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Peter Garsden03/07/2019 18:36:16
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Great photos Andy, memorable weekend though I missed most of it obviously as I was asleep - nice place to be when you're tired.

Phil Cooke06/07/2019 22:52:48
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A collection of photos from our most recent flying event with the Lleyn MAC 29th/30th June is now available to view here;

**LINK**

Some great flying chaps, I'm still grinning one week on! (and itching my sunburn!) smile d beerthumbs up

Phil Cooke07/07/2019 21:20:07
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The Lleyn MAC event write up has now been added to the PSSA Website and can be viewed here;

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many thanks to Andy Meade for the report wording thumbs up

KiwiKid08/07/2019 15:33:19
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Great pics and write up guys - really enjoyed them.

Martin Gay24/07/2019 09:11:24
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The F86 Sabre (2020 Mass Build prototype) will be at the Great Orme for the next PSSA meeting.

I will also have a buddy box system set up for mode 2 as well as mode 1 for anyone that wants to have a fly of the model - weather permitting of course.

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Photo taken by Phil Cooke

Phil Cooke30/07/2019 23:52:24
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All,

As I'm sure those planning on travelling to the Orme this weekend for our PSSA event are already acutely aware, the forecast for this weekend is pretty awful for our sport, with low speed winds varying grossly in direction and rain currently forecast for Llandudno both days 3-4th August.

No final decision will be taken until Thursday afternoon/evening but reluctantly I have to explain that unless the forecast improves for either Saturday or Sunday then I will have to consider an event cancellation, something we very rarely have to do.

As always this will be a last resort, rest assured I will be watching the forecast closely all week for change but I have to consider those who are primed to travel huge distances to fly with us on the Orme. If there is even a small chance of success the event will continue to run, but I will need a positive change in the forecast to get me to that position between now and Thursday.

I hope you understand my predicament and logic - see the current forecast below from XC Weather!

PLEASE UNDERSTAND THIS IS NOT A FINAL DECISION - I will continue to watch the weather forecast and will make a final call Thursday afternoon, I will then post again here and on Facebook Thursday night with a GO/NO GO decision. This should then still allow those with hotels booked etc to make the necessary cancellations without charge.

Fingers Crossed for an improved forecast, I do HATE cancelling events as you all know...

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Andy Meade31/07/2019 06:26:54
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A shame, but understandable

Phil Cooke01/08/2019 16:34:50
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All,

We've reached decision time on this weekends planned PSSA meet on the Orme, I'm afraid the forecast really is no better and I'm in agreement with a few other members that this weekends formal meet will reluctantly be CANCELLED.

See latest forecast from XC below, although the windspeed has improved Saturday it is dominated by the unflyable SE direction and there is also some significant rain. Sunday the winds are still light, variable in direction and again heavy rain is forecast.

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As you know it is very rare we actually cancel an event, but in this instance I see no other realistic option. Apologies to all, roll on September - our next formal PSS meet is on the Orme again September 7th/8th. See you then!

Martin Gay01/08/2019 19:18:52
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The weather is what it is!

Those of you who were expecting to pick up your Sabre kits this weekend will now be receiving them at the September meeting.

If that is not acceptable please contact me and we will sort something out.

Mark Kettle 101/08/2019 21:30:03
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No worries Phil, good call. I'm going that way tomorrow anyway for a holiday. I'll have to put on my list a visit to Blackpool's airshow the weekend after, and use my new camcorder hood there.

Blackpool airshow line-up preview

Airshow dates - August 10th - 11th Saturday and Sunday

Mark Kettle 109/09/2019 21:35:43
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Last meeting Sat 7th / Sun 8th September 2019

Many thanks to Phil Cooke for co-ordinating the weekend at The Great Orme.

Some pictures and one video to show.

P51

Phil Cooke

A380s

A380s and Jet Provost

Camberra

Mark Kettle 109/09/2019 21:56:03
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The built-in digital camera in my video camcorder generally is taking pictures from less than a megapixel. So the resolution of the pictures aren't going to be good. So just showing them as snaps of the day.

 

RCME cover Sept 2019 Spitfire

 

 

T33 Shooting Star

 

Own Design Germany aircraft

 

Jet Provost

 

Camberra

 

 

Edited By Mark Kettle 1 on 09/09/2019 21:56:31

Alan Gorham_09/09/2019 22:06:15
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Camberra

What a picture this is Mark! It could be Roly Falk approaching over the black sheds at Farnborough in 195something.

I hope Peter sees this and smiles...

Flyer09/09/2019 22:07:52
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rc a380.jpgphils own launch jp.jpgjp.jpg380s in formation.jpgA few of my meagre efforts2 a380s.jpg

Mark Kettle 109/09/2019 22:10:17
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Thanks Alan, yes now you have commented on the Camberra picture, I'm seeing it in a new light ( excuse pun ).

Mark Kettle 109/09/2019 22:15:42
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Nice pictures Nugget wink

Flyer09/09/2019 22:16:49
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Posted by Mark Kettle 1 on 09/09/2019 22:15:42:

Nice pictures Nugget wink

Thought they were showing a 'golden age' Mark,,,,,, cheeky

Mark Kettle 109/09/2019 22:17:24
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Last ones.....

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Armstrong Whitworth model

Jez Billington

The Great Orme

Tornado

Phil Cooke09/09/2019 22:32:41
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Nice pictures Gents - do keep them coming! Here's the group shot posted on the FB page already, resized for forum use! Many thanks again to all who travelled and took part!

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Peter Garsden10/09/2019 08:25:38
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Great pictures and great Saturday, just enough wind to fly but not too much so as to make it dangerous to land - I have flown on that site in a 35 mph wind and the rotor is vicious. Am now cracking on with the JP - finish for October - unlikely but possible.

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