This is the yearly Tractor Pull event which attracts quite a few people from the local communities. For BMMAA, this event is a long running activity for the Club and one that does exposes our fantastic hobby to the public. This year, Geoff Burke completed a lot of work on the make shift runway so we did have a reasonable area to fly from. This was a big improvement from last year and one that was appreciated by those that participated on the day.
The concern again was the weather as it can change very quickly. The forecast was for scattered showers and light winds for the Sunday. Lucky for us Martians, the rain held off and the wind was workable. It was about time for Mother Nature to give us a break for a change as the weather, as we all know, have been poor at best.
There were nice models on display including static engines (Multi cylinder) so the crowd could appreciated the workmanship of scale engines used. Everything from small electric gliders to ¼ scale Cub were on show which again drew a lot of questions from the public.
No doubt when the big models flew the crowd enjoyed watching our pilots going through their paces. Special thank you for Andrew Pasco for running the raffle on the day. The Mustang was a great hit and again the Club generated valuable funds. Great effort
The other big hit was the lolly dropper for the kids on hand. The word around the trap is that the dropper offloaded its cargo smack in the middle of the target area………. Now that is harder than you think. Good job Joe Buttigieg and Garry Thiele in organising this activity as it is a popular one for the kids. Best of all, everything was safe with maximum fun thrown in.
Well done to the Club Members who supported the event and took the time to help out. Well done to Garry Thiele for organising another successful event. No doubt they will want us back next year…..
Peter Singline (at the controls) while Joe Buttigieg looks on. Both flew their models which was enjoyed the crowd