Scale Events at Whitesheet
The Popular Whitesheet Scale days are here again!Follow this link or this link to see video of previous gatherings. (please note Whitesheet RFC is not responsible for the content of link pages.)
First a report from Chris Williams on 2019:
Obviously, as we all know, Brexit disturbed the Weather Gods to such an extent that they forgot to order the rain and sent only wind instead. With four less-than-perfect forecasts and one that was unbelievably good, it was of course the latter that saw the unexpected rain. Nevertheless, a record turnout on that day broke all the records for attendance, necessitating a 7-up rule to avoid the possibility of mid-airs. The downside of such numbers meant that we had to restrict the scale fly-in days to scale models only, for which I feel it necessary to apologise to those that do not fly scale models.
There was some epic fun during the season: vertical launches, tree perching, fuselages turning brown, and one inadvertent overflying of the pits that really frightened the horses!
I would like to nominate myself for the Person-Who-Forgot-To-Bring-The-Most- Glider-Parts this year: I doubt anyone can beat my tally…
Good to see that Geof Crew was awarded the prestigious “Launcher of the Year 2019” at the AGM – keep up the good work
With five of the six scheduled events run, this has to be some sort of record, and the great thing is, Bradders has chosen the dates for next year, so if normality returns I can dodge the blame. Let’s hope for his sake that this is not the case…
The Dates for 2020 are:
March 8th, reserve of 29th
April 12th, reserve of 19th
May 10th, reserve of 24th
June 14th, reserve of 28th
July 12th, reserve of 26th
August 9th, reserve of 16th
September 13th, reserve of 27th
That’s potentially 7 events!
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
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!
Chris Lamming WSRFC