Saturday, 21 January 2017

AGM Today (Sat 21st January)

Thank you all who came to the AGM today.
Also thank you to everyone else who couldn't come for various reasons but who sent me an apology in advance.
We had 11 of our members attending today.
As Paul Hampshire was unable to attend, Rob Stanley undertook the chair role for this meeting and Scott Tompkins assisted in his role as treasurer.
The whole agenda was covered within one hour as planned and then we had a social gathering consisting of  9 of the 11 attendees (2 members had to leave after the meeting).
I hope that all who attended found the meeting of some use and enjoyed the social event after.

I will be sending out the minutes to everyone within the next few days and Scott will send you an email detailing the ways to pay the annual club subscription with the bank a/c number, etc....

Again, many thanks to all of you for your continued loyalty and support  -  it is very much appreciated.

Rob Stanley
Hon Sec

Monday, 16 January 2017

Club AGM this coming weekend

Hello all - just a reminder that our Slope Soaring Sussex AGM is this Saturday (21st January) at The Ardingly Inn at 12.00 (midday). The AGM is your opportunity to have your say about the club and its direction. There will be discussions around the clubs accounts, our flying field and this years subs.
After the meeting we have booked a dining area for club members to enjoy some lunch together (similar format to the previous year).
Directions to The Ardingly Inn - CLICK HERE
We have a healthy membership now, so lets hope that a good number off you can come along. If for any reason you can't make it then please let Rob know before the meeting.

Saturday, 14 January 2017

Cold, Cold , Cold !!!!!!!

With a frozen car park and snow still on the ground we ventured into sub zero flying conditions up on the Dyke.
I was joined by Will, Ian, Scott, Jim and Kevin for a few hours of decent soaring in a brisk WNW wind. Not fully on the slope which gave us reasonable lift but a bit choppy.

Maidened my ne Merlow F3F mouldy. She is a mixture of Willow 2 wings and tail with a Merlin fuselage. I was very impressed and I managed 3 OK landings with nothing broken.
Needed a little nose weight but could really do with the ballast but I left this out because it was a maiden plus the lift wasn't booming.
Ian flew his M60 and his heavy mouldy. Will had a short flight with his Jart but unfortunately the rock solid ground broke a plastic control horn and that was it until he flew Scott's Dragon a little later. Jim was there but I didn't see much of him so Jim I hope everything went well today. Scott cruised around with the Dragon being the perfect glider to bomb around with. Just need to work a little more on those circuits Scott but coming along well. Kevin seemed to be enjoying himself but most times I looked to find him his model was inverted. Must have had some sort of orientation problem Kevin?
Here's a short video of my flights with the Merlow today.
Anyone got any interest in buying my Willow 2 from me?