S.A.M. 1066

(Society of antique modellers)

Affiliated to the BMFA


Dedicated To Vintage and Classic Model Aircraft

Chapter 1066


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SAM 1066 is a club whose members  make and fly vintage and clasiic free Flight model aircraft.

Our interests are varied and together we fly most classes including glider, rubber and power.

The organisation was founded and run by the late David Baker, who with the help of his many supporters provided a very necessary and valued service for the free flight aeromodelling community.

David was responsible for the acquisition of Middle Wallop Army airfield for free flight events ("a master stroke"), and organised one of the best vintage free flight events in Europe, if not the best in the world, the SAM champs. We have seen some changes recently at Middle Wallop resulting in our not using it at present, we remain hopeful of our return in the future. Due to this we are now with the help and cooperation of other groups using Salisbury plain for some events.

We have gone all electronic, using only email and this web site to communicate with the membership, the club has a new constitution and is BMFA affiliated with nearly 500 members from all over the world now on the register.


Not just gliders at "Glider day" 2005 at Middle Wallop.

Vintage enthusiast Ted Challis waiting pensively for the right time to launch.

Launching when there are no thermals around could result in a short flight.


A "Nord" vintage glider at the start of the tow

Spencer Willis gets his "Jaguar" vintage Wakefield into the air at SAM champs at Middle Wallop.