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Conwy Soarer31/08/2015 11:59:51
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One Monday evening in August I was sat in departures at Edinburgh Airport worrying that the baggage handlers would be rough with the Weasel EVO I had packed into my bag. We were heading off on a week of treking, exploring, wildlife photography and possibly a bit of slope soaring (for me anyway)

The Faroe Islands are a collection of islands in the North Atlantic at 62 degrees between Scotland and Iceland. The place has always fascinated me and always looked an ideal place to slope soar. I had tried to get in touch with a few locals who fly, they mainly fly indoor and electric. The islands are ideal for slope soaring with coastal hills rising to over 800 metres and 750 metre shear sea cliffs, there are also numerous DS suitable ridge lines to fly. There are suitable flying sites everywhere, some are car accessible and some need a bit more of an effort to get to.

I am already planning a future trip for next year, the Weasel will be going again along with a mouldie - not sure which to take yet!

As far as I am aware (from talking with some Faroese RC enthusiasts) I might have been the first to fly unpowered gliders on the islands.

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Edited By Conwy Soarer on 31/08/2015 12:02:10

Stevo31/08/2015 12:04:31
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Oh wow that scenery... I'm envious!!

Conwy Soarer31/08/2015 12:13:13
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No glider with me this day, it was a real Lead Sled day!! Even the waterfalls were going the wrong way!! The weather on the Faroes is quite challenging, its nothing for all 4 seasons to happen in one day, and there is a saying - if the weather is bad wait 10 minutes!

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Tomtom3931/08/2015 12:22:35
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That looks spectacular .

KingKade31/08/2015 15:33:01
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Awesome!

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Stevo31/08/2015 15:55:27
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It's one of those 'flying fields' that if I went to and left the Tx at home, SO WHAT !

Dave Bran31/08/2015 16:25:39
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NICE!!!! MY sort of place!

I flew OVER the Faroes on Thurs and again yesterday, but luckily at the time wasn't gliding...................

I spent in between those flights wondering why nobody seems to fly slope or power in Iceland (apart from the supervisor coming from the tills and stopping you that is)

Andy Meade08/09/2015 12:17:11
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lol..took me a moment to get that one Dave!

Looks a lovely place to slope though - that big bowl in the background of the 5th image looks interesting yes

J D 808/09/2015 15:00:59
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Posted by Dave Bran on 31/08/2015 16:25:3

I spent in between those flights wondering why nobody seems to fly slope or power in Iceland

There is a model flying club in Iceland at Thytur.

Devcon108/09/2015 17:58:13
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Fabulous scenery, great photos. Must rank as one of the most extreme flying locations....

Tim Mackey08/09/2015 18:06:14
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Looks great Jon - I suppose this trip was all in the name of the little darlings education ? LOL

Peter Miller08/09/2015 18:36:03
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That one with the waterfall going backwards reminds me of our summer!!!

Josip Vrandecic -Mes08/09/2015 20:04:15
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Thanks alot Mr.Conwy Soarer....Such a magnificent beauties ... I feel so insignificant...smile o

All the best...face 1

brokenenglish08/09/2015 20:26:39
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Thank you for posting all that... Superb!

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