In 2016 it will be 30 years since the first Wings and Wheels Model Spectacular made its debut at North Weald airfield near Epping in Essex England.
Three enthusiastic modellers worked together to stage what was (and still is) one of the largest model shows of its kind in the country. Working together with the airfield staff and model trade they produced a huge show displaying all types of radio controlled models. Staged on the airfield and inside one of the hangars this proved a huge success. However, after three years they had 'had enough’!
That is where we stepped in- 26 years ago! Jane – the Show Director - had an enormous amount of experience with this type of event and, along with a team of young enthusiasts, took the show over in 1989. After a few years the show had to move to its current site on the airfield due to the enormous Saturday market which dominates the intersection of the airfield on the Saturday. This was financially necessary for the airfield if it was to continue operating, so Wings & Wheels was moved to the North End of the site.
Over the years, this has developed into a truly Spectacular event and has featured some of the largest and most spectacular Radio Control Model Aircraft in the world as part of its flying programme. If you are curious about this hobby of radio control model aircraft go to https://bmfa.org/ this is the Association which can help you find your local club, arrange insurance and provide lots more information.
As well as a continuous Model Flying display, there is the biggest Model Trade support to be found at any show. A huge selection of models and modelling accessories of all kinds will be found.
Other attractions include a large Model Boats Pool with displays, and Indoor static boat displays.
Model Tanks, Trucks, Hovercraft, Helicopters and the latest I drones.
Catering and a Bar are all on site
Camping is available for the weekend.
We hope you will join us at the 2016 show on June 25th and 26th