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Allan Pointer

It is with sadness that we record the passing of Allan Pointer on the 28th March 2017. Allan was a long serving member, committee member and newsletter editor of Southampton Model Aeroplane Club. With his craft skills and knowledge, Allan's ability to design, build and fly model aircraft placed him at the apex of the hobby. He was always happy to share his expertise with other modellers, sometimes also building models for his fellow modellers. He will be sadly missed by those of us who were pa...
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BMFA Buckminster Season Tickets Now Available

A season ticket is a positive way of supporting the BMFA National Flying Site and Visitor Centre Project as well as attracting those who are intending to be regular users of BMFA Buckminster. The initial rates also reflect the fact that the site will open part way through the year and the early months will see reduced facilities until the runway seeding becomes established. The season ticked should be considered as a ‘midweek flyers ticket’, The price for 2017 is based on the equivalent of...
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Nationals Showline 2017 Pilot Applications

Planning has now commenced for this year’s Showline and an application form for pilots wishing to express an interest in taking part can be downloaded from the link below or obtained directly from the office. www.bmfa-nats.org/power-nationals/showline-2017 The 2017 Showline will see a  two day flying programme featuring some of the UK’s top display pilots. I look forward to receiving completed application forms. Manny Williamson Showline FDD
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Martyn Pressnell CEng, FRAeS 24/09/1936 - 08/01/2017

Martyn Pressnell Ceng, FRAeS 24/9/1936 – 8/1/2017 Born in Southend, Martyn was an aviation enthusiast since childhood, becoming an experienced designer of model aircraft at the age of eighteen for Contest Kits of Leigh-on Sea. His particular interest was free-flight rubber competition, an interest he pursued all his life. After a degree in aeronautical engineering from London University, he trained as an airframe structures engineer at Handley Page, working in the stress office on the Victor...
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2017 Free Flight Nationals & Power Nationals at RAF Barkston Heath

We are pleased to announce that arrangements to hold both the 2017 Free Flight Nationals and the 2017 Power Nationals at RAF Barkston Heath have been confirmed. The Free Flight Nationals will take place over the late May Bank Holiday weekend (27-29 May) and the Power Nationals will take place over the August Bank Holiday weekend (26-28 August). The construction work which rendered the airfield unavailable to us last August for the 2016 Power Nationals has now been completed and the RAF have re-...
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