PICTURES: Model aircraft club enjoys open day

PUBLISHED: 12:59 05 June 2019

Members at Avon Model Aero Radio Club open day. 

Picture: MARK ATHERTON

Members at Avon Model Aero Radio Club open day. Picture: MARK ATHERTON

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Rain cut short a model plane festival at the weekend.

Thomas David with his competition acrobatic aircraft at Avon Model Aero Radio Club open day. 

Picture: MARK ATHERTONThomas David with his competition acrobatic aircraft at Avon Model Aero Radio Club open day. Picture: MARK ATHERTON

Avon Model Aircraft Radio Club (AMARC), based in Weston-in-Gordano, hosted an open day in Cadbury Lane fields on Saturday, which was also due to run on Sunday, but rain meant the site was not safe.

The event raised £200 for the Great Western Air Ambulance Service.

John Black and Chris Redford at Avon Model Aero Radio Club open day. 

Picture: MARK ATHERTONJohn Black and Chris Redford at Avon Model Aero Radio Club open day. Picture: MARK ATHERTON

Organiser Keith Wilson was pleased with how it went, despite the set back.

He said: "It was literally rain stops play, which was a shame but we were still delighted with the day.

Keith Wilson with his Super60 and Alan Perry with a model of a RAF Javelin at Avon Model Aero Radio Club open day.  

Picture: MARK ATHERTONKeith Wilson with his Super60 and Alan Perry with a model of a RAF Javelin at Avon Model Aero Radio Club open day. Picture: MARK ATHERTON

"We made the most of the sunshine and had various static and aerial displays from pilots Toby Black and Thomas David in sixed wing and James Carter.

"Four new members also signed up and I must thank everyone who donated."

James Carter with his helicopter at Avon Model Aero Radio Club open day. 

Picture: MARK ATHERTONJames Carter with his helicopter at Avon Model Aero Radio Club open day. Picture: MARK ATHERTON

For more information about AMARC's activities, contact Keith on 07894 204310.

Steve Callaghan at Avon Model Aero Radio Club open day. 

Picture: MARK ATHERTONSteve Callaghan at Avon Model Aero Radio Club open day. Picture: MARK ATHERTON

Bob Fluke and Steve May at Avon Model Aero Radio Club open day. 

Picture: MARK ATHERTONBob Fluke and Steve May at Avon Model Aero Radio Club open day. Picture: MARK ATHERTON

Carl and Henry Wilkinson with their model RAF biplane at Avon Model Aero Radio Club open day. 

Picture: MARK ATHERTONCarl and Henry Wilkinson with their model RAF biplane at Avon Model Aero Radio Club open day. Picture: MARK ATHERTON

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