John Norris with our little “blue tent” had a great weekend at the fabulous model show at Woodspring Wings in north Somerset. This year was very special as it marked the 21st anniversary of what has become the biggest model aircraft show in the South West.
Hosted by the Woodspring Wings M.A.C and Weston Model Flying Club on their own 21 acre flying site this show is set in the beautiful Somerset county side offers something for everyone and makes a great day out for the general public and a “must do” weekend for modellers!
Having been under water during 2012 the site was in first class condition this year and blessed with wall to wall sunshine for the whole weekend the spectators and fellow modellers were treated to some stunning examples of model flying.
Every type of model aircraft was on display from early World War One vintage biplanes right up to to-days fast jets.
The “Dawn Patrol” flew some very realistic displays with their 1/3 scale WW1 models, of course the similarity between the full size and the models is most evident as they both feature similar “stick and fabric” construction.
Taking the action forward to World War Two saw the display of the “heavy metal” warbirds of WW2 flown by members of the LMA and others in fine fashion, the low level “beat ups” in particular made for some quite stirring stuff!
With some of the top display pilots on the Flightline the sky was filled with models from morning to evening performing every type of manoeuvre possible to the delight of the spectators.
A host of model retailers were set up in a “trade village” selling the very latest in the world of R/C and additional attractions for the public were the large model railway display and the car racing track
organised by the Yatton Model Car Club, hot weather and hot action all round!
The UK Rocketry Association launched several high altitude model rockets to the delight of everyone whilst the firm favourite with the children was the “Toffee Bomber”, never seen children move so fast!
Jet Turbine powered helicopters, Glider towing, Banner towing, a half scale Piper Cub and the spectacular Breitling bi-planes complete with smoke and wing walkers on their top wings gave superb displays that kept everyone entertained!
All in all a fabulous weekend!