31 October 2017

28 October 2017

is it a monster?

Fabulous pre-Halloween Friday session at Firle....
full report to follow at some point.

18 October 2017

Friday 13th

There are some mysterious happenings on this unluckiest of days...


Barry's big Minimoa is ready for a test flight. Following the repair of a worn
elevator linkage that led to a suicidal career around the sky, she's ready to go
again with the anticipation of a little trimming.

Lo and behold we forgot it's Friday 13th and the test flight takes the form
of another suicidal career around the sky.

The Minimoa errs on the side of caution and decides to
unplug itself as part of the landing sequence sending out a
clear message to those in control.

Unperturbed, Jim gets the T21 ready for a sortie,
but this fine vintage machine has picked up on the air of
anxiety and begins to show signs of being a launch refuser.....

Taking the firm, no-nonsense approach, Jim tells the T21 to
pull itself together and with a firm slap across its hind
quarters off she goes into the damp gloom of the day.

15 October 2017

Thursday 12th

Andy's sensible route of lightweight equipment for the day.

Barry prepares to twiddle the sticks for Roger's Radian's maiden....

The two hours of rigging and slight fettling with a 14mm ring-
spanner was worth it.....

Thurnham initiation complete!

Shiny happy people....

and strangely low aspect ratio, clover leaf style wings.

Barry's new mouldie complete with self portrait on the wing.

10 October 2017

Freedom is never voluntarily given by the oppressor;
it must be demanded by the oppressed

08 October 2017

north westerly foray

Greetings from the north westerly bowl at Firle.
It's too blustery for paragliders and too off-the-hill
for hang gliders, so we have the run of the slope.

A lovley O/D with Foss style styling, kind of a 'Multi / Centi / Mini (Maxi) Phase-esque' machine.

Dave's handy sized ASG is just right for the conditions.




Adrian's superb plank does everything in the book....

and it's built from nothing much more than a cut down Phase 6 wing....superb!

07 October 2017

foreign object damage

A public service information post-
check runway is clear before committing to finals

06 October 2017

more wing

More mutual ego massaging from Paul and Jim.
The civil partnership ceremony has been booked for next June.