Ulster Control Line Champs 2011

Tommy Patton Park, Belfast – 18TH June.

For once the weather forecast was good for our competition, with generally favourable flying conditions to last most of the day.

With six entered in F2B this was the same as last year, Kevin Barry travelling from Cork with Chris Gilbert and Stu Holland coming from Dublin.

Mitchell Shaw was our judge in both F2B and Classic.

With the weather being so favourable F2B got started as soon as everyone had their practise flight.

The competition was very close after the first round, with John and Maurice posting scores within two points of each other. The fight for third was equally close with Kevin, Stu and Peter all within nine and half points of each other.

Unfortunately Chris’s model came to grief when it hit a large bush just outside the flying circle, this finished his involvement in the competition.

The second round started with John posting the highest score of the day , clinching first place in the competition, with Maurice consolidating second place.

Kevin improved his score to take third with Stu in fourth and Peter fifth.

Classic was a single round competition, again flown in good conditions.

Maurice taking the honours, with Kevin in second place and Stu third.

Our thanks for all coming along, especially those who travelled so far to make the day worthwhile, and the judge for his essential contribution.

F2B Results.     Flight 1  Flight 2  Total      Placing

John Hamilton. 970.5     1011      1981.5  1

Maurice Doyle  972.5       959       1931.5   2

Kevin Barry         907.5      957.5    1865      3

Stu Holland         901.5       901.5    1803     4

Peter Bradshaw 911         830.5     1741.5 5

Classic Results.

Maurice Doyle    922.5  1

Kevin Barry           883      2

Stu Holland           798.5  3

Peter Bradshaw

Were you there?

Boxing Day Scramble, 1958

This photograph of the Club assembled at the Boxing Day event at Newtonards Aerodrome in 1958 was provided by Derek Wilson, still active in the North Down Model Engineering Society in the Transport Museum, and scanned by John Black.

We are hoping to make contact with old members for the purpose of a Reunion get together sometime in 2012.

Members we can recognize are: Gillis Telford, James Wade, Derek Graham, Maurice Doyle, Derek Wilson, Tommy Cranston, Frank Jackson, still active in NIMSA,  Norman Tayor, Peter Valentine, Davy Black, Nick, Ronnie Armstrong, also active in NIMSA, Brian Wicklow, Barry McGrath, Paul Wilson. Can you give us any more names?

Hopefully we will have a few more pics in the near future for you to remember days gone by.

Please any old members of the club get in touch, we would love to hear from you and add you to our list of Friends of the Belfast Model Flying Club.

You never know you might get bitten by the Control Line flying bug again..