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28th Sep, 2021

Prestigious national model aircraft competition to be held in Cofton Park

MODEL aircraft will be taking to the skies above Cofton Park next Sunday, June 16, for the vintage control line-flying contest.

Participants will arrive from all over the UK, including one from Boston in Lincolnshire which is highly regarded in the model flying world.

They will be competing for the prestigious Hewitt Shield.

The event, between 10.30am and 4pm, is being hosted by the South Birmingham Model Flying Club (SBMFC) and the shield is named after two of its former members – the Hewitt brothers, Brian and Alan.

The pair became world champions in 1950 and 1951, winning both the control line and stunt titles with models they had designed themselves.

Brian and Alan spent a lot of time in Cofton Park, testing and flying their designs.

Because of the prestige of hosting the national competition which was previously held in Bedfordshire, the club has been given special permission from Birmingham City Council to use the flatter area behind the new pavilion.

For more information email Tony at or call him on 0121 476 6583 or contact Eric Hawthorne at or on 01384 423647.

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