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  1. BMFA League Reserve 2 will take place on Sunday 16th September at Whitesheet. In the event of an unfavourable wind direction, Stu has also managed to procure the use of the Rifle Range slope by kind permission of the Avon hang gliding & paragliding club which is not normally open to model flyers. We also have an option to run the competition at the Bwlch as a last resort if the wind direction is unsupported by any of the above slopes. Weather call and slope decision will be made on the evening of Friday 14th. Entry for the competition will open on Wednesday 5th September at 10 p.m. and will close on Wednesday 12th September at 10 p.m. We are also now requesting that payment for league competitions is done through PayPal on the entry form. We will accept cash on the day, but pre-payment through PayPal will be preferred as it makes life easier for the organisers.
  2. Hi All, The BMFA F3f League calendar for 2018 is now available to view at http://www.gbsra.co.uk/f3f-calendar-2018 It's a bit of a short year because of the World Championships at the end of the year and because we have reduced the total number of events in the League. I have also listed the Eurotour events: http://www.gbsra.co.uk/eurotour-calendar-2018
  3. With the Whitesheet League event cancelled, we now have the reserve date on 8th July to try again. Unfortunately Whitesheet are unable to host this event, so this event will be hosted on the slopes around Eastbourne. Entry will open on 27th June at 10pm
  4. Entry is now open for BMFA F3F League 2 at Whitesheet on 3rd June http://www.gbsra.co.uk/competition-entries
  5. Entry is now open for BMFA F3F league 1 at Hole of Horcum on 22nd April. Entry is through the GBSRA web site: http://www.gbsra.co.uk/competition-entries
  6. mtreble

    BMFA F3F League 2

    BMFA F3F League 2
  7. mtreble

    F3F Welsh Open

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    F3F Welsh Open, Eurotour, World Cup and UK League Event.
  8. mtreble

    BMFA F3F League 3

    BMFA F3F League 3
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    North of England Open F3F, Eurotour, World Cup and UK League Event
  10. mtreble

    BMFA F3F Nationals

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    BMFA F3F Nationals
  11. mtreble

    BMFA F3F League 1

    BMFA F3F League 1
  12. Entry is now open for Wales Saturday 14th October (reserve date), and Sunday 15th October (League 6). These are 2 separate competitions, so you may enter only one or make a weekend of it and enter both. http://www.gbsra.co.uk/competition-entries
  13. Entry is now open for BMFA F3F League 5 at the Hole of Horcum. Please enter by filling out the form at http://www.gbsra.co.uk/competition-entries Entry will close on Wednesday 27th September at 10pm.
  14. Entry is now open for the weekend 22nd/23rd July. Saturday 22nd is the BMFA F3F League Reserve 1 date and Sunday 23rd is BMFA F3F League 3. http://www.gbsra.co.uk/competition-entries
  15. Entry is open for the opening race of the BMFA F3F League at Whitesheet on Sunday 23rd April. http://www.gbsra.co.uk/competition-entries
  16. Hi All, We (Being the team who run the F5B league - Alan, Steve, Dick, Greg, Mark) wanted to gauge opinion from the F3B(e) pilots on the forum as to what interest there would be in the F5B league running an F3Be league alongside our events? We have heard the unfortunate news there will be no F3B league in 2017 and wondering if there is a way in which we can help to some degree. What we are thinking is that we can slot the F3Be pilots into each of our rounds. This means fitting into a 3:20 speed task and 10min duration with spot landing. We have had some discussion amongst ourselves and have come up with a few ideas which we wanted to float... Given we think the speed task is the one most people want to practice we were thinking along the lines of: Round 1 - 2 x Speed (Which would involve climb to height limited altitude ie 200m and then do a speed run. Climb back to altitude and do a 2nd speed run) and then climb back to altitude and do 10 minute duration. We would expect the speed part of this task to take about 2 minutes per pilot - ie 20 sec climb - 10/20 sec to position plane and then speed run of up to 20 secs. The duration side of the timing would start when the motor is turned off. Round 2 - Distance task - We need to work out a time (2 to 3 minutes) for this but would be climb to altitude and then do as many legs in that time period as possible - All on one side of the course. Then after time is complete climb to altitude and do 10 minute duration task with spot landing. Round 3 - As Round 1 Round 4 - As Round 2 This way if the full 4 rounds were flown each pilot would have 4 speed sessions and 2 distance sessions. We could of course just drop the duration and do 3 or 4 climbs for speed - Depends on how many climbs a typical plane can manage. This is where we need input from the pilots to align the tasks with the abilities of the planes. A couple clarifications for starters - Electric Only (No winches) / 1 plane on the speed - distance task at a time / Need to use a height limiter which cuts the motor at x height / All flying in speed and distance tasks is done on one side of the course. The scoring would be normalised per round. But the exact details of this we can work out once we have interest What do people think? Open to ideas on what we can do with the Rounds but trying to find ways that having a slower climbing model wouldn't impact on a persons score. If people are interested we could hold a practice day in Jan / Feb to try out various methods and see how things work out. Alan
  17. Austin

