Next meeting Thurs 13th Dec – Subs night & “Christmas Night with the Stars Part 2″

Next meeting Thurs 13th Dec – Subs night & “Christmas Night with the Stars Part 2″

It’s that time of the year again, subs are due so come along to the next meeting on Thursday 13th December, look big and pay up.

BMFA subs have risen by £4 so the combined BMFA & PAM subs are £96 this year. If you pay your BMFA subs directly as a Country Member you will only need to pay the PAM subs of £58, unchanged from last year.

To sweeten the meeting a little Chairman Mark will be presenting Part 2 of his now infamous presentation from last year “Christmas Night with the Stars”.  Mark says it will be along the same lines as last years’ presentation but with less nudity and gratuitous violence!

Definitely a meeting not to be missed!


Next meeting Thurs 29th Nov – Ron Vears’ Lancaster

At the meeting on Thursday 29th November Ron Vears will present the second part of his Lancaster build blog. Ron is building the Lanc from the Tony Nijhuis plans and at 72″ (1829mm) wingspan it’s quite a build.

Ron’s blogs are of a similarly high standard as his building so this should be an evening not to be missed.

Remember, as the clocks have now changed the meeting will start at 8pm.

Next meeting Thurs 18th Oct – It’s All About Me!

Most, if not all PAM members have an interest in full-size aviation and many have had various aviation experiences over the years that have increased their interest in modelling.

At the meeting on Thursday 18th October Andy Palmer will be telling you all about how he started modelling as a child and then took every opportunity to get himself airborne in any way possible. Over the years he’s tried parachutes, gliders, hot air balloons, light aircraft, aerobatics etc. He’ll be telling his story through photographs so it should be worth coming to the meeting just to see the photos of Andy as a child!

This will be the last meeting of 2018 that starts at 8.30pm, as the clocks go back at the end of the month all the remaining meetings of 2018 will start at 8pm.

Next meeting Thurs 4th Oct – Choose the New Club Build and All About Ailerons

At the meeting on 4th October, we’ll select a design for the next Club Build. We want to choose a model that lots of members will build over the winter so come along and make your feelings known. Do you have any ideas of a suitable model? Speak up, bring some photos or a plan.
Also there will be a talk by Mark on “Everything You Need To Know About Ailerons (and quite a lot more besides)”. You can bank on it being a good one, so roll on the 4th! (Mark said that not me).
So if you don’t know your differential from your exponential, why you might need them, or how to achieve them you need to hear this talk.

Next meeting Thurs 20th Sept – Learn all about 3D Printing

At the meeting on 20th September, Mark’s colleague Chad Roberts will give a presentation on 3D printing.

Come along and find out how this new technology can help us create models in ways which were never before possible! If all goes well, there will be a practical demonstration too

Next meeting Thurs 23rd Aug – Barbados Concorde Experience

At the next club meeting on Thusday 23rd August PAM member Mike Creamer will we telling (and showing) us all about his trip to the Concorde Experience in Barbados.

Who’d have thought it, I didn’t know there was a Concorde there, did you? Mike will explain all to us.

Next meeting Thurs 9th August – General Aviation Quiz

At the meeting on Thursday 9th August ex PAM member Peter Mason is going to run a General Aviation quiz for us. Peter was a PAM member until about 35 years ago and it’s great to see him return to do the quiz for PAM, please make an extra effort to come along and take part in the quiz,

Next meeting Thurs 26th July – Farnborough photo night

At the meeting on Thursday 26th July Mark will show some photos of his visit to the 2018 Farnborough Airshow.

There will also be a few other interesting snippets as well to keep you all entertained. Meeting starts at 8.30pm

Next meeting Thurs 12th July – Chuck Glider Competition & more!

This popular event will be held on Thursday 12th July on the field behind the village hall at Buriton.  Its easy, simply build or buy your own glider (depending on how competitive you’re feeling) bring it down to the field and have a laugh with the other members.  Be there by 19.45 (or earlier for trimming flights) and the comp with start at 20.00. It will consist of 6 flights and the longest accumulative time from these 6 flights wins. It’s just bit of fun so if yours doesn’t fly very well there’s no need to worry.

While you’re thinking about the competitions don’t forget the Fun Fly tasks that run all year. So far there has been just one entry, Bob Hill managed 24 loops in 90 seconds. That must be beatable surely? There are several other ‘tasks’ as well, max spins, longest glide etc. Don’t be shy, have a go.

Gary Houghton has kindly donated a Ripmax Sbach 342 for auction at the meeting, with all proceeds going to the club!. It’s brand new except that the cowl has been cut away for an IC engine (it should be a fairly straightforward task to rebuild this if using an electric motor). Full details of the kit can be seen at Many thanks to Gary for his generous donation.

Next meeting Thurs 14th June – Ron Vears’ Lancaster

At the meeting on Thursday 14th June Ron Vears will be bringing along his partly completed Avro Lancaster and telling us about the trials and tribulations of the build so far.

One not to be missed, meeting starts at 8.30pm.