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Annecy 8 - 15 September 2010

The week was a huge success with lots of great flying in beautiful alpine conditions. More to follow shortly including photo's

 

19/06/10.

A fab bank holiday weekend had by those that had faith. Great flying on Friday, pleasant Saturday afternoon checking some southerly sites, Sunday was fantasy flying  for all, warm and sunny with a breeze that no-one could possibly go down in... and a great party afterwards into the silly hours of Bank Holiday Monday.  Monday hung over breakfast from 8am till lunch in nil wind and glorious sunshine. Watch this space for more photos and individual reports.

Do it again in August? Try stopping us!

Kevin Mills's Photos - Lleyn Peninsula

Below the deal that's gone...

N. Wales, Llyn Peninsula, May Bank Holiday 28 - 31 May 2010
 
Thanks to Kev Mills for the help and information. Due to the nature of the sites and wind directions, we will not be pre-booking the camp site. I may check forecasts and try and reserve a pitch on the 27th May. I may send an e-mail to let you know, as soon as I do. Of course, if it s looking like a complete washout, we would cancel the weekend anyway.
 

We’ll be staying at Aberafon campsite near Trevor or (Trefor) at the bottom of Gyrn goch if the wind is forecast for west to north.

Here’s a link to their website with directions etc.  http://www.aberafon.co.uk/

If the wind is forecast for south to southwest we’ll be staying at Nantybig campsite near Abersoch.   http://www.nantybig.co.uk/

The main site we hope to be flying is Nant Gwrtheyrn, between Trevor and Llithfaen.  

There’s plenty of low flying beach sites around if the wind is quite strong and we’re not far from Snowdon if it’s light winds. 

Double click images for full size view

Cost £0.00 - pay for camping and your beer!

Venue: Lleyn Peninsula, North Wales

http://www.neuadd.com/Touring/lleyn.htm

Put this in your diary - not to be missed!

 

 

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Parachute Repack 23rd April.
 
 
Thanks to everyone who came along for the free repack.
 
It's nice to get a thank you:
 
Steve Newiss  said, "Its worth being a member of Airborne just for the repack!"
 
Matt Sudlow sent us a nice e-mail:
 
Hi Tony, thanks for the re-pack. I owe you and your lads a pint. I wanted to stay and have a drink with you all but I was knackered.
thanks again you all put loads of effort in. I'm sure most clubs don't do this. Thanks again. Matt.
 
Most important of all we managed to repack many reserves after a practice deployment. Once again good lessons were learned by all, lessons that

could have potentially save lives.

 
Thanks to Olly and Jack for their invaluable help.

 

 

 

Archive news:

10/4/2010

School Kicks off 10th April 2010

We  look forward to seeing some new and some old faces - in some cases too old!! Forecast looks fab too!

23/04/10

Annual Parachute Deployment & FR££ Repacking evening. 19.30 - 21.45 Friday 23rd April 2010

We do this once a year - FREE for Club Members only, so don't miss this. Last year this went really well. We were all finished by 9.30pm and in the bar! First come, first served. We cannot guarantee that we will be able to do everyone, last deployment will be at 09.30,so be there early!!

Thanks to everyone who turned up for the parachute repack on the 9th April last year at such short notice. Once again the highlight was seeing 2 deployments that FAILED. Potentially 2 lives saved.

If you look closely you may be able to see a parachute being repacked behind a bum cleavage!

Venue:
Hollingworth Lake Rowing Club
Lakebank
Littleborough
Lancashire
OL15 0DQ
MAP & DIRECTIONS

 

23/04/10

Annual Parachute Deployment & FR££ Repacking evening. 19.30 - 21.45 Friday 23rd April 2010

We do this once a year - FREE for Club Members only, so don't miss this. Last year this went really well. We were all finished by 9.30pm and in the bar! First come, first served. We cannot guarantee that we will be able to do everyone, last deployment will be at 09.30,so be there early!!

Thanks to everyone who turned up for the parachute repack on the 9th April last year at such short notice. Once again the highlight was seeing 2 deployments that FAILED. Potentially 2 lives saved.

Venue:
Hollingworth Lake Rowing Club
Lakebank
Littleborough
Lancashire
OL15 0DQ
MAP & DIRECTIONS

Last year this went really well. We were all finished by 9.30pm and in the bar! First come, first served. We cannot guarantee that we will be able to do everyone, last deployment will be at 09.30,so be there early!!

