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Firebirds Model Club News

March 2016 – 1

Down at the field Posted on Tue, March 15, 2016 20:30:51

Well we finally got a break in the weather on 12th March. It was sunny and calm and ideal for flying.

There was plenty of training going on. In the top left picture, Russel’s friend Chris got a few flights in and was progressing well. Here we have Nigel heading to the patch with Justin. Nigel also did very well and bagged his first landing.

March 2016 – 2

Down at the field Posted on Tue, March 15, 2016 20:29:11

John’s Extra/MX climb’s out after take-off

Alan’s cub taking off. The calm winds really favoured this light little plane. Some of the larger machines were struggling to slow down for the landing.

Pete was sporting a P38 Lightning recently acquired from the Romsey auction. It flew nicely from the first launch.

Alan was up and flying with his Majestic Major.

September 2015

Down at the field Posted on Sun, September 13, 2015 08:55:55

Well, there have been some good flying days over the past month with quite a lot of really rubbish ones too. Many thanks to Paul and Rob who supplied me with some great pictures.

Here’s a picture from one day that turned out beautifully calm and sunny but started with a bit of rain, hence the cover over my plane in the foreground and Pete scanning the skies for any further signs of precipitation.

Paul was working out the niggles with his recently acquired Ultimate Bipe.
Although the power was adequate, it wasn’t quite up to Paul standards. So maybe we’ll see some changes up front.

Here she is flying and you’ll notice that this shot is from above. It is a movie-still taken by one of Rob’s planes.

Rob managed to catch quite a few fleeting moments of other aircraft passing through his camera’s field of view.

…And here is Rob getting ready to start his WOT4, which he can usually manage with a quick back-flip of the spinner. This is a trick I first saw Russell do with one of my planes.

Alan just getting his Majestic Major ready for lift off. This is a lovely thing to fly and we had some great goes with it.