Jump to content


Photo

June 14th and 15th Blackheath, London


  • Please log in to reply
58 replies to this topic

#1 Felix Mottram

Felix Mottram

    Forum Veteran

  • Forum Member
  • PipPipPipPipPipPipPipPip
  • 2,859 posts
  • Gender:Male
  • Location:London UK

Posted 15 May 2008 - 11:16 AM

June 14th and 15th Blackheath, London.

In preparation for the Portsmouth/Bristol event it is suggested that UK fliers (and any others as well) who hope to take part in the Mega Fly could meet at Blackheath.

This is mainly directed at experienced individual fliers who need to familiarise themselves with the 'grid flying' proposal. However, experienced 'team fliers' would be encouraged to participate as the overall number of fliers is of the essence!!!

I will use the Portsmouth/Bristol listing to record the participants and have attached the latest version to this message.

"Please let me know if you will attend and if it is OK to record details on the list."

Thanks

Felix

Attached Files



#2 Felix Mottram

Felix Mottram

    Forum Veteran

  • Forum Member
  • PipPipPipPipPipPipPipPip
  • 2,859 posts
  • Gender:Male
  • Location:London UK

Posted 18 May 2008 - 05:37 AM

June 14th and 15th Blackheath, London.

In preparation

<snip>

Felix


OK so Stephen Hoath is away this weekend. He suggested Blackheath was an opportunity to get together those fliers who hoped to be able to join in with the the teams at Portsmouth and Bristol.

It would be good to know, in advance, how many of you would hope to be involved.

Please let us know by posting here or PM to either Stephen or myself.

Thanks

Felix

PS Anyone who has volunteered as Field Crew would be welcome to 'Fly In' as well, all the better to understand the project!!!

PPS The organisers at Blackheath have offered an Arena spot as well...!!!!

#3 jay

jay

    Regular Poster

  • Forum Member
  • PipPipPipPip
  • 269 posts
  • Gender:Male
  • Location:Eltham SE London UK

Posted 18 May 2008 - 10:16 AM

I will be there, as you saw and felt, I need a vast improvement before even considering joining the grid.
Tight Lines
Jade



http://www.kiteworld.co.uk/

#4 Sailor99

Sailor99

    Forum Veteran

  • Forum Member
  • PipPipPipPipPipPipPipPip
  • 2,334 posts
  • Gender:Male
  • Location:Hampshire, UK

Posted 18 May 2008 - 10:41 AM

Sorry Felix, no can do - basingstoke kite fest
Over - Jeremy

Posted Image

Knowledge: The small part of ignorance that we arrange and classify.

#5 Choccy

Choccy

    Occasion-al Flyer

  • Forum Member
  • PipPipPipPipPipPipPipPip
  • 1,880 posts
  • Gender:Not Telling
  • Location:Southern England

Posted 18 May 2008 - 10:53 AM

Sorry Felix, no can do - basingstoke kite fest

Oops J, I think this is the week *after* B'stoke.

We might make it to Blackheath.. but still concerned about the parking issues.
1 of the 47.

#6 Sailor99

Sailor99

    Forum Veteran

  • Forum Member
  • PipPipPipPipPipPipPipPip
  • 2,334 posts
  • Gender:Male
  • Location:Hampshire, UK

Posted 18 May 2008 - 11:01 AM

You're quite right. In that case I am afraid it is likely I will be in canada - now let me think, Nova Scotia, Blackheath, ......, Nope, Nova Scotia has it by a head.
Over - Jeremy

Posted Image

Knowledge: The small part of ignorance that we arrange and classify.

#7 Felix Mottram

Felix Mottram

    Forum Veteran

  • Forum Member
  • PipPipPipPipPipPipPipPip
  • 2,859 posts
  • Gender:Male
  • Location:London UK

Posted 18 May 2008 - 01:24 PM

Oops J, I think this is the week *after* B'stoke.

We might make it to Blackheath.. but still concerned about the parking issues.


No Parking as I understand it.

I may arrive by bicycle....

Felix

#8 The Kite Society

The Kite Society
  • Forum Member
  • 26 posts

Posted 18 May 2008 - 11:24 PM

No Parking as I understand it.

I may arrive by bicycle....

Felix


There is no parking on the heath itself but there is parking on the roads around the heath,(some of which is free) and in Greenwich park. We have also arranged for a drop off point so that you deposit kit on site - see our website for details. www.kitesociety.org.uk

Gill and Jon

#9 Hezz

Hezz

    Occasional Poster

  • Forum Member
  • PipPip
  • 176 posts
  • Gender:Female
  • Location:Watford, UK

Posted 19 May 2008 - 05:24 AM

I will be in canada - now let me think, Nova Scotia, Blackheath, ......, Nope, Nova Scotia has it by a head.


Yep, we too will be in Canada... Vancouver, then Anchorage, Alaska...

:)

Hezz

#10 Sailor99

Sailor99

    Forum Veteran

  • Forum Member
  • PipPipPipPipPipPipPipPip
  • 2,334 posts
  • Gender:Male
  • Location:Hampshire, UK

Posted 19 May 2008 - 10:06 AM

Too far for a fly-meet unfortunately. Hope to be able to say hello at Basingstoke.
Over - Jeremy

Posted Image

Knowledge: The small part of ignorance that we arrange and classify.

#11 skunky

skunky

    Occasional Poster

  • Banned
  • PipPip
  • 66 posts
  • Gender:Male
  • Location:essex

Posted 20 May 2008 - 10:04 AM

Too far for a fly-meet unfortunately. Hope to be able to say hello at Basingstoke.