    BMFA F3J League Event

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    F3J League event in place of Interglide. Please see the topic below and enter via the forums or directly to Peter Allen. Email. lammacot@hotmail.com
  18. Martin_N

    BMFA F3F League 2015 Dates

    Hi All, Please see below dates for 2015 League dates and UK contests. We are still looking for a date for SlopeGlide this year at the Hole Of Horcum, because it is in the North it is likely we will use the 22nd & 23rd August however we are looking at as many options as possible as August was always the month used for the event. If there are any changes we will update through this thread and on the GBSRA website where theses dates can also be found. www.GBSRA.co.uk
  19. Austin

    New UK F3F Record 26.84

    A new UK F3F record of 26.84 for Martin Newnham at the first BMFA F3F League event in 2013 Martin was amongst 6 others pilots that achieved sub 30 second runs in great condition on the Wrecker in Wales. Mark Redsell was the overall winner with Martin second and Joel West in 3rd place. See the forum topic here Martins full report below. “The start of the new season got off to a bang and what a BANG, I don’t think there has ever been anything quite like it in the UK before. Earlier in the week it looked like it would have to be cancelled due to issues at the scheduled location. Unfortunately Whitesheet is unable to provide all wind directions, therefore a decision was made to relocate to Wales after consulting with all the registered pilots and reopening registration should anyone else wish to participate. Andrzej Tabero kindly confirmed we were able take advantage of the slopes in Wales as they provide all directions. The direction we needed was ENE and this put us on what is regarded as UK’s best slope, the Wrecker, coupled with a 20 – 23 m\s wind speed and you have the right ingredients for a great competition. It was overshadowed by the potential of hill fog, but thankfully the weather gods were on our side and we didn't have one stoppage due to weather all day. Round 1 got on the way and after a few weeks before when Mark Abotts went sub thirty with his Caldera flying a 28.75 it wasn’t expected that we would see a time like this again anytime soon. How wrong we were, Joel West stepped up round one and posted a 29.46 a few pilots later and Martin Newnham went sub 30 with a 29.61. This wasn’t the finish of the round and Mark Redsell keen to get going, not only went sub 30 but broke the British record again flying a 28.73. The round contained many low to medium 30 + times. Round 2 the same 3 pilots went sub 30 again Mark getting close to his new British record. Joining Mark, Martin and Joel was Paul Garnett with his first sub 30 and new PB flying a 29.24. Tony Livingstone having only attended a few winter league events made yet another improvement on his PB going from a 37.37 down to a 34.94. Ian Falconer only started flying last year and has also only attended a couple of competitions to find out what it’s all about, was getting times in the mid forties, which may not seem fast to some but it you know the Wrecker it’s not for the faint hearted especially in 20 – 23m\s wind. Round 3 see Joel West just slip into the low 30’s but Martin Newnham and Mark Redsell still were trading blows. Martin Newnham broke the UK record with a 26.84, but Mark wasn’t going to give anything away with a 29.97. Richard Bago was also getting closer to going sub 30 but not yet. Round 4 Joel West was back with a sub 30 time, but not quite fast enough and Martin Newnham just took the round with 29.11. Mark Redsell again was not too far behind and still less than 30 seconds with a 29.71. Round 5 and Richard Bago finally got what he was looking for, posting a new PB 29.44 and his first sub30, again Mark Redsell was still there taking the round with 28.79. Martin Drewett got a new PB and first sub 40 time with a 37.98 and improved on this again in the next round, posting a 34.20. Round 6 and Stuart Wallace who is relatively new to F3F competitions was already having a good day and up to this point his slowest time had been 40 seconds posted a 35.80 and I think a PB, his remaining round was over 40 seconds but 5 sub forties from 7 rounds is great flying by any standards. Joel West got his final sub 30 of the day to take round 6, with Richard Bago in second and Mark Abotts in third. The 7th and final round and Mark Redsell posted his 6 sub 30 of the day to take the last round, followed by Joel in second and Mark Abotts in third. To summarise, all of the above equalled an epic day in South Wales for everyone, regardless of whether you went sub 30, sub 40 or improved slightly on previous times. The conditions provided some of the best conditions I have personally ever flown in and I am sure others would echo this view. I would like to thank everyone who helped out on the day but special mention must go to Simon Thornton getting the course up and CDing with me. Richard Bago, our buzzer supreme and everyone that spent time out on the buzzers. Stuart Wallace for taking on the task of debt collecting (entry fees). Finally Joel West, Mark Abotts, Paul Garnett who must have a right arm like popeye’s as they did most of the launches for everyone all day.” 1st Mark Redsell (Freestyler 4 ) 2nd Martin Newnham (Freestyler 4) 3rd Joel West (Freestyler 4) Fastest time of the Day Martin Newnham 26.84 Full Results below: 1 Mark Redsell 5928.66 1000.00 2 Martin Newnham 5866.32 989.48 3 Joel West 5784.75 975.72 4 Rich Bago 5652.05 953.34 5 Paul Garnett 5497.41 927.26 6 Mark Abotts 5304.84 894.77 7 Simon Thornton 5281.98 890.92 8 Mike Evans 5202.24 877.47 9 Keith Wood 4800.16 809.65 10 Frank Hulton 4741.58 799.77 11 Tony Livingston 4588.84 774.00 12 Mark Treble 4549.52 767.37 13 Stuart Wallace 4535.37 764.99 14 Martin Drewett 4294.41 724.34 15 Mike Shellim 4280.46 721.99 16 Tom Macpherson 4205.83 709.40 17 Graeme Mahoney 2741.89 462.48 18 Ian Mason 2624.26 442.63 19 Ian Falconer 1759.16 296.72 20 Mick Walsh 1422.15 239.87 21 John Treble 598.04 100.87
  20. grj

