Sunday, 24 January 2016

Slope Soaring Trip

Five of us went to Detling and there there was little wind at first but it picked up and the hill was soon bristling with flyers.
Its amazing just how popular this site is and there's no club - just like minded flyers. While our site is quite in winter - when its windy - this one is busy...

Thursday, 14 January 2016


I now have 7 names who are interested in going slope soaring.
As this is done at short notice - depending on the wind forecast - I usually send out emails advising date time & place. It's usually only for a few hours of fun. 
If you would like to be added onto this list:- 
Let Jan know its OK to pass on your email detail to me from your club renewal form - 
Without your personal consent being given to Jan I can't contact you. Although Jan holds all the details she has to conform with the data protection act so she has to treat me as she would anybody else...
Just a simple email to Jan giving your permission for me to have your email details is all thats needed ( ) or Just phone her.
Come and have some fun & banter for a few hours - it's better than a flight sim!
Regards Peter

Sunday, 10 January 2016

Slope Soaring at Detling

Hi all. This is a bit of what we got up to at Detling today. Great fun at something different. Wit a £35 Zagi you could coma as well...

Saturday, 9 January 2016

Late Video Of The Flying Spectacular By Dom

Thanks Dom - Your face painter is booked... Regards Peter.

Slope Soaring - Detling

I have already emailed the people who expressed an interest from the last trip out to Detling a few weeks back - looks good for Sunday if your interested but if you want to share / be informed just let me know and things can be arranged... I have one seat left in my car now so be quick if you want to come... Peter

Thursday, 7 January 2016

Watch "This autonomous drone can carry a human — CES 2016" on YouTube

Tuesday, 5 January 2016

From The Other Side Of The World

This was sent to me by a longstanding friend who lives in Canberra Australia...
It's amazing when you get feedback information from the most unusual places and this is regards our clubs 
Flying Spectacular Event in 2012....
The below insert was taken from:-
The Victorian Aeronautical Model Association of Australia's Magazine...
(David Nichols).
Back in July this year I flew over to England to catch up with my folks and check out as many aviation things as I could. Whilst there I was able to attend a well organised, and in many ways spectacular model flying display. It was hosted by the Bartons Point Model Flying Club which is close to Sheerness. They made me feel very welcome. We discussed what I am trying to do with model aircraft education in Victoria down under and how keen I was to find out how they go about all model flying activities. After that I was given a pass to freely walk around the pits, stand out on the flight line if I wished and take photographs at will, which of course I did. 
 This was a two day event which was not only well organized but run close to perfection, yet in a fairly relaxed way. On the advertising bill there was mention of a lunch time try and fly which was duly held. Any member of the public could have a fly by putting their hand up. The underlying emphasis though was directed towards the young and the way they actioned that was of great interest to me. The photo gives you some idea. 
I also contacted the BMFA [British Model Flying Association] and found out some very interesting things about their membership and the way they further model flight education. 
Shows that Bartons Point Model Flying Clubs profile is bigger than you ever knew - Putting our Club - and 
the Isle of Sheppey on the map!
Regards Peter (Thanks Darcy for the info)

Saturday, 2 January 2016

This is just mental

Hi all

Just been sent this link. Its just mental, how do you fly like that, especially at 2 AM


Friday, 1 January 2016

Happy New Year

Happy New Year to you all and lets hope that 2016 brings lots of good flying weather.
All the best