Covid 19: We remain hopeful that we will be allowed out to play in time for this event. If it gets to a point where it is clear this will not be the case, we will move the dates as required. The uptake for this event will be huge so please make sure you are a full member and that you RSVP to secure a place.
THE 2ndPMC COAST RUN!
This will be another 'full members only' event upgrade link at the bottom of the description
Situated just 6-Miles from the stunning cove of Hayle and 9 miles from Falmouth, with lands end well within reach 'even when you miss the airspace!' , this venue comprises of 4 large flat football pitches, and separate take off and landing fields. There will be fireworks
The venue has a club house with a cheep bar (and showers) which will be open during normal hours for our use.
As always, we will have a heated tent.
The fire pit will be lit 24-hours a day.
The music will be played at a social volume at social times of the day.
Dogs are welcome, children are welcome, local visitors are welcome.
There is literally nothing bad to be said about this place! The above view lives only 7.3 miles away from take off!
The view below is 9 miles away from take off!
We hope to see all of the normal faces at this one, there is some added adventure for all of us as its a totally new site with some AMAZING flying opportunities to be had for those who venture into the UK's very own holiday resort!
Costs: Full Members£10 for Charity 'please'
Camping (per tent / camper) £10 to football club.
Non Flying Partners£20
Non members£FULL MEMBERS ONLY
I will add more information and spice this page up a little over the coming week or so, but I just wanted to get the dates out there soon
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Lengthened brakes lines and lowered the brakes, couldn't help but notice that ITV has put some markers for each brake position so it was very easy to put them at their factory length. only needed to measure the tip brakes and I'm good to go for tomorrow
The rules are !000 feet over a built up area, or a higher height if needed to glide to safety. Otherwise just 500 feet from people/buildings. And if no people/buildings within 500 feet, then height can be 1 foot!
I think the flying manoeuvre you are describing is wing overs. These are the simplest of things and for an experienced pilot not dangerous at all. Spirals are basic spinning and also not dangerous - these are taught during basic training as a way of descending quickly.
It is also very difficult for an observer on the ground to really know what height a pilot is. I have had my family try and guess my height and they never get it right, usually guessing MUCH lower than I actually am. I use an altimeter and flying over them at 500 feet they have guessed 100 feet!
I think it would better that you talked about your observations and found better clarity first, before deciding that their behaviour is bad. They may well have done nothing wrong, even though you were worried.
We quite regularly get paramotors passing over East Leeds, they're quite nice to see, and I definitely get the appeal.
This afternoon I heard one so had a look out of the window and saw one very low, so thought I'd go upstairs and grab my zoom lens, see if I could catch any cool shots, as I have got some nice ones in the past and this one was closer than normal.
As I watched it flew over our estate and started circling the local park. From this window I'm looking downhill over the roofs of houses. They then seemed to lose control, or be trying to show on off, and spiralled downwards rapidly swinging like a pendulum with the canopy being lower than the pilot a few times. They levelled off much lower, then carried on circling and got lower still. They must have been under 100m at this point, possibly as low as 50m as they eventually went below the houses and trees. I wondered if they were trying to land in the park, but they powered up and flew back up to the same sort of height I normally see them. Then they dropped and circled below view again. This repeated a couple more times and then they flew off south east out of sight.
I'm concerned that one pilots poor choices are going to lead to an accident or repercussions that affect the good ones out there. There's no visible markings to identify, and I've no idea where they would be flying from but I guess it's not far from the city. I'm hoping someone here might be able to either advise on a way to contact someone to report it, or be able to speak to someone directly about their behaviour.
I may be wrong, but 1500ft over a built up area is what I've read to be minimum, and swinging like a pendulum with the canopy wing lower than the pilot seems dangerous even if intentional.
yes read the manual and launched trims closed...
didn’t do anything differently from what i do with my sirocco 2 same size..
just wondering if there’s anything that needs to be done differently for single skin gliders..