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#81 Stephen Hoath

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Posted 21 January 2010 - 12:45 PM

The Flying Squad will be happy to supply a few things, we certainly have some pins and i will have a scratch around to see if i can find something else.

Looking forward to the whole thing.

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#82 Felix Mottram

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Posted 21 January 2010 - 01:03 PM

The Flying Squad will be happy to supply a few things, we certainly have some pins and i will have a scratch around to see if i can find something else.

Looking forward to the whole thing.

S


There is a pin, that many years ago, achieved a certain notoriety.

Strangely, I ended up being the caretaker of this historic item
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I do not think that this will be the occasion for it to be put back into circulation but I am sure that we will be able to find an alternative...

Felix


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Posted 22 January 2010 - 01:02 AM

Great idea.
I'll bring a couple of things with me for the auction.

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Posted 23 January 2010 - 10:30 PM

Kewl Vince.
All we need now is a room with Beer,a couple of dozen rev pilots.An Auctioneer and some kit to auction.,it should be a great laugh.Hope everyone will help with some auction donations.Anything will do that will raise a couple of quid.Last thing i bought at a kite auction was a bag of MILK TEETH[Toffee/sweets].They cost me 22 to buy and i think Kev ate um....lol.I also bought a Cabbage in the same auction,,,yeh,a cabbage.....lol.Along with some crabline that stunk my car out and a parrot.

The Red Cross and Unicef [and others]im sure will need every penny they can get to help.

Wada ya think People,,,,,,I Think We Can Help Make a Small Diffrence

,I would be Happy to help with the Auction if you want Vince,but you fellas on Home ground would probably be best to organise it,its your show my freinds . I certainly have a few items to throw in.
.All We need is a man to keep a record of the items and sales.A stunning sexy assistant or two and jobs a goodn.

BRIAN...






That's great Bri. We will either hold it in the restaurant or conference room of the hotel.

As I recall you donated the sweets to all at the auction bidders (we all enjoyed your generosity mate) but I'm pleased I missed the crab line and cabbage. <grins>




The Flying Squad will be happy to supply a few things, we certainly have some pins and i will have a scratch around to see if i can find something else.

Looking forward to the whole thing.


S


Thank you Stephen thats excellent - I'm looking forward to this too - well the flying at leastPosted Image


There is a pin, that many years ago, achieved a certain notoriety.

Strangely, I ended up being the caretaker of this historic item
.

I do not think that this will be the occasion for it to be put back into circulation but I am sure that we will be able to find an alternative...

Felix


Felix that will be greatly appreciated. It will all go to the Haiti appeal




Great idea.
I'll bring a couple of things with me for the auction.


Pete I'm sure we will have a lot of interest.



We have also had a very generous donation of several items from Tony and Marie at Go kites. This cause is very close to them as they have Haitian friends.



Pauline Taylor from infinite arts and organiser of Washington friendship festival UK has pledged support as has Keith Griffiths from stack UK



Thank you all for your donations and pledges. Please keep them coming it's for a very good cause.


Vince



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Posted 24 January 2010 - 02:54 AM

The lads from TEAMMATION are kewl with the idea and will help with donations for auction.We chatted about it at practice yesterday.

Ready for it all to begin now....Posted Image

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Posted 24 January 2010 - 12:43 PM

Good stuff Bri, Team4mations help will be most welcome. Not long now ehPosted Image
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Posted 26 January 2010 - 08:47 AM

Baz, thank you for you pledge it is appreciated.

I've also been donated some stange non kite items for the auction - I'm sure I'll find a good honest Wigan lad with a few mates to buy them(its not cabbage and crab line before you ask)Posted Image
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Posted 26 January 2010 - 01:41 PM

Easy

Pork Pies they are,big uns.

BRIAN...

#89 Felix Mottram

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Posted 27 January 2010 - 12:41 PM

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Felix that will be greatly appreciated. It will all go to the Haiti appeal
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Hi Vince,

Happily I located the pin that I had in mind, not the 'Safety Pin'!

There may be something else as well.

Felix

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Posted 27 January 2010 - 12:54 PM

Ya know,ther isnt enough Hat Pins around.Ther very rare these days.Especially kite related ones

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Posted 27 January 2010 - 02:12 PM

Easy

Pork Pies they are,big uns.

BRIAN...



We could never get them to last until the evening Bri


Hi Vince,

Happily I located the pin that I had in mind, not the 'Safety Pin'!

There may be something else as well.

Felix


I wonder how much a safety pin would sell for. Love it Felix, keep them guessing........
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Posted 28 January 2010 - 05:36 AM

I wonder how much a safety pin would sell for. Love it Felix, keep them guessing........


