Saturday, 30 June 2012

Rochester Airport Open evenings is now in its second year running and we wish to invite you all to participate in the up coming events to display there models and join in on the fly in.
30TH June 5.30pm- dusk
28th July 5.30pm- dusk
18th August 5.30pm- dusk
29th Sept Night Flying 5-30pm- Night Flying
Rochester Airport Plc, Maidstone Rd, Chatham, KENT, ME5 9SD
If you wish to take part there is no need to book slots, just turn up if you wish to fly or take part in a static display.
As it is a public display BMFA insurance and B certificate is required or the LMA equivalent.
TX control will be on site for 35mhz users.
I would appreciate if anyone who has a trainer and would like to take part in the try and fly to contact me.
Free entry for Model Flyers and Public
Try and Fly £2.00 a go. All proceeds go towards our continuing support for the Kent Air Ambulance.
During the day on the Event of 28th of July, Auto Gyro flights and lessons are available from £40.00 for 15 minutes.
Rochester Airport flying schools are going to be open and come along and have a look at the newly restored Bolton Paul Defiant by the Medway Aircraft Preservation Society.
Refreshments supplied by Rochester airport café, ice cream van and Fudge stall.
For more information contact:
James Bradley
01634 329232 or pm
David Eighteen

Wednesday, 27 June 2012


The newsletter is now updated.

Click the title above in the headings.

Tuesday, 26 June 2012

My plane went for a swim.

Having a good day down the field and decided to take my Majestic Major up for a flight. I did a radio check after starting the engine and everything was fine but the tail must have lifted while I was walking the model out to the flight line. So after take off I had no control of the rudder or elevator. The plane took off with a slow left turn and was eventually blown out over the sea when I shut down the engine.
The good news for me is the plane was seen by Kent police marine unit who were training in the area, they pulled the model onto their boat and took it to the dockyard and handed it in over to Dave a club member.  
Dave turned the model off and drove down the field asking if anyone had lost a model.
More good news, the fuselage was bone dry helped by the large balloon wheels and a calm sea. When I got home I had a close look at the model and the only damage was a small tear on the wing. The radio was dry and was working fine and the engine started first time.
Many thanks to Dave and a letter of thanks will soon be on the way to inspector Steve Seabrook Kent Police marine unit.

I am off to buy a lottery ticket.

Thursday, 21 June 2012

Wednesday, 20 June 2012


Hi all. I have just been informed that you may now fly at the field as the army have done most of what was needed. They may need to go back on field at some point this week. Should they need to they will ask anyone at the field to stop flying for a short time. Please comply with there request.
Many thanks Jan

Tuesday, 19 June 2012

The other Sunday


I have just been informed by the bomb disposal team working at Bartons Point that they will be working on the flying field Wednesday,Thursday and Friday of this week. They have asked that no flying should take place whilst the work is being carried out. Therefore no member should turn up at the field until Saturday. Evenings at your own risk due to potholes. If anyone can get down to the field in the evenings please feel free to make good the damaged areas.

Many thanks Jan

Saturday, 16 June 2012

Wednesday, 13 June 2012


Hi all,
To save spreading photos all the way down the page on the blog why not try; Photo Story 3.
It is free and great for making videos with some good features like adding music, really simple to use just takes minutes to put a vid together.


Monday, 11 June 2012

Sunday, 10 June 2012

A few wise words !!!


Joe's plane was ok until his emergency landing

Terry young

all you nice people in the club about the scale day on the 26TH august 2012


There will be judging for all scale aircraft

This is a fun day to get as many members together as possible.

Will give further updates as the date gets closer

Thanks very much for reading.

Saturday, 9 June 2012

UPLOAD Broadband Speed...

Help required for AFTER the Fly-In Spectacular in July. I need to be able to use a FASTER broadband upload speed than I have to get the films/ pictures onto our web site.
My upload speed is around 350 Kbps so if you have something thats a lot faster please let me know - only a one off upload from a USB memory stick.

Wednesday, 6 June 2012

Club Meeting

Hi all. Just a reminder that the club meeting is tonight, same time same place. See you there.

60 Years On The Throne...

Lonely Flying Field...- So Sad For All Of Us.

Sunday, 3 June 2012

O look, another scale day another day of rain and wind. I'm beginning to think club scale days = rain and wind. Mmmmmm I wonder if today was not booked for The scale day would we all be down the field basking in glorious sun and getting heat stroke lol.