September 2011 Archive

3D UK Champs & computer problems!

We had a great day at Hop Farm & the Southern Model Air Show yesterday. We were fortunate with the weather as the forecast showers didn't arrive until the end of the afternoon - apparently those there on Saturday were not so lucky!

Dave is busy preparing for the 3D UK Championships this coming weekend in Tewkesbury. Mark is off on holiday this week sunning himself in Crete (lucky boy!).

We've had a bit of a glitch here in the office in that at the weekend our computer contracted a virus which has caused us some major headaches. We should now have access to our emails so our apologies if we haven't replied to you as soon as you / we would have liked. If you haven't heard from us after a few days, please resend your email or telephone with your query. Our apologies for this inconvenience.

Please note: the office will be unmanned from Thursday 22nd - Sunday 25th inclusive. We're taking a couple of family days before heading to Tewkesbury in time for the competition. All phone messages & emails will be answered on our return.

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Great result at F3N Nats

What a weekend the BMFA Nats was! We took a couple of days break afterwards hence only just getting round to writing this up.

The first two rounds (one of set manoeuvres & one of freestyle) took place on the Saturday. Conditions were challenging as they always are at Barkston Heath with winds freshening as the day progressed. Dave came second in the sets round & 5th in the freestyle. At the end of day one, he was 2nd overall. We spent Saturday evening in the pub restaurant putting together a new routine for Sunday’s freestyle round. The next day our efforts paid off as he placed 2nd in the 2nd rounds of both sets & freestyle. This meant his podium position was secure & he finished in second place overall, only 3% behind Duncan Osborn’s scores. Third & fourth positions were keenly fought between Stuart Mott & Rob Turnbull with Stuart narrowly beating Rob to 3rd place. Needless to say, we were very pleased with this result.

Dave trophy nats

Dave is now busy practising for the UK 3D Championships which will be held at Tewkesbury, Gloucestershire on 24th /25th September. Dave will be display flying at the Southern Model Air Show (Hop Farm, Kent) on Sunday 18th September so if you are there, do come & say hello.

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