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Great session at Tow law
« Reply #160 on: March 14, 2010, 11:22:54 AM »
Well,
         What fun that was yesterday ,great lift ,mildly warm and a sky full of mouldies,thanks to dave for tossing me off and letting me play with his new arcacai 3 .Nice to see Geoff  carving the sky with his x models big thing?buster giving his mini air one a good spanking and the others all spread along the slope,
              till the next NW ,Euan.


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Re: North East Flyers
« Reply #161 on: March 14, 2010, 19:16:53 PM »
Tow Law had great lift this morning too...
I must get out more...

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Re: North East Flyers
« Reply #162 on: March 16, 2010, 10:53:10 AM »
Twas a grand day out Euan, pity i had to go to the Metro with her indoors  >:(  on Sunday (browny points needed)


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Re: North East Flyers
« Reply #163 on: March 17, 2010, 11:56:54 AM »
Managed to get a decent session in at the Sluice at the weekend in 15mph NE, perfect for the Guppy. I persuaded the "youngun" to video with my digital stills camera to see what it would come out like and here´s the result :af..................
<a href="http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=79zsq8jDGRw" target="_blank">http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=79zsq8jDGRw</a>

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Re: North East Flyers
« Reply #164 on: March 17, 2010, 22:21:21 PM »
Very nice  :o


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Re: North East Flyers
« Reply #165 on: March 18, 2010, 08:20:17 AM »
At Backworth this weekend, I'll bring up my little Hawk coz weather says 10-15 from the North Sunday, itching to fly Seaton (it'll make a change from walking along the beach with the dog)

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Re: North East Flyers
« Reply #166 on: March 19, 2010, 18:23:44 PM »
I'll be at Shotton Colliery next weekend again and would like to get some slope action in if poss.
I'm out on the lash on Friday with a pal who is retiring but would hope to be servicable on Saturday sometime. Will be bolting home on Sunday, so if it does work out, Sat would be the day.

BG, saw your note to W. If it works out for you, I'd be happy to courier. He is 3 mins walk from me.

Cheers
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Re: North East Flyers
« Reply #167 on: March 20, 2010, 21:34:35 PM »
Titlington Tomorrow for me i think.  Should be there from 12:00 onwards.

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Re: North East Flyers
« Reply #168 on: March 20, 2010, 23:09:25 PM »
Titlington Tomorrow for me i think.  Should be there from 12:00 onwards.
                 Don't know what we're doing yet, 50/50 for power or slope,have to see what it's like tomorrow.

                                                   Chris. ;)
Nothing's better than a calm,sunny Sunday afternoon.


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Re: North East Flyers
« Reply #169 on: March 21, 2010, 00:51:00 AM »
Just trying to post video's,so please bare with me .This may or may not work.                         Chris. :D

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Nothing's better than a calm,sunny Sunday afternoon.

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Re: North East Flyers
« Reply #170 on: March 21, 2010, 21:36:54 PM »
Sunshine and 20mph straight on was the order of the day for Titlington today.

Even the offspring of whingeing admitted he had a good time. Although he did begin to moan after 3 hours.
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Re: North East Flyers
« Reply #171 on: April 03, 2010, 01:55:36 AM »
Hmm,  seems a bit quiet in here at the moment... :''

So, as a visitor from the South East - both in geographical and forum thread terms - let's hear where everyone is flying over the Easter weekend.

I had my first flights over the sea (or any water) today (well strictly speaking yesterday really!) In the first flight I flew with a flock of seagulls, who seemed most unimpressed...  There was much squaking and a couple of half-hearted diving attacks which failed to frighten-off my model.  I landed and stuck the camera on it, but for the second flight most of the gulls had gone, and those that remained kept a discrete distance.

<a href="http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=6bsEPZ_br6I" target="_blank">http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=6bsEPZ_br6I</a>

Anyone got any plans for soaring in the N.Tyneside area over the b/hol w/end?  I have to say the wind forecasts don't look too favourable... $%&
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Re: North East Flyers
« Reply #172 on: April 03, 2010, 08:01:54 AM »
Manflu I'm afraid...don't feel like flying much otherwise I'd have been out
I must get out more...

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Re: North East Flyers
« Reply #173 on: April 03, 2010, 08:59:31 AM »
I think i will be at Corby crags on Sunday. Just outside Alnwick on the way to Rothbury.

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Re: North East Flyers
« Reply #174 on: April 03, 2010, 09:37:37 AM »
Thanks Andy - any flying I do will be very local.  I'm visiting family, so popping out for half an hour/maybe an hour is fine,  but a trip to Alnwick, fly and return is pushing things a bit...  they might notice I've gone!  :''
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Re: North East Flyers
« Reply #175 on: April 18, 2010, 21:16:08 PM »
thanks euan for some reet gud close passes thats what we want more of even hoggie wus macking a wooshie noise :ev those landing ones were reet canny lad keep it up  :D

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Re: North East Flyers
« Reply #176 on: April 18, 2010, 22:31:32 PM »
Oh Jeez  ::)
I must get out more...

