I thought I'd trial a new feature for the club website. A simple newsflash module that we can place little updates on wheat's happening around the club. My idea is just to post small news items here to keep members updated on whats going on. Our main news will still of course be via our monthly newsletters. I just thought I'd trail this to see if our members like it. This module can been seen on the left side of the page, just under Upcoming Events
So if you have a small piece of news, send it to me & I'll post it here.
Canberra Scale Rally by Roly
Last week (29-30th Nov) I attended the CMAC Scale rally on my way back from Sydney where I visited Toby and Liesel. The flying facilities are simply superb and a credit to the guys up there. Check out the video clip to see what I talking about. Just the starting up and taxiing to the take off point are a heap of fun. Please also note one of the myths of hard runways being demolished, "you need brakes on your model otherwise you'll never stop!"
You said helicopter pilots are mad - is this a prime example?
Link Courtesy of Alan Foley
Sukhoi Fighter Demo
This is an amazing demonstration of Rafale & Sukhoi fighter agility and performance. Hard to imagine doing flat spins in formation under complete and absolute control and multiple tumble maneuvers in a fighter.
Link Courtesy of Ian "Thommo" Thompson
The Flying Years - Aviation History - Full Documentary
On a bleak December day in 1903, among the dunes at Kitty Hawk in North Carolina, a fragile bi-plane took off in a strong buffeting wind and flew for just 12 seconds, skimming 120 feet across the sands. At the controls a man called Orvill Wright. Man's first controlled powered flight. Only sixty years later the world's first supersonic jetliner thundered into the air at Toulouse in France. This programme tells the extraordinary story of flying history from Kitty Hawk to Concorde, from brave pioneers staggering into the air in their string bag machines, to the age of global mass air travel. It's a hell of a story.