with apologies to Monty Python:

'E's a stiff! Bereft of life, 'e rests in peace! If you hadn't nailed 'im to the perch 'e'd be pushing up the daisies!
'Is metabolic processes are now 'istory! 'E's off the twig!
'E's kicked the bucket, 'e's shuffled off 'is mortal coil, run down the curtain and joined the bleedin' choir invisibile!!


This page is dedicated to  loved but no longer airborne models.

"May they take wings and fly in our dreams and memories"

(If you would like your ex-plane to achieve immortality please send me a photo.)





Compo Powell contemplates what looks like it used to be a Boomerang Trainer. Now never to come back!



Anthony Sparks (Jr) is weeping over his fantastic 50cc Pitts! He says, "One of the elevators decided to part from the plane, and then I had no pitch control." That'll be down to Pilot error then (not checking integrity of  control surfaces prior to takeoff)

Lewis shows what it takes to get the GROUND HOG award. Landfill anyone?

rclewis6's Groundhog Award Proof album on Photobucket


Duncanís Blaze that did just that.

He did comment on a fly past that the oversized prop made it go much faster. On the next pass the smoke trail and flames made it a real warbird.

Photos Paul Fishlock


Lewis's belated Attilla: Looks like the damage is only cosmetic!




(Simon says"If we keep going like this Fred won't have to plough his fields anymore !!)


This is (was) Peter's first plane. a trainer. He has cherished it and nursed it through good and bad for thirty or forty years. Now it joins the community of ex-planes who have a permanent place in the sky.  (sob)

Leigh receives the 2009 Ground Hog award from last years winner Peter Marks

An Xplane from Paul Fishlock. This one is unidentified but the wording on the wing might give a clue. Is it something like "Calamity"??


Alan and Paul weep over their "Arising Star" trainer. (No longer to arise!)


Too much Yakking? ... silent at last!


You might have seen this "pattern ship" flown expertly over the years by "Small Boy" Sparks. It is only fitting that its final exit took place in front of a large crowd at the funfly day!

Leigh's Typhoon thingy came to grief on the slope and gone to Foamy Heaven!


 The Bishops Pilots About £8k Jet. Jetcat p160,Airworld kit,40lb weight  Last flight at Woodsprings 2009

Back from the brink, or just over the Edge?

This Edge540 was offered for sale recently on the site described as having some hangar rash and a few small dinks.


Bucker Jungmeister of the Spanish Airforce. Superb large-scale model built and flown by Tony Sparks.

It flew extremely well providing it was not inverted! We will put that one down to Pilot error then....

Dave Moore's Lovely Lanc bites the dust at the Eagles patch during the fun-fly we visited.

Looks to me like one of the rudders came off after take-off and this maybe the cause of the instability.

Repairable I hope


If you remember I 'used' to have a Hanger 9 PTS Mustang trainer, or at least I had it until last Saturday.  I didn't even need a big black bin-bag to put the bits in; a little tiny doggy poo bag was enough ! Still, mustn't think of it as a disaster; must think of it as an opportunity (to get another one).


Mark's lovely 33% DA powered Yak (Now reduced to 3%)

Daves Xpression (used to be a Pression?)


Tom ex-Mosquito Pilot


Mike's Spitfire (lost the will to live) Summer 2007



Sunderland (x2)

Envoy (to be resurrected we hope)


RhAF Bronco engine failure



Helo pops clogs indoors

A-10, Flew lovely...



...then died