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
After the sausage sizzle at Bunnings, the following day some of the Club Members enjoyed a day at the field. the weather was great and a few laughs along the way topped off a great weekend for BMMAA
This is what happy modellers do..!! go flying of course. He are just a few photos telling their own story. What can i say, Good friends, having a chat at a great Club..... Sounds good to me and many others as well. Come along and enjoy what you have, but remember, it is up to us to look after what we have and when the call goes out for support, spare an hour or two to make a Club that little bit better... Happy Flying. Ed
As we all know, the life blood on any Club is its Members and the input of funds. Our Club is not a large Club, but what we lack in size we make up with camaraderie, friendship and plenty of fun with a good dose of laughter. Running a couple of events provides a few extra beans in the cupboard to spend on things we need, but event though these events are good to have, it takes a few events to build up the kitty. It also takes a lot of effort to bring it all together.
To try something different, our lustrous Secretary, Garry Thiele put up the idea of doing a sausage sizzle at Bunnings in Melton. Everyone at the meeting thought this was a great idea so the wheels went into motion to make it happen. Before we know it, we had a date.
On the 11th of January, BMMAA had a go at selling sausages at Bunning;s Melton with the fantastic help of Club Members with additional help from Melony (Daniel's lovely wife, but not a Member). So by the end of the day over 40 kg of sausages were sold along with 40 loaves of bread with a number of drinks.
It was a great day and BMMAA with some well earned funds going to the Club. So was it successful, you bet it was and Committee must thanks all of those Club/Non Club Members for donating their time and hard work. Another great job by BMMAA.