Probably the best little air show in the country

RIP Monty Siddons

montysiddonsIt is with regret that the organisers of Welshpool Air Show learned of the death of Monty Siddons.  Monty has been a stalwart on our committee and reliably drew up our ground plans year after year.  He was also a regular out on the show ground with Mid Wales Model Boat Club with his mobile pond where his radio-controlled boats were a hugely popular attraction.

He will be deeply missed and we send our deepest condolences to his family and friends.

Chinook evening…

Sqn Ldr Tim Andrews, a highly experienced pilot with 4 tours of Afghanistan completed will show slides/film and talk about flying the Chinook in these dusty hot conditions and elsewhere in the world.

The bar will be open and there will be teas and biscuits.

CHINOOK-poster

Remotely Piloted Vehicles, Drones, and Radio Controlled Aircraft:

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Please note that under CAA Regulations Remotely Piloted Vehicles, Drones and Radio Controlled Aircraft cannot be operated in the vicinity of Airfields and Airports. This is for obvious safety reasons and we would urge you not to bring your Aircraft, Drone, or Remotely Piloted Vehicle to the Air Show; this includes devices or machines that you might ordinarily consider to be toys.

News…

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