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Graham Lynn MBE FSMAE - Update

Further to the announcement of the death of Graham Lynn MBE FSMAE, we have now received confirmation of the funeral arrangements, which will take place on Wednesday 29th April.There will be a service of Remembrance and Memorial for Graham which will take place at Brampton Parish Church (St Mary Magdalene, PE28 4PF)at 2pm.Refreshments will be available afterwards at Brampton Park Golf Club, Buckden Road, Brampton, PE28 4NF.Donations are invited in favour of Addenbrooke’s Charitable Trust (please...
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Graham Lynn MBE FSMAE

Graham Lynn MBE FSMAE

It is with great sadness that we inform you of the death of Graham Lynn MBE FSMAE on the morning of 12th April.The contribution that Graham made to the model flying movement over many years was remarkable.  Having had a long career in the RAF (rising to the rank of Wing Commander) and serving as RAFMAA Chairman, he took up employment with the BMFA in 1994 within months of his retirement from the RAF, initially as General Secretary and then as Chief Executive.  Amongst his many significant achiev...
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John Henderson FSMAE 1928-2015

His signature tune was contained within his telephone answering message “Sorry John is not here to take your call. If it is to do with the Church or aeromodelling, please, please leave a message and John will get back to you.” This message explained his wide range of friends. His work for the Church will be spoken of elsewhere.For many years, John along with his brother Eric, were to be seen on the BMFA Stand at the Power Nationals and at all the shows within their Area. John was a member of t...
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SAM 1066 meetings at Middle Wallop

Posted on behalf of SAM1066:Following on from good news regarding the Easter Meeting, we have now heard that the balance of the program for the year has been granted permission, subject of course to the usual MoD caveats regarding cancellation at short notice. We live with this every year.As a reminder, dates are:3rd/4th May; 13th/14th June; 30th/31st August; 3rd/4th October & 15th November (AGM to be held after this last meeting.) The full comp program will appear in the next NC.Notificatio...
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John Henderson FSMAE

It is with regret and sadness that we inform you of the death of John Henderson Fellow who passed away on Friday 6th March at St David’s Hospital Cardiff, following an inoperable brain tumour. John would have been 87 this year. John was elected to Fellowship in 1995 and served on the Executive Committee as PRO for 7 years from 1996 – 2003. Many of you will also know John from the many shows he attended as Stand Manager, not to mention many years manning the BMFA Stand at the R/C Nationals with...
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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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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 photogr...
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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 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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