CHRISTCHURCH AND DISTRICT MODEL FLYING CLUB
55 YEARS OF MODEL FLYING
BIMBO WEEKEND 2023
Welcome to the BIMBO* weekend where we get together as builders, owners and fliers of models designed and inspired by Ivan Pettigrew, a modeller, full size flier and all-round good guy living in Chilliwack, BC. His designs for electric powered practical scale models are celebrated here, here and in our own thread here.
And here is is plans website where you can see his entire range of models.
The Club sponsors an annual fly-in for these models and their builders and owners, and as you can see from the picture, there is a huge variety of shapes and sizes available (and that is just the people and the land planes - seaplanes are a big feature of his plans).
The weekends start on Friday with flying at Oldfield or Longham lake, continued on the Sunday at Oldfield. Saturday is held at Longham Lake, so there’s the opportunity to see all the models in their locations. All flying is dependant on conditions on the day.
Ivan in 2019 at the Summer fly-in, Chilliwack, BC
*BIMBO - British Ivan Model Builders Organisation**
**Blame Trevor - it was his idea