I will be there but not to fly as I will be helping Steve sell you all your new b-series kite from kiteworld :)

#12 Sailor99

Sailor99

    Forum Veteran

  • Forum Member
  • PipPipPipPipPipPipPipPip
  • 2,334 posts
  • Gender:Male
  • Location:Hampshire, UK

Posted 20 May 2008 - 10:13 AM

I will be there but not to fly as I will be helping Steve sell you all your new b-series kite from kiteworld :)

Oh Right, in that case I will start my list of silly buying questions. Here's a few to start you off:

Do race rods have a red strip?
When they released the B series, what differences were there from its predecessor the A series?
My wife has heard that with this kite I will own a Hoover - is this true?


Jeremy
Over - Jeremy

Posted Image

Knowledge: The small part of ignorance that we arrange and classify.

#13 skunky

skunky

    Occasional Poster

  • Banned
  • PipPip
  • 66 posts
  • Gender:Male
  • Location:essex

Posted 20 May 2008 - 10:29 AM

Oh Right, in that case I will start my list of silly buying questions. Here's a few to start you off:

Do race rods have a red strip?
When they released the B series, what differences were there from its predecessor the A series?
My wife has heard that with this kite I will own a Hoover - is this true?


Jeremy


Jeremy I can only answer these when I am in working mode so get your a*#e along to blackheath :kid_smartass:

#14 big bri

big bri

    BRIAN...

  • Forum Member
  • PipPipPipPipPipPipPipPip
  • 2,656 posts
  • Gender:Male
  • Location:UK,UP NORTH

Posted 20 May 2008 - 01:56 PM

Yep, we too will be in Canada... Vancouver, then Anchorage, Alaska...

:)

Hezz


Hezz,arent you the Rose that was between two thorns[Gary and Woody]We met at Dunstable breifly,,,If so,,,HI, have a safe trip you lucky Lady.

BRIAN...

#15 ramakristan

ramakristan

    Occasional Poster

  • Forum Member
  • PipPip
  • 113 posts
  • Gender:Male
  • Location:Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia

Posted 20 May 2008 - 03:40 PM

Oh Right, in that case I will start my list of silly buying questions. Here's a few to start you off:

Do race rods have a red strip?
When they released the B series, what differences were there from its predecessor the A series?
My wife has heard that with this kite I will own a Hoover - is this true?


Jeremy


Hi Jeremy,
I just bought 2 sets of Race rods, they are awesome, though lighter than the Rev Equipped and yet tougher than the Ultra Light, it was very good if I may add, much easier to fly in light winds.
I recommend you get a set and try it yourself, you won't regret it.
By the way, how much are those Race rods selling in UK ???
regards
chris

#16 Stone in Shoe Bob

Stone in Shoe Bob

    Frequent Poster

  • Forum Member
  • PipPipPipPipPipPip
  • 1,348 posts
  • Gender:Male
  • Location:Leighton Buzzard - UK

Posted 20 May 2008 - 09:06 PM

Hi Jeremy,
I just bought 2 sets of Race rods, they are awesome, though lighter than the Rev Equipped and yet tougher than the Ultra Light, it was very good if I may add, much easier to fly in light winds.
I recommend you get a set and try it yourself, you won't regret it.
By the way, how much are those Race rods selling in UK ???
regards
chris

Last price I heard was 65.00 about $130. and worth every penny.

See Here
Stone in Shoe Bob

It's Good to Share the Joy.

#17 big bri

big bri

    BRIAN...

  • Forum Member
  • PipPipPipPipPipPipPipPip
  • 2,656 posts
  • Gender:Male
  • Location:UK,UP NORTH

Posted 20 May 2008 - 10:07 PM

They certainly are worth the $$$

BRIAN...

#18 Hezz

Hezz

    Occasional Poster

  • Forum Member
  • PipPip
  • 176 posts
  • Gender:Female
  • Location:Watford, UK

Posted 20 May 2008 - 11:28 PM

Hi Big Bri, yep that surely was me.

See you all at Basingstoke!

Hezz

P.S. There might be some photos of Flying Squad at Rougham by Team Spectrum? Will have to go check their site ...

#19 Choccy

Choccy

    Occasion-al Flyer

  • Forum Member
  • PipPipPipPipPipPipPipPip
  • 1,880 posts
  • Gender:Not Telling
  • Location:Southern England

Posted 20 May 2008 - 11:55 PM

P.S. There might be some photos of Flying Squad at Rougham by Team Spectrum? Will have to go check their site ...

Hello Hezz,
that is a good point... I shall keep an eye out when they've updated their website :)
thanks.

Are you allowed to choose your new kite ? :)
1 of the 47.

#20 jay

jay

    Regular Poster

  • Forum Member
  • PipPipPipPip
  • 269 posts
  • Gender:Male
  • Location:Eltham SE London UK

Posted 21 May 2008 - 11:06 AM

To answer the parking questionplenty! in the village opposite the station there's a carpark pay and display. plenty down the side roads some free but mostly pay and display, a few spots on the heath itself the free ones go early.
Normally at events on the heath the councils allow parking in designated areas on the grass, also there is the station car park. For those of you coming in from outside london DO NOT PARK on the RED LINES as the newer Buses have cameras on them and they are checked and fines sent out!!!!!!!!!!
Plenty of buses serve the heath if you decide to park a bit futher out.
Tight Lines
Jade



http://www.kiteworld.co.uk/




0 user(s) are reading this topic

0 members, 0 guests, 0 anonymous users