully won a place on the Canadian F1B team to attend the World Championships to be held in Bulgaria in 1975.    In Bulgaria the Canadian team won the bronze medal in F1B.  They would have had silver if Jack hadn’t set the timer wrongly on his last flight.  Forty years later he was still kicking himself for that one.  In 1976 he again made ...
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Lloyd Ressler 1921 - 2020

It is with much regret that West London Model Aeroplane Club announces the sad loss of its Life President Lloyd Ressler, who passed away peacefully at home on 20th April with his wife Pat at his side, at his side. Lloyd was our club’s Life President for many years, after stepping down as Chairman and was instrumental in its original development at Stockley Park when the club was the West Drayton MAC, the later relocation of the club to Springwell Lane back in the 80’s and its renaming to West ...
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Richard Russell

It is with deep sadness that we announce the untimely departure of Richard Russell on Tuesday 10th March 20 after a short illness. Chairman of the Corby & District Model Flying Club for many years. He has been proactive and a supportive member of the club through many changes and establish our new site at Welland Glider Club Brigstock. He will be sorely missed by his Wife Marty ,children, Christopher , Kally and all club members. Chris Yates Club Treasurer It is with deep sadness that w...
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Mike Evatt 1942 - 2020

Mike Evatt started his career in competitive free flight in 1957 when he won the Golden Wings contest for under 16s organised by Aeromodeller magazine. He was a member of the Northampton Club then. Along with people like Jaguar designer Ted Evans, Bert Revell and one time Aeromodeller editor and F1C team member Martyn Cowley. Trevor Payne recalls that he and Mike first joined the Northampton MAC when they were 16; the club had a basement meeting room in Kingsthorpe Hall which was in Thorntons Pa...
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