RSS

(Jet) Jethwa

I wish to inform everyone that sadly Jet passed away after a very short illness on the 27th of July 2016.I first met Jet on Beverley Westwood 20 years ago and he remained a very well respected and good friend till the end, eventually after some persuading he joined our little club.A lifelong modeller and flyer with exquisite building skills and engineering ingenuity for solving problems.He will be missed by all the members of HOSMAC for his un-boundless knowledge which he passed on to everyone w...
Read More

Derek Moseley

It is with sadness that I have to inform everyone that knew him that Derek passed away on the 10th of June 2016.Derek was a former member of the York Club and has been with HOSMAC for about 4 or 5 years.I did not know him extremely well, but found him to be a gentle giant, a true gentleman, a fantastic modeller and flyer always willing to help others.Our condolences to his wife Bett and son Terry.K Walder, Secretary
Read More

Roy Scott

We would like to report the passing of Roy Scott, founder of Micro-Mold Products. Roy passed away very recently (August) he was 89 years of age.Roy’s company Micro-Mold started in 1965/1966 in a lock up garage in Maidenhead, Berkshire. Over the years he started to purchase other modelling companies including C & C Castings (military miniatures); Bellona (van formed scenery for military modellers and railways); Avoncraft (range of vac formed fuselage and foam wing models) MM Radio Systems (r...
Read More

Air Navigation Order 2016

The current Air Navigation Order (ANO 2009) which provides the legal framework within which model aircraft are flown, will be replaced with a new version (ANO 2016) with effect from the 25th August.Further details can be found here:http://publicapps.caa.co.uk/modalapplication.aspx?catid=1&pagetype=65&appid=11&mode=detail&id=7503The main change for model flyers is the numbering of the relevant articles rather than their content/meaning.
Read More
The 2016 RAeC Queen's Air Race Challenge Cup

The 2016 RAeC Queen's Air Race Challenge Cup

The 2016 RAeC Queen's Air Race Challenge CupHer Majesty The Queen approved the gift of the trophy to the Royal Aero Club of the United Kingdom (RAeC) in 2010 and competitions were held in 2011 (British Aerobatic Association), 2012 (British Microlight Aircraft Association) and 2013 (British Balloon & Airship Club). The trophy is of Irish silver and dates from around 1719 and sits on a wooden base. It has the Royal Arms on one side and the words “The Queen’s Air Race Challenge Cup” on the o...
Read More

Norman Martindale 1935-2016

Members of Halton and District Model Flying Club learned with much sadness of the death of their Club Honorary President Norman Martindale who passed away in hospital on May 5th 2016 after a short illness. Norman had faced challenging health problems in recent years with characteristic stoicism and courage. The loss of a leg and subsequent use of a prosthetic did nothing to deter him from living his life and pursuing his hobby to the full.Norman became interested in model flying as a small boy d...
Read More

Reduced Fees from 1st July

Reduced Fees from 1st July for 2016Senior £25Junior£13Family Senior£25 Family Partner£17Family Junior£10 Please note that membership runs until 31st December, 2016 for all classes of membership  When you join the BMFA you are taking part in the development of model flying in the United Kingdom.           You become part of the National Governing Body dedicated to the promotion and protection of the sport of model flying at all levels.           You are welcome to join the BMFA either as a member...
Read More

Ivan Goodchild (1946 - 2016)

I am sad to report that Ivan Goodchild passed away suddenly on Sunday 8th May whilst taking part in an LMA Fly in at Binham, Norfolk. He had just finished flying his beloved B17, said he felt a bit funny, sat down and passed away. Paramedics were called and the East Anglian Air Ambulance attended but he was pronounced dead at the scene. I can only repeat what a friend said and that was he died at his favourite flying site having just flown his favourite aircraft and surrounded by friends.Ivan wa...
Read More
Page 22 of 29 First 2021[22]2324 Last