Hull’s Dave Cowburn shows that his hometown is now famous for navalised spyplanes as well as fish! He’s seen here with his BCD Lockheed U-2 on its maiden flight.
Perfect! Sheffield’s Nigel Crabtree and his BCD Grumman AF Guardian about to pick up HMS Basher’s No.2 wire, right over the deck centreline!
Despite producing the best slow run time of the weekend here, Ipswich’s Ian Gilbert with his BCD Westland Wyvern still missed first place by a mere 3.5 points!
It’s a great shame that a photograph of Fred Skinner’s superb deadstick landing with his BCD Short Seamew wasn’t taken - so you’ll have to make do with the takeoff shot!
Here, one of the few occasions when a BCD contest was won by high, not low speed, Sheffield’s Johnathon Crabtree hangs on to his Fairey Spearfish as it rockets round on its fast run.
Crewe’s Paul Stubbs and Adrian Thompson confer prior to startup about the engine running reliability of Paul’s BCD Grumman F6F Hellcat.
This is what friends are for! It’s also why the Builder Of The Model rule doesn’t exist in Carrier. Crewe’s Adrian Thompson borrows the BCD Grumman F6F Hellcat from team mate Paul Stubbs for his contest flights.
Prior to launch, South Bristol’s Nick Ford makes some last-second adjustments to his BCD Sea Hurricane to counter the engine problems of his previous flight.
If you’re high and late on your final approach, there’s only one thing left to do…! Barton’s John Whiteside aims fairly and squarely for the middle of the arrester wires with his BCD Mitsubishi A6M Zero - but had really bad luck as the model still failed to hook up.