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New Years Eve 2018 / New Years Day 2019 PSSA Fly-In

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Phil Cooke05/12/2018 19:03:04
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Just a quick note to explain there are plans hatching once again to see in the New Year with an ad-hoc PSSA Fly-In party (potentially running both NYE and NYD) at one of the following sites, dictated of course by the prevailing wind direction and weather.

The Great Orme, Llandudno

Bosley Cloud, Congleton, Cheshire

This gathering has occurred the past few years running and despite the short daylight hours and the likely low temperatures the attendance has been good - as was the banter and the Christmas leftovers fayre of course!

Wrap up warm, bring your turkey butties and your mince pies and join us for a few hours PSS flying to see OUT 2018 and see IN 2019! What better way to start the new season!?

Do please register here if you intend to join us one or both days in principle, we will determine the chosen site on the final run up - making the best of the forecast no doubt!

Great Orme (Flies S, SW, W, NW, N, NE, E)

What a view from the East face

Bosley Cloud (Flies NW, NE)

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Edited By Phil Cooke on 05/12/2018 19:08:05

Alan Gorham_05/12/2018 19:11:54
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Yes please! Either day fine for me, just need the weather to co-operate thumbs up

Andy Meade05/12/2018 19:13:04
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I'll be there as always, both days.
Paul Marsh05/12/2018 19:13:19
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If the Cloud, will come up. It's only 10 mins for me...

steve howarth05/12/2018 19:19:19
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Certainly make the Orme chief, probably both days, weather and wife permitting!

Harry Twist05/12/2018 20:04:00
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Hi All, I'm in ... both days if weather is on our side! Gt Orme or Bosley Cloud fine for me.

Chris Barlow07/12/2018 08:22:55
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I'll be there. Great way to end and start the year. yes

Andy Meade07/12/2018 09:20:25
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Sounds good so far men, a nice group! We have been quite lucky the last 2 or 3 years and it's blown up rather well and stayed dry. Let's hope for the same again yes

NYE last year :

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Phil Cooke07/12/2018 12:44:47
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Yeah was a good session that - and some good sunlight for the photos too!

**LINK**

'MiG 28s! No-ones been this close before!!' was also a thing that day as I recall!!

Chris Barlow07/12/2018 12:53:52
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Those MiG shots could have come straight from the movie Phil.

Excellent!
Andy Meade07/12/2018 13:06:13
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"Somewhere, in the South China Sea.."

Chris Barlow16/12/2018 13:06:10
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Just renewed my BMFA membership for 1st Jan flying...

Phil Cooke16/12/2018 13:39:59
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Yeah good call Chris - thanks for the reminder Ill give the office a call tomorrow!

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Phil Cooke17/12/2018 09:38:08
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that's MY BMFA insurance renewed too allowing first launch on New Years Day

Bob Jennings 117/12/2018 21:32:54
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BMFA renewal done. Hope to be there both days if its Bosley. NYD if its The Orme.

See you all there!

Harry Twist18/12/2018 12:08:06
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I'm sorted... BMFA renewal done. Fingers crossed for good NY conditions. Here's a pic from last NYD.....

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Phil Cooke28/12/2018 08:52:19
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Forecast at this range looks robustly SW dominated for our end of year bash so the Gt Orme is looking like the place to be...

And NYE (Monday) looks to be more suitable for PSS flying then NYD (Tuesday) with 13-25mph SW winds forecast - NYD is a little lighter at 9-14mph (as I write)...

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Flyer29/12/2018 21:21:06
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Have a great few days guys, sorry I cant get there. See you all in April, with a few new models. (and a Hurricane at last).

May 2019 put plenty of wind under your (PSS) wings.

Ade

Phil Cooke30/12/2018 10:01:09
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Morning all,

Forecast has remained better for us tomorrow (New Years Eve) so would bias towards flying tomorrow as opposed to New Years Day if you have the option!? NYD the winds drop a little in strength and look more West than South West - still flyable of course but not quite as 'on song' with that direction of wind...

Tomorrow looks promising with a good strength SW wind, no rain and sunny spells. With the daylight hours being so short lets make the most of it - see you at the Tank Track CP from first light!

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Alan Gorham_30/12/2018 11:30:15
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Groovy!

Will be there. Not sure what this "first light" thing is though...

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