Phil's news letter 12/03/2012

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Gents

have just seen on the Scale Soaring Site that the planned event for tomorrow at White Sheet (11th March is OFF)

I am aware that the numbers who had originally intended to go had dwindled dramatically, myself included but just in case some of you were still intending to go I thought that I had better post the decision.

The good news is that they will be trying for the reserve date of the 25th. March.

Regards

Alan Alderwick

http://www.whitesheet.org.uk/     or

 

http://www.whitesheet.org.uk/index.php/events-calendar-for-2012

 

Alan Alderwick

 



Malvern SA News 

John Freeman won the 3 flight   thermal with three flight of nearly 30 minutes each

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News letter January

 Events http://www.malvernsoaringassociation.co.uk/cal12.html 

results http://www.malvernsoaringassociation.co.uk/lb.html 

 

March    
Friday 9th Indoor Flying Elms School
Sunday 18th Thermal 2 − BARCS Rules, 10:30 am Upton − Fish Meadow
Friday 23rd Indoor Flying [7 − 9:30 pm] Elms School
April
Sunday 1st E Soaring 1 − Distance, start 10:30 am Upton − Fish Meadow
Friday 6th Indoor Flying [7 − 9:30 pm] Elms School

 


Cotswold slopers
Photo page updated

http://www.glos-mfc.co.uk/cs/photos.htm 

 

Cotswold Slopers compass
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Gloucester MFC News

 

See Blog http://www.glos-mfc.co.uk/blog/blog12/feb12/feb12.htm  

 

Membership application form

Indoor flying at Bentham; every Saturday 6.00 - 8.00PM
 Indoor flying will continue every Saturday until the 24th March  

more photos at http://www.glos-mfc.co.uk/indoor/id12/mar12/mar12.htm 

Sunday April 1st will be the first of the themed days and as it's All Fools Day we will be starting with anything silly, daft, unusual, weird or just total insane . I'm sure the weird imagination of our members will come up with something unusual.


Slope Flying  

 Monday 

Tuesday   
Good lift on Minch in the morning but not so good in the afternoon 
I flew My Simply the Best in the Morning and my supra in the afternoon

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Thursday
Good Lift at Frocester about 10MPH square on to the slope

 Friday

strong lift again at Frocester, but a little murky

Photos: Andy's Gulp and Mick's Fastback

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Email from Steve

Hi Phil, A great shot of an SR over the commons. We are watching All Creatures Great and Small at this very moment. I am just finishing a house project that took me almost out of creating planes for a year. At least the work I did paid off for Gregg Bolton in his setting the fastest DSing speed for an EPP plane at 238. The new DS-48 is one of those planes that hits the design mark you were hoping for. Certainly not all do. On to some new designs soon. A friend is asking for a delta and the only one I made was a bit disappointing as an electric schoolyard flyer. It might just have been under powered. I soul take it too the slope for a toss.
Hows things with you?
Cheers, Steve


Saturday 

  Frocester was good but a little light this afternoon. Tim's M60 stayed airborne with out any problem. It had been built light though. Joined by Dan and Tony and myself...

I suspect there were some flying at Selsley as it was a tad West of SW.

Sunday

Big lift and big sink at Selsley this morning, after a slow misty start. The floaty thermallers were doing well on it, but the wannabe-quadriplegics paragliders were taking a lot of liberties.

I flew a wing and a Weasel - I think the Weasel got higher than ever before, the wing did too but 30 seconds after being a speck in the sky it was down on the deck, and I ended up having to walk to the edge so I could see where it landed out, i.e. in the field behind the trees but in front of the road... that hill looks a lot higher from the bottom than it does from the top.

The lift was almost all thermally today, hardly anything off the slope at all.

Lots of buzzard chasing as well - one of which sneakily led people into some big sink then shot off back to the lift!

 


More photos at http://www.ebley.talktalk.net/photos/?C=M;O=D 


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Some Events  

Mar 3 BMFA 60 Foamie Slope Racing League 1

South Wales. Contact Ronnie Lampe on 07977 501195 or rocketronnie@hotmail.co.uk

 

RCMF EVENT LIST http://www.rcmf.co.uk/4um/index.php/topic,87486.0.html 

 

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