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Model flying day proves to be a hit for young and old

Hugh La Trobe, chairman of the Friends of Combe Valley Countryside Park opens the new Flying Field.

Hugh La Trobe, chairman of the Friends of Combe Valley Countryside Park opens the new Flying Field.

THE 1066 Model Flying Club enjoyed a sucesssful open day as it celebrated its new grounds at Bulverhythe Recreation Grounds last Saturday (June 21).

With great public support, fantastic weather and some great flying demostrations, the day of family fun was a success.

Aircraft on display included an eagle-shaped model and a large glider which was launched by bungee line, wowing the crowd with a daring teddy bear parachute jump.

And in the capable hands of a training instructors, who took over the transmitter controls when the flying went a bit ‘wobbly’, visitors young and old were given the opportunity to fly a model themselves.

Mark Cornwall, chairman of 1066 Model Flying Club, said: “We were all delighted by the turnout, and everyone seemed to be having a good time.

“It was the first of these free local community events that we’ve put on, so we had a lot to learn but with the support of the membership, the Rangers, and the Observer it all went quite smoothly. Our thanks to all who participated.”

Operating for more than 40 years, the club aims to continue a tradition of aviation activity in Pebsham that goes back more almost a century. The club encourges visitors and new members, and for more information please visit www.1066mfc.co.uk or call on Mark Cornwall 0142 4 714038.

 

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