I made the trek north to attend the F3K (hand launch glider) nationals over the bank holiday weekend.
Gliders were at the 'Wetlands', some big fields near a wildlife centre about half an hour from the main Nationalís site at Barkston. F3K was on the Sunday, along with the bigger F3J gliders that were a couple of fields over. Accessing the field was slightly interesting given the rain we've had, but it was a good venue for F3K.
Turnout was low, with only seven pilots in total. Not really sure why this was, probably a combination of the majority of the usual competition pilots being based in the South and our team pilots having been in France for the European championships the week before.
We enjoyed good conditions, with only a couple of showers
to dodge in the afternoon. The thin turnout meant I managed to secure
third overall. One percent more and it would have been second!!
Dear Chris and Jonathan, I just wanted to say thanks again for arranging such a fantastic set of flying displays for Propfest the other week. I hope you all enjoyed it and didnít sustain too much damage. People have been talking about how much they enjoyed the bombing raid and the helicopter stunts in particular, and Dangerous Dave was quite breath-taking! Thank-you to all the flying club and kind regards, Tanya Sabin
|Saturday's Dowty's propfest
A public thank you To the committee.
Wow what a extremely fantastic display put on by
the GMFC at Dowty propfest, all the comments that I heard from the
people that attended was nothing but positive, very good display set and
what a great ending with the bombing of the castle smoke and
fireworks (perhaps if done again put a German flag on the castle instead
of the German blowing up ours) well done to the committee for promoting
the club, even the couple of mishaps helped the display.
Phil's big heli
|Jamie flying heli 3D see video|