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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 devot...
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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 wh...
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Robert (Bob) Mahoney

Robert (Bob) Mahoney

Robert (Bob to his friends) Mahoney passed away peacefully on Sunday February 22nd, after a short illness.   Bob was one of those people of whom you might think 'been there, done everything' and in many ways that was true, for he led a varied and interesting life. He was also a stickler for detail and seeing that things were done correctly, particularly with regard to safety. Bob was a great photographer and  had spent some time in the Falklands during the war with Argentina, several of his p...
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Bob (Robert) Mahoney

It is with great sadness we inform you of the death of Bob (Robert) Mahoney on Sunday 22nd February 2015. Further information and tributes to follow.
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Ray Jones Obituary

Ray Jones Obituary

Ray Jones Model 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 m...
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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 ...
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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 mo...
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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 ma...
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Model Flying Technology Developments & the BMFA Position.

MODEL FLYING TECHNOLOGIES RECENT DEVELOPMENTS AND THE BMFA POSITION   There is no doubt that we are in a changing environment in terms of what is possible with model aircraft, and the ready availability of equipment capable of capturing high quality stills and film footage in easy to operate and often ready to fly packages.   Many of the latest developments present the opportunity for pilots to operate outside of the recognised definitions for Sport and Recreational model flying, and also p...
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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...
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