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Harriermate

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Harriermate

Hi guys. Just moved to the Lakes (Ullswater) and am keen to find a site frequented by other R/C glider pilots. Been away from R/C for some time and. Am really keen to start slope soaring again . 
many hints or tips on who to approach (clubs) and where to go would be much appreciated.

Just bought an Aeronaut Bergfalke to build over the winter in anticipation.

Nigel

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Tim Donald

Hi Nigel,

I am in a similar position to you,  just getting back into r/c after a long break.  I live in Penrith and fly slope in various places around the lakes and Dales.  Most are not recognised sites as there are so few people here flying but there are a couple of more popular ones (mostly ones you can drive to the top of !)  There is a small club called the North Lakes soaring club that have a site in Bewaldeth (North of Keswick) and another over near Cockermouth.    I have joined the Eden Valley Model Aero Club which is based just to East of Penrith along the A66.  They are a fairly small but friendly club but with a great big flat field and club house.    Although mostly power (and a couple of helis) there are some glider pilots too and quite a few are keen to come slope soaring with me.  They do a glider aerotow even every year and are happy for me to use a bungee high start.   I think there is a small waterplane club on Ulswater but I'm not sure of the details.   If you need any more help / contacts then let me know.   The EVMAC does not have a web site so it took me a while to find out about them !  Happy to show you the slope sites that I use once the current restrictions are lifted.

Tim.

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