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80th Anniversary of the Battle of Britain Model Event, Tibenham Friday 18/9/20

Started by Philip Goff, January 01, 2020, 16:58:37 pm

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Philip Goff

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

An 80th anniversary of the Battle of Britain model aircraft commemorative event.

The event will be an any Scale/Warbird/Jet meet at Tibenham Airfield
on Friday the 18th of September 2020.
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.



Charlie C

Global Moderator

Philip Goff

Dear All
We always seem to be short of away team aircraft at this event.
So to try and pre empt that happening this year particularly
as it is the 80th anniversary of the Battle of Britain,
I thought I would post this early.

So is there anyone out there who has a 109 and is prepared
to bring it along to this event please?
Stuka, Heinkel HE111 and Do17 would be great as would Italian aircraft.

A bit of a long shot all of this but I feel I must at least try.

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.

Charlie C

Global Moderator

Philip Goff

Dear Charlie
The 190 would be great.
I love all scale models particularly WW2.

As always Charlie, thank you for your help and support.

I must admit I like the look of the cambrian 109E 65 inch span
and with foam wings. I should be able to knock that up in short order.

The only trouble is I have got a new set of wings to make for the
EE Lightning after it threw it's self off the table at Tibenham last year.
Repair the YT 72 inch 190A after it went into failsafe last year.

Repair the Yellow aircraft Spit XIV (Best Spit I have ever flown)
I am not 100% sure what happend to that one. I think the engine
came lose/out. Steward Clifford offered to repair the fus for me FOC.
I might take him up on that.

Plus make a pair of wings for my 1/4 scale MR Spit.
I have been making that for about the last 15 years.

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.

Charlie C

But apart from all that, your ready to fly Phil  :ev

I hope to have the 190 ready in time as the Vampire iscall butflight ready.

Looking forward tomeeting up again mate.

Charlie C
Global Moderator

Philip Goff

Charlie,
Which 190 do you have?
It is always a pleasure to see you mate.

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

Charlie C

I have become the owner of a Top Flite 190 which is having a Saito 60 radial nailed onto the front.

Just hope i can finish it and fly it in good time  :xx

Charlie C
Global Moderator

Brian Cooper

I could blow the dust off my Blackhorse FW.190 . This should give the Spitfires something to chase...  :ev

Philip Goff

Brian,
Thank you very much.
As it is a major anniversary, it would be nice to
have aircraft from all sides.

We must remember those who gave so much,
but it is also meant to be a fun day for everyone.
After all that is what they fought so valiantly for.

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.

Philip Goff

Dear All
I received word from the RAF events team,
that unfortunately my bid for a flypast
has been unsuccessful.

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.

Philip Goff

Dear All
I am hoping to have some good news to report
on the above post very shortly.

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.

Philip Goff

Dear All
When I had to change the date of my Salute to the 445th BG event
due to the government restrictions, I submitted a bid for a flypast
to the RAF events team for the new date. I also asked them if they
would reconsider my bid for a flypast at the Battle of Britain event.

To cut a long story short we are now getting a flypast at the Battle of Britain
event by a Hurricane at 18:30 hours.

To say I am pleased is an understatement.

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.

Philip Goff

Dear All
I have just received word from the RAF events team,
due to new MOD advice the Hurricane flypast has been cancelled.

Very disappointing this news but the show must go on
as they say.

Are there any Black sheepers still out there?
I received a message from Greyfly,
I think Dennis R. is hoping that there is.

I must admit it was good fun when we had a Black sheep
slot at the BoB event two years a go or was it three.

So is anyone in to give the BSS another go?

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.

Philip Goff

Quote from: Brian Cooper on March 09, 2020, 11:21:35 amI could blow the dust off my Blackhorse FW.190 . This should give the Spitfires something to chase...  :ev

I think what we will do Brian as there seem to be
quite a lot of FW190s. We will make the 190s radial engined
honorary 109s for the day.

Regards Hermann 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

Quote from: nmacwarbirds on August 19, 2020, 15:40:07 pmDear All

Are there any Black sheepers still out there?
I received a message from Greyfly,
I think Dennis R. is hoping that there is.

