|Bob Mc||05/09/2021 11:43:28|
|231 forum posts|
Although I am not a model aircraft enthusiast, I was persuaded to go to the Weston Park International model aircraft show.
My interest is normally model boats but I have to say that the show on Saturday was very good, the models being displayed were to be honest ...beyond belief! ...you would be hard put to say they were not the real thing either on the ground or in the air, albeit scaled down.
The drone and helicopter displays were also something not to be missed and the manouverability of these models seemed to defy the laws of physics!
The commentator on the aircraft field was apologetic as some of the international display teams could not be there due to covid restrictions but I thought it to be one of the most well organised and interesting shows I have been to,
I was told by my compainions who persuaded me to to that there would also be model boats as well, and there was....one.. a senior gentleman and his model of the African Queen, God bless him... however there were a number of hovercraft which were quite interesting not least because of the fact that the small pond although having a weed problem did not affect the sailing of these craft one bit, something which I have found to be a rather large problem with the waters of the model boat clubs I have been to recently and rather off putting for the unwary, I just wish there could have been a better representation for model boating.
Just one more item I found fascinating was the pyrotechnic display although in broad daylight with some twenty model aircraft flying between the fireworks interspersed with what I can only call 'bombs' ... the heat of which was felt immediatly with a resounding thump on the chest afterwards ...
My congratulations to the organisers.. Bob.
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