Biggest B52 in the UK and Ireland Flys

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Feb 242010
 

Finally yesterday 23rd of February weather conditions were perfect for John to maiden his scratch build B52 PSS glider. Winds were gusting to 30mph on the East facing slope of Slieve Gallion and wind chill factor felt like -30 , man it was so cold up there ! Continue reading »

Model Jet Turbine World Speed Record

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Feb 192010
 

Congratulations to David Schulman and his team.

It is not longer a rumor……… a new Guinness World Record has been set! ” For the fastest radio controlled, conventionally configured, turbine model aircraft (JMP Firebird with an AMT Netherlands Olympus HP) in the world! “ Continue reading »

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Indoor suk-X my latest project

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Feb 142010
 

Hi , since Christmas I have been updating my indoor planes and this is my latest plane. It is the big brother of my loved SuK-31.

New camcorder and still learning so excuse the editing !!!!!

NI Jets Fly-in Feb 2010

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Feb 102010
 

By all accounts the First Jet Fly-in of 2010 was a massive success.

George attends NI Jets fly-in 2010

George attends NI Jets fly-in 2010

Both George and Harry from our Club had a fantastic time.

Full report can be found HERE on the NI Jets site.

Thanks to Peter and John for the report and pictures.

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NI Area Aerobatic Competition 2010

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Feb 062010
 

The date has been set for the Area Aerobatics competition !!!!!

The 25th of April 2010 will again see pilots from North and South of Ireland visit Ballymoney Club for the first of a 2 leg NI aerobatic competition.

Matthew Poots and his team from Banbridge MFC will again be the event organizers.

Matt has this year given us a real target to improve our flying skills. As Matt rightly stated, if we learn to fly the schedules then our general flying skills will improve. On this point he would encourage all types of planes to fly in the basic schedule. The key is to improve !   we all have a suitable plane !!! let it be a basic aerobatic plane like a WOT 4 or a Panic.

I would love to see more of our Club pilots take up the challenge of learning to fly a schedule and with Matthews guidance then this will be achievable to us.

Schedules can be found here    Basic (2010)        Sportsman (2010)

 

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What to do in the month of February

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Feb 062010
 

What you can do ,

Try indoor at  Lisburn Leisureplex , on the 13th Feb ! 2-5pm

Sloping on the Antrim Hills ,  on the 14th Feb  care of NIMSA

Sloping on the Antrim Hills , on the 28th Feb care of NIMSA

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NI.JETS MEMBERS DAY FLY-IN 2010

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Feb 032010
 

North Down is hosting the first 2010 NI. Jets members fly-in this Saturday 6th February.

If you have an interest in jet flying then go along and view the flying and models and speak with the pilots.

Have a great day and fly low !!!!!

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