Once again ,there were several failed deployment attempts - one by a flyer with about 20+ years experience. So its not just a repack - its a practice deployment session. The first one failed TWICE because he did not let go of the reserve handle when he threw the container away. This is very common - you will PANIC! The second failed because he could not pull the handle away from the Velcro retaining. Some systems have lots of Velcro which is very hard to pull. The trick is to twist and peel the handle away. Again a common one. Make sure the first time you use your reserve its in our practice hall.

So, we had 4 failed deployment attempts. In a controlled environment, relatively relaxed environment. Panic had its part to play. So how relaxed would you be if you were throwing yours for real and your life depended on it? Could you throw yours successfully?

If your reserve has not been re-packed within 12 months, there is a good chance that it will not open. At best it will take much longer to open. Over time there is an increase in static build up, dampness and a reduction of air between layers. Typical  comment "Oh I've not been out for 6 months so the reserve will be OK"

If you have never practiced the art of deployment do you think you know what to do? Wont panic? Its bound to be OK. It will work...

Really, will it?

I will leave it with you...

 

 

WENDY WINDBLOWS comes to Lobden

After much work and some expense we have negotiated our very own weather station at LOBDEN.

BT are working as I write to install the new phone line so you can ring up and get the CURRENT wind and weather.

There are, as you probably know, plenty of these stations covering the whole of the UK. The two nearest one are Nont Sarah's and Parlick (base at Longridge Fell). However the winds from these tow are often not useful due to wave and other localised effects.

The one at Lobden will be housed at the Golf course and should provide much better data. Rod, who runs these systems agrees that this is a pretty ideal location.

The system works on a small subscription to enable you to access the LANDLINE telephone number or if you prefer you can call a premium rate number and not subscribe I hope it will get well used. I use the system daily, over the years it must have saved me hundreds of £'s in saved fuel not to mention hours of potentially wasted time. The few pence it costs to call are very quickly redeemed on the fuel saving alone!

The installation is expected to be completed within the next two weeks. Watch this space.

 
First come, first served. First pack 1945, last pack 2145 hrs.
 
See you there.
 
 

Annual Parachute Deployment & FREE Repacking evening.

Venue:
Hollingworth Lake Rowing Club
Lakebank
Littleborough
Lancashire
OL15 0DQ
MAP & DIRECTIONS

Last year this went really well. We were all finished by 9.30pm and in the bar!

There were 4 FAILED deployment attempts - one by a flyer with about 20+ years experience. So its not just a repack - its a practice deployment session. The first one failed TWICE because he did not let go of the reserve handle when he threw the container away. This is very common. The second failed because he could not pull the handle away from the Velcro retaining. Some systems have lots of Velcro which is very hard to pull. The trick is to twist and peel the handle away. Again a common one.

So, we had 4 failed deployment attempts. In a controlled environment, relatively relaxed environment. Panic had its part to play. So how relaxed would you be if you were throwing yours for real and your life depended on it? Could you throw yours successfully?

If your reserve has not been re-packed within 12 months, there is a good chance that it will not open. At best it will take much longer to open. Over time there is an increase in static build up, dampness and a reduction of air between layers. Typical  comment "Oh I've not been out for 6 months so the reserve will be OK"

Will it?

 

Members trip to Rhossili SW Wales

 

FRIENDS & FAMILY WELCOME

Rhossili May 23/ 24 2009 Spring Bank Holiday
 
Spring Bank Holiday weekend Airborne Meet.
 
I plan to be there and will have the tandem for any partners that are up for it.
 
If you are in training with us and would like to fly on this fantastic ridge,  you will need to book with me early as I will be limiting trainee places.
Most are coming down Friday 22nd very very early morning and staying till Bank Holiday Monday.
It would make a good trip for all as it's an easy site to fly as you know.
Some are bringing fishing gear, kites and buggy for anybody who fancies having a go.
 
Hill End Caravan Park & campsite in Llangennith, SA3 1JD  is the venue. You can't book it. Just turn up and pay. Tel: 01792 386204. We just pay when we get there ( it was £20 a night per car load/tent last year). There's three large camping fields with good clean shower facilities, on site shop and cafe and the owners don't mind you landing in the camp site either as long as it's safe to do so.

Here's a report from last time, so you can get the flavour.

 

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Have a look at this article sent in by Stephen Mitchell - the SkyCar. Click this link: http://news.bbc.co.uk/1/hi/world/africa/7821979.stm

 

 

ANNECY September 2007

Thanks to everyone that came. The feedback we have had has been 100% positive. The flying was superb. 7 days of top flying out of 7.

