Brian Hilliard 1938 – 29/12/2016

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<p>Brian was not a nationally known figure in the aero modelling world other than a couple of mentions in some modelling magazines but was a tremendous example of someone who refused to let enormous obstacles stop him from enjoying life to the full. Brian was severely injured in a motorcycle crash at the age of … Read More

Robin Sleight MBE, FSMAE. 1937 – 2016

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<p><a href="/Portals/0/xNews/uploads/2016/12/9/Robin Sleight.jpg"> </a><a href="/Portals/0/xNews/uploads/2016/12/9/Robin circa 1953.jpg"> <img src="/Portals/0/xNews/uploads/2016/12/9/Robin circa 1953.jpg" alt="" width="269" height="220" /></a></p> <p>Robin Sleight, Honorary Secretary of the BMFA and Chairman of the British Association of Radio Control Soarers, died on December 2<sup>nd</sup>, 2016.</p> <p>Robin had been a member of the BMFA for nearly sixty years starting like so many others with Keil … Read More

Roger Bellingham (Hon Member)

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<p>It is with great sadness that we write to inform you of the death of Roger Bellingham (Honorary Member) on Friday 7th October.<br />Roger devoted a great deal of his life to the model flying movement, serving as BMFA Flying Site Officer on a voluntary basis for a number of years, before being contracted as … Read More

Malcolm (Mac) Taylor (1945 – 2016)

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<p>It is with great sadness we inform everyone that Malcolm (Mac) Taylor passed away on July 30th 2016.</p> <p>Malcolm was a member of the BMFA for several years including the SMAE. He was a Chief Examiner for the Midlands region for many years in the 1908/90s.</p> <p>He formed the company of Taylorcraft in the 80s. … Read More

Ronald Checkley 1929 – 2016

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<p>Ronald 'Ron' Checkley, of the Tamworth (Hanson) Model Flying Club, passed away earlier this years at the age of 87.</p> <p>Ron had been a much loved and valued member of the club for more than 20 years and was famous for his love of life and infectious sense of humour. He was a talented pilot … Read More

(Jet) Jethwa

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<p>I wish to inform everyone that sadly Jet passed away after a very short illness on the 27th of July 2016.</p> <p>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.</p> <p>A lifelong … Read More

Derek Moseley

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<p>It is with sadness that I have to inform everyone that knew him that Derek passed away on the 10th of June 2016.</p> <p>Derek was a former member of the York Club and has been with HOSMAC for about 4 or 5 years.</p> <p>I did not know him extremely well, but found him to be … Read More

Roy Scott

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<p>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.</p> <p>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 &amp; C Castings … Read More

Norman Martindale 1935-2016

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<p>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 … Read More

Ivan Goodchild (1946 – 2016)

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<p>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 … Read More