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Battle of Britain Commemorative event Tibenham airfield 27/9/19

Started by nmacwarbirds, January 15, 2019, 21:05:32 pm

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nmacwarbirds

Dear All
First off, I hope you had a merry Christmas and I would Like to wish you
all a happy new year. I would like to thank all those who supported my
events last year, I do appreciate your support.

I am pleased to announce that we will be holding

A Battle of Britain model aircraft commemorative event.

The event will be an any Scale/Warbird/Jet meet at Tibenham Airfield
on Friday the 27th of September 2019.
Scale Aerobatic will also be welcome, scale foamies are also welcome.

By kind permission of the Norfolk Gliding Club

Three (smooth) tarmac runways in various directions


Pilots TBA
Spectators suggested donation £2

A one minute silence will be held at midday for the fallen from all sides.
Hopefully the remembrance ceremony will once again be conducted
by Dave Welsh and the 'Spirit of Coltishall Association'

Proof of BMFA or LMA insurance will need to be provided on the day.

Food, Drink,  Bar and Toilet facilities are available at the club house.
The Battle of Britain Ball will be held in the Clubhouse in the evening.

Caravan and camping facilities are available at Tibenham airfield.
Thank you.

Tibenham Airfield
Norfolk
NR16 1NT

Regards Phil G.
Never in the field of human conflict was so much owed by so many to so few.
Coltishall Memorial Flight. 242 Sqn.

Brian Cooper



Charlie C

Global Moderator

nmacwarbirds

Dear All
Just over three weeks to go until this event.
I saw on the news that we are now down to
five surviving Battle of Britain pilots.

Hopefully they will all make it through
to next years 80th anniversary of the Battle of Britain.

My DB Hurricane has been ready to fly for at least
three years apart from needing the ballast fitting.

Is there anyone who can help me with this please.
I need some stand offs to mount the the lead just
behind the spinner back plate.

I could hang it on the firewall but due to the
reduced moment, I would need significantly more lead.

Regards Phil G.
Never in the field of human conflict was so much owed by so many to so few.
Coltishall Memorial Flight. 242 Sqn.

nmacwarbirds

Dear All
Two weeks tomorrow until this event, Yippee.
I hope we get some good weather and a good turnout.

I have had health problems during the last five weeks.
So as a precaution I have asked three trusted modellers
to run the event in case I am unable to. So this event will
go a head what ever happens

Hopefully that won't be needed.
The Bob event is my favourite event,
so I really want to be there.

All round nice chap Dave R. has offered to make some stand
offs for my Hurricane, I will try and have that ready.

Regards Phil G.
Never in the field of human conflict was so much owed by so many to so few.
Coltishall Memorial Flight. 242 Sqn.

nmacwarbirds

Dear All
Just a week to go now until this event.

With the help of the Spirit of Coltishall association
we have managed to sort out a trumpeter for the remembrance
ceremony. I have also requested from another source a
lone piper, which hopefully will be sorted in the coming days.

With the help of all round nice chap Elly S. we have made some
progress on the ballast for the DB Hurricane. Stand offs connected
to the engine stand offs, which situates the lead just behind the spinner
back plate. Would you believe it took just over 3 1/2 pounds of lead
to bring the CG 1/4 of an inch in front of where DB suggests.
I am happy with that. The model weighs 25 lbs dry.

As an aside is anyone likely to be bringing a tug a long please?
It would be nice to give our Horsa an outing.

Regards Phil G.
Never in the field of human conflict was so much owed by so many to so few.
Coltishall Memorial Flight. 242 Sqn.

nmacwarbirds

Dear All
Not long to go now.
I still have a couple of things to sort
on the DB Hurricane but hopefully I will be
able to sort them at the field tomorrow.

I hope Colin O. has got his Junkers 88 ready?

The Spirit of Coltishall association will be coming
along complete with trumpeter to conduct the remembrance ceremony.

The weather.
Below is a link to the BBC weather forecast for the Tibenham
area for tomorrow. The area is NR16.

https://www.bbc.co.uk/weather/nr16

Wind down the runway some times up to 20 mph
and the possibility of light rain showers from 1pm onwards.

So you will have to decide if it is worth making the trip.

We will be there and it will be lovely to see you all
if you do decide to come.

