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Winter League F3f

WSRFC organise (Stuart Wallace) a winter season of F3f competitions.
  • These comps do involve a fair amount of hooning around at high speed, with resultant requirement of safety precautions.
  • The White Sheet is used if the wind direction is good and so we advise fliers that the slope will be closed to general flying on the following dates.
  • October 29th
  • November 26th
  • January 28th – yes nearly 2018 already!
  • February 25th
  • Please have a look at Stu’s posts under F3f on dates and venues.
  • We will try and update the interweb if the comp is on, and at which venue.
  • OPEN SLOPES 2018 news from Chris Lamming coming soon ……
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    Weather call for tomorrow’s Open Slopes Event

    Weather call – it’s ON

    Apologies, not quite noon, but near enough for jazz. Weather tomorrow looks pretty good – we might get a spot of the wet stuff in the afternoon, but perfectly flyable in the morning with a good SW breeze. Hopefully see you there – I’ll be the one in the tent, on bacon butty duty. Please note we are NOT on the flat field – we are up the slope!

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    Open Slopes Event 5/5 : Sunday September 10th

    Plan change – Now a Slope Event up the hill

    Due to the wind conditions and possibility of rain in the afternoon, this Sunday’s event has now changed to a slopeside event, either at Morgans or in the SW bowl of Whitesheet. A weather call will still be made around noon on Saturday, which will be mailed out, posted on barcs and put on the website here, but right now it looks like it will be a good day for the hill, if not for the original plan on the flat. I’m making this call early as this will give those who were kindly preparing food to bring a chance to change plans. I will be taking my camp stove up to Whitesheet as I did for the English Open, and will be supplying bacon rolls and tea/coffee.

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    Fantastic day at Whitesheet for the July Open Slopes Event

    Perfect weather and a great turn out for the third Open Slopes Event of 2017

    More info to come, but for now, here are the photos.

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    Open Slopes Event Tomorrow! Sunday July 9th

    Tomorrow’s Open Slopes Event is ON!

    The weather looks light tomorrow with gentle winds from the SW

    All welcome to come along and fly at Whitesheet. There will likely be some of us with bungees, dlgs and electric assisted models.

    As usual, tea, coffee and doughnuts will be provided, free of charge!

    Hopefully see you there

    Last month’s fly-in

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    Open Slopes ’17 Event 3 of 5

    Fly-in Event This Weekend (July 9th 2017)

    Please come along to Whitesheet hill this Sunday and have a fly with like-minded pilots at the first of the 2017 social fly-ins.

    All are welcome!

    A weather call will be made on Saturday around noon, with the decision being posted both here and on BARCS: www.barcs.co.ukThe club has recently altered its rules with respect to power assist models – this means that only a gale or rain will prevent us from flying – just remember to pack an electric assisted model (motors are now permissible for altitude gain at the hill).

    Please note that these events are taking the place this year from our usual competitions – the idea is just to get people together to enjoy the beautiful site.

    The club and the hill looks forward to seeing you!

    cheers,

    Chris Lamming
    WSRFC

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    Photos from the Scale Day On May 4th

    Scale day at Whitesheet draws large numbers

    Despite the threat of rain, there was finally a chance for the Scale fly-in to run on May 4th.

    Here are a few of the pictures

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    Concorde flies at Whitesheet!

    Pete Evans’ Concorde takes to the skies

    Proving that it takes all sorts at Whitesheet and following on from the success of the Princess flight at the May Open Slopes event, Pete Evans’ brought a Concorde of all things to the Scale Event that ran last week. Here are a few snaps of it on launch

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    Open Slopes June 11th Event

    Great day’s flying with top people

    Thanks to all for turning out to another good event today, coinciding with near-perfect weather at Whitesheet, for haring around the skies. Next event July 9th.

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    Second Social Fly-in of 2017, this Sunday. Event is ON!

    Fly-in Event This Weekend (June 11th 2017)

    Please come along to Whitesheet hill this Sunday and have a fly with like-minded pilots at the second of the 2017 social fly-ins.

    All are welcome!

    The weather is set to be fine with a good breeze into the SW bowl – the event is therefore ON!

    Once again, the club and the hill look forward to seeing you!

    cheers,

    Chris Lamming
    WSRFC

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