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Phil Cooke03/04/2019 22:18:04
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What a view from the East face

A timely reminder (as IF one were needed!) that this weekend 6th / 7th April sees us commence our planned series of flying events for the 2019 season upon The Great Orme in Llandudno.

As I write, the forecast looks fairly promising with North East and Easterly winds blowing both days - meaning we will be parking in the SKI SLOPE car park (past the pier and up through Happy Valley) and flying from the Easterly slope overlooking the pier.

Although less ideal when staging an event than the ‘Tank Track’ sites (primarily due to the walk from the cars) the Easterly is a superb lifting slope, one we have used successfully many times before! Assuming there is no significant change to the forecast and the winds remain from the East, please plan to meet for the usual Pilots Briefing in our established pitting area up top at 10am (not the car park or the ski cafe!)

A reminder too for anyone staying over for the weekend - we have a planned evening meal on Saturday night in ‘The Cottage Loaf’ from 19:30 – Market Street, Llandudno.

If you are travelling I look forward to seeing you and your models on ‘The Big Rock’ this weekend!

dirk tinck04/04/2019 22:40:23
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Hello guy's,very sorry to say i can't make it to The Orme this weekend for all sorts of reasons,mainly work related.I was really looking forward to come to the first gathering.I hope the weather gods play bal and hope you have a great weekend !Best regards! Dirkcrying

Phil May05/04/2019 19:34:47
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Gentlemen, Josh and I send our appologies as we are unable to attend this weekend.

Unforseen circumstances have cropped up which unfortunately require my attention.

Have a great weekend gents and catch up soon.

Phil Cooke07/04/2019 22:48:37
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A few photos from our 2019 Season Opener on The Great Orme this weekend.

A good meet all round, Saturday morning and Sunday afternoon were the best slots for windspeed upto 22mph at times, the East slope always limits the number of models we see with the walk from the cars but still a good array of models on show and in action throughout the weekend!

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More photos and an event write up will be uploaded to the PSSA website soon...

Andy Meade07/04/2019 23:54:58
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Lovely pics as always - that Tonka looks great going full burner!

Mark Kettle 107/04/2019 23:58:42
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Time - 23.30, just got back, what a great weekend, good weather, good friends, good models and some great flying, superb.

If the PSSA brewed lager, it would probably be the best lager "in the world". wink

Martin Gay08/04/2019 09:25:32
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A very successful weekend. A big thank you to Phil for organising it.

Steve McLaren08/04/2019 21:22:13
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Yes, Thanks again Phil for the organisation. A great weekend all round.

Here are a few of my pics.

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Alan Gorham_08/04/2019 21:32:00
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The pic of the Cooke Hurricane formatting on the Twist Lancaster is a bit special Steve. Love it!

Flyer08/04/2019 21:52:17
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Great aircraft; great flights; and even better banter. Twas worth it for my 3 seconds of flight!

Well done all on yet another excellent event. Now I really must finish my Hurri….

thanks

Ade

Peter Garsden09/04/2019 07:59:36
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Yes indeed, quite agree, another great weekend. Needed to come to work for a rest. Too much beer and fresh air. The lift up the Easterly slope was awesome, and I sorted out my Canberra, which flew so well hands off if necessary. I can see some more being put together now and a fleet forming. All Andy Blackburn's designs are ace so no wonder.

Did put together a brief synopsis for the Leek and Moorland site here **LINK**

Alan Gorham_09/04/2019 14:14:08
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I'll add my thanks to Phil, definitely another successful event. Conditions for landings on Sunday were "challenging" shall we say but there was some great flying done and much PSS talk too. A perfect season opener!

Thanks also to Phil for a stir of the sticks of your Hurricane, I feel much more prepared for when the time comes to chuck mine.

I think my favourite two models that I enjoyed watching fly were Steve McLaren's Tornado GR.1 and Chris Barlow's PBY Catalina, although there were many other worthies!

Harry Twist09/04/2019 23:33:51
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Just to add to the above, twas a great weekend, with great company and fabulous flying over the east slope and pier. Thanks to Phil for organising and also to the photographers amongst us for sharing their handiwork. All in all a superb start to the 2019 PSS season!

Phil Cooke13/04/2019 21:35:04
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Some more photos from last weekend up on the Ski Slope - was a great way to start the season!

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Peter Garsden14/04/2019 09:22:32
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Yet another fine selection of photos Mr C. Great light and backdrops - a photographer's dream.

Steve McLaren14/04/2019 09:26:29
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Yes, superb photos again Phil.

Phil Cooke19/04/2019 00:00:57
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Write up from our first event of the season is now uploaded to the PSSA website...

**LINK**

KiwiKid22/04/2019 14:19:44
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Really enjoyed the pics and write-up Phil - thanks for all the hard work you put in so others can share your adventures.

Mark Kettle 123/04/2019 02:27:15
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A great report Phil on the seasons opening event.

Harry Twist28/04/2019 11:04:13
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Hi All, Well as the dust settles from a memorable first event of the year, the winds also gather for the second! The Bwlch PSSA weekend is only two weeks away on the 11th and 12th of May.

A few weeks ago whilst Phil was revamping the website I offered to book a table for the Saturday night group meal at the usual Pontypridd haunt - the 'Bunch of Grapes". They have now sent through their new menu - which I have pasted in below.(apologies for the format- that's how it came and I cant seem to amend it!)

So - if you fancy the meal, please make your choices and let me know, by PM (or publically if you want to let people know your dietary preferences!). We need to let the pub know by Tuesday 7th May ideally, final numbers and choices.

Wives, partners, friends, family, are also, of course,very welcome. Sit down time will be around 7.30 pm.

To confirm the location, its : The Bunch of Grapes, Pontypridd CF37 4DA. Its an easy place to find.

We are selecting from the "Evening Menu" - ( for info - this is not the same evening menu as you will find on the pub website, that has yet to be updated!).

This post has reached its maximum character number- so the menu is on the next post!

Keep reading....!

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