Due to the success of the last Bore Chasers events V the field size, there will once again be a limit of 130 pilots for this one. If you want a place then YOU MUST RSVP please.
ONLY 'PILOTS' NEED TO RSVP A PLACE.
As a well known 80's artist once said, "if your names not down, your not coming in"
If you have not been to this one before, I am sure that all who have will agree that it's not one to be missed!
The location of the take off field is just perfect for following the tides that will be passing though over the weekend.
We will have the bar team back to take care of drinks.
For food, we can cater for ALL. (a vegan menu) and some amazing sounding additions to the norm (as well as the norm of course)
Camping for Tents, caravans and motorhomes is FREE.
Limited family / holiday accommodation is available walking distance from the flying field. (ideal for those who would like a bit of luxury) Please contact Kathy Turner on 07970 771 039 for information, availability and pricing.
As always, FULL MEMBERS ENTRY IS FREE.
Non Paid members, £30 Please pay on arrival. If you are not a full member please consider joining before hand (link below to VIP membership). For £30 per year you can come to all 3 events FOC! , triple the fun!!
Guests non flying, £15 Please pay on arrival.
The address is:
Milton End Farm, Arlingham, Gloucestershire, GL2 7JH.
Here is a short video from a past event
Also, check out the full article from the last Bore Chasers event link below.
That could well of been me, or the other PPGer i know of who flies in this area who often fly over Totton on our way to the IOW, but not much flying happened last year...
Finding flying sites in this area seems very difficult.
I lost one field when the elderly farmer passed away and the farm was taken over by a new tenant.
The other regular field i had used for several years had crops in it instead of the usual grass so that one was out of action for the whole year.
I couldn`t find any other willing landowners so last year i only flew 5 times...
The whole process of finding a site will begin again this year i suppose, but if nothing comes up.......i expect the appeal of PPG will fade away....
You should take a look at your set up if you are turning without power. Are your offsets correctly set? Are you using torque correction on your wing? Is your harness causing you to be weight shifting slightly? Is anything bent? Was your wing trimmed properly?
Question re taking kit abroad and bringing it back. So I'm planning on going to Turkey babadag and planning on taking my wing with me. My question is, can I put the wing in my suitcase and take it with me and bring it back without any issues? When coming back to the UK will I have issues with customs? If they question me about my glider? It's an old glider so if I was questioned I couldn't prove taking it with me.... Or do I do a video before and after. Or am I being paranoid?
Flight 5 Happened today!
Blew one launch, My instructor was watching this time and immediately indicated that I was pulling the A risers rather than just running with them up... collapsing the front of the wing before it could get up. That explains all the blown launches recently.
2nd time was better... reverse launch into about 6mph wind. Straight up.
Struggled to get in the seat... so got some altitude then stowed the brakes and dragged the seat forward under me.
Pootled around for a bit, enjoying the view. Did some experimenting with varying levels of power (my setup seems to turn right all the time. Even with no throttle, there is a slight right turn that gets progressively worse with power.)
Tried a few sharp turns, then eventually came back in for a landing.
All was good until it came to the flair... left brake slipped out of my fingers... Ended in a rough bum slide after my legs acted like shock absorbers.
Not pretty at all, but thankfully, no damage that i noticed. Ill give it a proper check over during to week to make sure.