Monday, 11 May 2015

UKCAA Retford Fly-in - 10 May 2015

Another great day flying courtesy of Retford MFC.

The best turnout we have had so far with about 25 members present and probably 40 models on show - and mainly flown. There are not many Model Flying Groups that can claim that 50% of the NATIONAL membership were prepared to meet up at a little field on the Nottinghamshire/Lincolnshire border, especially early May, with a decidedly iffy weather forecast. to contend with.

A couple of shots of the event:





 
The wind strength picked up slightly as the day progressed, probably peaking at about 18-20 knot gusts but the airflow over the field is very smooth with only a little turbulence at ground level due to the upwind boundary hedge, the smaller models struggled a bit, but the larger heavier classics seemed to be almost totally unaffected by it all.

My best days flying this year.