Brian Martin

20/05/2021By BMFAAdministratorObituaries No Comments

<p>North east flyer and Contest Secretary, Brian Martin, has died. Brian flew power models in all forms from the 50s to the late 70s, before switching to rubber, going on to feature in the British F1B team on several occasions. Brian didn't miss a single free flight contest season in over 50 years, before stepping … Read More

Norman Butcher FSMAE 1928 – 2017

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<p><strong>Norman Butcher FSMAE; 15.10.1928 – 13.08.2017</strong></p> <p> </p> <p>It is with great regret that I inform you of the passing of Norman Butcher FSMAE at the age of 89.</p> <p>A prolific and successful aeromodeller, Norman always had two ambitions, the first being to earn a living from the model trade and the second to achieve success … Read More

BILL DRAPER 1934 – 2017

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<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

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