Hello Ed and Dan,
This reminds me of an amusing anecdote that began at the 2005 SAM1066 Eurochamps held at Middle Wallop in England.
I won the Large Rubber class using my Bienenstien “Challenger” with a stunning 8 minute fly-off time.
At the prize-giving I was delighted that David Baker had the Winner’s Trophy engraved “World Champion”.
You have to understand that David Baker, the virtual No1 founder of the SAM UK movement had a quirky but unique style of fun and presentation.
Well, some months later I had occasion to visit my favourite hospital consultant who was always interested in my Model Flying exploits and he wanted me to bring him up to date, so I did.
Later in the consultation he brought in a group of medical students to share his diagnosis and delighted in introducing his patient, me, as
“World Champion – Large Rubber”.
There were two young American girls in the group who started giiggling, then the whole room just fell about laughing. ❓ 😯 The tears rolled down for the rest of the consultation.
Read about the whole 2005 Middle Wallop Eurochamps in the PDF to be found at this link:
Who said visiting hospital could not be fun?
There loads more stuff on my website to tickle your fancy!!