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Re: North East Flyers
« Reply #177 on: May 02, 2010, 18:06:19 PM »
Anyone out for the bank holiday Monday Northerlies?
Was thinking about Corby crags. The only slight worry i have is if it gets a touch of East like it did today...

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Re: North East Flyers
« Reply #178 on: May 02, 2010, 18:25:32 PM »
I was flying at the Sluice yesterday. Too light for the Phase 6 but flew my old Unlimited. There was a crowd there today as the wind was stronger & bang on. Sods law I had company. Should be out tomorrow with the P6 & maybe the Voltij.   
Pax vobiscum

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Re: North East Flyers
« Reply #179 on: May 02, 2010, 18:54:04 PM »
Looks like the long drive to the Sluice might be in order then.
Although the forecast is for due North tomorrow whereas today had a touch of East in it.

I used to be decisive, but now im not so sure :banghead:

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Re: North East Flyers
« Reply #180 on: May 03, 2010, 10:27:19 AM »
Andy, East Hill takes a N and is open again now lambing is over.

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Re: North East Flyers
« Reply #181 on: May 20, 2010, 20:37:56 PM »
So chaps, I am homeward bound this weekend, visiting the parents in Boro - I see there is a bit of an easterly breeze in the evening on Saturday, any recommendations - I know it isn't going to be stonking at 6 MPH,  but hey I need a gliding fix...

So any recommendations within a 30min or so drive of Boro?
Regards,
Jason "clickerty, click, click, flickerty flick"

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Re: North East Flyers
« Reply #182 on: May 20, 2010, 20:56:34 PM »
Jason - they're saving up the decent winds for the bank hol weekend when I'll be up there (though a little further north) so only a gentle breeze for you this weekend.  ;)
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Re: North East Flyers
« Reply #183 on: May 20, 2010, 21:16:53 PM »
Yeah I guessed as much LOL - I think I will put the Alula and a DLG in the car anyhow :)
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Re: North East Flyers
« Reply #184 on: May 20, 2010, 22:47:21 PM »
Can't help this weekend as I'm off racing, any other time and I'd be happy to meet up and do a bit of glidderating with you
I must get out more...

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Re: North East Flyers
« Reply #185 on: May 20, 2010, 22:55:35 PM »
No worries G - looks very light, I might take a wander up Carlton Bank with the DLG / Alula - looks 5mph west on Saturday :)
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Re: North East Flyers
« Reply #186 on: June 06, 2010, 21:37:37 PM »

Hello All,
I'm from down cornwall way but working in Newcastle at the start of this week, are ther any slopes i can fly my alula off within walking distance of public transport near Newcastle? 

Cheers
for any advice

Andy

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Re: North East Flyers
« Reply #187 on: June 06, 2010, 21:59:49 PM »
Andy,  I'm originally from that area though now living in Surrey.  In the absence of any replies (yet) from the current locals, I'll kick things off!

I've not flown there myself,  but I know some fly from the river bank around the Knotts Flats to Collingwood Monument area in North Shields/Tynemouth.  Tynemouth Metro station is nearby, and the slope is roughly south-facing.   

I've flown from the cliffs at Collywell Bay (Seaton Sluice) and the Brierdene car park at Whitley Bay,  but neither are easily accessible by public transport.  Actually, having said that, the 308 bus passes close to both, though it's nearly an hour's journey from Newcastle on the bus.  Collywell Bay works in a N to NE wind,  the cliffs at Whitley Bay generally need an E wind. 
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Re: North East Flyers
« Reply #188 on: June 06, 2010, 22:13:16 PM »
Sorry but i dunno any public transport available type of slopes
I must get out more...

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Re: North East Flyers
« Reply #189 on: June 08, 2010, 00:47:01 AM »
"Evidence" of my visit to Seaton Sluice last Monday morning. 

That's Patmac's plane occasionally appearing in shot.

<a href="http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Sdaq2VRKH1k" target="_blank">http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Sdaq2VRKH1k</a>
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Re: North East Flyers
« Reply #190 on: June 19, 2010, 08:42:28 AM »
25mph northerly Tow Law Fell today lets see who turns up for a good session :D

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Re: North East Flyers
« Reply #191 on: June 20, 2010, 21:24:46 PM »
Well 25mph north wind and only two of us there. Where are all these so called hardy northern pilots at??
was a class day you missed out lads on endless lift :D :D :D

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Re: North East Flyers
« Reply #192 on: July 04, 2010, 22:51:30 PM »
40 mph winds at Stanley church site and only two of us there absolute bliss :D :D

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Anyone flying around the Beadnell / Seahouses Area?
« Reply #193 on: July 13, 2010, 10:58:52 AM »
Hi all,

Well my long awaited 3 weeks hol to Beadnell on the NE coast starts this weekend - so that's 17th Jul to 8th August.