Regards Phil G.



Never in the field of human conflict was so much owed by so many to so few.
Coltishall Memorial Flight. 242 Sqn.

nmacwarbirds

Dear All
The latest forecast has pushed the light rain showers back
to 2pm. This is why I do like to use nowcast.

It is extremely difficult to call these things.

Regards Phil G.
Never in the field of human conflict was so much owed by so many to so few.
Coltishall Memorial Flight. 242 Sqn.

nmacwarbirds

Dear All
I would like to thank all those who made
the effort to attend this event yesterday.
In what only could be described as sub optimal
conditions.

Five of us flew, it was actually not that bad
as the wind was steady at 20mph. Landing my
foamie Hurricane was easy, just hover about
4 inches above the runway and then cut the throttle.  :-X

A big thank you to Lee R. for letting me have a go
with his magnificent Chris Willis designed Hawker Typhoon.
It was rock solid in the air and a delight to fly
and it handled the conditions with consummate ease.
Chris Willis did an excellent job with his design
of the mighty Typhoon.

Lee flies all his models in a safe and scale like manner
but with some aggression thrown in for good measure.
He really did beat the place up yesterday and his
landings were superb.

I would also like to thank Mark 'Blood and guts' H.
for taking me for a spin in his jeep and for also letting me have
a go with his jet, which was extremely stable and also a delight
to fly.

Another thank you must go to the Spirit of Coltishall association
for yet again putting on a short but poignant  remembrance ceremony.

And as always my helpers on the day.
Charlie C. (Reserve C.O.)
Kev F. (Reserve C.O./Pics)
Muffler
Clive G.
Tony C.
Mark H.
Lee H.

A special mention for those insane intrepid flyers,
Mark 'Blood and guts' H.
Lee R.
Muffler
nmacwarbirds
George ?

There are some major anniversaries coming up next
year and hopefully a joint opp with my good friend Graham B.
Hopefully we will be given permission to hold these events
next year.

Below is a picture of myself and members of SoCA
taken just after the remembrance ceremony.

Thank you all once again.

Regards Phil Goff.
Never in the field of human conflict was so much owed by so many to so few.
Coltishall Memorial Flight. 242 Sqn.

Charlie C

Once again, thank you Phil for all your efforts.

Shame about the weather, definately not a DV11 day, but it was nice to be there anyway.

Looking forward to next year.

Charlie C

Global Moderator

Kevin Fairgrieve (NSS)

Shame about the weather.

I have started to go through the photo`s.

Should be one or two good one`s as the sky was very good for a change.

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More to follow.

Kev

Kevin Fairgrieve (NSS)

I have had a SMART warning that one of my hard drives is about to fail. I am in the process of doing an incremental backup of the latest stuff.

New HD on order, so it may be a few days before I can get round to any photo processing.

Kev

Brian Cooper

Kevin...
I hope your hard drive doesn't cause too many hassles.
The pics are looking great so far.  :af

B.C. 

Norfolk'n'Good

It was good to meet up with you guys again, fingers crossed next year I will have the tripe and sopwith poop (ex pupcam's) completed.

Kevin Fairgrieve (NSS)

So. Hard drive successfully recovered and cloned to a new drive.

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As flickr now charges for an account I no longer use them.

So sadly the rest will have to go to Facebook. Now I know a lot of you do not do FB and I am sorry that you will not be able to see the rest. If any one knows of a FREE picture hosting site I would be very pleased to know its location.

More to follow.

nmacwarbirds

Thanks Kev,
Excellent pics as usual.
Thank you very much

Not many of us there, but I really enjoyed the day.
The Battle of Britain ball held in the clubhouse
at 2pm in the afternoon was quite novel.

Regards Phil G.
Never in the field of human conflict was so much owed by so many to so few.
Coltishall Memorial Flight. 242 Sqn.

Brian Cooper

October 07, 2019, 15:20:50 pm #17 Last Edit: October 07, 2019, 15:22:08 pm by Brian Cooper
Brilliant piccies  :af

It's a shame there is no "Like" button any more.  $%&

B.C.

Kevin Fairgrieve (NSS)

And some more.


itsme

You guys may be interested in this account from Tibenham - go to 18/10/44. It shows the fragility of life in those days.