Thanks to Phil for setting out "Camp Soweto" and hosting the base for the party night.

Its been so good, that a few of us have stayed over for some more! We have already booked the slot for next year. Click here to book a guaranteed minibus slot: http://www.airborne.uk.com/holiday_availability.htm

 

Below 6 person, 105 sq m at take off.

Aerial view of the vast landing field - overshoot this if you can!

The stunning view from take off!

 

Photos

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Online Sites Guide

Read the disclaimer only Enter the Sites Guide if you fully understand and accept all conditions

If you are a pilot you should be aware of the following:

NOTAM (Notice to Airmen)

Restricted Airspace
The National Air Traffic Services Ltd (NATS) provides navigational warning bulletins and aerodrome information via it's Aeronautical Information Service (AIS) website. See: UK Daily Bulletin A8 - British Isles Navigation Warnings.

AIS Information Line
For royal flights, Red Arrows & temporary restricted airspace call: 0500 354802

Midweek Flying Notification Procedure
The notify midweek flying call RAF West Drayton on freephone 0800 515544 (Monday - Thursday 0700 to 2300; Friday - Sunday 0700 to 1700), or freefax 0500 300120, and give information in accordance with low-level Civil Aircraft Procedures (CANP). Full details of this service are in Aeronautical Information Circular (AIC) 55/2001 Yellow 52 which is available from the AIS. The RAF then decide whether of not to issue a UKLB NOTAM. There have been, and probably will be again, occasions when a UKLB NOTAM is not issued.

What you should do
All you have to do is phone the number, it is better to do this the evening before, and tell them where you intend to fly (site name and grid ref), between which hours and up to what height. They then call you back to confirm details and give to you a reference number. In all but the rarest instances, the RAF will issue a UKLB NOTAM accordingly. If you do not do this and you are flying say on Stoodley Pike or Nonts, you might find a Tornado screaming into you!

Finally, it is a requirement that any paraglider training activity whether in the air or on the ground should only be carried out by properly qualified and insured pilots. If you are not CP rated, unless you are booked out with the school, please do not use any of the Club Sites for ground training. If you wish to ground train outside the school,  please negotiate a field of your own entirely at your own risk.

Holcombe Moor (Peel Tower side)

Holcombe Moor training area

If you are planning to fly in the Holcombe or Hawkshaw area across the “Danger Zone” of Holcombe Moor Training Area, click here to see if “Live Firing” is programmed.

The Red flags indicate that the Range is active & Live Firing taking place. At these times the range is STRICTLY OUT OF BOUNDS.

*Blank ammunition and pyrotechnics may be used at any time

Apart from rare exceptions there is no firing after 1500 hrs every Sunday and Public holidays. Clear red warning flags are displayed during live firing - so unless you are blind folded you will be well aware.

DO NOT ATTEMPT TO TOUCH OR REMOVE ANYTHING FROM HOLCOMBE MOOR TRAINING AREA - IT MAY BE DANGEROUS

Holcombe Moor (Edgeworth side)

Providing you stay out of the Danger Area (rifle range), which is clearly marked this side of Holcombe moor is flyable all the time. Please have consideration for the livestock at the nearest farm, particularly any horses as these can be "spooked" very easily at the site of a moving plastic carrier bag. A plastic bag the size of a paraglider or a hang glider will obviously create a considerable shock if you suddenly appear from nowhere. So if you see that you are causing a problem, fly further away or STOP flying. We rely heavily on the goodwill of locals.

Lobden Moor S & E    Lobden Moor W

SAFETY NOTICE

Please be aware that Lobden is primarily a school training site. Its abundance of slopes in all directions and good out landing options also mean it is popular with club pilots. Its the place where pilots end up in a southerly if its blown out as Lobden tends to be less so. For safety reasons, when busy the school CFI will have the final say on whether Club flying be permitted next to the school. It is recommended that you fly with radio switched on to enable the CFI to communicate to you. If you are near students this is mandatory. This does not mean you are under Instruction. It is purely a prudent safety measure.

Modellers also use this site and should be liaised with to avoid the obvious.

Development over at the west side known as Hades Hill has now been completed. Access to the lower NW training slopes is limited to school vehicle only and is now gated and therefore must be on foot by Club members who should park in the usual area for Hades Hill.

