Robin Innes Gowler FSMAE – 1933-2023

09/12/2023By BMFA CEOGeneral News, News Flash, Obituaries

It is with great sadness that we report the death of our former Chairman, Robin Gowler, Fellow.  Robin passed away peacefully at home on Friday 8th December with his wife Poppy at his side. Robin began experimenting with radio control in the 1940s. Thirty years later, Robin joined the Ramsey Model Aero Club and progressed … Read More

Tony Hooper MBE (1941 – 2023)

07/04/2023By BMFAAdministratorObituaries

It is with great sadness that we inform you of the sad passing of Tony Hooper on Thursday 30th March 2023. Having developed an interest in aviation at an early age, he remained an aeromodeller throughout his life, serving the Large Model Association as the co-ordinator of their over 20kg Scheme (including being the point … Read More

Mike Proctor, FSMAE, 1946 – 2022

02/12/2022By BMFAAdministratorNews Flash, Obituaries

Mike was a talented flyer, builder and organiser.  His flying and building started like many of his generation in the late 50’s early 60’s honing his skills on Free Flight models of all descriptions. Mike moved to York, and trained as a Teacher, becoming Head of Craftwork at a local school. No doubt the Students … Read More

Tony Shortell – 1932 – 2021

28/07/2022By BMFAAdministratorObituaries

Why do we take part in hobbies, past times, and sport? Out of work activities allow us to get away from the stresses and strains of the real world and meet people in a social environment. We make friends, often for life, with people who share common interests and passion. Most of us will have … Read More

Robert (Bob) Mahoney

20/05/2021By BMFAAdministratorObituaries No Comments

<p>Robert (Bob to his friends) Mahoney passed away peacefully on Sunday February 22nd, after a short illness.</p> <p> </p> <p>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 … Read More

Roy Scott

20/05/2021By BMFAAdministratorObituaries No Comments

<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

BILL DRAPER 1934 – 2017

20/05/2021By BMFAAdministratorObituaries No Comments

<p>It is my sad duty to report the passing of a great model flyer,friend and club mate,  Bill Draper.</p> <p>Bills achievements in F2B were. legendary. With his own design Superhawk He won the gold trophy at</p> <p>The British Nationals 9 times.Was British Team member in F2B over 3 decades and became European champion in1989</p> <p>For these … Read More

Peter Rabjohn

20/05/2021By BMFAAdministratorObituaries No Comments

<p>It is with great sadness that we hear of the passing of Peter Rabjohn in the early hours of Saturday 21<sup>st</sup> September 2019. Peter had been receiving treatment for a heart condition for many years, but a recent deterioration finally beat him. </p> <p>He was a keen Control Line Model Flyer and member of both Chiltern … Read More

Jack Allen 1929 – 2013

20/05/2021By BMFAAdministratorObituaries No Comments

It is with deep regret I report the passing of Jack. He joined the Royal Navy in 1941 and transferred to the Fleet Air Arm, spent most of the war years in Ceylon servicing Sword Fish and Corsairs returning home safely Petty Officer Allen. A well known modeller for many years flying with Brighton and … Read More