Expensive airplanes fly high at Melton and District Model Club’s show

Spectators enjoy the aeronautical antics of model club members PHOTO: Tim Williams

Spectators enjoy the aeronautical antics of model club members PHOTO: Tim Williams

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Over 60 model airplanes, some costing hundreds of pounds, took to the sky at the this year’s Melton and District Model Club Show.

Spectators of all ages were entertained throughout the weekend by flying displays of different types of radio-controlled aircraft at the Thorpe Road playing fields.

Melton Model Club member Bill Veitch makes adjustments to his Hirobo Shuttle Plus helicopter PHOTO: Tim Williams

Melton Model Club member Bill Veitch makes adjustments to his Hirobo Shuttle Plus helicopter PHOTO: Tim Williams

Among the highlights included a World War One renactment display, King Lear Model Boat Club, Melton Mowbray and District Model Engineering Society, slot car racing, classic cars, a large display of giant Meccano and birds of prey demonstrations.

Simon Askew, vice chairman of the Melton and District Model club, said: “We had abysmal weather on Saturday but on Sunday we saw in excess of over 1,000 attend.

“Two of the more unusual attractions that went down very well with alot of people included a dolls house display and a flying simulator system provided by the British Model Flying Association.”

“We also enjoyed live music from The Merchants and Steve Wallabanks also known as One Man Two Tone.

“This year we were supporting the beatSCAD charity. We managed to raise around £600 for them and a similar total for ourselves.”