75th Anniversary of D-Day
As we are celebrating the 75th Anniversary of D-Day, what else could top off the weekend better than flypasts of a Second World War aircraft? The ‘Dakota’ from The Battle of Britain Memorial Flight will be roaring past on BOTH Saturday and Sunday (Operational and weather dependent). Currently painted to represent an aircraft used on D-Day this is something you will not want to miss out on!
During the weekend we will be recreating the mass parachute drops that occurred early on the morning of June 6th 1944 during Mission ‘Albany’ and ‘Boston’ in the first part of the D-Day landings. Utilising several of our members radio control aircraft, each will be releasing a number of miniature parachutists over the flying display field.
Also exhibited will be RC planes from the WW2 period, with fighters and bombers from both Allied and Axis forces. These will also be taking part in our two-day flying programme, so look to the skies to see them in action!
If that is not enough, there is also a fantastic 40″ x 40″ diorama depicting the beach landings in the latter part of D-Day, full of brilliantly detailed tanks, landing craft, troops and transport vehicles.
RC Model Aircraft
This year’s flying displays will be the most wide-ranging yet, with a full two day programme of Radio-Controlled Model Aircraft demonstration flights and aerobatics. As usual there be will a huge range of various models taking to the skies from classics of all eras, to gliders. Come and see your favourite aircraft in action!
RC Flight Experience and Simulator
For the first time this year, the club are offering an ‘RC Flight Experience’. First try your hand with the club’s ‘Remote Control Flight Simulator’, and see what it is like to take control of a virtual RC model aircraft
Then, if you are brave enough, come and actually fly one of our model aircraft! You will be paired up with one of our experienced, fully qualified members who will take you up for a short 5 minute taster lesson utilising the ‘Buddy Box’ system. Come and book in early on each day, as there is limited availability!
Slot Car Racing
This year we will have a massive selection of Slot Car (Scalextric) tracks yet, so come and have a race on 5 different layouts;
Have a blast around the desert with a 4×4 off roader on the Dakar Special Rally Stage or compete against a friend on the ‘Race of Champions’ track, or look out for those tricky triple crossovers on the ‘Brecon Rally Cross’!
There will also be a large display showing off the full range of cars we race in our weekly club race nights.
Drones & Helicopters
We also have a second flying field dedicated to helicopter, drone, quad copters and FPV (First Person View) racing with a specially constructed aerial racecourse. Learn about this exciting new sport which is taking the internet by storm and expect some thrilling airborne action.
Alongside an ‘009’ layout from one of our members, the ‘Melton Model Railway Club’ will be displaying two fully landscaped and scenic layouts.
Look out for the RC trucks and construction vehicles running all weekend on the massive scenic road layout!
Returning once again will be the fantastic display of static, mechanical and electric powered Meccano models, showing off what is possible with this classic construction toy.
While away the hours on the Meccano construction table- let your imagination run wild and see what you can build, with a with huge range of parts to experiment with!
Featuring miniature army displays from both ‘Warhammer 40k’ & ‘Age of Sigmar’, with gaming tables and demonstration games running across the weekend.
- Model Boats
- Minic Motorways
- Model Engineering
- Dinosaur Dioramas
- Raffle & Tombola
- ….a guest appearance from R2D2!
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