NMAC Annual Social 2016

NMAC Annual Social & Prizegiving

The 15th January saw the annual social and prizegiving event for the club. This year’s event took place at the Marriott Hotel, Northampton. 67 members and guests had booked and all arrived early and were seated on large circular tables allowing easy conversation.

The 3 course meal was served at 7.30 and ran smoothly with ample staff on hand to cater for all. Roger Brown presented the usual John Fairs quiz with questions that proved “challenging” to quite a few members, the top scores coming out at just under 66% correct answers.

President Brian Baker and Chairman Mick Lamb presented the Competition winners with the cups, shields and certificates, Dick King gave a good impression of a YoYo as he collected his awards for the 2015 season, his many wins driving him to be Overall Club Champion the year so a new name appears on the Trophy. Dale Malpas will be running the competitions this year as he takes over from Cliff and has promised a mix of old faithful and new competitions to challenge members, he is also looking to encourage more members to compete so come on everyone get you planes ready for the new season.

Dick King presented the BMFA Certificates to members who have passed their A Certified flights. This year has been a good year for members who have been passed to fly solo and those who moved on to their A Certificates, The club training program working successfully with all the club instructors willingly giving up their own flying time to help anyone needing help

The raffle was a big event this year with many prizes being donated by members from Model kits to Expensive Whiskey, Wine and Chocolates. Mick Lamb compared the raffle with winning ticket holders choosing prizes from the top table although some of our younger members were not allowed the alcoholic options.

With the raffle completed members and guests had time to sit, chat and mingle for the rest of the evening, John Cross passed out BMFA memberships which had arrived, this year being the best start of year for re-joining members the club has had for many years.

Our thanks go to all though (too many to mention) who donated prizes for the raffle and the committee members who helped to make this another successful event.

Members passing their A Certificate 2015

Tez Moore - Mick Call – John Cross – Tarek Magdy – Ron Sivers – Mel Clarke – Lee Chennell – David Holland – Mike Edgecombe – Mick Hawkins.

Dale Malpas


Josh McCaul


Mick Call


Dick King receives the club trophy