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« Reply #15 on: May 29, 2015, 21:30:53 PM »
i wish it was drink caused my lack of stability!!!  unfortunately one of my new knees decided it had enough of standing around and simply packed up.

besides fred's asw 15 which was really impressive as it sliced through the air, other models to fly included both pete's and ralph's quarks, my own salto and a v-tail belonging to pete, the name of which escapes me at the moment.

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« Reply #16 on: May 31, 2015, 09:33:22 AM »
Quote from: "gerryb"
i wish it was drink caused my lack of stability!!!  unfortunately one of my new knees decided it had enough of standing


Yeah,…..a likely story! :roll: :lol:
Try not to run out of airspeed, altitude and ideas....... all at the same time.

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« Reply #17 on: June 05, 2015, 21:50:19 PM »
just a gentle reminder (always the best kind i think you'll agree!) shannon mfc glide - in is on saturday 13th june on tountinna near balina, co tipperary.

all glider guiders welcome, all gliders welcome.  hope you can be there,

regards,

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« Reply #17 on: June 05, 2015, 21:50:19 PM »

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« Reply #18 on: June 06, 2015, 16:23:10 PM »
Bit far for me for a one day event gerry, but good to see you out & about.  :)

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« Reply #19 on: June 06, 2015, 22:06:13 PM »
thanks bill,  good to be getting back to normal again

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« Reply #20 on: June 11, 2015, 18:04:15 PM »
Sat is looking great. See you all there

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« Reply #21 on: June 15, 2015, 09:00:41 AM »
Howdy lads,

Any flying done? Photos?  :D
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« Reply #22 on: June 15, 2015, 22:09:22 PM »
hi fred,

yea, great day, great turn out, lots of flying.

i'm in west clare at the moment, soon as i get home, i'll put up report and photos

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« Reply #23 on: June 16, 2015, 22:43:51 PM »
right i'm back........

sat 13th, shannon mfc glide-in, tountinna.

forecast was for northerly winds, 12kts (f4) decreasing as the day went on.

a great day, 20 pilots took part and i think everyone enjoyed themselves.
 
flying started about 10.30am.
the forecast was spot -on, good breeze on the northerly slope but interestingly, the lift came and went which made for some challenging flying at times.  those of us who had electricity as back up were glad to use it from time to time.

as the wind dropped, we were able to pick up some thermals and get to great height at times (well done andreas and kieran).

later on in the day, the wind backed nnw and we backed with it. now we were able to make use of a better slope.

a great selection of gliders were on display, not all flew as the iffy lift meant some pilots chose to stay grounded rather than risk long walk outlandings.

flying finished about 5.30pm, at which time we packed up and headed home.

i would like to thank everyone who took part in the event for their support, some travelled long distances to be with us.

a special welcome to ross porz who was on holidays in ireland and joined us during the day.  ross is from australia and normally flies flat field thermal soaring so he was delighted to see slope soaring first hand.

some photos i took during the day........

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« Reply #24 on: June 16, 2015, 23:12:14 PM »
tom, john, and noel. there's at least 150 aeromodelling years between these three and they're still loving it!!!mike with phoenix 2000, wally with flair sunrise and alex who built this model as his first attempt at glider building and made a beautiful job of it. unfortunately, i can't remember the name of it.the 4 muskateers! ralph, les, matt and jack. great characters alljoe, jim and chrisbrendan with sky 2100

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« Reply #25 on: June 16, 2015, 23:28:40 PM »
some more.....wally launching the sunriseand in the air. pity these are out of production, lovely light air gliderspete about to launch a very old algebra. had trouble with one airbrake but this did not stop him flying itgeorge with bird of time.there are always a couple of numbnuts around......!!!!!!!

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« Reply #26 on: June 16, 2015, 23:33:36 PM »
lastly some models........

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« Reply #27 on: June 16, 2015, 23:43:59 PM »
almost forgot the group photo........l to r alex, matt, john, ralph, andreas, jack, brendan, kieran, tom, gb, pete, noel, wally, les, joe, chris, mike, ross, george.

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« Reply #28 on: June 16, 2015, 23:50:26 PM »
just after the group photo was taken, pj arrives.....here he is with kieran


just noticed brendan's model should read 'ask 2100' not 'sky 2100'

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« Reply #29 on: June 17, 2015, 15:08:05 PM »
Nice pictures Gerry. I'm sorry I could not make it.