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stu knowles10/03/2018 08:19:33
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There are full build threads on both these by Bart Lammerse. He acknowledges that they are designed in the spirit of Ivan Pettigrew

Steve J10/03/2018 10:12:23
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Posted by Alan Gorham_ on 08/03/2018 16:50:09:

With just over two weeks to go until our first splash-in of the year at Ullswater

I have been meaning to come to one of these for ages. Maybe this year my Ready will get it's floats wet.


John Lee10/03/2018 11:08:00
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Just sent off my application for Membership of WMWF, hope to make one or more meetings this year.

Percy Verance10/03/2018 11:14:07
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It's well worth it John. Ullswater is a superb site. I've not been a member for several years now, but I always felt Ullswater was the best site of all those the Windermere Waterplane Club use. I certainly enjoyed flying there. There's the breathtaking Lake District scenery too, if that floats your boat.......

Edited By Percy Verance on 10/03/2018 11:15:50

Geoff Jackson10/03/2018 17:47:42
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My ST Seawind flew beautifully off Ullswater last year. My first time off water! Wkill be back with a Maxford Neptune and Macchi M33 this year. Busy on Mike Roach's Canadair CL415 twin for next year.

Wet Wings club also fly from Carr Mill dam, nearSt Helens if you are in the North West.


oldgit16/03/2018 15:27:21
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just watching the weather for next weekend now !!

Alan Gorham_18/03/2018 23:20:27
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Just a polite reminder for anyone wishing to come along to our event for the first time: please remember to bring proof of insurance (BMFA, LMA, SAA we aren't choosy) and you need to have BMFA A cert or SAA equivalent to fly solo due to the nature of the venue. We do have several BMFA Instructors & Examiners on the committee and in the club generally, so if you don't have an A cert we would have someone to supervise your flying.

Some pictures to show the access to the lake shore and the flying site:


Alan Gorham_18/03/2018 23:20:49
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ullswater and blackpool may 2010    003.jpg

Alan Gorham_18/03/2018 23:21:25
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Andy Meade19/03/2018 10:54:54
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Have booked in at the campsite for the September event yes

Alan Gorham_19/03/2018 13:07:48
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See you there Andy!

Alan Gorham_20/03/2018 12:43:07
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I always use xc weather for Pooley Bridge as a fairly reliable forecast:


Andy Meade20/03/2018 13:09:41
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I need to find some bench space for a Sunderland!

Alan Gorham_20/03/2018 13:24:12
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Table in the Motorhome?

Alan Gorham_22/03/2018 12:06:42
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Light winds and sunshine currently forecast for both days!🏝️🏝️🛩️🛩️

John Lee22/03/2018 13:48:35
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Fingers crossed it stays that way.

I got my Carbon Cub out from winter storage yesterday, flew it on wheels this morning to check & have just now fitted the floats. My masterplan is to get to the LMA show in Haydock as soon as it opens Sunday and after a quick look round continue up the M6, all being well hope to be with you about lunchtime.

Alan Gorham_22/03/2018 14:13:17
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Yes, fingers crossed!

Alan Gorham_24/03/2018 07:05:06
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Some good flying in prospect this weekend. It's been a wet night, but it's clearing now and the wind is light.

It's cold, though: 4 degress.

Here's a grab from the Ullswater Steamers webcam at Pooley Bridge Pier:


Tom Sharp 224/03/2018 23:28:02
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looks as if foamies would cope with that

Alan Gorham_25/03/2018 07:22:16
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Well I think it's safe to say we had a successful first day!

26 pilots booked and enjoyed some ideal conditions. The sun shone and hardly any wind blew. It was cool but spring was definitely in the air.

Some general pics of the day below. I'm hoping that some of the people who were pointing proper cameras at the models will have some flying pics!






Edited By Alan Gorham_ on 25/03/2018 07:23:20

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