The Blackheath Model Aeroplane Club, circa 1912 By Steve Fletcher
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Exact from the book THE HEATH The Blackheath Model Aeroplane Club  circa 1912  One of the earliest aero-modelling clubs in the country was formed at Blackheath September 1911. They entertained a large audience, hardly any of whom had seen an aeroplane, let alone a model, with some long and high flights. “The crowd were greatly amused when members had to run a quarter of a mile for their models, especially as the temperature was 85 degrees Fahrenheit in the shade.” Some flights ended in disaster, planes were lost over Greenwich Park wall, and others crash-landed in the Village. One of the members tested a hydro-monoplane across Blackheath ponds, but soon afterwards the aero-modellers were driven from the Heath because their planes were potentially dangerous to passers-by. Even so, enthusiasts flew between the wars without official hindrance. Footnote: The Blackheath Model Flying Club was formed in 1934 until 1947 For more info check link  http://www.simonpg.com/bmfc/index.htm See these Blackheath Aero Club pdfs....
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The Blackheath Model Aeroplane Club, circa 1912 By Steve Fletcher
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Exact from the book THE HEATH The Blackheath Model Aeroplane Club  circa 1912  One of the earliest aero-modelling clubs in the country was formed at Blackheath September 1911. They entertained a large audience, hardly any of whom had seen an aeroplane, let alone a model, with some long and high flights. “The crowd were greatly amused when members had to run a quarter of a mile for their models, especially as the temperature was 85 degrees Fahrenheit in the shade.” Some flights ended in disaster, planes were lost over Greenwich Park wall, and others crash-landed in the Village. One of the members tested a hydro-monoplane across Blackheath ponds, but soon afterwards the aero-modellers were driven from the Heath because their planes were potentially dangerous to passers-by. Even so, enthusiasts flew between the wars without official hindrance. Footnote: The Blackheath Model Flying Club was formed in 1934 until 1947 For more info check link  http://www.simonpg.com/bmfc/index.htm See these Blackheath Aero Club pdfs....
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