‘B’ Prepared

Current Achievement Scheme Review Committee member and long time BMFA examiner Andy Ellison penned an excellent series of articles for RCM&E Magazine which were published during 2008. The articles give an in-depth look at preparing for and hopefully successfully passing your Fixed Wing Power B certificate.

With kind permission of David Ashby, RCM&E editor, and Andy Ellison we are pleased to be able to publish the articles here. While the articles are now over 10 years old the B test has changed little in that time and the articles remain an excellent source of information for prospective candidates.

Please visit the RCM&E website at www.modelflying.co.uk

Part 1:- Andy discusses the remit of the B test, the schedule and model choice.

Part 2:- Andy prepares the prospective ‘B’ Certificate candidate for flight readiness

Part 3:- Andy gets you in to the air and considers the figure of eight and the inside loop.

Part 4:- From loop to bunt - Andy continues his guide to passing the ‘B’ certificate

Part 5:- Up into the stall turn and beyond, Andy rips some more notes from his guide to passing the ‘B’ certificate

Part 6:- Aerobatics out of the way, Andy lines up the perfect landing approach in the quest for a ‘B’ certificate



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