Off Road motorcyclists
Anyone that has been to Lobden recently will have seen a resurgence in this nuisance. Not only are they noisy, the bikers seem to have no regard for the safety or inconvenience to others. Jon Smith parked his car a little too close to an area the bikers decided to make a circuit and came back to a car covered so much mud it took 2 car washes to remove it. Parts of the moor have been destroyed to a point that some take off areas are ruined.

First off, these guys are breaking the law: It is an offence to bring a motor vehicle on to private land without the owners permission. We have permission - they don't. Secondly we are not spoil sports. In the same valley is a perfect area put aside for their activities, the local police will encourage them to do just that.

What you can do about it.

We would not recommend trying to tackle these idiots. However, if enough of you ring the local police call centre, they will have to respond eventually. So, please call them, every time and if there are a few of you on the hill - everyone should call them. The more complaints the better.
Often there are vehicle with trailers delivering the motorcycles and quads - take the registration numbers of these vehicles this will aid the police.

Local officer

PC Diane Lincoln Mobile: 07984 316823
If unable to speak to her directly call the Divisional Headquarters 01282-425001

Countryside Warden

Paul Shoreman 01254 825187 or mobile 07881 516584 (put these number in your mobile)

Please call Paul if you witness motorcycles or 4 x 4 vehicles on the moor. He and Greater Manchester police are coordinating a long term strategy to stop this illegal activity. The Police have the power to prosecute and seize the vehicles involved.

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Google Earth

Have a look at this free program called Google earth,
you can zoom in anywhere in the world in 3D. Some places are more defined than others but it's a great free program.   

Click this link: http://earth.google.com/

Thanks to Kevin Mills for this

PAST EVENTS

MAINTENANCE WORK ON S East LOBDEN TRACK

We have done a fair bit on the track, so at least you can drive easily to the halfway point on the SE track. You can drive right to the end if you are careful, but until we can fix a drain, there is a dip where some surface water trickles over it, right at the end before the turning/parking area.

 
I reckon, that as a temporary fix, we just need a couple of spades and we can divert this trickle further up into a water course and fill the dip with shale from next to the dip. A wheel barrow might be handy if anyone could bring one. I may be able to bring a mini digger too! This will make the east end fully accessible to all. Not only saving a walk, but also probably make cars safer from robbers!
 
So, if anyone is free tomorrow, bring a spade and a shovel if possible and meet me at 10.30am on May 5th Saturday morning  (assuming its flyable and we can have this sorted in no time at all. Just ring 01422 834989 around 9.30 or my mobile 0709 200 9133 to find out if we are out.
 
Oh, and since the track was improved, some cowboy has paid a visit and dumped a load of car tyres. If anyone knows how we can dispose of these, without copping for the tipping charges these cowboys were obviously avoiding, please let me know -  I can supply a trailer!
 
Finally, Whitworth Rake is now open, so the diversion is not necessary, but for me coming from Littleborough, the diversion through Syke is quicker and a far more pleasant drive. It also avoids the speed traps!

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We are starting some maintenance work on the SE face track to enable cars, not just 4x4 to drive down to the east face. The problem is blocked or none existent drains which have led to erosion of the track.
 
We are paying for a digger and tipper with two drivers to fill in the holes and dig new drains etc.
 
The work should start by the end of this week hopefully Thursday 26th April.
 
HELP NEEDED - YOUR CLUB NEEDS YOU!!!
 
We require a few helpers with spades but also need 2 or three lengths of 12 inch plus pipe, strong enough to take the weight of traffic. Failing that we will use concrete flags which will require some DIY builder work. Every little will help even if its just a couple of hours
 
If you can help with the above please URGENTLY call Tony on 0709 200 9133.

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SAFETY NOTICE!
 
If you have a carbon seat plate, read this

ALL OWNERS OF HARNESSES WITH CARBON SEAT PLATES

As a precautionary measure (due to the problem highlighted below), we strongly recommend that you carry out the following modification to your carbon plate to prevent any such abrasion from taking place.

Strips of self-adhesive velcro are available free of charge for UK pilots. The tape should be applied as per the below diagram (click it to enlarge):

Click to enlarge

 

 

 

21 January 2007 - FFVL Safety Notice Relating to Sup'Air Harnesses with Carbon Seat Plates
 

The following safety notice was taken from the FFVL website. The original item can be viewed (in French) at http://www.ffvl.fr/FFVL/Commission_securite/documents/?doc=602

Although pertaining to the Sup'Air Alti Randonneuse XC harness, owners of all  harnesses equipped with carbon seat plates should check for abrasion of the leg straps where they pass around the carbon seat plate (see photo).

