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Sensible wind speed but a
rather damp end to the first day at the Old Warden "Festival of Flight".
Click the PMFC members for some snaps of what was happening.
Old Warden at the weekend, at present
Saturday has the best forecast.
"Festival of Flight" is the title of this meeting.
From a non flight point of view don't forget Elaines stall for
excellent jams and marmalades as well as cakes. A regular now at both the
Nationals as well as Old Warden.
Current wind strength is more suitable
for slope soaring than flat field free flight.
In a recent RCM&E Simon
Cocker put in this link to dynamic soaring.
explaining dynamic soaring. "The 835kph Sailplane and Dynamic
Just heard that access to Barkston is
not possible this weekend and the competition has had to move to another venue.
Those intending to go will know who to contact!
Thanks to Mick for the front page photographs taken at this
years PMFC Flying Aces.
Heard from John that that the 7th and
8th Area meetings will be on Barkston. Midland Gala almost certainly at
So its is Barkston on Sunday, with the 8th Area meeting on 14th
October and the Midland Gala on Saturday, 27th October.
Click for the results of the PMFC
Free Flight Championship 2018.
John says "The final round of the club contest was played out in
almost flat calm conditions under heavy cloud. The Nene Park micro climate did
us proud. The Round Five column shows the results on the day, final column
shows "best four out of five." Congratulations and thanks to all who took
Click the t/n
for some snaps to give an idea of what happened at Flying Aces yesterday.
Don't forget the last of this years PMFC Club Free Flight
Competitions at Ferry Meadows tomorrow. See Meetings/Events on the left for
Bright and blustery for Flying Aces
Click for the
I missed Starloc Adhesives at the Nats
this year; click the logo for their web site.
I have just
heard from Karl Huber of the Thermal Thumbers of Metro Atlanta (TTOMA), a club
with similar ideas to PMFC. TTOMA are interested in flying in a local country
park rather than have a long drive to their larger venue. Karl has been
comparing sizes between Ferry Meadows and his home park and looking at the PMFC
Flying Aces schedule to see what can be fitted in.
The TTOMA web site is worth a look, (click the club logo). The
"Thumbprint" newsletter is a good read.
BMFA Buckminster Free Flight
Gala. Bright sunshine! A big variety of models flown.
Click the picture for some snaps to give an idea of what was
Thanks to Mick for his excellent
selection of front page "reminders" for Flying Aces, now just over a week away.
The "reminders" have been replaced by a quality set of photographs from Free
Flight Scale at the 2018 R/C and C/L Nationals.
weekend coming up, both Saturday and Sunday there is the Ferry Meadows 40th
Anniversary where club members will be running a flying event for children and
families on the field. Then Sunday there is the BMFA Buckminster Free Flight
Gala - see Meetings/Events on the left for full details.
Had another look at
yesterday and discovered it would find
Buckiminster directly, listing it as an "Administrative
division, England (United Kingdom)" as well as "Populated place, England
(United Kingdom)". (Metcheck.com couldn't find it at all).
Click for some
"YR" and location findings. - - Also for changes to the PMFC "Weather page"
BMFA Buckminster have their own weather station attached to the
chimney of the office/house.
You can get a
brief report from the
right of their web site front page.
comprehensive report via the WeatherLink Network
Click the picture for some
snaps of the action at Barkston yesterday.
Weather beat us at the SF Nats today - both events
Whilst on the BARCS Forum, where the
possibility of F3K cancellation tomorrow because of the weather was being
discussed, the following popped up:- "Hi All, This may be of interest re the
weather reports as I tend to only fly at Buckminster and have found it pretty
accurate as it's relevant to the glider club that is just a few miles away". -
I liked the YR layout, plenty of information but presented in a
way it was easy to absorb, so I added:-
Then, as a result of a conversation Saturday
Link to previous "Latest Update"
Tony Beckett -