Blackheath Model Flying Club

 

 


H. SIMMONDS

 

  • 1934 - A Model Gala Day
    The Northern Heights Model Flying Club's rally at the Fairey Aerodrome on Sunday last.
    A Nomination Contest open to all models was held, and the prize of a clock, offered by Model Aircraft Supplies, was won by Mr. Miller, of the Park Model Air League. Mr. Simmonds, of the Blackheath Club, won a cup, which was the second prize.
    Ten teams entered for the Inter-Clum Team Contest, each team consisting of three models - one lightweight model, one heavyweight model, and one scale flying model. The Fairey Challenge Cup, the first prize for this event, and 3, was won by Blackheath with 320 points.
    ['Flight' magazine - pg.721, 12th July 1934]
     
  • 1935 - S.M.A.E and T.M.A.C Speed Contests
    The S.M.A.E. speed contest was put forward to August 18 to take advantage of an invitation from T.M.A.C. to use the polo ground of the Hurlingham Club. The course was one of fifty yards.
    Holidays kept away several speed specialists, but Mr. H.E. White (S.M.A.E.) took part with his meteoric low-wing Hornet, and Mr. Simmonds (Blackheath M.F.C.) with a fine mid-wing.
    ['Flight' magazine - pg.260, 5th Sep 1935]
     
  • 1936 - The National Cup
    Thirty modellists, representative of fourteen clubs, competed on August 2 for the National Cup. It was won by Mr. R. Copeland (Northern Heights M.F.C.), a member of the victorious Wakefield Cup team, who averaged 95.3 sec. on three R.O.G. flights. Mr. H. Simmonds (Blackheath M.F.C.) averaged 87.73, and Mr. C.W. Needham (Bristol W.M.F.C.) 84.13.
    ['Flight' magazine - pg.260, 3rd Sep 1936]

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