1st Centralised - 18th April 2009

1st Centralised - 18th April 2009

Venue: Leicester MAC CD: Kevin Caton Judges: Bob Ailles, Peter Brett, Alan Simmonds. 15 Entries in two competitions: Flying 2 Preliminary round and 1 x Finals schedule for team places, (this is the first time F Schedules have been flown at Centralised competitions), and a Domestic Competition flying 3 P09 schedules for league points. The day started off with Andy arriving at the field at 6:15am to set up ready to welcome visitors. May we thank all Officials of the LMAC for all the work to get the field in perfect condition, for their warm welcome and the use of their excellent facilities. When competitors started to arrive at 7.45 it was overcast with a biting 12mph North East wind. Model weighing started on time at 8:00am, a requirement for all those competing for a Team Place, (although just about everyone took advantage to weight their model on the calibrated scales). Andy noise tested every model before each flight as flying started just about on time shortly after 9:00am. By mid morning the sun had started to find its way through some 7/8 cloud cover and by mid afternoon the wind eased off, the temperature rose, and we finished in glorious sunshine with many relaxing outside the club house. The standard of flying was good, particularly as it was the first competition of the season. Some flying the F schedule after very little practice but there were no accidents and all equipment worked well. Five competitors used 2.4GHz. In the P and F competition for a team place: 1 Keith Jackson. 2 John Harrop. 3 Brandon Ransley In the domestic competition P only competition: 1 Peter Scoles. 2 Bob Wasson. 3 Brian Hoare. Report to be finished with photos Watch this space.
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2nd Centralised - 17th May 2009

2nd Centralised - 17th May 2009

With thanks to Grantham and District Model Aircraft Club and Chairman, Mervyn Selley, for their agreement to use Barkston. CD: A Hoyland. Model Processing and flight line: Mel Garlick. Judges: Bob Ailles, Alan Simmonds, John Mee. Scorers: Marrion Ailles and Alison Harrop. Scribes: Darren Mee and pilots in rotation. Photographs: Mel Garlick, Ashley Hoyland. The weather forecast was for squally showers with some heavy rain, it did not disappoint. The advance party of myself, Matt, Mel Garlick, Ken Moss and Brian Hoare arrived at 7:30 to set up the flight line before the pilots briefing which took place on time at 8:45 outside the Main Gate. With everyone signed in it was straight up to the flighline to assemble models. Processing (weighing) was under way very quickly but dark clouds were threatening. Arthur was first to fly. Arthur's model needed assembling including the U/C and he was parked furthest away from the box, sorry if I rushed you a bit Arthur but we did start flying at 9:47. With Arthur's flight complete some 7 minutes 59 secnods later we stopped flying and took cover from a heavy shower. The rest of the morning was much the same. Although a reasonable wind was blowing down the line from our right conditions weren't too bad, but we did get interrupted by rain showers. With perseverance and good spirit the first round was competed. As the afternoon approached although the wind had freshened and now blowing out at 90 degrees we almost completed the second round before the rain returned. Richard and Kevin were the last two pilots to fly to complete round 2. With our judges goodwill, they few well in very difficult conditions of rain with high crosswinds. Thank you to all who were at Barston to make this an enjoyable day. Centralised: 1st Keith Kackson 1000. 2nd John Harrop 1000. 3rd Brandon Ransley 999.24. Domestic competition: 1st Steve Burgess. 2nd Peter Scoles. 3rd Brian Hoare.
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