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Gromit

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 :)

:oTHUD.......... disgracefull :angry:;)

Stu.

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Gonesoaring2003

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

:oTHUD.......... disgracefull :angry:;)

Stu.

LOL it is a mouldie though and should be quite quick!

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Gromit

LOL it is a mouldie though and should be quite quick!

Hope you can find a field miles away from any slope i may be on when you fly it :D LOL

Stu

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stewartg

Going to Firle tomorrow should be there about 1130 look forward to some company

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Rob Thomson

I have decided to go for Harting. Just a whole lot closer for me :)

I should be there by 11.00. Going to maiden the rocket - so hopefully a suitable photographer will turn up.

Rob

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Gonesoaring2003

Rob,

May try and pop in there on my way home - about 11:30

Alex

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Pete Burgess

I hope to be at Firle tomorrow.

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Rob Thomson

Nice.. Believe Graham is also going to try make it

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Rob Thomson

Right.... I will be at Harting a little later than planned. Closer to 11.00. Taking longer to get out the house that I thought!

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Gonesoaring2003

Rob,

Sorry, I ran out of time so didn't get to Harting, hope you enjoyed yourself and the maidens went OK. May try and get there tomorrow AM

Alex

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Rob Thomson

Hey.. no issue.

 

Had a superb day!

 

I will post a few pics later tonight :-)

 

Rob

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Rob Thomson

A few photos from today...

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Gonesoaring2003

What did you think of Harting Down, Rob?

Looks like you couldn't have asked for better weather!

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Rob Thomson

Love the slope - it is certain to become a regular! I would say it rivals many of the south (east) downs slopes. Also flew my "new" Starlight 3000. Now that really gave me a grin. Best purchase in a very long time!

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Jon_F

Love the slope - it is certain to become a regular! I would say it rivals many of the south (east) downs slopes. Also flew my "new" Starlight 3000. Now that really gave me a grin. Best purchase in a very long time!

Pleased you enjoyed Harting Down Rob and congrats on your maidens. I only discovered Harting a couple of years ago and I think it's one of the best sites in our 'neck of the woods'. Just wish we had more reliable {and warm} Northerly winds. Picturesque countryside too.

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Gromit

Glad you enjoyed Harting Rob, its a great slope isn't it .Sadly i'm a prisoner in my own home at the moment :angry:  so wasn't able to join you.

I'd like to take this oportunity though to give anyone thinking of flying at Harting down a word of caution. The entire length of the Downs is used by a local Full Size gilider club. They use it 7 days a week when the Northerlies are running. Always keep an eye out for them as they very often fly through very low, ie below the horizon. If theres a few of you it makes it easier to look out for them.

I've flown there for more than 25 yrs & never heard of an incident, but there's always a first  :(

 

Look forward to meeting up with you the're Rob sometime soon B)

 

 

  Stu

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Rob Thomson

I am considering a session tomorrow at Butser. Anyone else going? Or will I just be Norman no Mates :-) Sent from my Nexus 7 using Tapatalk 2

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Robtarm

Where is Butser? I am a one slope flyer (Thurnham) at present, due to only recently getting hooked.

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Pete Burgess

Butser? Off the A3 just south of Petersfield.

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Robtarm

Thanks. Too far today.

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