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#1 Love2fly

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Posted 11 June 2008 - 07:07 PM

Hello fellow Rev Peeps...
I thought it might be interesting to see where you fly, your regular spot. A photo would be cool so that we can see into your world a bit.
Here's my little sandbox: If you look close, on the photo to the right, at about 12 o'clock, is the Verrazano-Narrows Bridge, with the New York skyline off to the right, slightly. Too bad it's a bit hazy... Perhaps, someday, I'll update the shot...
btw, this is Union Beach, NJ
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Posted 11 June 2008 - 08:45 PM

My regular flying spot is Mission Bay Park.
Very nice well cut grassy area with plenty of room and plenty of REV fliers.
It is rarely cold and rains even more rarely.

The REVs in the foreground, they aren't mine. They are Big Ben's.
Mine are still packed in the red bag behind Big Ben's REVs.

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Posted 11 June 2008 - 09:34 PM

Piper's Lagoon, Nanaimo, BC. The size varies a lot, due to the tides, but it's a beautiful spot with excellent winds and lots of things to play with.

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Posted 11 June 2008 - 11:58 PM

Hill head is my closest site (about 2 Miles away from Home /Office) and is great in any wind with a bit of South in .... good thermal breeze in summer (?) means breeze starts off light in morning and builds all day .... Big tide range (tide is high in the picture) means a nice sandy-ish beach at low tide with pools for Kite swimming...



Stokes Bay is a bigger site about 4 miles further East ... more room and better if the breeze has any Northerly component ...


Oh and both the Sailing clubs in the pictures have online weather stations so I can monitor the breeze without leaving home!

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Posted 12 June 2008 - 12:56 AM

It might be a tiny triangle of grassy land, but we love it especially when the winds blow from the south to give the VIEW over the downs. (right Play365?).

Groz flying:

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Choccy's first flight with a 100 foot tail was so much fun:

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Thought I'd put in some none rev pics for a change. :kid_content:
We mostly fly revs here though.
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Posted 12 June 2008 - 02:25 AM

we;ll we all know my favorate spot :blue-confused: laura is that the beach we will be flying at next week??
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Posted 12 June 2008 - 03:02 AM

It might be a tiny triangle of grassy land, but we love it especially when the winds blow from the south to give the VIEW over the downs. (right Play365?).



But I notice you don't tell us where it is... trying to keep it for yourselves huh ;)

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Posted 12 June 2008 - 03:03 AM

The place I like to fly is a lovely park out in the rolling hills of Pennsylvania. There is a stable farm to the right beyond this photo, but I love it when the horses are out on that ridge when I'm flying. It has 2 soccer fields and 2 baseball diamonds. What's nice is that if one is being used, you can go fly at the other. I think this place is called Berks Recreational Facility or somesuch, there are no signs for the place. I've been meaning to take pics, this one doesn't do it justice...

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Posted 12 June 2008 - 03:39 AM

But I notice you don't tell us where it is... trying to keep it for yourselves huh ;)

awww Jonesey you know where it is.
It's often mentioned in my photos in the gallery, the famous "Watership Down/ white hill" :kid_content:

A short stroll along the path further along and you can look down on Andrew Lloyd Webber's estate (associated with Phantom of the opera).
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Posted 12 June 2008 - 04:14 AM

A short stroll along the path further along and you can look down on Andrew Lloyd Webber's estate (creator of Phantom of the opera).


Gaston Leroux might have had a little input in Phantom of the Opera, around 80 years ago, a while before Lloyd Webber was born.

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Posted 12 June 2008 - 04:38 AM

by myself?,.. I fly near my residence on one of 26 soccer fields,
Soccerplex of Germantown Maryland
the best field has a brick bathhouse & an electric outlet to power to portable sound!

The first Sunday of every month
our kite club meets on the grounds of the Washington Monument, across the street from the White House.
Great for spectators, but quite a significant hassle for security measures and the parking situation is outrageous!

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Posted 12 June 2008 - 07:29 AM

The only pics I have of my place is durring winter. It is near my dad's house and there are no soccer players ;)

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Posted 12 June 2008 - 08:06 AM

I just posted this on the other location thread, but at the risk of repeating myself my local spot is the Uffington White Horse.

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Great spot with great views - just a shame they have now started charging for the car park :kid_cussing:

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Posted 12 June 2008 - 08:29 AM

Wow, what pristine countryside Ant! Beautiful shot!!! Reminds me alot of certain parts of Pennsylvania. :D

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Posted 12 June 2008 - 10:41 AM

Every chance i get is wher do i fly.Not over fussed as long as i can be safe and have room to do my thang.


Ainsdale,crantock and Majorcas sun kissed sands are my favs so far.

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Posted 12 June 2008 - 10:43 AM

Every chance i get is wher do i fly.Not over fussed as long as i can be safe and have room to do my thang.


Ainsdale,crantock and Majorcas sun kissed sands are my favs so far.

BRIAN...



Ditto on Crantock ..... love it late in the day or dawn..

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Posted 12 June 2008 - 02:41 PM

Just arrived at Cape Bretton, Nova Scotia. My hotel overlooks the bay and right outside my room is an area of grass which leads down to the sea. No trees to speak of and just a lift ride and 200m walk away. No wind at the moment, however the fleet I am waiting for does not arrive till tomorrow evening so I have most of the day free tomorrow. And a front is due to go through about 0400 tonight with about 20knots of wind followed by 10-15 knots. And the direction should be northerly which means it should be blowing off shore all tomorrow. Guess what I will be doing..............
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Posted 12 June 2008 - 06:02 PM

My regular flying spot is Mission Bay Park.
Very nice well cut grassy area with plenty of room and plenty of REV fliers.
It is rarely cold and rains even more rarely.

The REVs in the foreground, they aren't mine. They are Big Ben's.
Mine are still packed in the red bag behind Big Ben's REVs.



What a beautiful spot! No sand to get into everything, too. How is the wind there?
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Posted 12 June 2008 - 06:07 PM

Piper's Lagoon, Nanaimo, BC. The size varies a lot, due to the tides, but it's a beautiful spot with excellent winds and lots of things to play with.

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Hi Steve.... (BK???)
How are you?
Wow, the first photo could be a postcard. Did you take the shot while doing your tipstand? :kid_smartass:
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Posted 12 June 2008 - 06:34 PM

Did you take the shot while doing your tipstand? :kid_smartass:

Yes, it's a one-handed tipstand on that stump. One false move and it's wrapped up in a real mess in those bushes and driftwood but so far, no wipe-outs. :D

The Mid-Vent inspires confidence to do that sort of thing. It's forgiving without being mushy and quick without being skittish, not to mention an incredible wind range.
Hats off to Ben and the Rev crew for making it happen! :blue-cool:




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