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Sadly, our use of this site, after many, many years, ceases after 31 May 2023
All 2023 club activities are scheduled for our Knettishall site – Hanky Planky Wacky Races Family Fun Day & BBQ; the BMFC World Record challenge 2023; BMFC Round the world Challenge. As well, of course, as routine flying after 31 May 2023.
And another fabulous day at the start of October ’22
A Buch of five, followed by Dave Gregson’s stunning Beaufighter undergoing taxiing trials (a damaged bolt prevented flying it).
Mid September ’22, what a Fabulous Day
Particular thanks to RonS for putting out the call. Even the grass has grown back!
The last outdoor club meeting of 2022
A good attendance on a balmy late summer evening. Much to discuss of course.
Afterwards, Steve Docherty treated us to a walk around and deep look at the progress of his homebuilt PT19. Some more essentials before the maiden flight, on top of a huge amount of work so far…including homemade hinges.
Followed by flying by lights, courtesy of Mark Allen and Kevin Fairgrieve.
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Rougham on a Sunday in April 2022
Glorious sunshine enticed a group of members to rehearse their skills and and enjoy the early signs of spring.
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Vintage Fly-in, organised by Skyward, 18 September 2021
Skyward treated us all to a full size vintage fly-in for the weekend of 18/19 September.
I have to confess that I had forgotten all about it until a succession of ‘old bangers’ flew over my garden on a rare sunny Saturday morning. Wifey and I just made it up to the airfield in time to see a vast array of vintage aircraft arranged for all comers to get up close and inspect. My photos barely do the event justice.
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Aviation Appreciation Day, organised by Skyward, 21 August 2021
Skyward, one of the tenants of Rougham Airfield, put together this event marking the re-opening of their flight training business. They organised a full size spot landing competition; bar, food and evening dance with live bands; static displays by ourselves and the Kite Flyers who also share the area; plus an open day at the Rougham Control Tower museum.
Despite the forecast of heavy rain it all went splendidly and was pretty well attended by their customers…anxious to show off their landing skills and win prizes.
Six of our members were there and put together an excellent and varied display of models, answering questions from oldsters and youngsters alike. Many thanks to those who took part and contributed to a very enjoyable outing.
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Rougham in summer, June 2021
Brilliant wall to wall blue skies in the days leading up to a partial solar eclipse. On the day, morning cloud ensured nothing noticeable happened. But it was terrifically warm and by the afternoon most cloud had cleared leaving as with a brilliant, quiet afternoon of flying. My thanks to Adrian, Nigel and Ron for allowing me to bushwhack their day. Stills by Ian McDowell on an iPhone.
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Have a look at the Gallery for a few more pictures of the day the sun was (allegedly) partially eclipsed. Stills by Ian McDowell on an iPhone.
Some pictures from the long and rich history of BMFC
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