Slope Soaring @ Galley Hill, Bexhill

2015-10-26 15.27.06This brings back memories, slope soaring into a S/E wind off of Galley Hill in Bexhill.
Bags of lift near the hill, big turbulence behind the slope, nowhere to land but worth it.
Only fly there in rubbish weather as you get crazy numbers of people walking through when it’s warm. When the weather grim like today the only thing to look out for are cars in the ‘landing area’. Continue reading

 

Fairlight Frolics – Combat Slope Soaring @ Fairlight Firehills

fairlight-frolicksAfter some site indecisiveness, the Legendary John Ruck, Amos & I turned up at Fairlight to be greeted by a 20mph SSW wind, pretty much straight on the slope.

John’s Vagabond wasn’t too sure about the windspeed but tarted around pulling all sorts of exciting / death defying aerobatic feats. Continue reading

 

Misty day at Fairlight Firehills, Vagabond, Fooling around & Shield Landing

A misty day…

sheild-landingWe got to the slope around midday, wind was about 15mph which was definitely doable at the beautiful southerly slope at Fairlight, there were 6 of us, all armed to the teeth with Wildthings, Mambas, Vagabonds, a Zagi & a Venom.

The Vagabond’s had a ply to begin with, showing off their crazy flipping skills – John managed 10 flips in a row which looked very cool.  Then we settled down into some steady combat, which seemed a bit more civilised (comparatively!) with only a few proper smackdowns, Dave was playing the Robus, popping down the hill to search for his model ever now & again. Continue reading