July Blog

Sunday 22nd

I went to Dunston in Staffordshire for for an electric glider comp

There are some photos are at http://www.glos-mfc.co.uk/phil/dun13/1.htm 


A report from Bruce

The day started very dull overcast a moderate breeze and unexpectedly cold
The comp started on time and despite very light drizzle there was weak lift to be found, only one slot was won with a time below 9mins 40sec
And it got colder, no  major mishaps all day John had a mid-air and sustained minor damage to his Supra
Most of us had planned for a day in the high 70 deg as forecast so only had cold drinks and food so that drinks provided by Marlene who also did the major share of running slots recording scores etc was very welcome and deserves a special THANK YOU
As a final fun event we flew an All Up last down event that I was fortunate to win
Looking forward to the next Midland area event on September the 1st at Hawling

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Saturday 21st

A quite evening at the field, plenty of eating and some bird watching

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A Yellow Wagtail

One of the crows that nested in the tree by the car park

Tuesday 16th

Jim's heli and Martins Curtis Jenny

Monday 15th

A warm evening with a light breeze.

I flew one of my gliders, but failed to find any lift although the air felt buoyant, enough for 10 minute flights off a short motor run.

Short video of my glider taking off http://www.glos-mfc.co.uk/video/gmfc1.wmv

Ken flew a little diesel and our chairman the Cub in the photos


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With the warm days we are getting some great sunsets, so the hunt for the best sunset shot is on.

(Left) The Chairman's best effort to date.

(Below) Phil's. entry.

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Weekend Saturday 13th Sunday 14th.

Hot with light winds, good turn out both days.

Sorry no pics as Phil flying elsewhere.

The search for my Funjet reached a conclusion. After viewing all the pictures again on a large screen it was located.

Yes there is a model concealed in the photo on left.

Marley the only person present not wearing shorts was volunteered to enter the oil seed rape. Using a length rope to gauge distance he walk straight on to it.

The Radio Queen rescues another model.

Friday 12th.
The great weather continues.

(Left) Hugh's little Glass Air makes a perfect approach, Hugh went solo on Monday night and is now flying of the leash regularly.

(Below) Ken's Harvard flies on in the sunset. While the recently overworked Radio Queen switches on it's light to fly on into the night.

Friday 5th - Sunday 7th.

Three days very warm verging on hot light variable winds, superb evenings. 

Lot of tea drinking and chatting in the cool shade under the trees.

Lots of flying with no real major incidents.

Sorry no captions to pictures I am putting it off until the next rainy day?


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