Archive for February, 2010
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It is with great sadness that we report the death of our good friend and fellow aeromodeller, Keith Williams who passed away in the early hours of Sunday 20th December.
Keith, a lifelong aeromodeller, had been a member of the Bromsgrove Model Club and was a club instructor and BMFA fixed wing examiner. He became quite an expert on model aircraft engines but in the mid 70′s his interest turned more to gliding. He was a founder member of the Clent Soaring Association which was formed in 1977 and served many terms on the CSA Committee.
After he retired early from the motor industry, and ably assisted by his wife Linda, he built up and small and successful aero modelling business building both one-off bespoke models and a range of ready to fly trainers. Countless beginners started with his ‘Orange Box’ and later with its derivatives the 72″ and 100″ ‘Samurai’ models which sold in hundreds throughout the West Midlands.
He was a quiet, even tempered man and these were great qualities for an instructor and examiner; he could always be relied on to help others with solid advice on building and flying based on his background as a qualified engineer.
Keith’s selfless desire to help and support others extended to his other passion, rugby. He had played at university and in the army before playing for Birmingham RFC and later for Bromsgrove RFC and devoted a large portion of his free time to training the club’s junior teams.
To Keith’s wife Linda and his two sons, Gareth and David we send them our deepest sympathy in their loss.
Chairman, Clent Soaring Association