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Re: South Wales Slopers
« Reply #2040 on: February 09, 2014, 09:27:40 AM »
Mark & I had a cracking afternoons flying up the Meio on Friday.
Glorious sunshine and 25 + mph wind, lift was awesome. We had a very brief rain shower which left us with much cleaner air afterwards.



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Re: South Wales Slopers
« Reply #2041 on: February 09, 2014, 10:25:49 AM »
Yep - great day out Phil, cannot wait for the weather to improve so we can fly more! :af

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Re: South Wales Slopers
« Reply #2042 on: February 09, 2014, 12:08:19 PM »
Domestic duties called on Friday, else I'd have been up there too! 

Made it up last Sunday as Mark and Chris were leaving.  My mate had probs with an incidence peg and finally arrived on the top gaffer-taped together, which held together very well, as long as he did nothing exotic!  Some showers threatened, but they skirted the Meio and when they cleared, Weston and Brean Down were clearly visible from the top!  Looking forward to the summer, by which time I'm hoping to have more than just my modded Middle Phase to play with!


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Re: South Wales Slopers
« Reply #2043 on: February 09, 2014, 15:21:58 PM »
Looking good for the Ice Cream slope at the Bwlch tomorrow - any takers? :af

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Re: South Wales Slopers
« Reply #2044 on: February 09, 2014, 17:28:31 PM »
I'm having to work tomorrow, and all week, then away up north next weekend but I'll keep an eye on the forecast in case I can fly off Parlick Fell. The following weekend I have a 50th birthday weekend, including the Wales v France game. So I won't be out to play for a while. But hopefully by then the weather may have improved.


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Re: South Wales Slopers
« Reply #2045 on: February 09, 2014, 18:06:57 PM »
I'm having to work tomorrow, and all week, then away up north next weekend but I'll keep an eye on the forecast in case I can fly off Parlick Fell. The following weekend I have a 50th birthday weekend, including the Wales v France game. So I won't be out to play for a while. But hopefully by then the weather may have improved.

Hope to see you soon Steve, have a good time up North.

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Re: South Wales Slopers
« Reply #2046 on: February 12, 2014, 10:25:49 AM »
   Did you fly The Ice Cream slope after all Mark?


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Re: South Wales Slopers
« Reply #2047 on: February 12, 2014, 14:05:07 PM »
Nope - ended up on Mickeys.  Some snow on the ground and very cold but stonking lift, wind average 35 with gusts in excess of 50 m.p.h.

Timing was superb too, had around three hours of ripping around the sky, walked back to the car and packed the gear away and in came the pouring rain! :af

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Re: South Wales Slopers
« Reply #2048 on: February 12, 2014, 14:22:07 PM »
Nice one.
Sunday is looking promising at the moment.   :xx


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Re: South Wales Slopers
« Reply #2049 on: February 12, 2014, 15:26:38 PM »
Nice one.
Sunday is looking promising at the moment.   :xx

Hope so! ::)

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Re: South Wales Slopers
« Reply #2050 on: February 15, 2014, 11:39:18 AM »
Tomorrow a.m looks dry and ok for the Meio    :xx
Who's coming out to play     ;D

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Re: South Wales Slopers
« Reply #2051 on: March 08, 2014, 22:18:23 PM »
Bwlch tomorrow anyone?

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Re: South Wales Slopers
« Reply #2052 on: March 09, 2014, 07:42:10 AM »
Mark, Chris & myself are coming out to play today Andrew. We were on back of wrecker yesterday with 30mph winds. A good time was had by all.
See you there.

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Re: South Wales Slopers
« Reply #2053 on: March 25, 2014, 22:38:15 PM »
Here's the video of the flying at  Abertwssyg on Sunday. Fab flying guys  :af

<a href="http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=43QRkED-dEA" target="_blank">http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=43QRkED-dEA</a>

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Re: South Wales Slopers
« Reply #2054 on: March 26, 2014, 18:06:09 PM »
Yep - absolutely fabulous air Steve, a great day out! :af

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Re: South Wales Slopers
« Reply #2055 on: April 12, 2014, 17:59:04 PM »
Looking forward to a days flying tomorrow,  it will either be Meio or the Bwlch....all depends on the mornings wind direction.
First outing since Abertyswg a month ago when I totalled the Speedo  (must replace that one soon)

I'm planning to maiden my little Flyingwings Spook foamie.



