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Impromptu PSSA gathering Sunday 6th Nov?

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Phil Cooke02/11/2016 21:25:37
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Evening all,

You may recall some of us talking towards the end of our last meeting at the Orme (where sadly we had sat-out another day of insufficient lift for PSS) when we said we would watch for a decent forecast and react accordingly in the hope we can arrange another meet somewhere at short notice.

Well, this weekends weather looks very nice with clear blue skies on a North Westerly (big thanks to Bob Jennings for the initiative!) and the idea of meeting at Bosley Cloud, Congleton, Cheshire on Sunday 6th November appears to be firming up.

Keep a keen eye on the forecast of course, as 'The Cloud' only flies NW and NE (N is flyable but its not quite 'on song' ) but if the current NW forecast stays true then I will be there from 10am - it would be great if you could join us!

For anyone who hasn't flown from The Cloud before here is a little slope guide from the PSSA site;

**LINK**

Do let me know if you are available and up for a bit of PSS in good lift and blue skies! Hope to see you there!

Edited By Phil Cooke on 02/11/2016 21:31:58

Andy Meade02/11/2016 21:54:03
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I'm on it like a car bonnet. See you there.

David Gilder02/11/2016 22:12:43
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And I'm on night shifts ALL weekend!!!!

cryingcryingcryingcryingcryingcryingcryingcryingcryingcryingcryingcryingcryingcryingcrying

Warren Phillips02/11/2016 22:15:11
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As it stands I will be there.

Phil Cooke02/11/2016 22:24:26
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Link in first post appears to be in error?

this works - some data on The Cloud for those that need it...

**LINK**

Chris Barlow02/11/2016 22:31:45
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Info in the link is incorrect Phil. Parking is on Red Lane not Peover lane. Peover lane is on the NE side of the Cloud and is quite narrow.

Harry Twist02/11/2016 22:31:47
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I'm in!

Time to dig out the winter flying wear!

Chris Barlow02/11/2016 22:39:34
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It's on my door step, but I'm going away! But it's on my door step........But I'm supposed to be going away!

Arghhhhh! crying

Phil Cooke02/11/2016 22:45:01
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Thanks Chris, Red Lane now correctly labelled in the link thumbs up

Chris Barlow02/11/2016 22:57:37
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Some useless trivia.

The car park is in Staffordshire and as you walk past the trig point to the NE face you cross the border into Cheshire. So you could say you've walked from Staffordshire to Cheshire and back!

Now that's exercise for a day! wink

Tom Sharp 203/11/2016 00:02:01
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'Bosley Cloud'

When I was born just before the war, at nearby Buglawton, Bosley Cloud was known as Cloud End near Timbersbrook. And it was so called because it was the end of the Pennine clouds.

Bosley was over the hill in some far, far away country and for most of my life remained so.

Lately they have developed this dreadful Bosley Cloud name which I hate to distraction. Gawd knows what my dear late mother would have thought about it.

Nothing to do with PSS, have a nice day lads.

Chris Barlow03/11/2016 01:08:40
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Posted by Tom Sharp 2 on 03/11/2016 00:02:01:

'Bosley Cloud'

When I was born just before the war, at nearby Buglawton, Bosley Cloud was known as Cloud End near Timbersbrook. And it was so called because it was the end of the Pennine clouds.

Bosley was over the hill in some far, far away country and for most of my life remained so.

Lately they have developed this dreadful Bosley Cloud name which I hate to distraction. Gawd knows what my dear late mother would have thought about it.

Nothing to do with PSS, have a nice day lads.

Lived in Buglawton until I was 15 (William Street), then we moved to the other side of Congleton. sad Now we live between Buglawton and Congleton. Gradually making my way back home! All my childhood I had the view of the Cloud from my bedroom window! After a short break away I can now see it again although now it's base is obscured by houses.

I've always known it as simply The Cloud and it was only in the last year or so I've heard it called Bosley Cloud! As a kid my friend and I used to walk to the Cloud and climb rocks all day and in winter when we used to get real snow we used to go sledging at Bosley and come home soaking wet and freezing!

I have taught my own children to used the Cloud and Sutton Common as land marks and reference points and they know they're nearly home when they can see them getting closer together!

Small world. yes

Tom Sharp 203/11/2016 01:20:29
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Small world indeed, I live at Arclid now and I can still see Cloud End from my bedroom window.

Andy Meade03/11/2016 07:24:21
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Come on Chris...you know you'd prefer some PSS instead :D
Paul Marsh03/11/2016 20:38:33
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I live 20 -30 mins walk away, and can see the Cloud from my bedroom window as well - live in Congleton, but don't fly gliders anymore - and haven't got any left.

Andy Meade03/11/2016 20:51:20
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That's excellent Paul. Thanks for sharing.
Chris Barlow03/11/2016 23:15:22
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Posted by Andy Meade on 03/11/2016 07:24:21:
Come on Chris...you know you'd prefer some PSS instead :D

Or as well....

Langar has an excellent tarmac runway perfect for some scale flying and although windy it's pretty consistent and should be almost straight down the strip. Some laughs with good flying friends, some amazing models and hopefully some night flying.

I could go for the day on Saturday, leave early and get there for 9. Flying, BBQ and fireworks and drive home late. Sunday morning swap the models in the car and drive to the Cloud.........

It's possible so put me down as a maybe. smiley

Mark Kettle 104/11/2016 07:37:24
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Langar is a good event to go and only 30 minutes from my house, they always buy to many fireworks.

Peter Garsden04/11/2016 08:37:31
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Just seen this - me and Keith are in Wales flying for the week, but will do this on the way home. See you all there. Got the A4 and the JP in the car anyway. Flew the A4 yesterday on the Orme. Flew really well until it rained.

Today was going to to go Annie's place but it is WNW so am going to try a new site on the Lleyn map just South of Trefor on the Nefyn Road. Looks OK.

Andy Meade04/11/2016 09:06:17
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Enjoy your flying Pete - I'm not jealous at all! surprise See you on Sunday.

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