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Rob Thomson

I have never flown Harting down... how do you get there?

Looks close to butser?

What sort of slope we dealing with?

Rob

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Jon_F

I have never flown Harting down... how do you get there?

Looks close to butser?

What sort of slope we dealing with?

Rob

Harting Down is excellent, short walk from the car park and suggest you fly from this spot http://www.streetmap.co.uk/map.srf?x=479817&y=118515&z=120&sv=479817,118515&st=4&ar=y&mapp=map.srf&searchp=ids.srf&dn=572&ax=479817&ay=118515&lm=0

Just need to watch out for full size gliders running the ridge, lift is usually really smooth and landing site will be a doddle probably compared to Colley.

Straight run down the A3 from Guildford - prob take you 30 mins.

Jon

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Rob Thomson

Thanks :)

I will probably head there straight after school run. So in theory I should be there by 10ish!

Will be a good opportunity to fly the rocket :)

Now... What is the landing zone like? Do I bother to take the 3.?? metre starlight 3000?

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Jon_F

Now... What is the landing zone like? Do I bother to take the 3.?? metre starlight 3000?

Soft Grass - you won't need to worry.

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Rob Thomson

Wonderful. Two new models to maiden!

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Rob Thomson

Scuppered!

Just discovered I have a 09:15 appointment on Wednesday.

Guess I will only be able to get down closer to 11!

You still going to be around then Alex?

If not.. I may just shift the whole trip to Thursday.

Rob

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stewartg

I was also thinking of a flying day on thursday.

Is Harting Downs as good as Firle Beacon? It doesn't look as steep or as high.

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Rob Thomson

No idea!

But not really all about height. :)

Reviews on slopehunter are that it is good. Yesterday Gary (slopehunter) said it it a great site - so can only assume it is :)

Let me know if you plan to go. Thursday is looking like a better option for me now.

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Pete Burgess

If it ever stops raining :angry: I hope to venture forth to the Southdowns on Thursday

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Rob Thomson

Where you planing to go?

Just thinking we could get a nice crowd together :)

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stewartg

According to the forecast we need somewhere that takes a north wind with a bit of west in it.

obvious choice is devils dyke but i wont go there as it will be full of hang gliders

perhaps firle beacon will be good especially the upper bowl to the lert of the car park, the hang gliders tend to stay close to the cars at firle. Anybody got any other suggestions?

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Rob Thomson

Hmmm..

North West is not so well catered for is it? But the wind is north north west...

I guess any of the northerly slopes should be ok?

http://www.slopehunter.co.uk/10.html

Rob

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stewartg

I will make a final decision when I leave on thursday but wherever I end up I should be there about 11 oclock

Regards SG

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Rob Thomson

Likewise. Let me know when / where :)

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Pete Burgess

If Thursday is a bit NNW then Firle should be OK

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Rob Thomson

Cool.. either that or potentially Harting Down?

I am a bit torn as it is a long way to Firle :lol:

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Gonesoaring2003

Harting Down is excellent in a nnw, unfortunately I can't do Thursday (going to pick a new plane up) but might try and get there Friday morning for an hour or 2, depending how westerly the wind swings. Prob just going to pop up to Watership Down tomorrow morning before work.

Alex

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Jon_F

unfortunately I can't do Thursday (going to pick a new plane up)

Alex

What new plane would that be Alex?

Jon

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Gonesoaring2003

I can't really talk about it here as it has a whirly thing on the front! But it is based on a 1.5m glider :)

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Jon_F

Yep ... You need to see a counsellor about that... Shame.

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