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26/12/2014 Blackheath

Posted by Felix Mottram, 26 December 2014 - - - - - - · 44 views

Thick high cloud was not quite completely obscuring the sun.  The SW breeze was minimal so full 1.5 sail and diamond rods today.
 
It was ‘fingertip flying’ with the handles most definitely horizontal for the long ‘pull backs’.
 
Wet underfoot with a lot of worm casts.  Not too much evidence of the geese on th...


21/12/2014 Blackheath

Posted by Felix Mottram, 21 December 2014 - - - - - - · 89 views

It was gusting over 30mph today from the west, mostly cloudy but dry with some brighter spells.
 
Xtra vents with green race worked well with the occasional lulls and gusts.
 
Only two fliers today so nothing called and we did not last very long as the wind chill got through.
 
The Blackwall Tunnel was backed up to Sun in the Sands round...


14/12/2014 Blackheath

Posted by Felix Mottram, 14 December 2014 - - - - - - · 58 views

It was bright today with a brisk southerly breeze.  Mostly sunny but with little warming effect.
 
Full vented 1.5s again with green race were beginning to feel a bit over powered by the end of the session which may be because of flier fatigue, cold getting through or an actual slight increase in the wind speed.
 
Free flying to start and...


07/12/2014 Blackheath

Posted by Felix Mottram, 07 December 2014 - - - - - - · 62 views

There were light showers on the road to Blackheath this morning.  The promise was clearing skies with sunshine in the afternoon!
 
A brisk NW breeze so 1.5 full vented with mostly green race today.  Five up and initially mostly free flying but Ashley did call some moves only to find the breeze collapsing on one occasion.
 
The low th...


30/11/2014 Blackheath

Posted by Felix Mottram, 30 November 2014 - - - - - - · 69 views

The fog was breaking up in the light NW breeze as we headed to the Blackwall Tunnel this morning making for dramatic scenes with shafts of sunlight. 
 
Conditions on the heath were very wet underfoot but not too much in the way of worm casts etc.  The dramatic lighting continued and of course we were facing the sun when it did break throug...


23/11/2014

Posted by Felix Mottram, 23 November 2014 - - - - - - · 77 views

Today the rain did not let up at all so that is twice in a month now that we have been rained off.  Must be a symptom of something!
 
I am not travelling to Miami next weekend as I did last year…
 
Felix


19/11/2014 Blackheath

Posted by Felix Mottram, 16 November 2014 - - - - - - · 87 views

It was a late start for me but on the ‘heath’ soon after 11:00am under a lifting layer of low clouds revealing a high layer not quite completely obscuring the sun. 
 
Another light but steady breeze, this time from the east and again at about 4mph so it was the same configuration as last weekend, 1.5 sails with Diamond rods.  W...


09/11/2014 Blackheath

Posted by Felix Mottram, 09 November 2014 - - - - - - · 76 views

Soon after 10:30am there was a bank of high cloud only partly obscuring the sun.  The clear blue sky to the west approached slowly.
 
The c4mph breeze from the SW was surprisingly consistent even after the sun arrived so we made good lazy use of the 1.5 sails with Diamond rods (apart from a quick run through PlanB that is!)
 
The site was...


02/11/2014

Posted by Felix Mottram, 02 November 2014 - - - - - - · 79 views

We have had a long run without a very wet ‘flying day’ but today was it!  The early forecast this morning suggested that the rain would clear soon after 11am but it was late starting c10:30 and was still steady at midday.  No flying today...
 
Other priorities for the afternoon including a quick ‘spin’ through Victo...


26/10/2014 Blackheath

Posted by Felix Mottram, 26 October 2014 - - - - - - · 89 views

A slightly lighter SW breeze than last week but it was still 1.5 full vented with green race today.
 
Free flying felt more comfortable with the more optimal configuration/windspeed.
 
The cloud cover only broke slightly on a couple of occasions before we left the site at about 1:00pm.  The approach to Blackwall Tunnel was backed up to th...






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