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!

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

Then & now. 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.

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!

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….

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

A-10, Flew lovely…