August Blog

Monday 27th

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!!

No photos again I'm afraid as it was another two slot comp, so I was always pretty much always flying or timing.

Tony H.

Wednesday 22nd.
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
Sunday 12th

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Jon's MX2

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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 B

 

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Phil's big heli http://youtu.be/XpEehslcgYk

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Jamie  flying heli 3D see video

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ocCfYI0fsPI&feature=youtu.be 

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