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PSSA meet - New Years Day 2017

An impromptu gathering to start the year with intent!

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Phil Cooke02/12/2016 14:43:03
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For anyone not planning to spend New Years day nursing the mother of all hangovers, or by taking that traditional dip into the North Sea, there is another way you could start 2017 in style!

An idea has hatched regarding a NEW YEARS DAY PSSA MEET at the most suited PSS friendly location, forecast dependant.

Who's interested?

Of course the weather might still pull the plug on any plans, but assuming there IS sufficient wind strength for robust PSS flying we will choose one of the following sites, dictated by the forecast wind direction;

N - The Bwlch, Nant-y-Moel - VR98 slope

NE - Bosley Cloud, Congleton, Cheshire

E - Great Orme, Llandudno - Ski centre slope

SE - The Bwlch, Nant-y-Moel - 'Back of Wrecker' slope

S - Great Orme, Llandudno - Southerly slope

SW - Great Orme, Llandudno - Tank Track slope

W - The Bwlch, Nant-y-Moel - Mickeys slope

NW - Bosley Cloud, Congleton, Cheshire

The days are short this time of year so a timely start is essential! I'm sure the keenest of us will be at the chosen site from first light. In fact dependant on location some of us might be setting off before some of the New Years Eve parties have even finished! hehe - we must be mad!

Anyway, that's the plan, if you are interested in joining us please register here so we get a feel for the size of the group, and of course - please all make sure your 2017 BMFA insurance is renewed in good time this month to keep it all above board on the 1st January 2017!

happy landings all,


Andy Meade02/12/2016 14:52:37
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I'll be there laugh Mince pies and turkey sarnies ahoy!


Flyer02/12/2016 15:23:45
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Hmmmmmm....... I wonder if I could maiden the A4? I'll put myself down as a 'possible' , although a lot depends on family commitments that I will be told about shortly secret and which site chosen .


Scott Edwards 202/12/2016 17:34:39
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Fabulous idea ! Well up for it
Peter Garsden02/12/2016 18:08:14
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Will try but big night New Year's Eve, so it is quite a big ask I think unless it is local and then possible ie Bosley Cloud.

Just a point Master Cooke - North East is actually better at the Roaches though as our site is down at the moment that won't be easy, hoping to get it up again soon.

Tim Mackey02/12/2016 20:16:46
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Yup 👍🏻

David Gilder02/12/2016 21:31:26
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SWMBO says No.

So I guess I will be alone attending!!! (As long as its the northern ones!! Bit far to drive to S.Wales and back in a day!!!)


Harry Twist03/12/2016 00:21:11
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Count me in. Hope the weather plays ball!smiley



Edited By Harry Twist on 03/12/2016 00:23:20

Peter Garsden07/12/2016 23:07:06
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LMMGA Site now back up again - Details of directions to all our sites are there

Steve McLaren09/12/2016 20:54:49
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I'm afraid I won't be able to make it, but I hope you all have a good day.

But this Sunday's forecast is looking interesting! is that enough wind on the Orme?

Andy Meade12/12/2016 10:28:01
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Apparently it was a very good wind on the Big Rock Steve - I saw on Facebook that quite a few turned out, and were flying fully ballasted Opuses (Opii?) at the start, and it got better from there!

Just renewed my insurance through my club, so I'm ready for whatever the 1st brings us yes

Phil Cooke12/12/2016 10:52:16
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yes amazing considering the forecast was only 8-10 mph - just goes to show what these coastal sites can do with their own micro-climates...

Good reminder on the insurance Andy for our plans on NYD - Ill go renew my subs now too...

Steve Houghton 112/12/2016 11:57:31
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Unfortunately I can't do this as I shall be visiting family up norf.


Tim Mackey29/12/2016 08:20:41
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There's a filthy rumour that the big rock is the likely venue - but nyd or nye or both ?

Andy Meade29/12/2016 08:25:36
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Both for me Timbo. Will see how long I stay on nyd though as the forecast is still quite variable
bouncebounce crunch29/12/2016 08:27:30
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Too far for me. That photo from Phil Cooke is awesome.


Tim Mackey29/12/2016 08:29:26
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Yeah - all over the place on the Sunday 😳 I'm due to go Friday but may postpone til Sat or do both 😁

Phil Cooke29/12/2016 09:36:38
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it certainly makes sense to pull the event forward a day to New Years Eve (Saturday), unfortunately for me that means I wont be able to join you but its the right call for sure, the NYD forecast is pretty unreadable as the wind is still shown to be swinging, and its wet too! New Years Day looks like a cracker - sorry to miss it!

Heres the forecast for both days off XC just now...

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Ill put some similar note on the PSSA FB page to avoid anyone missing the gathering the day earlier than initially planned.

Take some pictures for me lads, would be nice to put a few up on the site after you've returned. thumbs up

Phil May29/12/2016 10:12:07
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And Mickeys would be perfect also 👍👍

Orme to far to travel, sorry guys.
Andy Meade29/12/2016 12:25:59
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tut tut! No commitment from some people!


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