Safety Notice
 

If any appreciable wear is discovered, please contact us for further advice as to how to have the harness repaired.

Parachutal stall

An experienced Club member has recently experienced two separate incidents of a parachutal stall following flights in very light rain. It is thought that the newer silicon cloths may cause the rain to form globules on the top surface and create a stalled airflow, even at low angles of attack. His solution (apart from not flying in rain)., is to execute a full on spiral dive to "spin dry" his wing! All very well if you have the height. This condition is not peculiar to any one manufacturer as there are now more reports being received around the world. The one below is extracted from the DHV web site

Parachutal stall accident 1-08-06

On Sunday 23rd July 06 a serious accident occurred to a Swiss paraglider pilot while flying from the Ebenalp in Switzerland. An experienced pilot was surprised by weather developments and flew through a rain shower. Her paraglider (DHV class 1-2) then entered a parachutal stall, which the pilot was not able to recover from using the standard methods (pulling the A-risers or accelerating with the speed bar). The pilot decided to attempt to land on a steep grassy slope while still in the parachutal stall. Shortly before impact (2m above the ground) the canopy entered a full stall, probably due to brake input. On impact the pilot suffered severe spinal injuries, thankfully with no neurological side effects.

It is known that some canopies have an increased tendency to enter parachutal stalls when wet. It is also known that there are big differences in the reactions of canopies from different manufacturers - some fly quite normally when wet, as has often been reported by cross country pilots caught in rain showers, whereas others report that minimal rain is sufficient to increase the danger of parachutal stalls on their canopies. Last year a school pilot was injured after crash landing in a parachutal stall, after having only flown for a few minutes in very light rain. In the current accident report from Switzerland, again, the rain fall was described as minimal, and the rescue helpers reported the canopy being dry on their arrival at the scene.

Winch tow pilots are particularly sensitised to this problem - a canopy which has become damp merely from lying on wet grass may well demonstrate a higher tendency to enter parachutal stalls. A pattern indicating which types of canopies are more prone to this problem has not been identified. Occurrences of parachutal stall when wet have been reported throughout all classes. It would appear that older canopies, where the cloth can absorb water more readily may be at higher risk, however, the current accident occurred with a new glider.

It is most important that pilots recognise this potential danger source and act accordingly. Should a pilot fly through rain, the area should be left as quickly as possible, the brakes must only be used sparingly, manoeuvres which cause the canopy to fly with a greater angle-of-attack (e.g. Big ears) should be avoided, and should the conditions safely permit it, the glider should be flown accelerated by using the speed bar.

If a landing while in a parachutal stall is unavoidable, it is most important that the brakes are not used at all, even though this goes against all normal pilot instincts when approaching the ground. When a canopy flies in a parachutal stall, applying a few centimetres of brake may result in the canopy going into an uncontrollable full stall.

Should a parachutal stall occur when flying at sufficient height for a reserve deployment, this should be considered. The advantage here, is that the reserve descent is more stable, and not prone to either stalling or diving as in a parachutal stall descent. The sink velocity of a reserve descent is generally lower than that of a glider in parachutal stall providing the reserve canopy is of the correct size for the pilot. The Swiss pilot reported a sink velocity of -6m/s for her canopy while in parachutal stall.

 

 

 

 

 

 

Informal CP+ Members trip to
Rhosilli SW Wales

Friday 25th until Monday 28th May

Hi,
I'm planning to go down to Rhosilli again on Friday 25th until Monday 28th May (spring bank holiday weekend) most are coming down Saturday morning and are off for the Monday anyway so it's perfect for the trip.
It would make a good trip for all as it's an easy site to fly as you know.
I'm taking my fishing gear, kites and buggy for anybody who fancies having ago and of course my wing.
I'm staying on Hillend Caravan Park campsite in Llangennith, SA3 1JD  for those with sat nav systems. Tel: 01792 386204. We just pay when we get there ( it was £15 a night per car load/tent last year). There's three large camping fields with good clean shower facilities, on site shop and cafe and the owners don't mind you landing in the camp site either as long as it's safe to do so.
 

Cheers,

 
Kev Mills
 
Use of Club sites.
 
It has come to our attention that one or two trainees have been venturing to the hills without instructor supervision. Some have even flown from such sites. Not only is this potentially very dangerous, it  also risks the site being lost to everyone. The Pilot Rating System (PRS) has been developed over many years for very good reasons. If you are not CP rated, you are not qualified to fly outside a school. You are taking risks with your life or worse!
 
