25 March 2014

Release the Beast!

stand aside please, beast coming through.....

20 March 2014

long time no post

The noreasterly was a blow, so off to the 'Peep we did go...

our mighty patch on the mighty 'Peep
(slopehunter photo)

Gary made the mistake of handing Paul his camera for half an hour.
Of the 561 shots, only 3 were of any use.

steam gives way to wind, or to put it another way
steam emanated from hang glider man's ears, whilst
wind erupted from glider pilot's rectum (accompanied by
a steady stream of brown adrenaline)

Simon's beast gets its first hand launch

Training comprised running up and down the garden holding
sack of cement and two scaffold boards over head whilst
making aeroplane noises
(slopehunter photos)

following his departure from Channel 4, John McCririck finds
new employment as chief toy plane launcher
(slopehunter photo)

the beast in its natural element
(slopehunter photo)

'Come out with me and fly planes' Dad said 'it'll be great fun' he said....

Alan and Eric pretend it's summer and reminisce about balsa, DEACs and Galloping Ghosts

mini-beasts in their unnatural element

double bluff with the old 'fore shortening gag'; Gary was
actually standing on the canopy of Simon's monster of a scalie in this photo!

extreme fast pass from Gary's Extreme

there now follows a terribly bad quality photo...

'wow! they could easily be mistaken for full size ones'

the beast creams past

back to the patch; Eric was in traction for eight weeks afterwards

a quick bit of footage of the flight, it appears we had
to stand about 3/4 of a mile away to be in
focus for the new camera's manual infinity setting