    League Summary 2012

    Sunday 7th October marked the end of the BARCS 2012 Soaring Leagues. This year more than any other, the weather played a huge part in the structure of the league. The lads in Scotland and particularly CD Andy Lewis had a largely disrupted programme. If it wasn't water from above, it was flooding from below as their fields were passed impassable on several occasions. Nevertheless a full series of events were flown and congratulations to all the class winners shown in the accompanying leagues. It’s also good to see a number of new names competing and also some new cream rising to the top. Certificates will be issued prior to the AGM and current trophy holders contacted regards redistribution of the silverware. And the Neil Webb All-Rounder League will be published in due course. So season 2013 begins. The Peterborough Winter series will be of interest to those in the South and East wishing to get an early start in the Open League. Thanks to all the CD’s on behalf of BARCS for their resilience in organising some great events. We look forward to receiving details of your events for inclusion in the Soaring Calendar. Graham James
  21. Austin

    BMFA F3J Round 2 2012

    Marsh Gibbon 13th May 2012 And so it came to be that the start of the Southern BMFA UK F3J League’s first qualifying event of the season had arrived. The weather in the run-up to R2 had been dominated by the wettest April in the UK on record with the start of May following suite. The condition of the field was a concern prior to the day as it’s not called Marsh Gibbon for no good reason. Pete Allen had been monitoring the condition of the field throughout the week along with repairing the entrance with hardcore. Thanks. The weather Gods decided to help us all out by turning the water taps off on the Thursday, Friday and Saturday prior to the event as high pressure made a very brief but welcome appearance over Southern England. This allowed the field to dry out sufficiently for the event to take place by ensuring we could get the vehicles on and off the field without completely mullering the field. The forecast for the day was sunny, no rain but with a strengthening wind. The forecast proved to be remarkably accurate. It was good to see some old and new faces at the event with Graham James, Bob Owston and Mr F3J himselfSydneyLenssenattending. Newcomer to F3J comps Garry Binnie also joined us and proved himself to be a very capable F3J pilot by winning a slot at his first competition. No small achievement in the prevailing conditions. The conditions on the day proved difficult to read as the wide fluctuations in the overall scores indicate. Many pilots put in several good rounds only to then loose out on one or two rounds with low scores. As the day progressed ever more ballast was to be seen being loaded into planes as the wind increased to a steady 13-16mph. This didn’t however stop many pilots venturing far downwind to stay with thermals picked up close to the field. Most got back to the field but some didn’t quite make it back! After 5 preliminary rounds Kevin Dart who had flown consistently well throughout the day was in top place closely followed by Graham Wicks, Colin Paddon andIan Duff. The fly-off’s, as is often the case, saw a complete reversal of the pre-fly-off round positions with Ian Duff managing to win both fly-off rounds convincingly. Congratulations to Ian on a well deserved win in difficult conditions. The detailed scores will no doubt be posted on the BARCS website for those who are interested. To close this brief report I would like to thank Mike Raybonewho handled all the scoring tasks throughout the day, Kev Beale for all the pre-event matrixing/computer work and Pete Allen for laying out the field on the Saturday prior to the event. Next qualifying league event is a national one, RadioGlide, on Monday 4th June. Lets hope for good weather for the whole weekend! Colin Paddon – CD
  22. Austin

