MODEL aircraft of all shapes and sizes have been taking to the skies above Ashbourne as part of an annual event held by the town’s model flying club.
Derbyshire Radio Controlled Flying Club has been holding ‘scale days’ at its base in Ashboure’s Airfield, behind the industrial estate, for four years and sees members invite flyers from Ashbourne and the surrounding area to come and use its facility and show off their models.
The club has been flying models on the airfield for more than 50 years, initially from the main runway and from its present site for around 26 years.
It caters for all aspects of radio control aircraft modelling and has around 90 members with several prospective new members in the pipeline.
Within the membership a group of people fly aerobatics competitively, and three of them won competitions at the recent British National Championships.
The scale day marks the end of the summer flying season and all the models, representations of full size aircraft, are powered by engines or electric motors.