Man from Eaton representing Britain in World Free Flight Championships

The World Free Flight Championships, a model aircraft event, is taking place in Argentina, South America next month is an international competition testing the best of homemade free flight models. Britain’s entrant, Mike Woodhouse, 68, from Eaton, Norwich, will be taking six of his aircraft to the competition.


free flight model.jpgWoodhouse has been in the British team a number of times since he first entered the competition in Czechoslovakia in 1967. He explained to Norwich Evening News 24 that there are three classes in the championships defined by how the models are launched into the air.

His models are made of carbon fibre and have wingspans of up to two metres. The propellers are powered by elastic bands and can reach heights of 300 metres.

There will be a total of nine competitors from around the country representing Britain, with between 300 to 400 people taking part in total.


This entry was written by Danielle Richardson (@danielle_r) our intern for the week

Picture credit G Crouch 

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