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« on: December 24, 2009, 18:56:18 PM »
Well here we are again folks on the eve of another crimbal day.

I’ve always believed that this time of year is a about family, friends, and reflecting on the past years flying experiences.

I’m pleased to report that this is my first year without loosing any gliders. 8)  (I lost 3 in the preceding year.) So that’s good.

Building?……. Well I didn’t get to build as many planes as I’d planed to. However, I notice that there is a rather long and relatively light box under our xmas tree, and it’s got my name on it! :D (It's from the wife so it's probably a collapsible Zimmer frame :cry: ) But the wrapping will be coming off it very early in the morning.

As to the question as to whether I’m a better pilot this christmas than I was last ?………..well I don’t know. I think I’m actually I getting more daring with some of my stunt flying…well, it’s exciting isn’t it! :D  (Though it can be a little embarrassing when I have to walk around picking up the pieces! :oops: )

Anyway I’ll take this opportunity to wish all my present friends in the r.c. fraternity (and all the new ones I’ve yet to meet) a very happy Christmas. :D  :D  

I’ll leave you with a couple of articles I read during the year.
I have no idea if they are true or not, I’d be a little embarrassed if the first one was………..



…..Results of damage testing
It seems the US Federal Aviation Administration has a unique device for testing the strength of windscreens on airplanes. The device is a gun that launches a dead chicken at a plane's windscreen at approximately the speed that the plane flys.
The theory is that if the windscreen doesn't crack from the carcass impact, then it'll survive a real collision with a bird during flight.

The British were very interested in this and wanted to test a windscreen on a brand new, high speed locomotive they were developing.

They borrowed the FAA's chicken launcher, loaded a chicken and fired it. The ballistic chicken shattered the windscreen, went through the drivers chair, broke an instrument panel and embedded itself in the back wall of the cab. The British were stunned and asked the FAA to recheck the test to see if everything had been done correctly.

The FAA reviewed the test thoroughly and made just one recommendation:
"Use a thawed chicken.”  

XXXXX

A passenger jet had not long taken off from the airport. After it reached a comfortable cruising altitude, the captain made an announcement over the intercom,

"Ladies and gentlemen, this is your captain speaking. Welcome to Flight Number XYZ, non stop from London to Calgary.
The weather ahead is good and therefore we should have a smooth and uneventful flight. Please sit back, relax and -- OH MY GOD!"

Silence followed but after a few minutes, the Captain came back on the intercom.

"Ladies and Gentlemen, I'm so sorry if I scared you earlier, but while I was talking, the flight attendant brought me a cup of coffee and spilt it in my lap. You should see the front of my trousers!

At which point a passenger was heard to say, "That's nothing, he should see the back of mine! :lol:  

See you on the slopes

Keith
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« Reply #1 on: December 24, 2009, 19:05:18 PM »
There some good articles Keith  :lol:  :lol:  :lol: . Happy Christmas to you to and to everyone.

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« Reply #2 on: December 24, 2009, 20:16:41 PM »
Merry Xmas and a Happy New Year to you too Keith (and everyone else).

The light box under the tree is your inflatable replacement!! (you're spending to long on the hill!)

Seriously, I hope it's a nice new toy. John and I hope to be able to get down several times next year to see you all.

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« Reply #3 on: December 24, 2009, 21:56:49 PM »
Merry Christmas from Germany too.

found some nice new things under the christmas tree, because I laid them down there :lol:

....for example new wings for my Colibri....

Well, Christmas time is a very productive week, since our son is to old for all those sentimental things.

Regards to all of You.

Hope to return to Ireland soon.

Lothar
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and now back in airplanes ;-)

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« Reply #4 on: December 24, 2009, 22:29:48 PM »
Merry Christmas to you all from Mullingar ! :D

I think I saw Santa, but looks like there is no big box ! I was sure I've been a good boy all year !!
Hope you all have some good time, and see you all soon !

Fred
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« Reply #5 on: December 24, 2009, 23:31:32 PM »
Hi all

Well it's Christmas again and I am sitting here drinking a cool beer, I would like to wish all my friends a merry christmas and a good new year, and I think I will have another cool beer or as Fred says 'more beers'

JohnP

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« Reply #6 on: December 25, 2009, 15:09:12 PM »
Happy Christmas one and all and here's to a wonderful new year. Look forward to seeing you all on the slope in 2010. It's been a good year for flying this year even with the shity weather. See ya all soon!

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« Reply #7 on: December 31, 2009, 08:37:18 AM »
And happy new year to everybody !  :D



2009, what a year ! Lots of new friends, lots of flying (I think 2009 saw the revival of slope soaring in Ireland with loads of meetings and new people joining this part of the hobby :D ), in short, lots of fun !  :D
2010 ? Lots of projects, even more meetings planned (and hopefully some F3X type races this year) and a trip where slope soaring as we know it is born !
Can't wait !

See you all in 2010 !

Happy new year,

Fred (first flight of 2010 planned for Saturday in Kilakee... If the roads are OK...  :D )
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« Reply #8 on: December 31, 2009, 23:58:17 PM »
Hi guys
a happy new year to you and thank you once more for last years great slope soaring event, it was a great time this two weeks down there.
Stephan

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« Reply #9 on: January 01, 2010, 05:23:31 AM »
Hi everyone, I wish to all a happy new year, hope to see you again next year in Germany, ouppsss, this year now

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« Reply #10 on: January 01, 2010, 19:09:58 PM »
Hi!

A bit to late but here it goes...

Happy New Year to all!
..Nando