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Peter Garsden15/06/2018 08:32:46
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Can we exchange Mobile Numbers so that if we are going out Friday, we can link up? I have Andy's and Harry's

Alan Gorham_18/06/2018 22:20:07
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Question please: I take it there are a number of different slopes on the Lleyn peninsular that suit different wind directions? What is parking/access like? How easy will it be to carry a handful of models in one trip?

Ta!

Warren Phillips18/06/2018 22:26:56
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Peter

May I ask where you booked please. I’m looking for somewhere. I’ll gave to come down after my hospital appointment so looking to get there around 8 pm

Phil Cooke18/06/2018 23:30:05
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Hi Warren,

Sorry I meant to reply sooner on the WhatsApp thread but been busy with work and football... plus I couldn't remember the names of places I've stayed in years gone by without a search on the laptop...

There are LOADS of B&Bs, Guesthouses and Hotels on the Lleyn peninsula - too many to list, and the place isn't huge so any place to stay around Abersoch is within easy reach of all the slopes we use...

I can vouch for the following, although to be fair Ive not stayed in Abersoch for perhaps 5 years as we've grown to favour Llanbedrog.

Wylfa Guest House - Abersoch

Angorfa B&B - Abersoch

Craig Y Glyn B&B - Llanbedrog

Brynn B&B - Llanbedrog - this is where I am staying this year - I believe Pete is also booked in here!? Within walking distance of the meeting point each day where a slope decision is made. All are good quality B&Bs but as stated there are many, many more to choose from!

Phil Cooke18/06/2018 23:45:09
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Hi Alan,

Yeah there is a host of slopes covering all wind directions within easy reach of the meeting point, the vast majority of them are coastal and most of them are to be found on Mynydd Cilan - just South of Abersoch. Only on a Northerly wind would we have to venture a bit inland to find the slope.

We meet at the Londis car park in Llanbedrog at 09:30 each day to make a decision on slope based on the conditions. I post a copy of this map with contact number and chosen slope on the phone box for any late arrivals. For those who camp south of Llanbedrog - to avoid pulling them out of their tents only to go back to where they were - we often make a few phone calls in the morning and the campers stay put on site and await our arrival (you can camp at Anne's place which is our most favoured slope! - shown as Cilan WEST on the map below)

Westerly winds are most favoured, NW, W, SW all fly well from fantastic sites... S is pretty good too from Cim Farm but not quite as dynamic.

mynydd cilan map.jpg

More details of the slopes on the Lleyn MAC website of course... **LINK**

Edited By Phil Cooke on 18/06/2018 23:54:18

Chris Barlow19/06/2018 01:59:39
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Unfortunately the Lleyn is the same weekend as Greenacres again and I have a couple of new toys to play with there! If the wind direction and strength are more favourable to PSS then I'll be at the Lleyn with a couple of new toys for the slope! I hate having to choose one or the other. sad

Either way I plan to have the Friday off and if going PSS will be camping somewhere in the area.

Where is the WhatsApp thread and how do I find it?

Andy Meade19/06/2018 06:21:00
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You'll have to denounce the false God of powered aircraft, and commit yourself to the one true path of enlightenment in the church of PSSA.

You also need to contact either Matt of Phil by mobile :D
Chris Barlow19/06/2018 08:57:39
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Posted by Andy Meade on 19/06/2018 06:21:00:
You'll have to denounce the false God of powered aircraft, and commit yourself to the one true path of enlightenment in the church of PSSA.

You also need to contact either Matt of Phil by mobile :D

Will warbird dead sticks count to the path of enlightenment?

Andy Meade19/06/2018 08:59:27
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As long as it ends in a broken airframe, yes. Was your Skyraider from YT by any chance?

Warren Phillips19/06/2018 09:30:16
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Thanks for the info Phil

Warren Phillips19/06/2018 09:44:26
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Pre booked in at Bryn, looking forward to getting some flying time and hopefully learn a few new things (like landing) lol

Andy Meade19/06/2018 09:50:16
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As Phil - he can do it without looking at the Lleyn yes

Alan Gorham_19/06/2018 12:53:10
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Thanks Phil - is the car parking reasonably close to most slopes?

Andy Meade19/06/2018 13:29:53
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W and NW yes, S, SW, SE no.

Phil Cooke19/06/2018 13:30:25
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At most of them yes Alan - we park close and that enables us to maximise the number of models on the slope and also cater for those flyers who's legs don't work as well as they used to!

There's a bit of a walk if we access the SW or SE slopes from Dorothys farm, a stile too. Equally if we use the SW from Anne's we have to walk for 10 mins along the well kept coastal path.

W, NW, S all great slopes with easy car access.

Edited By Phil Cooke on 19/06/2018 13:31:12

Alan Gorham_19/06/2018 14:40:52
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Thanks both, good to be prepared!

Andy Meade19/06/2018 14:42:33
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Phil is right on the S slope, but there could be another issue relating to that which is being looked into yes I'll have my big caddy with me, so if anyone wants to borrow that for moving models / trannies / chairs / lunchboxes around the slopes.

Alan Gorham_19/06/2018 14:50:17
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Has it got a passenger seat fitted?

Andy Meade19/06/2018 14:58:02
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Yes, but caddy rides are £2 a trip

Phil May19/06/2018 15:08:13
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Book me in for a round trip Andy 😁😁

Edited By Phil May on 19/06/2018 15:08:33

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