Happy New Year to all our members & visitors!
Yesterday at the turf farm was hot & windy but it didn't stop many members & visitors coming out for a fly & a chat.
After many weeks up near the shed, we set up down the bottom with our pits barriers & normal safety procedures.
Here's Bill & Stu catching upon all the news of 2013. Bill's glider is in the foreground.
I don't have a huge number of photos but I'll give you an idea of what aircraft were there with a mixture of old & new photos.
Paul's Red Bull which had an interesting landing on one wheel!
Paul & I had also planned to maiden two Black Horse 71 inch Spitfires.
Paul had a very sucessful maiden with his running a new Saito 125.
The Spitty looked very comfortable in the air & only came down following a dead-stick whilst hanging off the prop!
Unfortunately after hours of stuffing around with my second hand YS 140 engine I couldn't get it to run reliably so there was no maiden for me! (We suspect a worn O ring & maybe crap in the carby to be the issue).
On a positive note the ever reliable Saratoga didn't let me down!
Late in the day the mighty Stuka had a run too & finally had a nice soft landing that didn't break the landing gear!
We also saw Dennis & Bob who had some fun with the catapult.
(New) Anthony brought out his Boomerang II but didn't fly due to the lack of an instructor.
We also saw some visitors in Curtis & Pete who are looking to join & get into the hobby ASAP.
All in all a good day with the bar opening around 5pm for a few well earned beers!
See you next week.