I must admit it was good fun when we had a Black sheep
slot at the BoB event two years a go or was it three.

So is anyone in to give the BSS another go?

Regards Phil G.

Yes, I still have my BSS model.... a Bristol Fighter.

Philip Goff

Dear All
There seems to be a little bit of interest regarding getting the so called 'Black Sheep Squadron' out again for a couple of sorties. So here are the rules and etiquette for those who might be interested in joining. You must have Black something as your handle. See below for those names already taken.

 Rule 1 - Have fun
 Rule 2 - Must look something like a WW1 aircraft of any flavour with a wing span between 55ish and 90ish inches
 Rule 3 - Have more fun re-kindling the glory days of the Dwarf Patrol and the memory of our dear departed chums.

1) BSS Commanding Officer (Pup Cam) His word is final.
 2) BSS Deputy Commanding Officer (NorfolkNGood)
 3) BSS Black One, Formation Leader (Mudders)
 4) BSS Team Manager (nmacwarbirds)

    Why we are doing this. Our Silent Guns.

    Ivan Goodchild
    June Howlett
    Colin Griffiths
    Stuart Cotgrove
    Ken Bones
    Bob Payne
    Roger Yallop
    Keith Whiddett
    Berkeley Pitaway

    Gone but never forgotten.
   
 We already have a full list of rules and we don't want to add to them however I thought some Squadron etiquette should also be observed.

#1  Whenever there is a BSS gathering there shall be at least one slow pass performed and flown in Missing Man formation.  Any model of a rotary powered aircraft will have its throttle well and truly "Blipped" throughout the pass.    Anyone flying, for example, an Ex-Stuey DVII will be expected to blip the throttle even though to do so is not entirely prototypical  😉   The manoeuvre, announced in best forceful Red Arrows fashion, shall be known as "The Sheepy Pass".  🙂

Squadron etiquette amendment.

#2 The Tibenham Ball will be now be known as  The Black Sheep Tibenham Ball.
I have amended the toasts part of this etiquette rule as Schwarze Schaf has joined the Sqn.
With the following toasts.
1) Toast to our dear departed.
2) Toast to the RFC / Deutsche Luftstreitkräfte
3) Toast to the Queen / Mrs. Merkel

#3 If we take any losses and the model is beyond repair,
Said model will be buried with full military honours.

#4
Breaking a prop on landing will be known as a "Bess"               
Breaking a prop on take off will be known as a "Queen Bess"

#5 The Keep Menz Going Society.
Anyone breaking 5 props (Prop Ace) will be automatically
inducted into The Keep Menz Going Society.

#6 Anyone landing long or short.
That will be known as a Dibble

#7 What happens at the Ball,
Stays at the Ball.

I'm sure further etiquette will emerge as time goes by.
A big thank you to Pup Cam for writing the above etiquette and constitution.

Black Bess (Pupcam)
Black Knight (nmacwarbirds)   
Blackjack (Brian Cooper)               
Black Shadow (Matrock19)             
Black Betty (Norfolk'n'Good)
Black Widow (Charlie C.)               
Black Jazz (Mudders)
Black Adder (NSS)
Black Current (Wilco)
Schwarzes Schaf (Antonnick)
Black Heart (Philbert121)
Black Hole (Dibble)
Black Fingernail (paulinfrance)
Black Cock (hatchet47)                 
Black Mamba (alanh)
Black Pudding (NickK)
Black Bean (Chizel)
Black Shuck (Muffler)
Black Arik (Andrew T.)                 
Black Baron (Tim E.)                     
Black Magic (fly-navy) Honorary

Squadron motto
'Home in time for tea and medals 😁

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

Philip Goff

Dear All
I have been asked by someone, if there is any interest
in this model. It is a 96 inch span Bristol F2 with a
Saito 150 Black Knight.

The person in question is asking £600 for it.
The model is in Essex.