    F3J League Event Twywell 2011

    The weather was good for thermal soaring but there were occasion where the lift decided to peter out as your drifted downwind. it was all too easy not to make it back to the field if you got caught out. Getting over the hedgerow before landing was sometimes difficult for those that didn't have the height to return. 17 pilots attended and we were finished by around 5pm. Five preliminary round were flown followed by a two round fly off. Peter Allen finished top of the rounds but Ian Duff took the fly off in difficult conditions which involved a few pilots re-launching. Fly Off Results table.tableizer-table { border: 1px solid #CCC; font-family: Arial, Helvetica, sans-serif; font-size: 12px; } .tableizer-table td { padding: 4px; margin: 3px; border: 1px solid #ccc; } .tableizer-table th { background-color: #4297C9; color: #FFF; font-weight: bold; } Rank Name Score Pcnt Raw Score Rnd1 Dur Rnd2 Dur Penlty 1 Duff, Ian 1995.8 100 1995.8 995.8 1000 0 2 Allen, Peter 1865.8 93.49 1865.8 1000 865.8 0 3 Devall, Mark 1688.9 84.62 1688.9 757.5 931.4 0 4 Jones, Neil 1634 81.87 1664 755.9 908.1 30 Preliminary Rounds table.tableizer-table { border: 1px solid #CCC; font-family: Arial, Helvetica, sans-serif; font-size: 12px; } .tableizer-table td { padding: 4px; margin: 3px; border: 1px solid #ccc; } .tableizer-table th { background-color: #4297C9; color: #FFF; font-weight: bold; } Rank Name Score Pcnt Raw Score Rnd1 Dur Rnd2 Dur Rnd3 Dur Rnd4 Dur Rnd5 Dur Penlty 1 Allen, Peter 4984.5 100 4984.5 1000 986.1 1000 1000 998.4 0 2 Jones, Neil 4970.2 99.71 4970.2 991.6 991.1 987.5 1000 1000 0 3 Devall, Mark 4934.6 99 4934.6 1000 997.2 984.2 966.9 986.3 0 4 Duff, Ian 4921.6 98.74 4921.6 971.4 960.3 1000 999 990.9 0 5 Guerrier, Austin 4779.2 95.88 4809.2 1000 1000 947.7 863.8 997.7 30 6 East, Dave 4767.7 95.65 4767.7 987.5 993.6 806.8 995.6 984.2 0 7 Dart, Kevin 4695.4 94.2 4695.4 695.7 1000 1000 999.7 1000 0 8 Beale, Kevin 4677 93.83 4677 852.6 979.5 864 1000 980.9 0 9 Osbourne, Ozzie 4505.4 90.39 4505.4 977.9 620.3 965.2 958 984 0 10 Glover, Chris 4338.4 87.04 4338.4 994.4 995.2 366.3 993.1 989.4 0 11 Raybone, Mike 4284.1 85.95 4284.1 987.8 991.8 331.9 985.3 987.3 0 12 Morton, Alan 4221.2 84.69 4251.2 987.2 969.8 443.5 855.8 994.9 30 13 Wicks, Graham 3979 79.83 3979 993.5 1000 0 998.1 987.4 0 14 Warby, Neville 3921.8 78.68 3921.8 977.6 472.8 658.9 919.5 893 0 15 Goddard, Ken 3801.7 76.27 3801.7 571.1 648 950.2 680.6 951.8 0 16 Dickenson, Bob 3766.1 75.56 3766.1 574 633.6 577.7 996.8 984 0 17 Paddon, Colin 3449.8 69.21 3449.8 0 534.5 977.1 938.2 1000 0
  23. Martin_N

