30 December 2018

cobwebs blown


A big thank you to Charlie for motivating us to get our turkey laden
backsides off the sofa and up the slope. A record turnout this year
with as many as 20 foamies in the air at one point.

Great to see a mix of regulars, old friends and new faces
(if the truth be told, maybe not so great to see some of the regulars).




lining up on the starting grid




With true British politeness, everyone waits their turn...




and queues patiently until.....





oh f##k it's a no deal slopexit!




point camera randomly in the sky and this is what you get....





.....see!



The hearty thwak of foam on foam.




An exit poll indicated that 75% of the UK's total
slope soaring fraternity was in attendance. Let's see
if we can beat that next year!


05 December 2018

28 November 2018

heady days


August last, the sky never looked so blue, the grass so well groomed
and the bellies so full











This was the correct tool for the job; lightly loaded and a good insurance policy in the nose. 








We fried eggs on it.




Javelin launch with a 70 deg climb straight up to 250 metres immediately
after this photo was taken




Still didn't help.... like everything else without a motor on the day,
it ended in an outfield landing!


21 October 2018

Success!


A great maiden up on Bo Peep!


08 September 2018

and the award goes to....


Two strange new additions to the skyline at Thurnham....



What at first sight appears to be a mobile phone mast....




reveals itself to be two Gormley-esque spiky sculptures!
Work should be completed early next week.





A prize will be awarded for the first glider to be permanently impaled.

Perhaps we could speed our way to that event with a bit of pylon racing
around the two new erections. 





07 September 2018


ISA NOSTALGIA DAY


postponed 

new date- 15th Sept



06 September 2018

nostalgia day


A relaxed fly-in orientated around the more historic sloping designs....
subject to Friday's weather forecast-




Gentlemanly behaviour and proof of BMFA membership required.