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Anybody been flying today 1/1/13?

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Mark a01/01/2013 13:52:06
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Hi all.

Just got in from the field after a couple of hours tearing around the sky with my Wot 4. Had a great time nobody else there so the sky was mine.

Here's to a year of fun and safe flying.



Edited By Mark a on 01/01/2013 14:18:52

Reno Racer01/01/2013 13:58:32
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Sadly grey skies and rain in N. Germany.

My old flyig buddies in Oklahoma, USA (where i spent the past 2 years) hold an annual chili fly every New Years Day. Everyone turns up with prizes given for the most flights clocked up. Every digs in and helps and chili, hotdogs and hot coffee and so on is brought by members and families to really make it a good day out. This is my first year not in attendance and as i look out of the grey rain filled sky, i really miss it this year. This is what good clubs should be about.

Oh well, back to the workshop to breathe in some more balsa dust!

Frank Skilbeck01/01/2013 14:07:01
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Was the only one down our, field just a couple of flights with my Blade 300x and 130x, but really from a safety point of view I should have been wearing a lifejacket sad

GrahamC01/01/2013 14:17:44
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I popped to the field as there had been talk of folks being out. Lovely blue skies, but a bit too windy and very cold. As there was no-one there I chickened out!

Bill_B01/01/2013 14:27:18
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Got a very nasty 'man flu' virus so no flying for me unfortunately. sad

Richard Harris01/01/2013 14:43:40
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To windy for me today plus my head hurts, must have been something I ate !crook

David Ashby - Moderator01/01/2013 14:43:45
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Yep, threw the foamy acrowot around in a cold breezy blue sky but it was nice to get out.

Bob Cotsford01/01/2013 14:44:26
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I went down to the field expecting to find a few others there but it was deserted. When I walked across to the parking area for a close look I realised that taking the car in would be A Bad Idea. The only part not waterlogged was the strip itself.

So instead I've done a bit more on the Blue Angel and ordered some Robart wheels for it.

Eamonn Fahey01/01/2013 14:47:05
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Just back from a mornings flying in Dublin. Blue skys, windy and cold. The cold eventually drove us all home but the flying was good.

Happy new year to all Forumites. teeth 2 party

Devon Flyer01/01/2013 14:47:58
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Five of us turned up at Countisbury this morning. Blowing around 25 mph and smack on the slope. Had a couple of really nice flights with the Acacia fully ballasted.
Was chased all over the place by an inquisitive Peregrine falcon. Loads of fun!
Concorde Speedbird01/01/2013 14:49:55
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Blustery winds here but I went out with the Funfly. Great fun, plane was superb as usual and the cross wind landings were hard, especially since I had to go near a tree, but both landings were good.


Mr.B.01/01/2013 16:19:53
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First outing for my shiny new crimbo present wot4e. Blue sky but gusty and a very soggy field.

cymaz01/01/2013 16:31:01
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3 of us went slope soaring with SAS Wildthings at Perranporth today. 25-30 mph winds excellent lift and great fun.......all done without a hangover!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!11

ARC01/01/2013 16:41:18
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yep, managed an hour with my balsa acrowot. Windy but still good to get out and have a go. Three of us in the end flying. Good job they turned up, got stuck in the mud by our cabin.

Tim Hooper01/01/2013 16:44:03
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A good turnout at the club here! Blue skies ans the wind had dropped to 'managable' levels.

Lots of flying and banter, and I got to maiden my new toy too!




Former Member01/01/2013 16:49:15
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Vecchio Austriaco01/01/2013 17:06:59
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Yes, we had the New Years Day fly in, at MKMAA. quite a few people were there and no accidents happened. Means a good start into 2013.

Flew with the Sukhoi 29 and the F9F foamy EDF. Rather windy, but no gusts.


Martin Harris01/01/2013 17:18:03
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I was rather surprised to find that there was only one other member at the club this afternoon - where there was blue sky, sunshine and a bit of wind but nothing too bad.

Messed around with my new Seagull YAK 54 which I'm having a little trouble getting down to 82 dB (my fault for sticking a 180 FS in it I suppose) but the new super quiet silencer from Weston via JE hasn't been totally successful in replacing the previous lashed up system.

Flew my little electric Extra so at least I can claim to have flown every day in 2013...a year which has been sunny and rain-free so far!

Garry Pollard01/01/2013 17:21:21
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Brilliant day at Swinderby. Just  one other member, managed 4 1/2 hrs . Thanks 2013



Edited By Garry Pollard on 01/01/2013 17:22:19

John Privett01/01/2013 17:47:18
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Yes, and a good turnout at our field today. I think everybody else (like me) has been frustrated by not being able to fly since before Christmas due to the weather. I normally expect to get a few flying days around Christmas/New Year in cold but calm(ish) conditions - but not this year!

I had three flights with the Katana in slightly breezy conditions, saw a few people I'd not seen for a while, and collected a couple of membership renewals. A good afternoon!

Edited By John Privett on 01/01/2013 17:56:06

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