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A top day was had at Membury Airfield. :-)

It IS just like the most amazing paramotor site in the country bar non!

We have (on site)

Starbucks

Burger King ( puke )

Waitrose

A hotel (no booking required)

AND

A petrol station and cash points. all inside of a 90 second walk from the mowed flat 360 o take off. :D:D:D:D:D:D

We had a busy day to bed the site in.

Cheers! Wine, bath, bed.

SW :D

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Here's the video of my first landing at Membury Airfield, taken this afternoon. Not very exciting but gives you an impression of what the site is like. It felt like landing in front of a grandstand with some of paramotorclub.org's finest watching on - lots of pressure not to make a mess of the landing!

Is there a KFC at the services?

[youtubevideo]http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=kFdhyjNdbbg[/youtubevideo]

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I flew past in the afternoon and thought I saw some wings on the ground. Inside a big mowed circle? Sounds (and looks) like a great spot.

Indeed that is the PMC circle. (with central spot landing zone)

Saw you buzz past on a synth.

And yes Pete, there is a KFC.

SW :D

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Ref: the spot landing..

We have already formed a club rule. Which is....

EVEY time anyone takes off from Membury he / she has to try and land in the center circle every time they land.

Were not talking Comp style touch the ground and land somewhere else spot ladings here.. were talking a real spot landing on the spot. :-)

It will mean that we always know the landing pilot is heading for and that we will all become very good at spot landings. And it's fun.

SW :D

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good Idea.......What happens on nil wind days..... (if you get them ever) .. :) ...if say four pilots decide to land at the same time.....

will there be a video camera available to film.. the carnage :lol:

they will all know where to land .......but not everyone will choose the same approach.....love it

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good Idea.......What happens on nil wind days..... (if you get them ever) .. :) ...if say four pilots decide to land at the same time.....

will there be a video camera available to film.. the carnage :lol:

they will all know where to land .......but not everyone will choose the same approach.....love it

It is your responsibility as a good pilot to avoid!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

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good Idea.......What happens on nil wind days..... (if you get them ever) .. :) ...if say four pilots decide to land at the same time.....

will there be a video camera available to film.. the carnage :lol:

they will all know where to land .......but not everyone will choose the same approach.....love it

Priority is given to the lowest pilot (as per standard Airmanship practice). And safety always over rides the spot landing...

Now come on... why try to find fault? Its a perfectly safe and fun idea. Be happy and join in the fun. :D :D

SW :D

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good Idea.......What happens on nil wind days..... (if you get them ever) .. :) ...if say four pilots decide to land at the same time.....

will there be a video camera available to film.. the carnage :lol:

they will all know where to land .......but not everyone will choose the same approach.....love it

Simple, their airmanship will come into play. Part of teaching someone to land is to look for other conflicting traffic as well as obstructions on the ground.

If Carlsberg had made this field it would be slightly dome shaped!

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