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.

brooksy

Hi all, hope everyone is well,is the 18 th still on. Thanks Gary Brooks

Philip Goff

Dear All
Just two weeks to go until the Battle of Britain model event,
which is my favourite, Yippee.

Is anyone coming along?

If so I will need a contact number and your real name please.
This is to comply with government guidelines.

I took a trip down to Muddley manor in deepest Suffolk
last Sunday evening to pick up a 1/4 scale Sopwith pup.
Fortunately it was in my price range, free. Thank you
Mudders it was very kind of you to donate it to me.

So the race is on to have it ready for this event.
I want to be able to take part in the intrepid
Black Sheep Squadron sorties.

Hopefully some of you will be able to attend this event.
As always I will try my best to make it a good day for everyone.

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

Charlie C

Blimey Phil, be careful, there be Dragons down there in darkest Suffolk you know.
I hope you toom your sharpened lance and helm with you  :D
I shall be there, all being well with the Stueysheep DV11.
Charlie C BW.
Global Moderator

Philip Goff

Charlie,
All joking aside, I don't know if you quite
realise how difficult it is for a Norfolk person
to go across the border into Suffolk.

I had full NBC gear and my passport.  ;D

It was very good of Mudders to donate the Pup to me.

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.

Philip Goff

Ok folks,
we have had one or two more people sign up for this event today.
Which is good.

A friend of mine did some lathe work for me and we now have wheels
on the Muddley pup. I am off round to Mufflers shortly to pick up
a receiver for the pup.

Engine runs for the pup, spit and hurricane tomorrow plus retraction
tests for the spit and hurricane and set the failsafes for all three.

I am starting to get excited. (steady).

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.

pooh

Quote from: nmacwarbirds on September 05, 2020, 11:02:10 amCharlie,
All joking aside, I don't know if you quite
realise how difficult it is for a Norfolk person
to go across the border into Suffolk.



there is a simple reason for the difficulty. The Norfolk webbed feet are much less effective in Suffolk on account of there being less water...
Confucious he say "more than one aircraft in the same airspace leads to structural failure"

Philip Goff

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

Philip Goff

Dear All
We are on for Friday, but with slightly stricter rules.
At all times I take the responsibility of running these
events very seriously. With what is going on at the moment
I am going to go above what is required by law.

So to start with, I am going to give us a name, to make things more formal.
So we will be called, drum roll.

'The Tibenham scale, jet and warbird association (RC models)'.

On arrival at Tibenham guests none contact temperature will be
taken, if it is above the threshold, they will immediately
be sent home.

Guests will be put into groups of not more than six
That is who they will fly with for the rest of the day.
Guests will be able to choose who is in their group.

There will be no verbal briefing.
Instead the rules will be printed on a piece
of paper and taped to a table. Each group can
come to the table and read the rules for flying.
Then the next group etc,etc.

There will be no formal remembrance ceremony.
I have had to cancel SoCa with their standard bearers
and trumpeter. Instead I will sound my car horn at midday
that will start the one minute silence and we can all
reflect on the sacrifices that were made on our behalf 80 years a go.
We will also remember our silent guns who we have lost in recent years.

We are going to have to move the cars/vans further back from the main
runway. So we can use the full width of where we normally stand.
The right side of the runway will be piston/electric wait and start
the centre, jet wait and start and the far left exit after flight.

1) All those wishing to attend the event must register their interest before the event. You can register via messenger, email or pm.
1a) Temperature will be taken on arrival. As mentioned above.

2) Social distancing as recommended by government guidelines must be observed at all times.
There is no reason why social distancing cannot be observed as Tibenham is a big place, but for some reason if it can't a face mask must be worn.

3) Those attending must give their name and a phone number. Point (1).
If someone turns up and they genuinely did not know they had to register
they must give their name and number.Failure to do give so will result in automatic exclusion.

These details will be deleted 21 days after the event.

4) Car parking, vehicles must be parked 2mtrs apart.
There is plenty of room at Tibenham.

5) Number of models in the air at one time, limited to six.

6) Those attending must bring along their own hand sanitizer.

7) Although I will make every effort to make this event as safe as possible,
those attending will do so at their own risk.