Please understand that we have longstanding landowner agreements that prohibit this. This applies to flying or ground handling. If you choose to practice ground handling please do not use Airborne Club Sites.
 

Wed 27th Dec 2006

Thanks to everyone who came up to fly today. It was pretty flyable but freezing! I had two 10 - 15 minute sessions cos I'm a raving wussy. Too much time spent in Tenerife, you see.

Hopefully Peter managed to get a few photos on his snazzy new mobile phone. The afternoon degenerated into the pub.  It was just great to get out and detox from cold turkey! maybe do the same again next year, when hopefully more of you can sneak out!
 
Weather page
If you forget it, just go the the Airborne Weather page and you will find the details there.
 
 
Tony
Team Airborne 

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Pilot Rating.

There are an increasing number of Pilots who are finding it necessary to gain Pilot Rating. Some flying sites are restricted to "Pilot" only. If you are planning to fly XC it is prudent to be Pilot Rated first or you might find yourself at the wrong end of a law suit. It makes a lot of sense too because you will be a safer more knowledgeable pilot and secondly Pilot rating is a nationally recognised minimum standard The Club Coaching scheme encourages you to gain your Pilot Rating. To do this you must register here for Pilot E-pack which includes:

  • Air Law, Meteorology

  • Flight theory

  • Instrumentation

  • Example examination questions & answers

  • Flight Log Sheet for Pilot Rating

  • Flight Log software download

  • Examination Entry fee

Flight Log software for Paraglider and Hang Glider Pilots

The Flight Log software allows you to quickly record all of your Hang Glider and Paraglider flights and automatically generate summary and statistical information. The program features an easy to use graphical display to enter and view flight information such as airtime, location, glider, flight conditions, altitude and remarks. There are user defined site and glider libraries that track flying days, flights and airtime. The program has sort, filter and search functions for finding specific entries and a graphs form for displaying a yearly summary of flights and airtime in a graphical format.  There is also a summary and pilot info section for ratings and awards.

Click here to order Pilots E-Pack

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When you have completed all the flight tasks. Please forward a copy either by fax or email. There will be a charge of £11.95 for processing all Pilot Ratings. Processing fee is included with the Pilots E- Pack.

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Latest European Safety Notices

Airworthiness advisory
Paraglider harness, harness carabiner Parafly Automatic from AustriAlpin

Latest safety Advisory

Map

At any other time, if you want yours repacking, it will cost you £30.00 and you will not get the chance to practice deploy or get involved with packing (and understanding how it works). We expect a full house, so it’s first come first served. Last repack will be at 9.45pm.

Even if you do not have a reserve, it is well worth coming. You may well consider buying one sometime and we may also have one or two used, but unused (ie not deployed for real). We are told that the bar will be open this time, so it will be the first opportunity of the season for a get together. See old friends, make some new ones.

Photogallery from the Piedraheta 2005 gig
click here thanks to John Dollard


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Informal CP+ Members trip to Rhossili SW Wales

Friday 26th until Monday 29th May

 

 

Hi,
I'm planning to go down on Friday 26th until Monday 29th May (spring bank holiday weekend) most are coming down Saturday morning and are off for the Monday anyway so it's perfect for the trip. So far there's about 12 people going, probably a lot more with there families and Mary and Damo are interested also.
It would make a good trip for all as it's an easy site to fly as you know.
I'm taking my fishing gear, kites and buggy for anybody who fancies having ago and of course my wing.
I'm staying on Hillend Caravan Park campsite in Llangennith, SA3 1JD  for those with sat nav systems. Tel: 01792 386204. We just pay when we get there ( it was £15 a night per car load/tent last year). There's three large camping fields with good clean shower facilities, on site shop and cafe and the owners don't mind you landing in the camp site either as long as it's safe to do so.
 

Cheers,

 
Kev Mills

Thanks for that invite Kevin. Anyone wishing to go can contact Kevin. This is for experienced and responsible pilots only, who go entirely at their own risk.

USED EQUIPMENT

Our used stock is changing by the day, so it is pointless trying to list it here.

Please call 08701 998 976 or email us with your requirements

We have a several DHV 2 and 2-3 gliders available at give-away-prices. Recommended rating is Pilot or above. We cannot sell these to Club Pilots - you must be at least Pilot rated.

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