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Re: North East Flyers
« Reply #200 on: August 24, 2010, 22:03:50 PM »
Hi Nathkrul. I'm in Chester le street and a member of the Weardale Model Glider Assoc...pm me for details...I'm in not home 'til tommorw night but can take calls from Thurs onwards
I must get out more...


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Re: North East Flyers
« Reply #201 on: August 29, 2010, 10:12:42 AM »
Hi Colin

As Steve and Bustergrunt both say, there are some great slopes in the Weardale area. Some have landowner restrictions though so best to get the details first if you plan on coming over. Check with Bustergrunt as he offered or, as secretary I can send you club and site details if you like.

In the introduction section you mentioned flying from Boldon Bank, is that Boldon Hills by Down Hill Farm? If it is you're a mile from an active flying club, Boldon Community Association MAC who fly from school fields at Boldon School and at Chuter Eade. They mostly fly thermal and electric soarers at Boldon School and power at Chuter Eade.

Watch out for frequency clashes and interference if you're on 35MHz, why not see what they do, have a look at their website
http://www.btinternet.com/~boldon.modelaircraft/

The Weardale club has a couple of members in the Boldon area too who also fly from the cliffs in the Leas area of South Shields. But again watch out as there's a power model group who fly from the Leas by agreement with the National Trust. Generally, the NT prohibits flying of powered models on their land and all of the Leas down to Lizard Point is under their control.

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Re: North East Flyers
« Reply #202 on: August 30, 2010, 17:05:25 PM »
Hi Pete and others who responded to my post, boldon bank is between downhill lane and washington road, the side we go flying on is facing the A19 not far from the aircraft museum, its excellent when a westerly is blowing.  Plus I only live a mile away from it :af

We do go over to south Shields off the cliffs and that other cliff that is further inland but only with unpowered planes, foamies, and I am on 2.4ghz.



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Re: North East Flyers
« Reply #203 on: August 30, 2010, 21:23:47 PM »
Yes, I know where you mean. You lucky devil living just a mile away  :)

If you fancy coming over to the Weardale slopes give me a call and I'll try to meet up with you. We're having another club fly-in in September, you'd be very welcome if you wanted to come. PM sent with contact details.

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Re: North East Flyers
« Reply #204 on: September 06, 2010, 09:57:41 AM »

Any suggestions for a decent slope for a south easterly in the North Yorkshire/Teesside/Durham area ?

Steve, who really should get around to joining the NYMRSC.


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Re: North East Flyers
« Reply #205 on: September 06, 2010, 12:04:20 PM »
Not many I am aware of Steve, HOH is one certainly, prob the furthest 2 bowls.  Robin Hoods bay features on a couple of para-glider sites as ESE
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Re: North East Flyers
« Reply #206 on: September 06, 2010, 13:58:21 PM »
Any suggestions for a decent slope for a south easterly in the North Yorkshire/Teesside/Durham area ?

Steve, who really should get around to joining the NYMRSC.

Is Filey too far ?
Pax vobiscum


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Re: North East Flyers
« Reply #207 on: September 06, 2010, 14:06:29 PM »
Is Filey too far ?

Filey isn't too far (but I would pass close to the the HoH on the way...), what is the deal with flying there ?

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Re: North East Flyers
« Reply #208 on: September 06, 2010, 14:23:11 PM »
Filey Brigg is bang on for SE & it's park & fly albeit there is a parking charge.

If you look up Filey on Google map then zoom in on the North end of the bay flying is straight over the beach from the gulley past the town & the actual Brigg, which is the spit of land project east.

Is HoH OK for easterlies ? I've only ever gone there when the wind direction was too far west for anywhere on the length of Filey Bay.
Pax vobiscum


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Re: North East Flyers
« Reply #209 on: September 06, 2010, 15:04:27 PM »

I know Filey although I probably haven't been there for 30 years.

A SE should be straight into the western fingers at the HoH.

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Re: North East Flyers
« Reply #210 on: September 06, 2010, 16:46:55 PM »
Steve, here's a link to NYMRSC's site and their contacts page
http://www.nymrsc.org.uk/want%20to%20join.htm

You'll find a map there too.

