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HERE'S the when, what, and where of major events in the modelling world calendar. If you're involved in such an event and want it listed, then e-mail the details and I will pop it in the diary - and if you've left it too late to notify your favourite magazine there could still be plenty of time for it to appear here! 

See below the table for some additional details of the Felixstowe Show.

When using the UK telephone numbers from outside the UK, precede the number with 44 and omit the opening 0 in the number shown.

when what where contact
Apr 23-24 DB Model Days Old Warden, Bedforshire, UK 01933 226427
Apr 30-
May 1
Elvington Spring Spectacular 2000 Elvington, nr York, UK 01423 867144
May 6-7 Sandown Model Symposium Sandown Racecourse 01322 660070
May 27 Air Combat UK Nationals Pullox Hill Model FC, Bedfordshire, UK 01582 866119
May 27-29 Large Model Asscn Longhorsley Flying Field, nr Newcastle, UK 0191 2672707
June 2-4 Scottish Model Air Show 2000 Fife Airport, Glenrothes, Fife, Scotland 01698 825449
01698 422881
www.saaweb.demon.co.uk
June 17-18 Telford Model Show Weston Park, Telford 01952 587298 
June 24-25 Felixstowe 2000 Heli Show Orwell High School, Maidstone  Road 01394 672292
July 1-2 Woodspring Millenium 2000 Claverham Drove, Yatton, nr Bristol 0117 9425679
July 8-9 Wings & Wheels Model Spectacular North Weald Airfield, Essex, UK 01480 462265
July 13-16 Large Model Asscn Millennium event RAF Cosford 01257 462000
Aug 5-6 Woodvale 2000 Int Model Aiorcraft Rally RAF Woodvale, nr Southport, UK 01704 578816/834224/874133
Aug 12-13 Hastings Model Airshow Bulverhythe Recreation Ground, Hastings, UK 01424 214313
Sept 9-10 Model World 2000 at the
Middle Wallop Int Air Show
Middle Wallop Airfield, nr Andover, Hants, UK 01684 594505
Tickets on-line at
www.mwias.com
Dec 8-12 International Model Show Alexandra Palace, London 01322 660070

 

As the Felixstowe 2000 Heli show is organised by a ModelFlight contributor (Rob Sherratt), here are a few extra details on this event.

The Show is very much a "hands on and get involved" affair for helicopter and r/c electric airplane pilots. The Saturday programme is a fun fly-in day from 10 a.m. to 7 p.m. The BMFA have offered free 1-day membership of the BMFA for anyone wanting to "have a go" for the first time, and Flyin Fish are making dual-control r/c helicopters available on the Sunday for anyone booking in advance. Entrance on Saturday is 2.

Sunday 25th June is given over to a public flying show from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. when BMFA insurance certification and B license is needed for anyone flying unsupervised. There is an added family flavour to the show with bouncy castles, steam traction engine rides and Punch and Judy for the youngsters. Entrance is 2 on the gate, 1 concessions. There's free admission, camping, BBQ and raffle prizes for helpers and people who fly on Sunday. All proceeds from the event go to Orwell High School, Felixstowe.

Further details, directions and map, accommodation list, etc., from Rob Sherratt at rob.sherratt@lineone.net