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ceejay11/10/2019 11:01:24
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Hi all

sorry to be bringing unwelcome news but even this early on Friday having e mailed club sec at Ashbourne the weather is set to be poor shall we say. Wot that means in real terms is high winds and heavy rain showers forecast for most of the weekend

so postponed until the 20th

i hopeyou all are ok and this reserve date has worked well for us in past years, please let anyone who may not see message

upside is list is still open so bring more mates

thank peeps

chris

Geoff S11/10/2019 15:37:06
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Thanks, Chris. Wise decision because it's horrible here and the forecast for the weekend isn't much better. Never mind, it'll be perfect on the 20th, as usual yes

Geoff

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Paul Marsh11/10/2019 20:44:14
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That's ok from my perspective. Couldn't do this weekend as in lmao elvington. Hopefully here the weather might be better, but not sure if there is a swapmeet also on the 20th.

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ceejay12/10/2019 08:41:31
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I hope everyone’s ok with the delay to flyin

all organising has shifted ti next week

and weather booked

see yo soon

chris

ceejay15/10/2019 08:27:23
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yup long range weather for area shows dry on Sunday but cold so pack a warm coat

chris

ceejay18/10/2019 09:23:16
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Helloooo

well it is. ON. Charge up pack your toys and get over

food ordered, cheff booked. Same setup as before gates open 8am breakfast from 9 ish flying starts at 10

so if you are not on list don’t panic we have space and you will have a good day

all flying off the peg all we ask is that like types fly together ie elec ww1 ww2 etc,

i am bringing a glider tug should anyone need it

will post access details for any newcomers

see you all Sunday

chris

ceejay18/10/2019 09:35:52
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As promised

for all especially all you first timers

how to find us

post code is DE6 1LR

address is

Ladyhole Lane Ashbourne Derbyshire

you will turn into this lane off the A52 you then pass the thatched cottages on the left proceed to the second set of double gates in the airfield perimeter fence,they are at the end of the old runway, if you are after 10 am then the gate may well be locked with two locks the one you need to open is the small 3digit coded one code for the day is 109 please put it back on properly after you’re in

if yo get to a large holiday complex on your right along this lane Ladyhole House you need to turn around

see you all sunday

Gordon Whitehead 119/10/2019 18:16:29
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Hi Chris, I'm looking forward to another super fly-in tomorrow yes . See you all there.

Gordon

Paul Marsh19/10/2019 20:05:15
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Car packed and ready to go.

Geoff S19/10/2019 20:09:00
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Looks like being a decent day though perhaps a bit chilly. So it's winter draws on time I'll be getting my thermals out tonight ready.

ceejay19/10/2019 23:21:21
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Cars packed Check

cheff booked. Check

weather booked. Check

warm coat sorted

see yo-yos all tomorrow

chris

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Gordon Whitehead 120/10/2019 21:27:36
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Another grand day's flying at Ashbourne Chris, and thanks again for organising a most enjoyable event. yes

Gordon

Martyn K20/10/2019 21:58:30
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Thoroughly enjoyed the day, many thanks to Ashbourne MFC for their wonderful hospitality. Some of the 125 photos that got recorded today..

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More to come

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Martyn K20/10/2019 22:00:38
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Geoff S20/10/2019 23:07:30
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Thanks for the photos, Martyn. It was a bit on the chilly side but it was good to meet and have a chat with you and a few regular visitors/flyers. As usual, for me, Gordon's Tiggie (G-ACDC) was the model of the day. I suppose biplanes will always be my favourites but your Chipmunk is very impressive, too.

Thanks to all who turned out for the postponed event.

Geoff

ceejay23/10/2019 08:25:25
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thank you all who braved the terrible weather (see pics) devil

thanks martyn and Gordon for your kind comments

we were few but big on enjoyment

chris

ceejay24/10/2019 11:30:35
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Hello All

post event chatting to various people trying to workout why the attendance dropped dramatically this year, quite a few on list missed it, which meant that for the first time ever we made a loss on the day, Cheffy John and myself, but mainly john finances the food, not the club, this is the main reason for a list of peeps before hand so we can purchase the food accordingly, we went home this year with lots not eaten,

So the club sec asked me "is it the time of year" should we be looking at earlier date, now this would mean early in year ie May or June,

should it be a fly in rather than a scale one,

what about a warbirds scale day ...

all these have been suggested in past but i personally like the scale day as it is something a little different,

or is it time to call it a day do folks not want to travel so much anymore,

so thoughts please,

one last thing

my personal thanks to John the Cheff for his efforts without him doing the catering bit it would not happen,

thanks to Geoff for the gate duties,

Richard for the loan of the genny,

and once again thanks to all attendees hope you all had a good day

chris

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