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Re: North East Flyers
« Reply #211 on: September 06, 2010, 19:32:13 PM »
Steve- just back from HOH and it was very windy about 30MPH so it was a fully ballasted Strega for flying with.  The Alex went up and came down in one piece.  I'm off home now to Essex, but if you drop Jon Eddison an email he will be able to sort out membership for you.  You can get either a week, month or year membership.  1 year is 20 quid which also provides insurance as well.
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Re: North East Flyers
« Reply #212 on: September 06, 2010, 20:13:51 PM »
I know about the NYMRSC at the HoH, I've been meaning to join for the last 3 1/2 years...... A completed membership form is somewhere on my desk  :''.

Steve

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Re: North East Flyers
« Reply #213 on: September 07, 2010, 00:23:25 AM »
I've finally edited my aerial footage of Beadnell (on the coast about an hour's drive north of Newcastle). The main aim was to capture the scenary rather than any model related aspects. So this involved mostly flying off the beach when less busy and calmer in the eves, but I did also manage some Alula sloping off the various dunes. See if you can spot my boat - a small red-hulled mirror dinghy with blue cover - pulled up at the top of the beach. I never did get any footage of it in action though.

<a href="http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=NaqBWHZmfQ0" target="_blank">http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=NaqBWHZmfQ0</a>

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Re: North East Flyers
« Reply #214 on: September 07, 2010, 01:09:34 AM »
I enjoyed that Neil.  It's not often you see the North Sea as calm as it was there - particularly at the start of the video!
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Re: North East Flyers
« Reply #215 on: September 07, 2010, 10:48:39 AM »
Nice video Neil  :af :af

Unfortunately the North Sea doesn't look as calm as that right now - we're sailing across to the Baltic this PM.  :xx
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Re: North East Flyers
« Reply #216 on: September 07, 2010, 11:12:13 AM »
Unfortunately the North Sea doesn't look as calm as that right now - we're sailing across to the Baltic this PM.  :xx

In which case Pat, I won't mention the rough sea conditions we encountered in the Baltic on a cruise many years ago. 

Oops,  I just did... :''

But I'm sure you'll be on a much bigger, more stable ship than we were!  Have a good one.  :af
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Re: North East Flyers
« Reply #217 on: September 07, 2010, 16:46:35 PM »
Very nice vid i can even see some of the static caravans we delivered and sited. (for a small fortune of course)

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Re: North East Flyers
« Reply #218 on: September 07, 2010, 23:10:20 PM »
I've finally edited my aerial footage of Beadnell

 Thanks for the video Neil.
           As often as I can I walk the coastline between Craster and Bamburgh and back again.
           It is a truly beautiful area and I think you manage to capture some of this in your video.
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Nothing's better than a calm,sunny Sunday afternoon.

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Re: North East Flyers
« Reply #219 on: September 15, 2010, 16:34:11 PM »
Sorry no video or north sea pictures ,but the hill top posse had a magic day in the northumberland hills yesterday with Westerly winds 40 to54mph. Fully loaded Arcacia and Jart were the screamers of the day!!

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Re: North East Flyers
« Reply #220 on: October 05, 2010, 20:41:04 PM »
Fun day at Knotts Flats with 4 members of the hill top posse. Wind alittle west of south but quite flyable. Someone( name withheld in case Lord Collingwood sues ) tried to knock the old fellow off his pedestal ( i,m sure i saw him wobble)! Hopefully Titlington tomorrow and a bit more wind as i have  new wasabi to trim out.

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Re: North East Flyers
« Reply #221 on: October 05, 2010, 21:25:49 PM »
Do you know if anyone has lost a PSS model at tittlington pike moor...I have been notified of one being found (dunno what)
I must get out more...

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Re: North East Flyers
« Reply #222 on: October 05, 2010, 21:26:37 PM »
I'm off tomorrow and the weather looks pants for power flying...but theres a SW so Stanley Crook church should be on :af?
I must get out more...

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Re: North East Flyers
« Reply #223 on: October 05, 2010, 21:37:38 PM »
Fun day at Knotts Flats with 4 members of the hill top posse. Wind alittle west of south but quite flyable. Someone( name withheld in case Lord Collingwood sues ) tried to knock the old fellow off his pedestal ( i,m sure i saw him wobble)!

It wasn't Ken was it?  I bet it was Ken... :''

Looks like I'll be up for a few days around 20-24 Oct. or thereabouts.  So get some suitable winds ordered please!  ;)
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Re: North East Flyers
« Reply #224 on: October 06, 2010, 10:36:05 AM »
Saw walkers at Titlington on Saturday who told me they had found aglider.I have phoned owner( paraglider pilot) about picking it up. Cheers . No John it was,nt ken ,but he was there for the photos. The found glider was an Alula.

