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Paul Cousens

It is with great sadness that Helipad Scale Model Helicopter Club announces the loss of one of our great characters, Paul Cousens, who passed away after a short illness in February. Always so full of life, banter and with his dry sense of humour; Paul,will be sadly missed by our club. Paul showed such enthusiasm for our hobby in the short time he has been flying, always keen to try new things from 700 Nitros to a beautifully built SAB Goblin his passion never seemed to wane.An absolutely devoted...
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Bill Tarn

It is with great sadness that Basingstoke Model Aero Club announces a vacancy. The untimely and sudden passing of club member Bill Tarn has left a hole in the heart of the club. The successful applicant must have a wicked and mischievous sense of humour, be a valued club member, and friend to all.You would support our club and give ongoing assistance to ensure that events are a success, Bill often arrived much earlier than everyone else to ensure the runway is mowed and be the last to leave when...
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Ray Jones Obituary

Ray Jones Obituary

Ray JonesModel flying lost one of its larger than life characters when Ray Jones passed away 3rdFebruary 2015.Ray started to fly model aircraft as a young man as well as full size flying when he gained his PPL and also flew gliders. Some years ago he build a microlight for a friend and rumour has it that he managed a short flight in it himself. He was rated as one of the most proficient model fliers in the country and was well known as a BMFA examiner. He was the person to whom the other modelle...
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Jack Parker Obituary

It is with great regret and sadness that I report the death of Jack Parker.Jack, a long time member of the Brighouse Club died at the end of 2014.He was a hard working, well known, resolute member of the Northern Area where his efforts were much appreciated by both indoor and outdoor flyers. He diligently investigated and found an ideal indoor flying site in the centre of our area which is enjoyed fortnightly during the winter months by many flyers. He also helped me considerably in running the ...
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Colin Agate Obituary

Colin was a member of Croydon Airport MFC for many many years, and was a keen scale modeller of flying model aircraft.Colin was always recognisable as an Elvis impersonator, and was well know for his activities around model flying as a Judge at the K2 Crawley Indoor, and at Old Warden for the Shuttleworth Scale meeting, amongst others.He was a keen motorcyclist during earlier years.Colin had been unwell for the last few years and had been in and out of hospital on more than one occasion more rec...
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Keith Miller FSMAE 1926-2014

Keith Miller, FSMAE, who died on Nov. 21st, had been a model flyer since well before the War and a member of the major free flight club, Croydon & DMAC, from its founding in 1936. He was South-East Area treasurer for many years, and also at various times its vice-chairman, education co-ordinator and Council delegate, in fact for almost 30 years the public face of the Areaand of his RC club, Tonbridge Radio Flyers. He was always polite and helpful, the sort of chap the BMFA relies on to make...
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Message from the son of Chris Bromley, FSMAE

My family would like to thank everybody that turned up to dad’s funeral on Thursday. It was lovely to see so many people who appreciated Dad both as a colleague and friend.I think everyone who attended would agree that it was a fitting celebration of a truly remarkable man who will be sorely missed by his family and friends.Model flying was always in dad’s heart and his contribution to the hobby over the decades has been vast. As a family if we ever had any questions that we couldn't quite ans...
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Chris Bromley FSMAE

It is with great sadness that we inform you of the death of Chris Bromley FSMAE on the 25th September following a prolonged battle with cancer at the age of 67.The contribution that Chris made to the model flying movement over many years was remarkable.  He was a long standing (22 years) Chairman of the North West Area and served as the BMFA's Technical Secretary for 26 years.  Listing just a few of his achievement: he instigated the BMFA’s first website, built and maintained the office comput...
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Obituary, Roy Pitts

Roy Pitts, aged 89, passed away on 26th August 2014.  A Service and committal was held at the Llanelli Crematorium on 9th September 2014 Memories of my friend Roy Pitts by Geoff Dallimer, Sept 2014 I first met Roy when he was setting up a small factory unit to manufacture a model airplane kit of a radio controlled sailplane that he had recently designed. At the time I was a contributor to the RCME magazine, and I was very intrigued to see the many jigs and fixtures that Roy had designed to facil...
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Roy Yeabsley

After a long spell in a Perth Western Australia hospital, renowned free flight glider flier, Roy Yeabsley passed away on August 21st 2014.Roy was a member of the well known Croydon DMAC in the 40's and 50's, becoming one of the country's leading glider exponents of the time, his Revenge A2 design being nominated as the most successful contest glider of the 1950. In that year he had the distinction of winning three of the national trophies, the K&MAA, ME No.2 and SMAE Cups.Often confused with...
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