Visit to Newark Indoor Flyers Meeting
The new Midland area Vice Chairman Neil Byrne was invited to attend the Newark Indoor Flying (NIFC) club meeting on the 17th April at the George Stephenson Hall near Newark Showground.
He was expecting to find a group of flyers huddled together in a small village hall, wrong ! Upon arrival it was found to be a modern exhibition hall, 102 meters long by 24 meters wide (334ft x 78ft in ye olde measurements)
Neil was quickly pointed in the direction of Graham Brown the treasurer and Peter Stoves the Chairman of NIFC who explained a brief history of the club and a few of the challenges the club faces (mainly on recruiting new members to the hobby).
Assembled along the back wall was a row of tables with a variety of models, ranging from Kyosho minium’s, 1meter span shock flyers to 400 sized helly’s and a fair few quad copters, even FPV with a micro quad was in action, flying around the obstacle course which had been set up.
Flying skills varied from raw newcomers to RC flying to experts, everyone had enough space to suit their own level of flying, Richard Welch provided an excellent aerobatic display with his Pitts.
The NIFC meet regularly every Tuesday evening so if you’re interested in keeping dry and fancy a spot of indoor flying, try and drop into NIFC next meeting, details available on their website https://www.nifc.club