I was just wondering whether any other flyers will be in that part of the world, or had recommendations for flying sites / slopes. I've seen at least one other person using the local dunes for lift in the past, although we never made contact. I suspect this is all a little bit further north than where this thread's regulars seem to fly?

My current plan is to go equipped with 2 foam gliders - an Alula for the dunes, and an electric Easy Glider for hopefully some thermalling / camera work, and two small electric power models for use on the local beach when it gets quiet in the evenings. One of the latter - a trainer which I hope to use with my girls - currently has floats - I'm still struggling to persuade myself that sea water is not a sensible option!  I've flown very succesfully off the dunes and beach up there before, but this will be the first time I can squeeze in more than one model. (I'm making back-to-back luggage trips this year!).

But I would also have room for less-foamy gliders (100" lightweight through to Typhoon) if anyone can suggest a suitable local hill - although family pressures are likely to prevent more than ocasional and short-ish sorties.

Please come over and say hello if you see me flying. I'm 45ish and have strawberry blond hair - some may say ginger!

I will also have my RIB - and if any one fancies coming out for a play / fish / etc (or even a dive if you need a cox - I have loads of wreck coordinates!) then please also say hello - within reason it's always easier for me to operate it with more helpers; my girls are still a bit young to provide the ocacsionally useful muscle. Plus I have a plan of getting some airborne key-fob-camera footage (using the EG) of the RIB in action. My RIB has yellow hull and console, and grey tubes with black strakes. 

Regards, Neil.

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Re: North East Flyers
« Reply #194 on: July 13, 2010, 22:14:09 PM »
Hi Neil, there are 2 inland sites within 30 mins drive. I don't know how to insert Google maps so I'll give the co-ordinates that Google accepts.

For N to WNW - Corbies Crag 55.388677, -1.795461
Park on the NE side of the jct between the B6341 & the unclassified road to Leamington Hall. On the S side of the B6341 there's a path leading to a gate. Go through this gate & follow the path parallel with the road heading west a couple of hundred yards or so.

For SSW to NW - Titlington Pike 55.434792, -1.865408
Park on the road near the gate, don't park inside or drive up the service road. The hills obvious just climb to the top of the service road then north to the slope edge. This site is best on the SW face but works on the NW as well.

Landing areas are good at both sites.

I haven't tried any of the coastal sites near Beadnell as I live about 40 miles south at Seaton Sluice with slopes for N to E on my doorstep.

 If you need any more info just give a shout.

HTH

Pat.
 
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Re: North East Flyers
« Reply #195 on: July 14, 2010, 12:10:21 PM »
Thanks very much Pat - your reply much appreciated! I'll do a bit of googling and may well pack some more gliders.

Is there a 'standard' time when I might find anyone else up there?  (Although I'd guess the norm for most hills is weekend afternoons?)

Thanks, Neil.

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Re: North East Flyers
« Reply #196 on: July 14, 2010, 22:25:18 PM »
Weekend afternoons used to be favourite, although there was a group who preferred mornings. Since I retired I usually only to fly nearer home at weekends or get on with chores at home to make time for midweek outings so I'm not sure of the current weekend situation.
I was at Corbies a couple of months back on a Sunday afternoon & there were about 10 or 11 there.
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Re: North East Flyers
« Reply #197 on: July 15, 2010, 20:07:52 PM »
Yo Neil, i fly the local hills inland from Beadnell( Titlington,Corby, East hill,West hill,ect,) most times the wind blows.I fly everything from alula to jart. If you want more imfo just send me pm. It,s great being retired!!

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Re: North East Flyers
« Reply #198 on: August 24, 2010, 17:29:34 PM »
Hey Guys, anyone in the Sunderland area on here? really fancy going somewhere different for once.

I have been flying for about 3 months, mainly off a couple of slopes close to me but would like to try somewhere else.

Colin

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Re: North East Flyers
« Reply #199 on: August 24, 2010, 21:26:37 PM »

Hey Guys, anyone in the Sunderland area on here? really fancy going somewhere different for once.

I have been flying for about 3 months, mainly off a couple of slopes close to me but would like to try somewhere else.

Inland from you, the Weardale Model Glider Assocation have a few sites around Wolsingham and Stanhope. Also up Weardale there is Tow Law for north westlies, I haven't flown it, but others on here have.

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