Here are images of the pins. The Decorators one for the auction was produced in 1993 and depicts the then current JMH Rev1 Sail in the centre with Tim Benson Swallowtail kites to the left and Zbysh Flash Angel kites (I think) to the right. P1280088.JPG

The Safety Pin which will not be in the auction was last bought for 100 GB Pounds in aid of the Bristol event many years ago... P1280089 1.JPG

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Posted 28 January 2010 - 10:25 AM

Here are images of the pins. The Decorators one for the auction was produced in 1993 and depicts the then current JMH Rev1 Sail in the centre with Tim Benson Swallowtail kites to the left and Zbysh Flash Angel kites (I think) to the right. P1280088.JPG

The Safety Pin which will not be in the auction was last bought for 100 GB Pounds in aid of the Bristol event many years ago... P1280089 1.JPG

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Thats a smart pin Felix. the JMH designs are always excellent.

Thank you for sharing the picture of the Safety Pin. I have a few RLSS pins which I aquired when I was younger (Medallion, Cross Merit and Distinction). I have never seen a Safety Pin before - you bought well and for a very worth cause. I hope to get to the Bristol event soon.

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Posted 28 January 2010 - 11:45 AM

Thats a smart pin Felix. the JMH designs are always excellent.
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Just to be clear, it was a representation of the JMH design. He did not design the pin. Someone else did that... me actually, so thanks <grins>

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Posted 01 February 2010 - 12:45 AM

We met with the grounds staff yesterday to discuss parking details etc. We will be able to park on the paths that criss cross the field(as long as we avoid the grass). We will be on site from 9am each day and we will have a couple of drivers to guide you to the site as well as maps etc.

We can rope of any area we need so we can decide on the day on what will be the best option dependant on wind direction.

Refreshments and local dishes will be available as well as a warm area for those who need it.( I'm not mentioning the Southerners or making any reference to them but if they need itPosted Image )

I will post the evening buffet/meal time and auction time after my meeting with the hotel.

Any questions just drop me a pm.

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Posted 01 February 2010 - 02:19 AM

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Thank you for sharing the picture of the Safety Pin. I have a few RLSS pins which I aquired when I was younger (Medallion, Cross Merit and Distinction). I have never seen a Safety Pin before - you bought well and for a very worth cause. I hope to get to the Bristol event soon.


The Safety Pin was auctioned a few times, as I recall, at the Bristol event. The last time a consortium of about ten people bid it up to £100 and somehow I ended up holding it. I think Paul Jobin and Viv Walters were involved as well as The Decs. From memory it was Paul who used the phrase 'safety meeting' to refer to a small group of kite fliers having a smoke, usually at a discrete location just off the kite field.

Of course, most of us gave up smoking some years ago... <grins>

Felix

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Posted 01 February 2010 - 05:26 AM

The Safety Pin was auctioned a few times, as I recall, at the Bristol event. The last time a consortium of about ten people bid it up to 100 and somehow I ended up holding it. I think Paul Jobin and Viv Walters were involved as well as The Decs. From memory it was Paul who used the phrase 'safety meeting' to refer to a small group of kite fliers having a smoke, usually at a discrete location just off the kite field.

Of course, most of us gave up smoking some years ago... <grins>

Felix


Interesting story Felix. Thank you. Perhaps a new non smoking version may be in order ..a little older and a bit more worn. A new phrase to mean a group of fliers(suggestions please) visiting the tea tent, again at a discrete location just off the kite field. Now there is an ideaPosted Image
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Posted 01 February 2010 - 12:20 PM

Interesting story Felix. Thank you. Perhaps a new non smoking version may be in order ..a little older and a bit more worn. A new phrase to mean a group of fliers(suggestions please) visiting the tea tent, again at a discrete location just off the kite field. Now there is an idea


One of the issues with Grid flying is persuading all the fliers to congregate and get on with the 'serious flying' as opposed to drinking tea/whatever.

Obviously at a formal festival it is extremely important to get the fliers in the air quickly, do some moves, land the kites and clear the field.

The inverse safety meeting may have a place here. The signal is to focus on the project for the required time with the understanding that folk are free to drift off afterwards and do their own thing, in a hazy way, if that suits them. <grins>

For the duration of the 'grid flying' all the participants should understand their commitment and their valued contribution... Concentration is required! I hope that fliers will subscribe to this notion at the NE event. It worked very well at Ainsdale in a 'completely' spontaneous way. <grins again>

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Posted 01 February 2010 - 03:07 PM

For the duration of the 'grid flying' all the participants should understand their commitment and their valued contribution... Concentration is required! I hope that fliers will subscribe to this notion at the NE event. It worked very well at Ainsdale in a 'completely' spontaneous way. <grins again>

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Tea drinking aside (it's probably a very bad comparison and my poor attempt at humour). I'm sure they will subscribe. Everyone is totally committed this end. Ainsdale was a great event.Posted Image and an inspiration.
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Posted 01 February 2010 - 03:32 PM

Tea drinking aside (it's probably a very bad comparison and my poor attempt at humour). I'm sure they will subscribe. Everyone is totally committed this end. Ainsdale was a great event.Posted Image and an inspiration.


Hey, don't worry about tea drinking... not a problem, the key thing is 'lightness of touch'. We do not need an authoritarian model. If everyone is totally committed 'jobs a good un'.

<grins>

Felix




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