Queen’s Platinum Jubilee Fun Fly

On Friday, 3rd June SRFC held its annual Fun Fly so that it coincided with the Queen’s Platinum Jubilee. The weather was kind to us early in the day but after our lunch time BBQ the weather turned and the wind gradually built up and the blue sky became overcast. However, much fun was had with a good turn out of members and models. Near to midday a gliding competition was held in an open category of models ranging from 2m gliders up to 3.5m gliders. Two rounds were held with Chris Foss taking the winning position followed by Robin and Clive.

Our helicopter compatriots demonstrated their flying skills with some impressive manoeuvres, which left most if not all fixed wing fliers wondering how a helicopter could do it.

A simple power competition was also held at which competitors had to fly for 60 seconds and land as near to the 60 second mark as possible and touch down as close to a fixed marker – points were allotted based upon ones accuracy in timing and distance from the marker. The result was tight at the top with Chris Foss winning followed by  Colin Lucas and Dave Knott.

As the wind was getting up later in the day the planned scale competition was cancelled but there were numerous scale models in attendance and some great flying was to be seen.

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