Scale Events at Whitesheet
The Popular Whitesheet Scale days are here again!
The schedule for 2019 is set out below.For more information and entry details please click here.
For last minute Go/No Go decision please log into the Scalesoaring UK website.PLEASE NOTE A SEASON OPENER HAS BEEN ADDED FOR 2019 17th March – with reserve of 24th March – See Note below 14th April – with reserve of 28th April 12th May – with reserve of 2nd June 23rd June – with reserve of 30th June 21st July – with reserve of 4th August 1st September – with reserve of 22nd September Please note that due to an error, the Opening Date for the Season is 17th March, NOT the 10th – Apologies to All – David B, Vice Chair 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.)
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
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!