My name is Anthony Bamford, and I have been flying radio controlled model aircraft since 1958. My first set of gear was a Magregor set with rubber powered escapements, and my first model to fly under this control was a junior 60. I joined the British army in 1959 and was posted to Germany where I bought my first set of almost proportional radio control gear which was called "Metz". At least with this gear, left was left and right was right. I have seen many changes in aero modelling gear and equipment, all to the good as far as I am concerned, and nothing gives me more pleasure than to see something that I have built, take to the skies and fly. I started to take private flying lessons back in 1977, but after completing 13 hours of flying and going solo at 10 hrs, I had to choose between model flying or the real thing. The increasing costs of the flying lessons made up my mind for me. So model flying it was. I am lucky in having friends who fly, so I still get to take to the air occasionally. I have got several projects on the go at the moment, such as my Army Aircorp Beaver that I am building, a Spitfire, an electric clipped wing Cub,a nitro powered Cub and a few more besides. I am 73 going on to 74, and I hope I will be blessed with enough time to finish them all. If not, my grandson is going to have a field day.
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