Catton Hall Fly-in 2005

A report of this popular fly-in by Chris Bland.

At an earlier time of the year, in early June, the Garden Party event was again hosted by the Midlands Large Model Flying Group (MLMFG). There was a respectable turn-out with some people traveling a long way for the day’s activities. Of note, were the crowd who had come down from Northumberland. The weather forecast had not been particularly good and this seemed to have kept quite a few people away compared to the last couple of years. However, they missed a great day out with its usual friendly atmosphere. Despite the heavy clouds, much good flying was had by all.

Flying time was from 10.00am until 5.00pm with the usual break for lunch. As always, this small team of LMA members worked really hard so that we could just come and enjoy the day. Paul Savage and Ian Pottinger worked tirelessly on transmitter control and the slotting board. Tony Hooper, in his usual friendly, but firm style kept the flightline operating smoothly. John Stevens and his team provided another good BBQ and refreshments all day long. The LMA’s donation of the usual apple pie and wine was well sampled.

Another good event; well done the MLMFG.

A few photographs are displayed below.

A good range of models was flown over the day.

Steve Copson and his wife preparing to start the 50% Cub for its next flight. Yes, he did also have the ancient Spacewalker with him!

A mosquito starts up for flight.

Transmitter control in one of its quieter moments.

Catton Hall is the base for the, 25% scale, WWI team that display so well at the LMA’s shows.

This photograph by Glenn Savage shows how atmospheric they can be.

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