Banbury flying club desperate for a home

Banbury flying club NNL-151205-185130001
Banbury flying club NNL-151205-185130001

Banbury’s model flying club has renewed an appeal to landowners in a bid to find a new home for the group.

The club needs a couple of acres on which it can hold its activities.

It currently meets on four acres near Sulgrave. But the farm on which the land lies is subject to a compulsory purchase order to make way for the HS2 project and if the organisers cannot find a new venue the club may have to move out of the area.

“We did put out an appeal this last year but we haven’t found anywhere,” said events organiser Stuart Bishop.

“We really can’t fold – Banbury would lose its flying club which has been established over 30 years. So much time and effort has been put into it.”

The club has organised an Open Day in aid of the air ambulance on Sunday, May 24.

The family event will include some fascinating model planes including a quarter size Spitfire, a one-sixth model F15 and a Battle of Britain display with gliders, jets and more.

There will be radio controlled cars to handle, face painting, a raffle and other family attractions.

Northampton’s Simon Tooley, a Britain’s Got Talent contender for his specialist indoor flying expertise, will be bringing some unusual models to demonstrate.

For more information or to discuss possible land use contact 07944 697820.