    BMFA F3F National League 2011 Roundup

    Hi all, it was not my intention to take on the roll of league coordinator until 2012. However after discussions with Tom Satinet, we decided that it would make more sense that I start the position this season rather than waiting. The first league event I properly got involved with, was League 3 at the Hole of Horcum and what a day. Six rounds of complete madness at Levisham, in conditions that built as the day went on, at times getting close to exceeding legal limit. No less than 40 sub forties shared out between 31 pilots. First round the Levisham slope record was broken with a 32 second run. I think Mark Redsell will remember a certain comment from another pilot when he said “I have a feeling there is still faster times to come” and they did. First Mark Redsell flew a 31.40 under most circumstances you would think a round winner, but he was followed 2 pilots later by Paul Middleton who flew a PB 31.37 to take round 4. The day wasn’t finished, seeing Mark in round 5 taking the British Slope record after flying 30.90 seconds, it will be a day to remember. The BMFA Nationals followed the HoH, lots of nice new orange bibs for everyone to wear and they were needed just so we could spot each other in the Ice Cream car park on the first day. Sadly after spending 6 + hours on the slope, the traditional Welsh hill fog was adamant it wasn’t going to shift and the first day had to be scrubbed. The second day couldn’t have been more different and we got 8 rounds in with 29 pilots, huge achievement by any standards. This was purely down to the slick running of the competition, CD’s Andrzej Tabero and Simon Thornton did a top class job in the centre. Our buzzer supreme’s Frank Hulton and Clayton Landells kept the bases manned. They all set the bar for the rest of the league season. Not forgetting the pilots who followed the briefing to the letter. Back to the league and the next event was scheduled for Wales. Sadly although every attempt was made to run the competition, the weather just wouldn’t hold out long enough. Unfortunately this meant they were unable to complete enough rounds required for a league event. With the break from BMFA league competitions in August, some very careful consideration was taken along with many discussions openly and with the BMFA Association. It was sensibly decided that a weather call would be used for future league events; this was overwhelmingly accepted by the pilots. Long Mynd in September was our first event back after the August break. Plenty of wind, a couple of interruptions from the rain, just to add a challenge to the day. The wind was off by 20 – 30 degrees all day. Under normal circumstances this would put you off from flying, however it really presented an interesting challenge and I think everyone walked away from the day feeling they had learnt valuable lessons and improved their flying skills. It was Joel West and Simon Thornton along with Mike Evans flying on his home slope, who really showed how to deal with a cross wind. League six at Eastbourne turned out to be the final event for 2011. It was very similar in conditions to the Long Mynd with crossed conditions. The wind although forecast to head west never quite made it round to straight on the slope, but the flying was still top class in challenging conditions. So to the results and the winner of 2011 BMFA National League Champion. Below is a summary from each competition of the top six pilots. table.tableizer-table { border: 1px solid #CCC; font-family: Arial, Helvetica, sans-serif; font-size: 12px; } .tableizer-table td { padding: 4px; margin: 3px; border: 1px solid #ccc; } .tableizer-table th { background-color: #4297C9; color: #FFF; font-weight: bold; } Wales League 1 Tinkers League 2 Hole or Horcum League 3 Pos Pilot Pos Pilot Pos Pilot 1st Clayton Landells 1st Joel West 1st Mark Redsell 2nd Paul Towsend 2nd Mark Redsell 2nd Joel West 3rd Ronnie Lamp 3rd Richard Bago 3rd Peter Gunning 4th Frank Hulton 4th Simon Thornton 4th Martin Newnham 5th Mark Abbots 5th Martin Newnham 5th Paul Middleton 6th Andrzej Tabero 6th Peter Gunning 6th Keith Wood **League 4 was abandoned due to weather conditions.