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Offaly Jets 31st Mar & 1st Apr 2012

The First JMAI Jet fly-In of the year took place at Andreas Site At Belmont Co. Offaly.
A good turnout of pilots and models over the weekend and we were very lucky with the weather being ideal with any wind always on the strip.
We had about 20 Jet aircraft and over the weekend 95 flights were logged with flying being non stop.

It was great to see some new faces and we look forward to the next event at Harry's in May.

Andreas had put in a lot of work in the previous weeks and had the field in great shape.

The new Tripple Gang mower leaves the grass on the now 300M long strip very short and neat.

Mike and his Brother giving us a buzz in the Samba

One of the new Jets out for first flight was Cecils Jet Legend L39, model is powered by a Merlin 140 which seems just right for this big 1/5th scale model.

The Jet looked great in the air with the full lighting kit.

Robert brought his Big Airworld Hawk JetCat P160 powered which is always a show stopper when seen in the air.

John had his Eurofighter repainted and it looked great, much easier to see now than the previous all grey.

John also had the trusty Velux and seemed to really enjoy the amount of flying he got from both models in the excellent conditions.

Irelands Newest Jet Pilot Dermott O Flynn had his first Jet flights over the weekend with his JetCat P70 powered Boomerang Intro

Great scheme on Paul Brennans Harpoon

The other Harpoon was responsible for a bit of vandalism !

Pilot was seen hiding behing his van, but the windsock evidence was captured on film :-)

Our Host had a good selection of models with him, the old reliable P120 Elan clocked up a lot of flights.

Harry's Flash or should that be Flash Harry!

The Three Amigo's having fun with the model of the weekend, Cecil's wren54 powered Falcon 120 with Eflite electric retracts.

Another model which had it's maiden flight over the weekend, the Falcon is great fun, very smooth in the air, fast but also lands real slow, great economical way to start into Jets.

We all wanted to fly it, but the big question was which Amigo had the best landing ?

Think Peter is getting fed up with his yellow Boomerang sport, "I want one of them next" looking at Cecils L39

The Old P60 Boomer clocked up 17 flights over the weekend

Great Weekends jet flying was had by all

Some more shots of the weekend below.

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