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Slotting arrangements are now complete for the Showline and a timetable of the two days activity is published below and will also be featured in the event programme handed to all visitors to the Nationals.
Passes and details of the final arrangements will be sent out to pilots during the week commencing 15th of August.
Development Officer/Showline FDD
Applications for flying slots on the Showline have been coming in very nicely and I would like to say thank you to all those who have shown their support and submitted completed forms.
Successful applicants will now be receiving the aircraft and pilot information forms which will be used to provide a commentary for each display, these are compulsory.
Once these forms are returned to me (completed of course) I will start sending out the necessary entry and camping passes as well as the final details for the event, I am issuing passes directly in order to save pilots the inconvenience of claiming entry fees back once they arrive at the event.
The next stage will be a slotting/planning meeting with Ali and Leon Creese in order to put together the best programme possible over the two days with the aircraft available.
This year there will be a model storage marquee available in close proximity to the Showline; this will be available on a first come first served basis each day and will be at “owner’s risk”.
I have organised toilet facilities in closer proximity to the Showline than previously, however these do still need to be in a position where they can be easily serviced so there will still be a short walk (or run) involved.
There will also be limited catering provided at Showline which will hopefully include a tea/coffee bar and an ice-cream van, in addition to this there will be chilled water available to pilots throughout the event.
I am now out of the office until the 3rd of August.
Below is a list of the pilots already booked in for this year’s Showline (Note: it looks a long list as this includes some significant team entries)
Development Officer/Showline FDD
Pilots booked in as of 18th July 2011
We are pleased to confirm that RAF Cottesmore has been secured as the venue for the 2011 BMFA Silent Flight National Championships on the 27th, 28th and 29th August.
RAF Cottesmore remains a secure site and as such we are required to provide notification to the RAF of all people attending and their vehicle details prior to the event.
If you would like to attend the Silent Flight Nationals either as a competitor, supporter or spectator, please complete the attached form and return it to the BMFA at Chacksfield House.
Arrangements for the Showline are well underway and I am very pleased to Announce that Ali Machinchy has agreed to take on the role of Flight Line Director for the display and as well as taking a lead role in the smooth running of the Flight Line Ali will also be featuring in the display.
I have also secured a new commentary team for the Showline following Colin
Hammond’s decision not to participate in the 2011 Showline.
Many of you will already know the name of Dave Tappin of Dawn Patrol and LMA fame
(Dave was also a long time pylon racer too) and I am really pleased that Dave
has agreed to join the commentary team as he brings a huge amount of
experience, knowledge and enthusiasm with him, not to mention his flair with
Joining Dave in the “commentary box” will be Flight Lieutenant Leon Creese from RAF
Cranwell. Leon is not only an experienced long time aeromodeller but is also the Chief Pilot (and originator) of the RAF Kingair Display (not to mention being a thoroughly “splendid” chap); Leon will also be assisting with the slot planning for the Showline.
I am looking forward to working with the new team and of course the pilots, I
would like to thank all those who have contacted me with words of support and
offers of assistance.
I have already received a number of completed applications from pilots wishing to
take part in the Showline and I will be writing to all applicants individually
over the coming weeks.
I will aim to post further updates as arrangements proceed.