Festival of Dunfermline 2015

As a result of last years highly successful control line (CL) flying display and discussions between Dunfermline Delivers and  DMAC the “Hobbies and Recreation Exhibition” was revived as part of the Festival of Dunfermline 2015. This Exhibition  was held annually for 21 years until 2001 and was probably the largest in Scotland attracting over 10,000 visitors.  Club members were heavily involved in these exhibitions and associated flying displays.

Bill and Mike at the stand web
Bill and Mike man the DMAC section of the SAA stand

This year a large static display was set up in the Glen Pavilion under the auspices of the Scottish Aeromodellers Association (SAA) with the full spectrum of model aircraft on view. DMAC members provided Free Flight, Control Line and Small field Radio Control models and were on hand to talk to interested members of the public.

Bird and combat model web
Combat model and seagull battle it out against a leaden sky

Unfortunately on the Saturday the weather in the “Glen” was poor with strong winds and heavy rain in the morning. A brief period of calmer drier weather came through in the afternoon and a few flights were made.

Peter prepares web
Ian checks the motor run as Peter prepares to fly
Town clock and Abbey web
Dunfermline Abbey and Town House backdrop a low inverted pass.

Sunday by contrast was excellent and a full day of aerobatic and combat flying was completed. A steady flow of visitors enjoyed the antics of the combat fliers and marveled at the precision of the aerobatic flying.

Report and Photographs: David Hambley.