** table.tableizer-table { border: 1px solid #CCC; font-family: Arial, Helvetica, sans-serif; font-size: 12px; } .tableizer-table td { padding: 4px; margin: 3px; border: 1px solid #ccc; } .tableizer-table th { background-color: #4297C9; color: #FFF; font-weight: bold; } Long Mynd League 5 Eastbourne league 6 Pos Pilot Pos Pilot 1st Joel West 1st Martin Newnham 2nd Simon Thornton 2nd Simon Thornton 3rd Mike Evans 3rd Joel West 4th Adam Richardson 4th John Phillips 5th Mark Redsell 5th Daniel Schneider 6th Martin Newnham 6th Greg Dakin Final Results table.tableizer-table { border: 1px solid #CCC; font-family: Arial, Helvetica, sans-serif; font-size: 12px; } .tableizer-table td { padding: 4px; margin: 3px; border: 1px solid #ccc; } .tableizer-table th { background-color: #4297C9; color: #FFF; font-weight: bold; } Pos Pilot Model 1st Joel West Freestyler 2nd Martin Newnham Freestyler 3rd Simon Thornton Fosa 4th Mick Walsh Alliaj/Ceres 5th Tony Robertson Cyril 6th Paul Upton Marinet Fastest time of the league: Mark Redsell 30.90secs To Martin Newnham and Simon Thornton, congratulations to a well flown consistent season. To this year’s British League Champion; Joel West has had an exceptional season, setting a very high standard of flying. He has not only excelled in our national league but also competed and finished 6th in the Euro tour out of a total of 196 pilots. The Euro tour result was achieved by 3rd in Norway, 3rd at the North of England Open and finally winning this year’s Welsh Open. These results speak for themselves and I hope you will join me in congratulating Joel in this amazing year of results for 2011. These competitions could not run without the club support. I would like to personally thank Jon Edison not just for allowing us to use the Hole of Horcum to run events, but for his guidance along the way. In addition to Jon, I also need to thank Mike Evans, Jon Phillips and Andrzej Tabero. A special mention to Andrzej for working with me to get the BMFA Nationals organised. Finally to Rich Bago from T9HobbySport for the prizes awarded at this year’s Nationals and not forgetting Overlander who also provided prizes. To summarise 7 events, 5 flown is a very good ratio. There have been many conversation forums or otherwise around the different slopes and the conditions we fly. At the end of the day and especially now the sport has moved up a notch to World Championship status, we have to fly everything we can. Inland, sea slope, small slope, if it generates lift we need to fly it. There is no right or wrong when it comes to a slope. Is it luck? Definitely not, if you think its luck then it’s not for you. Talk to any pilot who has been participating in the sport for a long time, whether they are at the top, middle or bottom of their game, it’s what you do in the difficult conditions that count. We can all go fast when it’s bang on the slope. But do not be fooled when its straight on, it is very easy to get carried away, cut, get offline or worse still clip the edge. All the slopes we have flown this season have each given us good flying challenges. We are always on the lookout for new slopes to fly. I hope you have all enjoyed the season as much as I have and I look forward to seeing you on the slopes very soon. It’s been great to see some new faces even in my short time in the sport. Make sure you bring your flying friends along next season; it would be great to see the numbers grow. Many thanks Martin Newnham
  24. Martin_N