8) No one shall touch anyone else's property unless asked to do so.

Further measures we are taking to make this event as compliant with

Government guidelines as possible.

Please check and ensure there are no restrictions on you travelling from
your area before setting off. If you or anyone in your household has any
of the symptoms of COVID-19 you must stay at home. The main symptoms are:

A high temperature
A new continuous cough
A loss or change to your sense of smell or taste

You must also stay at home if you have experienced COVID-19 symptoms
in the past 14 days, have been diagnosed with COVID-19 in the past 14-days,
or have had contact with a known or suspected COVID-19 case.

If you or anyone in your party becomes ill with any of the recognised COVID-19
symptoms (while onsite or within 14 days afterwards) please contact me immediately.

Everyone must have a face mask. There will be some available for sale
at £3. £1 will go for the cost of the mask the other £2 will go to the NGC.
Face masks must be worn if 2mtr distancing cannot be observed, outside of your group.

You must stay within your group all day.

There is a lot to take in there, but I believe we can have a
really good day. Who knows when this sort of thing might be taken
away from us again. Not forgetting we are there to remember the gallant 'Few'.
I bagsy Douglas Bader.

Rachel asked me to tell you all, that the cafe will be open on Friday.
They have plenty of outside seating. It worked well at the last event.

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.

BikerDon

Hi Phil
I have PM'd you to register interest in the event, only as a spectator unfortunately as I only found out about the event today. As I said in the PM I have an i/c Bf109G as requested in the thread but it won't be ready in time to fly at the event.
Don     __o
          -\<,
   ..... O/ O  Time flies like an arrow, fruit flies like a banana

Philip Goff

Don,
Thanks for your support,
I have replied to your pm.
It will be nice to have an away team aircraft.

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.

Philip Goff

Those attending this event, this is serious stuff
so can you make sure you read the guidance above very
carefully please. And please make sure you bring a mask
and your own hand sanitizer please. The person taking the
temperature will need to get fairly close so both parties
will need to be wearing masks. The guidance is there for
the safety of all of us.

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.

TonyKing

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Philip Goff

Tony,
How are you? I was only thinking
about you the other day. It will be nice
to see you.

Can you pm me a contact number please for
track and trace.

Thanks for your support.

Brian C. can I have a contact number please?

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

Philip Goff

Just a reminder to everyone.
This is a preregister only event.

This is to comply with the law.

The only exceptions will be those who
do not have the internet and genuinely
did not know you had to register.

We will use both sides of the runway for parking,
which will afford enormous social distancing.

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

Philip Goff

Mavis the Hurricane, ready, test flown = No.🤪
Mable the Spitfire, ready, test flown = No😊
Mudley the Pup, ready, test flown = No 😂
Am I getting excited, = Yes🙂
Never in the field of human conflict was so much owed by so many to so few.
Coltishall Memorial Flight. 242 Sqn.

brooksy


BikerDon

My Buddy Steve Carr might be coming too - I have PM'd his mobile just in case he does
Don     __o
          -\<,
   ..... O/ O  Time flies like an arrow, fruit flies like a banana

BikerDon

Sadly I won't be bringing my Bf109g along as I thought as I've been flying all day (what a bummer, someone had to  ::) ) and its still a box of bits. I wouldn't have flown it anyway as it's a WiP (Work in Progress) so would have been a static display.

Instead I thought you may like to see what it looked like before I got it and I'm hoping to return it to this state eventually. One day...

Bf109g (1) 1024x606.jpg

Bf109g (2) 1024x721.jpg
Don     __o
          -\<,
   ..... O/ O  Time flies like an arrow, fruit flies like a banana

Brian Cooper

I also have a model (Spitfire) which isn't finished yet due to enjoying the weather and indulging in too much flying.
It will get there eventually but it won't be going to Tibenham this time.

BH SPITFIRE 80 in (1).jpg

I will take a Zero, a Corsair and the Bristol Fighter.
.

paulinfrance

What's with all the pictures and excuses on what won't be coming to fly ?. :-X
Mode 2 THE only way to fly