Meet The Commitee
Heavily Photoshopped but this is what you get!
Martin Jones – Chairman
Phil Horne – Secretary
Started model flying in 1964 with my dad and a Kiel Kraft rubber powered free flight, progressed to control line with a Cox 049 on the front. First r/c was Macgregor single channel 27mhz, again with the 049 power, while dad had Citizenship multi channel reed radio. Moved on to proportional 27mhz with early Futaba 4 channel, Kwik Fly’s, Gangsters, Merco 61’s etc in the West Essex Aeromodellers around 1968, a great time of my life. Moved away from flying from about 1976 when beer and girls took over! Joined ERFC in 2009 and never looked back. Need to pass my B test this year so I can embark on my first steps into turbines……beware!
Ray Shore – Newsletter
I first looked into RC in 1989 and went for Helicopters. I was rather thrilled by their technology and possibilities of scale. Not the easiest things to start on but picked them up rather quickly and became a competent flyer. I was then flying on my own on 11th October 1996. the wind was howling and the snow was blowing sideways. Frozen and generally thought what was I doing. I put my 60 TSK in the back of the car and never looked back
I was then invited to go to an indoor flying meet about eight years ago. I went rather nonchalantly and filled with apathy watched some little twin rotor helicopters. On the other Dave Charles was there tearing up the hall with some little planes. I became hooked but had never flown fixed wing or had any interest in RC planes. This was the inspiration I needed and now just can’t get enough of the sport.
Helicopters have been very much a thing of the past for me so I am really surprised to see me more and more to these quad things. But the FPV aspect is really very interesting.
Richard Butler— competition secretary.
Duties, — Anything to do with flying field upkeep.
For as long as I can remember, I have always been fascinated with model aeroplanes. I first started building chuck gliders from about the age of seven, I think. Then rubber powered models until my mother gave me a Macgregor single channel set one Christmas. the first powered kit I bought was a Galahad with an ED one cc engine with saved up pocket money. After leaving school, I joined the West Essex Club and learnt to fly there, passing my A and B certificates in due course. Moved to Surrey around 1970 had a break for a couple of years (house improvement etc) and then joined the Caterham club but their continued field troubles lead me to join ERFC. My modeling interests are only for fixed-wing aeroplanes, engined or electric powered, slope soaring and jet turbine powered models.
John Perry – Vice Chairman