19 May 2017

lost and found

Have you misplaced your transmitter? Maybe left it on Thurnham's grassy rise?
Use the comment link below to contact us (confidentially) with the details, Charlie is keeping it safe
and is keen to reunite it with its rightful owner.

By the way, it isn't the one shown above!

13 May 2017

a day on the dyke

We decided to give the Dyke a chance to redeem itself.
More wind should equal less paragliders, so on a cold and breezy
late winter day we headed off to Brighton's free flying mecca....

Simon strafes the lookout point just to make sure everyone
knows who owns the slope today!  

hmmmm, slope side entertainment!

bloke chucks himself off

meanwhile in the pits...

Henry is ready.....

Simon is on launch duty....

....in between flights that is. Here he performs an exemplary emergency landing  

....in order to clear the airspace for a passing chopper.
Makes a change from the multitude of paragliders that
usually creep across this side of the hill!

Once the all-clear is sounded, Lloyd chucks off
his foamie aerobat. It's currently up for grabs
if anyone is interested.

a solid performer

The Devils Dyke redeems herself, and the novelty
faces of Simon and Paul head home with their
flying boots full!

28 April 2017

Charlie's combat bash

"Park on Birling Hill at the junction with Holly Hill.
If you are facing up gradient, the slope is on your left.

Please park considerately and tuck your vehicle well
into the verge . Despite having the appearance of quiet country lane,
Birling Hill can see a lot of traffic with many drivers
showing little regard for safety.

Please bring an empty carrier bag or bin bag and collect any
litter in the vicinity before leaving, whether you dropped it or not.

It may also be wise to bring some light weight rope and / or roach
poles (or similar) to help retrieve any models that decide to 'nest'.

detailed directions about half way down this page"

Please note that attendance and participation is entirely at your own risk.
This is an informal gathering and not in any way an organised event.
It is not affiliated to this website, or any person appearing in, or
involved with this website......fly safely, take responsibility for your
own actions and behave like a grown-up. Most importantly though- enjoy yourselves!

25 April 2017

bracing stuff!

Mark busy experiencing all four seasons in the space of an afternoon.
Full report to follow at some point....

21 April 2017

weather not looking too clever....

We'll try again next weekend for the belated Easter combat bash!

Fingers crossed, I've bought a model especially!

31 March 2017

a year ago!

One year ago this happened.....

A jolly day out on Chester's Hill

Spring has sprung!

This looks suspiciously like Thurnham...
and this looks suspiciously like our national launch guru!

He strikes again!

The mighty Fox

down safely

and going home safely

launch maestro no. 2


a good day all round!

25 March 2017

top tosser

This month's RCME-

Mark demonstrates the highest calibre of launch technique to the nation!