    BMFA F3F 2011 league 6

    The weather for the Eastbourne F3F league event had been looking promising all week, until on Thursday evening somebody decided to comment on how good Sunday was looking (Don’t worry Pete I won’t tell them your name). It did look like we may be on for some mist, however on this occasion the weather gods were on our side. Other than some expected rain at the beginning of the day and a few drops later on it was clear. We set up the on the westerly facing slope with the wind expected to settle in a westerly direction. It never quite got straight on which made Base ‘A’ an interesting challenge all day. Tom Noble got the competition on the way in light conditions (3 – 4 m/s) which made it a challenging round with times ranging from 90 seconds down to 56 seconds. Martin Newnham was 1st followed by Gary Harrison and Joel West. Unfortunately John Treble had a mishap with his Extreme and had to retire from the competition, but kept busy launching and buzzing on the bases. Round 2, everyone started to show they had learnt from the first round timing base ‘A’ turn with better accuracy, the time difference between first and last was much closer. Mike Shellim took 1st followed closely by Simon Thornton in second and Stefan Siemens in 3rd. Although the wind had not moved round to be directly on the slope, it had increased in speed and it was time to start adding more ballast. Occasionally you could see a few legs where it was almost straight on, which improved the times and few got into the mid forties. Martin Newnham 1st followed very closely by Daniel Schneider in 2nd and Simon Thornton in 3rd. Conditions remaining similar in round 4, Simon Thornton took 1st followed by Martin Newnham 2nd and Joel West in 3rd. The wind was starting to increase again and few pilots were removing wings to get the extra ballast in the models. With conditions still not straight on the extra weight helped with head wind on the return leg to base ‘B’. Martin Newnham was 1st and followed by Joel West 2nd and Mike Shellim in 3rd. The wind had increased and was showing around 14m/s + but only the top 3 pilots in round 6 had times just into the top forties. Joel West took the round followed by John Phillips and Daniel Schneider. Rounds 7 and the number of people posting a mid forty increased and by round 8 and 9 over half the field had times in the 40’s. Martin Newnham won round 7 followed by John Phillips and Mike Shellim. John Phillips won round 8, with Martin Newnham 2nd and Daniel Schneider 3rd. The final round of the day and fastest time was taken by John Phillips with a 42.66, Greg Dakin 2nd and John Bennett 3rd. Although the day set its challenges with the crossed wind, it was a good competition and a great days flying. Everyone contributed to the competition and I would like to personally thank everyone for their efforts, making sure we completed as many rounds as possible. You all deserve a pat on the back. It was nice to welcome Daniel Schneider, Stefan Siemens, Heniz Linnemann and Andreas Hovemann from Germany. I will take this opportunity to pass on your thanks to everyone how much you enjoyed the event and the hospitality. I hope you enjoy the rest of the week and get plenty of flying in. I will also have to make a special mention to Daniel who flew his Fosa very consistently all day to keep the pressure on for a good finish in the competition. In addition to Daniel it was nice to see some new faces on the slope, Bob Ryan competing in his first F3F event (I hope we see you at more competitions in the future Bob) and Alex Hamilton who sadly was unable to fly at Eastbourne, but will hopefully be attending the Whitesheet event on the 23rd October. To the final results, Martin Newnham claimed 4 rounds followed by John Phillips with 2 rounds, Joel West, Simon Thornton and Mike Shellim sharing the remaining rounds. Top 3 places are: 1st Martin Newnham 2nd Simon Thornton 3rd Joel West Big thanks to John Phillips our CD for the day with Simon Thornton sharing the duties in the centre and Gary Harrison for buzzer supreme. As I mentioned in other reports I cannot thank the Eastbourne flying community for sharing such a great location with others to enjoy our sport. Many Thanks Martin table.tableizer-table { border: 1px solid #CCC; font-family: Arial, Helvetica, sans-serif; font-size: 12px; } .tableizer-table td { padding: 4px; margin: 3px; border: 1px solid #ccc; } .tableizer-table th { background-color: #4297C9; color: #FFF; font-weight: bold; } Position Pilots Name Total Score Normalized Score 1 Martin Newnham 7750.67 1000.00 2 Simon Thornton 7479.90 965.06 3 Joel West 7458.36 962.28 4 John Phillips 7446.74 960.78 5 Daniel Schneider 7428.30 958.40 6 Greg Dakin 7244.46 934.68 7 Gary Harrison 7086.03 914.24 8 Mike Shellim 7058.15 910.65 9 Stefan Siemens 6877.35 887.32 10 John Bennett 6806.90 878.23 11 Mick Walsh 6756.43 871.72 12 Nigel Potter 6752.41 871.20 13 Tom Foreman 6732.54 868.63 14 Paul Upton 6658.70 859.11 15 Phil Taylor 6594.48 850.82 16 Pete Burgess 6367.74 821.57 17 Bob Ryan 6333.87 817.20 18 Mark Treble 6262.47 807.99 19 Tom Noble 6245.88 805.85 20 Tony Robertson 6145.90 792.95 21 Andreas Hovemann 5552.95 716.44 22 Heniz Linnemann 5474.68 706.34 23 John Treble 0.00 0.00
  25. Martin_N

