Trevor Plumbe

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<p>It is with great sadness that the Mansfield club announce the death of the one time secretary Trevor Plumbe age 69, Trevor had been a very keen aero modeller for many years, &amp; was at home mainly with F3A Aerobatics, which he took a very active part in at club level &amp; also as a … Read More

Steve Warren

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<p>A much loved and respected quiet powerhouse of the Waltham Chase Aeromodellers and Southern Area BMFA died peacefully at home surrounded by his family on Saturday 1st April 2017. His early career as engineering officer in the boiler rooms full of asbestos on cargo vessels had ultimately taken its toll.</p> <p> </p> <p>Steve was one of … Read More

Neville Eyre

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<p>It is with sadness that I have to report that Neville (Nev) Eyre, well-known Team Race flier and member of the Wharfedale &amp; District Aeromodellers passed away on Saturday whilst competing in Texas Quickie Rat Race at the Barton Club. He was 59.</p> <p>I understand that Nev had just taken off after a pit-stop when … Read More

John O’Donnell 1932 – 18/4/2017

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<p>John O’Donnell<br />1932 – 18/4/2017</p> <p><img src="https://www.bmfa.org/Portals/0/xNews/uploads/2017/4/25/John%20O'Donnell%20head%20and%20shoulders.jpg" alt="JOD" width="400" height="267" /><br /><br />John O’Donnell has died – he was 84.<br /><br />JOD as he was known, was the most consistently successful model flyer of all time where it really counts, – in competition. Throughout his career, he honed his skills by careful thought and rigorous … Read More

Allan Pointer

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<p>It is with sadness that we record the passing of Allan Pointer on the 28th March 2017. Allan was a long serving member, committee member and newsletter editor of Southampton Model Aeroplane Club.</p> <p>With his craft skills and knowledge, Allan's ability to design, build and fly model aircraft placed him at the apex of the … Read More

Martyn Pressnell CEng, FRAeS 24/09/1936 – 08/01/2017

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<p>Martyn Pressnell Ceng, FRAeS</p> <p>24/9/1936 – 8/1/2017</p> <p>Born in Southend, Martyn was an aviation enthusiast since childhood, becoming an experienced designer of model aircraft at the age of eighteen for Contest Kits of Leigh-on Sea. His particular interest was free-flight rubber competition, an interest he pursued all his life.</p> <p>After a degree in aeronautical engineering … Read More

Martyn Pressnell CEng, FRAeS – 24/9/1936 – 8/1/2017

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<div class="t pg-1m0 pg-1×3 pg-1h3 pg-1y4 pg-1ff1 pg-1fs0 pg-1fc0 pg-1sc0 pg-1ls0 pg-1ws0">Born in Southend, Martyn was an aviation enthusiast since childhood, becoming an experienced</div> <div class="t pg-1m0 pg-1×3 pg-1h3 pg-1y5 pg-1ff1 pg-1fs0 pg-1fc0 pg-1sc0 pg-1ls0 pg-1ws0">designer of model aircraft at the age of eighteen for Contest Kits of Leigh-on Sea. His particular</div> <div class="t pg-1m0 … Read More

Clive Weller

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<p>Clive passed away peacefully on 23rd December 2016 aged 74.</p> <p>He was a dedicated and respected Aerobatic Modeller, Flyer and Designer for more than 50 years.</p> <p>He was an active member of the BMFA, GBRCAA and many local model flying clubs.</p> <p>He leaves behind a wife Valerie and daughter Karen.</p>

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