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Re: North East Flyers
« Reply #225 on: October 07, 2010, 21:38:24 PM »
Hey Buster next time you up this way give me a call  ;)

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Re: North East Flyers
« Reply #226 on: October 07, 2010, 22:32:00 PM »
Okey Dokey Geoff, hopefully I can get out on Saturday
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Re: North East Flyers
« Reply #227 on: October 17, 2010, 22:20:13 PM »
Bad day at black rock( aka Corby crag) on friday when one member of the hill top posse,s Arcacia 2 went OWOL.Total destruction!! The van was parked there before the missile arrived .Word on the grapevine from Saturday----- Chris  Collis 8 foot Lancaster knocked out the air by ( wait for it) Zagi !! The Germans maybe should have had these!
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Re: North East Flyers
« Reply #228 on: October 21, 2010, 17:04:21 PM »

Anybody flown the slope SW of Captain Cook's Monument ? What's it like and are there any complications ?

Steve

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Re: North East Flyers
« Reply #229 on: October 23, 2010, 00:34:53 AM »
Good day yesterday on the Northumberland hills,wind started 25-30mph getting to40-45mph before dark!! Ideal for Geoff,s maiden flight with his 28lbs, 5metre Blanik.Just floated off and gave a great aerobatic display. I put 8ozs of ballast in a sunbird and it was a real pocket rocket .

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Re: North East Flyers
« Reply #230 on: October 26, 2010, 10:31:36 AM »
I had a go at Collywell Bay on Sunday morning - wind was a bit too westerly I think,  the lift was very variable and rather turbulent.  I had several short flights,  mostly terminated in "half-planned arrivals."   :''  Lucky the grass is quite long and cushioned the landings,  though i did manage to land on the path one time! ::)

I understand Patmac, Enrico and Mike557 were there in the afternoon with equally frustrating results!

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Re: North East Flyers
« Reply #231 on: October 26, 2010, 20:31:50 PM »
Yo John, yes i was there about 2 ,had a flight but it,s allways rubbish when the wind comes straight down the coast( best in N/E) Packed in early and watched the end of Grand Prix..!! Much better day Monday 15-20 westerly ,up in the hills with the non workers! Will catch up with you one of there days...
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Re: North East Flyers
« Reply #232 on: October 26, 2010, 23:19:05 PM »
Was up at Corby Sunday afternoon,very lonely,and the lift very variable.
              So I went for a walk around Thrunton Woods instead.


               Very enjoyable,
            
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Re: North East Flyers
« Reply #233 on: October 27, 2010, 06:37:24 AM »
Tango. Is it as suitable for hoiking the latest project off then?

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Re: North East Flyers
« Reply #234 on: October 27, 2010, 23:23:12 PM »
Tango. Is it as suitable for hoiking the latest project off then?
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Re: North East Flyers
« Reply #235 on: November 04, 2010, 20:14:24 PM »
 Nov 3rd The hilltop posse met at our local watering hole( The Poachers Rest) for coffee and bacon sandwiches before heading into the hills after a 12_15mph weather forecast. We unloaded in 30+ ! Flew till dark, magic to see a 28lb Blanik flying like a 60incher..!! Will post vid at later date.

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Re: North East Flyers
« Reply #236 on: November 12, 2010, 19:56:21 PM »
Caught the end of the overnight gales today,top windmeter reading of 62mph at 12-30am. 5 posse members out ,but slowly receded to 2 by 3oclock.Great day for the right gear, 2 zippers, Jart, fat albert, even a phase 6 and FVK gillette held there own!

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Re: North East Flyers
« Reply #237 on: November 17, 2010, 16:52:56 PM »
Waves on the Tyne today across from South Shields !! Knotts Flats, 2 out , my ballasted M60 and a Zagi with half the church roof strapped to it. 40 to 50 mph and salt spray on your goggles!! Bring on the winter.

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Re: North East Flyers
« Reply #238 on: November 17, 2010, 17:23:49 PM »
Jammy git being retired Eric ;)

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Re: North East Flyers
« Reply #239 on: November 17, 2010, 19:59:13 PM »
Just trying to make the best of the time i have left Ringo . :af


 

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