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The RCM&E 60th Anniv' Fly-in 2020 at BMFA Buckminster

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RCM&E 60th Anniversary Fly-in 2020

RCM&E 60th Anniversary Fly-in 2020

Put 12th 13th Sept in your diary!

David Ashby - Moderator27/01/2020 13:06:51
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Hi folks.

2020 marks RCM&E's 60th Anniversary (the May issue to be precise) and I thought it would be nice to  mark the occasion with another fly-in at BMFA Buckminster.

The date will be 12th & 13th September, roughly the same weekend as last year's enjoyable event. The format will be the same - off the peg flying for all model types (turbines to be advised nearer the time) although it would be nice to see some of the classic model designs that have appeared in the pages over the years. 

It's an opportunity for the Mini Jet Mass Builders to get together too.

All the usual Buckminster facilities will be there, camping etc. so please call the centre to book.

  • Camp Friday night from 5pm (please pre-book with BMFA)
  • Relaxed off-the-peg flying all weekend (no slots or display teams).
  • Food van.
  • Flyers must have an A-certificate (min). 
  • Mass Build mini jet meet and fly. 
  • Usual Buckminster daily flying fee (£8). 

That's about it for now but mark your calendars and we'll see you there.





Edited By David Ashby - Moderator on 27/01/2020 13:17:43

Lindsay Todd27/01/2020 14:10:27
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first reply, yep will be there - excellent


Dad_flyer27/01/2020 21:27:08
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Outerzone says the Kakadu was a plan in May 1960, which makes it issue 1. Maybe I should build one.

Andrew Calcutt27/01/2020 22:03:41
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Why the same weekend as goodwood revival!

Dad_flyer27/01/2020 23:42:38
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This site has a small image of the Kakadu plan in that first issue. The English version seems not to have the complete formers of the German version on Outerzone, but it is certainly the same model.

Brian Cooper28/01/2020 00:10:47
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Sounds like it will be good fun.

I shall be there. yes


cymaz28/01/2020 06:44:21
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It’s a shame the Greenacres/ RCME event stopped

David Ashby - Moderator28/01/2020 07:16:56
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Posted by Andrew Calcutt on 27/01/2020 22:03:41:

Why the same weekend as goodwood revival!

Sadly, any date chosen would have clashed with something or other, finding a free weekend in Buckminster’s full schedule was the priority.


Edited By David Ashby - Moderator on 28/01/2020 07:18:48

Jesus Cardin28/01/2020 16:05:33
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"Dad_flyer" thank you very much for the discovery and the info!

It may be I also go for one. I think the occasion well deserves it!

Chris Bott - Moderator01/02/2020 08:21:44
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I'm really looking forward to this, the 2019 event struck just the right note as a friendly fly in and the Buckminster site is excellent.

Alan H01/02/2020 10:07:46
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The scary thing regarding 60 years of RCM&E for me is that I bought the first issue (which I still have), mind you I was a schoolboy at the time.

Jesus Cardin01/02/2020 20:53:00
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Alan, see it just the other way: you have lived to see these full 60 years of RCM&E!

And I wish you to see new issues for many years more.

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