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Alex Whittaker  |  Oct 13, 2021  |  0 comments
Alex Whittaker takes a virtual visit to the centre of The Single Channel Cult

This long, drab, heartless Covid imposition has separated me from my friends over t’ Pennines in Yorkshire. Ah, Yorkshire, where men are men and allus’ buy their own pints. Anyway, my mates from God’s Own County share at least one passion with this here Lancashire Lad. Aye, at Pontefract they keep alight the sacred flame of all things Single Channel.

David Ashby  |  Sep 26, 2014  |  0 comments
RCM&E / Modelflying. co. uk's events diary for the winter is growing fast sodon't forget totell us about your swapmeet, indoor flying session, auction, exhibition or other model flying related activity. We're sometimes asked why some events always appear in our winter listings.
David Ashby  |  Jun 12, 2014  |  0 comments
The 5th annual Greenacres RCM&E Summer Fly-in was a blast, check out the pics! . . . .
David Ashby  |  Jun 24, 2013  |  0 comments
We had a great time at our Greenacres Summer Fly-in this weekend, once again it was really great to see so many friends old and new, some great flying and enjoy loads of good-natured banter. Check out the pic and video links below! See you next year and don't forget that there's another Greenacres fly-in 27th and 28th July too! . . .
David Ashby  |  Aug 28, 2012  |  0 comments
Well that was the Nats 2012 that was; the sun shone (most of the time), the rain went somewhere else (most of the time) and the wind was kind. Did you have a good show? What was your highlight? Check out the thread link below for pics and feedback. . .
David Ashby  |  Aug 30, 2011  |  0 comments
UPDATE 30/8/11 - check out the pics and video thread! We’re often surprised by just how many model flyers have never attended the BMFA’s annual National Model Flying Championships at RAF Barkston Heath near Grantham in Lincolnshire over the August bank holiday weekend. That’s not to say the event isn’t well attended, it is and, come rain or shine, it seems to get bigger every year too. Whether you compete or not, it’s a weekend with something for anyone who loves model flying, one of those events that serves to inspire, re-invigorate or relax. It’s a chance to catch up with old friends, make new ones and see a whole host of flying disciplines at the highest level.
David Ashby  |  Aug 31, 2010  |  0 comments
The Saturday showline by Vecchio Austriaco Another August Bank Holiday has been and gone and with it another BMFA National Model Flying Championships. Sadly the August weather didn't get any better this year and it looks as if the Nats 2010 will be remembered for the poor flying conditions. How was your Nats? Why not share your pics and thoughts in the thread below. Click here for Vecchio Austriaco's album of photos from the event.
David Ashby  |  Jun 30, 2010  |  0 comments
Colin Lowe's superb Nijhuis Lancaster cruising past. Glass covered, it uses 4 x 2831-1000 motors and scale 3-blade props. A 3S 5000mAh battery provides 12 minutes of flying time. Another year brought another great Bickley electric fly-in.
David Ashby  |  Jun 25, 2010  |  0 comments
With the weekend forcast looking very good, the finishing touches are just being made by the well honed Greenacres team before this weekend's fly-in. It looks as if some flyers should start arriving late afternoon and this evening. Why not add your pics to the new event thread that's running (link below), your video too? See you there and don't forget the suncream! . .
David Ashby  |  Jun 23, 2010  |  0 comments
This is the superb flying field captured at the 2008 YT International fly-in The days are ticking down to our 50th Anniversary Fly-in at theGreenacres Club, near Walsall, Birmingham. It's scheduled for the weekend of 26th - 27thJune at their superb site not far from J7 of the M6. Easy access from J7 of the M6 Free parking Free Camping all weekend (donation appreciated) Friendly and relaxed off-the-peg flying over 2 days (A cert min) Meet fellow modelflying. co.
Vecchio Austriaco  |  Jun 09, 2010  |  0 comments
The 2010 Heli Smack Down took place over 5/6 June 2010 andwas mainly organized by Lorenzo Riva, father of Lukas Riva, who won the 3D Masters in 2008. The Riva family (Swiss) had organized a similar event; an alpine Heli Smack Down in 2008 and 2009, where they had almost 100 pilots and, as this was a great success, they had the idea to transfer the event to the beach! The number of pilots was less than for the Alpine events but not so bad remembering that this was the first event ofthis kind. The event took place on Igea Marina, a village close to the Italian city of Rimini, on the Adriatic Sea. The Adriatic is well known for its sandy beaches with shallow water so ideal to get a model quickly back out in case of an accident! Taking place overtwo days with non-competitive flying in the morning and afternoon along with night flying too, I hope the photos demonstrate a little bit of the atmosphere along with the very high skill level of the participants.
Tim Mackey  |  Jun 08, 2010  |  0 comments
Photos by John Bowman (check out John's album for more photos) The first of the 2010 season PSSA ( Power Scale Soaring Association ) meetings got under way on a rather grey and doubtful day, at the famous Great Orme Llanduno venue Sunday 6th June. Things didn’t get off to the best of starts with the surprise announcement by the local council that the Orme would be all but closed completely on the Saturday of this planned two day weekend event – due to a car rally taking place around the Marine drive. Keeping a close eye on the met office reports, it was touch and go right up to Saturday night as to 'whether' the event would happen at all, as we had been experiencing some rather calm and pleasant conditions for a change – great for all but us slope soaring fans who like nothing better than a brisk 20 MPH westerly wind! Sunday morning dawned cloudy, but at least the forecast included some wind. Right up to 9AM or so on Sunday morning, several phone calls and emails were flying to and from the house – as we can literally just about see the Orme from our back garden - the trees at our place are a pretty good indicator of conditions, and that, coupled with the behaviour of the off-shore wind turbines which now blight our sea view helped cement the decision that we were good to go.
David Ashby  |  Oct 19, 2009  |  0 comments
Allan Bowker was busy filming the Greenacre Club's Fun Fly event run in conjunction with YT International and here's the fine footage, it looks like the weather was kind, thanks Allan. Why not pop along to next years event? Check out the Greenacres club website for more info in due course. . .
Martyn Harvey  |  Oct 12, 2009  |  0 comments
A Gangster ready to depart The second weekend in September has to be the best of the year. I haven’t enjoyed myself so much for a long time, and the flying was great too! Although I'm rarely able to get to events such as this, I think that all clubs should try to host a Splash-in, and encourage members to attend events in their area. Just south of Inverness, Loch Insh is a long way north, but the scenery is truly spectacular, so it's well worth taking a few days extra holiday just to enjoy the countryside. Loch Garten and its Ospreys are just a few miles away, Loch Ness and Fort William and Ben Nevis are an easy tour, and the trip up the A9 from Perth is delightful and well worth the effort.
David Ashby  |  Sep 01, 2009  |  0 comments
Shane Harding's Lightning impressed everyone - won best Golden Era Jet (Top Gun) Another BMFA National Model Flying Championships has just passed, we're back from RAF Barkston Heath and caught up on some much needed sleep after a busy bank holiday weekend. So what of the Nats 2009 then - the largest annual model flying event in Europe. Well the weather wasn't too bad although the wind was a decided factor for all competitors be they Scale, IMAC or Fun Fly. The sun shone at times but the overriding memory of 2009 must be of overcast skies and strong winds.

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