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Andy Meade04/12/2017 14:12:31
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Hello again guys and gals,

As has started to be some sort of custom (have done it for the last 3 years I guess), I shall be attempting a slope session on the last day of this year, and the first day of 2018 - all of course weather permitting. A clear go / no-go will be posted here for both days.

Last year, NYE we were on the Orme in stunning conditions, with NYD on the Cloud in some not so great conditions, but we flew both days nonetheless.

Over the Christmas break I shall be in north Wales, so what better place to aim for, than the Great Orme? Blast that turkey and stuffing out of your body with the PSSA - sport and scale of course welcome as always.

Sign up below, and we'll bring the bacon for slopeside butties.

Phil Cooke04/12/2017 14:28:47
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Excellent - glad to see this plan hatched once again - fingers crossed we get the conditions!!

I'll certainly be there for one of the two days, wherever we end up - most likely NYD as we tend to have plans with family on NYE. Remember last year when you lot were smashing massive PSS conditions at the Orme and sending me annoying texts whilst I was at a ballerina event with my young daughter!?? Epic fail.

Better go renew my BMFA insurance so its all above board come 1st Jan! thumbs up

Alan Gorham_04/12/2017 14:49:42
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Yes please - was hoping you would announce for this year!

PS Andy - did I see in another thread that you have the moulds for the ex-LMC Gnatty and Hawk fuselages?

Andy Meade04/12/2017 14:51:51
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Phil - good point - everyone please make sure their insurance is in place as always.

Alan - that's correct. Hopefully next year I'll do a small run of Hawk fuselages, with some drawings for the wing arrangement. I've got a couple of projects to get out the way first though blush

Flyer04/12/2017 14:54:46
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I'm a possible for NYE.

Cheers

Ade

Alan Gorham_04/12/2017 15:12:30
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Andy - I will definitely sign up for a Hawk and I would like a Gnatty so I can gracefully retire my 32 year old example. I'll bother you next summer about the Hawk!

Harry Twist04/12/2017 19:11:10
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Hi All, I'm up for this - NYD most definitely with NYE a possibility!

Chris Barlow04/12/2017 20:01:35
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Can I come? wink

Andy Meade05/12/2017 09:00:11
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Glad to see the interest guys, many thanks.

Chris...oh, go on then laugh

Peter Miller05/12/2017 10:59:16
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No Slopes round here but I do have a wheat field right in front of the house.

I plan to leave my Sport Cub by the back door with a battery in it and the Tx and, weather permitting I hope to dive out at about 7.30 on New Years day and have a quick flight.

I did it a few years ago with an electric glider.first flight.jpg

Andy Meade05/12/2017 11:06:53
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One of the good lady wife's pics from December last year - catching a lovely shot of John Hey's A4 "punching tanks" photo

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Tim Mackey06/12/2017 20:57:51
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Im in for NYD 👍🏻

A few new models to maiden too😀

Phil Cooke29/12/2017 17:46:00
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Watching the weather carefully on the final run up, for a while now NYE looks to be the better of the two days as it looks to move W and NW on NYD according to XC weather - bringing some rain with it too...

I'm seriously thinking about changing my plans at home to enable a trip on the better of the 2 days - NYE looks very promising for some good PSS flying with solid SWerlies and sunny spells!

Denis Watkins29/12/2017 19:00:33
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High winds are guaranteed

But a couple of storms are waiting in the Atlantic

Alan Gorham_30/12/2017 14:42:57
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Is it go, or no-go? Forecast still looks canny for NYE?

Andy Meade30/12/2017 15:57:12
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NYE so far still a go, NYD probably not so much, but would leave it up to your own discretion
Phil Cooke30/12/2017 19:45:51
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yeah tomorrow's looking pretty good, so I've changed my plans and I'll be there to join you in the morning Andy, not NYD as I has originally planned. All loaded here and ready to go, see you for 9am on the hill.

Who else is in?? party

Phil Cooke30/12/2017 19:55:59
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The morning session in particular might even be pretty good for the cameras with some sunshine and broken cloud - due to be overcast by lunch so lets make the most of the early conditions!

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Harry Twist30/12/2017 21:05:56
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Hi All, I'm still planning for NYD ! Hopefully getting down there 9-9.30am. Apols - cant make NYE. If anyone is there NYD - I'll see you there!

Chris Barlow30/12/2017 22:16:21
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Charging here too ready for tomorrow. Should be there about 9:00-9:30. If the past couple of days are anything to go by it might be an early finish due to poor light!

Been looking forward to it. laugh

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