Visit to Truro and District Model Flying Club

By | March 31, 2023

From John:

Recently a small group of pilots from our club travelled down to Cornwall on a visit to Truro and District Model Flying Club’s site near Indian Queens. The visit, organised by Felix Marten, was designed to demonstrate to TDMFC members the SW Thermal Competition and Aerotow. A goodly crowd turned up from Dartmoor and Okehamptom despite a fairly dire forecast of blustery wind and showers. However the conditions turned out to be much less severe, in fact the early part of the day was delightful, light wind and sunny intervals. By lunch time the north wind had picked up and a rogue shower caught us out in the open. Nevertheless we pressed on with the day’s demos and were well hosted by our friendly neighbours.

We were able to park in their field and walk a short distance to the mown square which is in the middle of a very large field situated in open countryside….how the other half live! Across the road were two wind turbines but they were not an issue being further away than they appeared and in a no fly zone. Guy Picket took care of the thermal comp demo and Steve, Graham and Martin towed our gliders up. There were occasional  strong thermals despite the cool wind. Mid afternoon with some miles to get home most headed off but after a enjoyable and interesting day…many thanks to the organisers and host club.

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