IMAC UK 2015 Report

Posted by Silver Fox
Posted on 10/20/2015

Greetings all IMAC Pilots!

Training weekend

Our first event in 2015 was an IMAC training weekend courtesy of Langar Model Aircraft Club near Nottingham. This was organized especially for pilots interested in learning about IMAC. Tutorials were given explaining the Aresti manoeuvres and how they are judged. After demonstration flights, guests were coached in flying their first sequences. The event attracted a good number of visitors and we gained new members. It was also a welcome opportunity for experienced pilots to warm up for the season with some practice. Without doubt very successful and we plan to hold a similar event at Langar in 2016.

Competition Tour

Ten competitions were originally scheduled around the UK including events in Northern Ireland, Scotland, England and Wales. Due mainly to adverse weather conditions not all contests were completed but the tour which included a new location courtesy of Wrexham Model Aircraft Club was a great success. The highlights of this years tour can be accessed via the welcome page of our website

UK National Championship.

The final competition of our season was the National Model Flying Championship at RAF Barkston Heath organized by the British Model Flying Association (National Governing Body for model flying). This event includes all activities in model flying and took place August 28-30. Since we hold “specialist body status” (similar to the AMA’s Special Interest Groups), within the BMFA we are allocated a specific flying area dedicated to IMAC. Fifteen IMAC pilots competed in the championships, planned as a three day event but as we say over here “rain stopped play” on the third day. None the less in true IMAC spirit we enjoyed two days of brilliant competition flying including free-style competitions on both days.

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Annual General Meeting

Our AGM took place October 3rd. Updated information is on our refreshed website. Contact;

A highlight of our AGM we’re glad to announce is honorary membership awarded to both Mick and Win Bull for their tireless and dedicated contribution to IMAC over many years. Congratulations again Mick and Win!

Just one more thing…..

The UK’s participation at the first IMAC World Championship was both a great learning experience and enormous fun. It’s never too late to say again thanks for making “The Worlds” such a success! More than that the UK team made friendships worldwide some of which resulted in inter-country competition visits in 2015. We hope to enjoy still more international participation with other countries in 2016.

IMAC pilots are invited to compete in the UK. We look forward to welcoming you!

Barry White