Minor correction to March Dates
Please note that the dates for the first scale event of 2019 and the March backup F3f date have been ammended and are not as advertised on the club events poster that has been sent out.
Please check the dates on the calendar and F3f pages, before setting out for Whitesheet
The correct, revised dates are
March 10th – Winter league F3f
March 17th – Scale fly in
Finally a Scale Day ran this year in fine weather – here are a few pictures from the event!
Photos – Alan Brocklehurst, Geoff Crewe, Chris Williams and Chris Lamming
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
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
Fly-in Event This Weekend (May 14th 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!
Scale Fly in, Sunday July 3rd
From our Scale secretary, here is an update about tomorrow’s meet:
So, we have a light but predominantly SW wind, XC says dry, the teatime BBC weather forecast says the rain and drizzle should only give us a glancing blow…The White Sheet Scale Fly in is…ON! (Make sure you pack a floater if you have one.) Electric assist is permitted, but no E-hooners or hotliners!!!!
Last Sunday (May 22) saw the second of our club Scale Fly-ins in 2016.
The event was very well attended by scale flyers from far and wide, many of whom were visitors to the club for the first time – wonderful to see.
Despite a little interruption from the wet stuff, the sun broke out in the afternoon and a great day of thermal chasing was had by all.
Thanks to Chris Williams for organising and running a very friendly and safe event and for providing the first-class photos below
The next event is on Sunday July 3rd – why not come along and join in.
Free tea and coffee to all from the club chairman’s trusty camp stove!