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UKCAA - Skegness - April 2nd 2017

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Martyn K04/04/2017 16:28:17
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Once again the UKCAA weather Goddess was smiling down on us after nearly 2 weeks of inclement and mainly wet weather.

The private strip had been mowed and was in very good condition.

The BBQ was laid on. A light Northerly wind forecast,,

28 flyers and 42 models turned up and we were go for the start of the 2017 season which was a mixed fly-in and one round contest for Novice and Intermediate pilots (held over the lunch break).

All the photos below are by Tony Saxby and I am very grateful to him for allowing me to publish them here.

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Bill Marsden at the front who is the UKCAA 'Curator' for the private field and without him, events here cannot be held. I think we have told him how grateful we are (many times )

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Not a bad turn out. 42 airframes. Beats the turnout that we had this time last year. I still believe and I have seen nothing to contradict the statement that this is the largest gathering of Classic airframes in the world..

A wonderful display. I think every model was flown at least once

 

An eclectic mix covering designs from the 1960's through to the mid 1990's.

 

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Bill Michie's 'Dirty Birdie'

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The pits - very busy..

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An original Crescent Bullet

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Chris Anderson with Minty Morton's Pacemaker

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Graham Fox's Joker

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Talking through the Intermediate Schedule with James and Simon Ford by someone who really hasn't got a clue.. laugh

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Bill Michie with Curare

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Paul Saxby's rare Dalotel

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Christian Anderson's Challenger about to become airborne

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Terry Westrop's last design.- the Loaded Dice 50E built and expertly flown by Brian Ball

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This is another of Brian's models - King Pin. Stunning

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Another rare one. Simon Ford's Jetta from an RCM&E plan

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Paul Saxby's Super Lightning

A couple more from the mid afternoon photo call. An important part of the proceedings

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Finally, Paul Saxby who won the Intermediate contest.

More details on our events and the group at

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Finally many thanks to Brian Ball and Bill Michie for running the very low key contest. It was great to see that more of our members wanting to take part in that, probably rightly assuming that they couldn't do much worse than me.

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Martyn K04/04/2017 17:06:15
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Apologies - typo - it should have read 18 Flyers, not 28... Still a very good turn out

Tony Cook05/04/2017 19:47:01
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What a great day, really enjoyed it ... a 40 size loaded dice is on the building board!

Martyn K06/04/2017 09:49:45
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Glad you enjoyed it Tony..

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