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severngoose

Listening to Boris just now, can we go soaring now ?

 

Tim C.

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Redbird

I would say so. 

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SilentPilot

From Wednesday by the sounds of it, unless new information has it cancelled. 

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Mikeb52

So long as we all follow the government guidelines, ie social distancing etc. 

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StraightEdge

Yes.

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f3fman

Which bit of the message are we going with ?

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StraightEdge
2 minutes ago, f3fman said:

Which bit of the message are we going with ?

The "stay alert" bit.

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SilentPilot
33 minutes ago, f3fman said:

Which bit of the message are we going with ?

I’m happy to go with the bit about allowed outside for exercise and sport. You can even drive to get there!

It might be advisable for clubs to stay shut to prevent gatherings but even then if the likes of golf courses open I don’t see why our clubs can’t.

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oipigface

I was hoping to organise a celebratory F3F comp as soon as possible after lockdown, but it appears that at the moment it would have to be just Denise and me competing. From Wednesday, it seems that going out to practice will be permissible as long as Wales or Scotland are avoided. Distancing oneself from anyone else who may have decided to do the same shouldn’t be difficult - just keep them a couple of feet from each wingtip.

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pete beadle

Hi all

Have you all received the e-mail from the BMFA this morning?

They're saying model flying, as a sport, should be OK as an approved exercise, but are waiting for the official announcement tonight before saying we can!:thumbsup::)

Regards

Pete

BARCS1702 

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oipigface

I see nothing wrong with BMFA waiting for the more definitive version of the new rules before saying anything definite, but one thing they omit to say is that Boris’s statement yesterday didn’t apply in Wales or Scotland.

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severngoose

Good for the BMFA to react so promptly, roll on Wednesday!!

Tim

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Feefo
5 hours ago, oipigface said:

I see nothing wrong with BMFA waiting for the more definitive version of the new rules before saying anything definite, but one thing they omit to say is that Boris’s statement yesterday didn’t apply in Wales or Scotland.

They shouldn't need to really, but probably best to add it in as people will 'be confused' otherwise  🙄,  While I'd hope that members of clubs are sensible enough to know whether they should be isolating for whatever reason and therefore not heading out to fly, I have a feeling both clubs and slope sites are going to be busier than normal, especially if people aren't working. 

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satinet

Looks like flying is back on according to the statement from the bmfa which I'm sure you've all had. 

It remains to be seen whether the NT and other land owners will reopen yet.

Fingers crossed!

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pete beadle

Hi all

During the period of restrictions and up to date, the National Trust has blocked access to car parks on the Ivinghoe Beacon site with large logs rolled into place. 

Negotiations will be entered into soon between  ISA club representatives and the NT as to when these obstructions will remain in place.

However, our club management is also asking ISA members to wait until an outcome can be reached with the NT before they use the car parks and fly

Watch this space

Regards

Pete

BARCS1702

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GeoffN

Just to add to the confusion.

I live in   England . The flying slope is in england. But the most direct route passes through Wales . Can I use that route?

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f3fisa

Does anybody know if the following slopes are open to flying tomorrow (i. car parks open).

White Sheet, Devil's Dyke, Butser Hills, Ivinghoe Beacon, Colley Hill, Ditchling Beacon, Long Mynd Polecot, and any others you can think of and will reveal.

Also are the Paragliders allowed back in the air on Wednesday.

David.

 

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StraightEdge
3 minutes ago, GeoffN said:

Just to add to the confusion.

I live in   England . The flying slope is in england. But the most direct route passes through Wales . Can I use that route?

Don't be awkward!

If a funny little man in a uniform stops you en-route, just say you're on your way to the shops....

😀

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Andy_B
1 hour ago, f3fisa said:

Does anybody know if the following slopes are open to flying tomorrow (i. car parks open).

White Sheet, Devil's Dyke, Butser Hills, Ivinghoe Beacon, Colley Hill, Ditchling Beacon, Long Mynd Polecot, and any others you can think of and will reveal.

Also are the Paragliders allowed back in the air on Wednesday.

David.

 

The Long mynd is closed 

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