    BMFA F3F 2011 league 5

    BMFA F3F league 5 was scheduled for the Long Mynd and finally the weather gods were on our side. After checking the weather on Thursday, it wasn’t looking at all promising. Fog and heavy rain was predicted for Sunday. Thankfully the forecast took a change for the better and come Friday afternoon it was looking positive, with plenty of wind and only the possibility of a few showers during the day. On arrival the wind direction was right between the South Bowl and westerly facing slope. With Mike’s advice the westerly slope was selected, even crossed it works better than the south bowl, which is un-flyable unless it is straight on. In addition to this the wind was due to head more to the west as the day progressed. We held the start off for the wind to come round more to the west and after a test flight by Mike the location of the course was decided. Unfortunately the first of 2 showers arrived and delayed the start until approximately 11:40am. With round one started, it was clear that it was going to be challenging day with the wind being so crossed but legal. Whilst it’s great to have the wind straight on and smooth, learning how to deal with this kind of condition, always makes it equally interesting and can only add towards improving the competitor’s ability. Joel started well setting the fastest time of the round with 41.21 and was closely followed by Simon Thornton and Tony Robertson making the most of some good air. With the league close at the top, it was going to be an important day for Mark Redsell and Joel West. Joel was looking to close the gap on Mark and Mark looking to increase the lead. Mark Redsell took round 2, but was closely followed by Mike Evans and Mark Abotts in 3rd. All 3 flew within a second of each other, nailing the bases to gain the most out of the conditions. Round 3 on way see Simon take first position, with an exceptionally well flown 40.28 making the turns look extremely easy under the circumstances. 2nd place was taken by Adam Richardson, after 2 difficult rounds, Adam took his opportunity with a 41.62 and from this point on his day improved, taking everything possible out of the conditions. Joel wasn’t far behind in 3rd. Round 4 saw Joel take the honours, with again Simon in the top 3 and Mark Abotts keeping very close in 3rd place. Round 5 was taken by Adam who at this stage was lying in 3rd place for the day, Adam with his Vampire was certainly proving a very good combination. 2nd and 3rd positions were filled by Simon Thornton and Pete Burgess. Pete flying his Extreme for the first time in a competition looked very settled with the model, unfortunately he had some problems in rounds 2 and 3, but didn’t give up to fly a 43.61 “Well done Pete”. Round 6 was again taken by Adam with Mark Redsell in 2nd and Mike in 3rd position. The times were becoming slightly more consistent at this point, with only 0.1sec between 1st and 3rd . Round 7 see Mike take his first round with a 42.03. Mike was looking very settled with the Alliaj and working the slope very well, not wasting any energy flying open turns. 2nd was taken by Mark Abotts with Joel in 3rd. Round 8 on the way, more and more times were getting into the lower forties, when Mark Redsell who was the 3rd to last pilot of the day to fly finished it with a 36.37 and fastest time of the day, which in the conditions was an exceptional time. 2nd was taken by Adam and 3rd by Joel. Overall it was a very good competition, which tested all the pilots. Adam flew exceptionally well and although the first 2 rounds were disappointing for him, he didn’t give up and by the end of the day took 2 out of the 8 rounds and finished high up the order in others. Mike was very consistent only taking 1 round, but keeping within touching distance of the top 3 places. Joel West and Simon Thornton however were the 2 pilots on the day to beat. They both settled with the conditions from the very first round. Joel apart from one round was always in the top 5 and Simon never dropped below 6th. The top 3 positions were as follows: 1st Joel West 2nd Simon Thornton 3rd Mike Evans Fastest time of the day Mark Redsell 36.37 Congratulations to all 3 pilots on such a well flown competition. Although the day didn’t get started until 11:40 we still managed to complete 8 rounds with a second interruption of rain, which lasted around half an hour. I was really pleased with the number of rounds completed and would like to thank all the pilots. I would also like to thank Mike Evans for allowing us to use the site for a league event, but also CDing on the day. In addition thanks must go to Jon Edison, Rich Bago, Simon Thornton and Mark Redsell who covered CD duties, we ran the competitions with 2 CD’s throughout. Finally thanks to Joel for running the bases. Below are the results. Many thanks Martin Results 1. Joel West 6645.26 1000.00 2. Simon Thornton 6603.38 993.69 3. Mike Evans 6452.17 970.94 4. Adam Richardson 6439.44 969.02 5. Mark Redsell 6424.48 966.77 6. Martin Newnham 6114.21 920.08 7. Mark Abotts 6013.56 904.93 8. Tony Robertson 5968.01 898.08 9. Rich Bago 5843.24 879.30 10. Frank Hulton 5790.79 871.41 11. Jon Edison 5368.01 807.79 12. Keith Woods 5361.06 806.74 13. Mick Walsh 5360.13 806.60 14. Mark Treble 5292.83 796.48 15. Paul Upton 5257.43 791.15 16. Mike shellim 5181.01 779.65 17. Tom Foreman 5167.22 777.57 18. Steve Streetly 4902.39 737.72 19. Pete Burgess 4687.52 705.39 20. John Treble 672.26 101.16
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