Who's coming out to play in what's supposed to be a warmish sunny day.

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Re: South Wales Slopers
« Reply #2056 on: April 12, 2014, 18:06:07 PM »
Well the BBC app shows light winds shifting from NW to W around midday, so a long hike from tbe ice cream slope to mickeys but, XC shows NW all day. Who knows. If it does turn westerly it will be off the face of Meio as it was this morning, which was why I flew at Eglwsilan which was bang on and fandabbydosy. 😀

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Re: South Wales Slopers
« Reply #2057 on: April 15, 2014, 08:33:35 AM »
I'm free Friday to go flying if anyone wants to join me?

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Re: South Wales Slopers
« Reply #2058 on: April 15, 2014, 08:53:20 AM »
Are you not going away?
My car go's in for mot on Thursday so if I'm not up to my neck doing repairs I'll probably make it..

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Re: South Wales Slopers
« Reply #2059 on: April 15, 2014, 08:56:52 AM »
If I go away, it'll be Saturday to Monday. I have to get a new tyre fitted 1st thing Friday then I'll be off for a few hours flying somewhere

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Re: South Wales Slopers
« Reply #2060 on: April 17, 2014, 14:35:55 PM »
Who's for Fochriw for a couple of hours tomorrow.

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Re: South Wales Slopers
« Reply #2061 on: April 17, 2014, 16:15:21 PM »
Me, me, me [emoji106][emoji57]

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Re: South Wales Slopers
« Reply #2062 on: April 17, 2014, 16:16:17 PM »
Probably a few hours though, I'm in no rush to be anywhere tomorrow after I've had a new tyre fitted first thing

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Re: South Wales Slopers
« Reply #2063 on: May 11, 2014, 18:17:06 PM »
Day off work this coming Friday, who's up for a  day on the slopes if the weather is good.

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Re: South Wales Slopers
« Reply #2064 on: May 11, 2014, 22:34:04 PM »
I'll be there if I can get the day off work [emoji2]

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Re: South Wales Slopers
« Reply #2065 on: August 23, 2014, 12:50:32 PM »
Who and where tomorrow chappies    :af

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Re: South Wales Slopers
« Reply #2066 on: October 29, 2014, 16:17:05 PM »
Anyone flying this Saturday? Weather looks good for the first flight in a couple of years.......... and probably on the back of the wrecker to make it easier.........  :ev

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Re: South Wales Slopers
« Reply #2067 on: October 29, 2014, 16:25:43 PM »
Hi Clayts, I guess Mark & myself will be out. It's a bit early in the week still to be talking about wind direction but we'll definitely be out somewhere, weather permitting.

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Re: South Wales Slopers
« Reply #2068 on: October 29, 2014, 17:50:29 PM »
Cool. hopefully catch up then!

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Re: South Wales Slopers
« Reply #2069 on: October 31, 2014, 09:38:49 AM »
Hey Clayton, it's looking like a Mickeys weekend. Which day are you thinking of going?

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Re: South Wales Slopers
« Reply #2070 on: October 31, 2014, 14:47:23 PM »
Saturday, 10am, Mickeys

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Re: South Wales Slopers
« Reply #2071 on: October 31, 2014, 14:49:18 PM »
Ah ok. I've spoken with Mark and he can't do Saturday, and I'm pretty much in the same boat, but will be there Sunday if you are?

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Re: South Wales Slopers
« Reply #2072 on: November 01, 2014, 22:39:37 PM »
It was a bit blowy today!!!
 
It was awesome to catch up with Andrzej and scare the bejeezus out of myself again.
 
I've written a little bit more on my Blog http://skipsoaring.blogspot.co.uk/2014/11/first-flight-since-last-time.html
 
It's great to be back home on the slopes again  :D

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Re: South Wales Slopers
« Reply #2073 on: January 23, 2015, 19:36:12 PM »
I'll be at the icecream slope all day tomorrow.
I'll have the f3f course with me if anyone fancies a go at the course to try or some practice.


 

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