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#121 Vince

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Posted 05 February 2010 - 12:32 AM

I always thought the monument was North, or North Northeast, but the shadows on the picture threw me.

Bri you found me our mate, my logic was to ask the academic in our band of rev fliers. Posted Image PetePosted Image is that man. Besides its his picture that got me confusedPosted Image . It doesn't take muchPosted Image.

The main thing is winds are usually clean and are good in all directions.

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Posted 05 February 2010 - 08:38 AM

I always thought the monument was North, or North Northeast, but the shadows on the picture threw me.

Bri you found me our mate, my logic was to ask the academic in our band of rev fliers. Posted Image PetePosted Image is that man. Besides its his picture that got me confusedPosted Image . It doesn't take muchPosted Image.

The main thing is winds are usually clean and are good in all directions.



Thanks Vince <grin>

I think (theory to be tested on Sunday, a definitive answer will then be posted) that the picture was taken looking north with Penshaw Monument north- east of the flying field. So from Penshaw it is south-west to the flying field.
Not sure about the academic in the group, I even tried to work out direction via google maps. My brain now hurts and I am going for a lie down in a dark room.

Vince is right though about the winds being clean and good in any direction. As a group we have been there most weekends for the last 4 months and had turbulence free flying every time. It is becoming our second home and favourite flying site.

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Posted 06 February 2010 - 07:39 AM

I am still slightly unsure as to the location of the Monument relative to the flying field.

Is it to the South West?

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The short answer is we aren't exactly sure Felix, but we will find out.

If the monument is in the way its Auf wiedersehen pet. You saw what the local lads did with the transporter bridge down the road<grins>.
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Posted 06 February 2010 - 09:48 AM

The short answer is we aren't exactly sure Felix, but we will find out.

If the monument is in the way its Auf wiedersehen pet. You saw what the local lads did with the transporter bridge down the road<grins>.




Vince do you have a long ex lead ?


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Posted 06 February 2010 - 04:36 PM



We wouldn't need it the monument is lit up at night. There must be a plug there somewhere.

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Posted 07 February 2010 - 01:57 AM

Good we will bring the patio heaters
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Posted 07 February 2010 - 08:32 AM

Good we will bring the patio heaters


Having located the monument on the map provided earlier in the thread I can now see why I was confused. (let alone by patio heaters and extension leads)

The profile of the Monument, at a distance, is 'similar' from all 4 sides, and with all the roundabouts on the A195 and the added abrupt change of direction of that road it is clear that the monument may be a confusing point of reference.

The flying site, in close proximity to the monument, is quite high compared to the Wear river valley so I can understand why the breezes would be reliable.

The Northern Area Playing Fields suffer from a relative low lying position with considerable growth of perimeter trees over the years. Has anyone got pictures of the site from 1989?

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Posted 07 February 2010 - 11:19 AM

Good we will bring the patio heaters



We've got things covered this end. You won't need the patio heaters. Just ya revs Gary.

The monument is visible for miles around. I can see it from my house and I live about 30 minutes away. If it's misty it looks like it is standing on the clouds.

We had the compass with us today Felix. The monument is to the North of where the picture was taken.

Do you want a picture of the Northern area playing fields or the monument from 1989 Felix. I'm sure we can oblige. I also have some early festival videos. It is interesting to see how fashions have changedPosted Image
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Posted 07 February 2010 - 11:50 AM

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Do you want a picture of the Northern area playing fields or the monument from 1989 Felix. I'm sure we can oblige. I also have some early festival videos. It is interesting to see how fashions have changedPosted Image


I was interested to see the height of the surrounding trees at the Northern Area Playing fields c20 years ago...

Fashions change for sure. Flying site viability, maybe more slowly <grins>

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Posted 07 February 2010 - 01:36 PM

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The monument is visible for miles around. I can see it from my house and I live about 30 minutes away.
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Sounds like it has it's own carbon footprint.
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Posted 07 February 2010 - 03:00 PM

Vince, I think i have another auction item for you!

Gary, Gee, Bob and Helen all gave me their kite bags to bring up North with me........I think you know what i'm saying :kid_devlish: :kid_devlish: :kid_devlish: :kid_devlish:

See you Saturday morning.

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anyone want to buy some revs...

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Posted 07 February 2010 - 10:23 PM

Vince, I think i have another auction item for you!

Gary, Gee, Bob and Helen all gave me their kite bags to bring up North with me........I think you know what i'm saying :kid_devlish: :kid_devlish: :kid_devlish: :kid_devlish:

See you Saturday morning.

Stephen,

anyone want to buy some revs...


There's only team kites in mine so ?
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Posted 08 February 2010 - 03:15 AM

I was interested to see the height of the surrounding trees at the Northern Area Playing fields c20 years ago...

Fashions change for sure. Flying site viability, maybe more slowly <grins>

Felix


Stuggling to find that picture but I'm sure we'll find one or two for the evening get together. I believe the Sunderland festival started in 1986 when the surrounding trees would have been even less of a problem<grins>


Sounds like it has it's own carbon footprint.


More of a sandstone print Bob.
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Vince, I think i have another auction item for you!

Gary, Gee, Bob and Helen all gave me their kite bags to bring up North with me........I think you know what i'm saying Posted Image Posted Image Posted Image Posted Image

See you Saturday morning.

Stephen,

anyone want to buy some revs...


Or we could hire them outPosted Image

If anyone needs transport from the airport or station please let me know and we will sort it.

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Posted 08 February 2010 - 07:00 AM

Wishing you all the very best of luck for the weekend. Fingers crossed weather is kind to yous and the order for 10mph breeze is delivered in timely fashion.

Can't wait to see photos and videos.


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Posted 08 February 2010 - 07:25 AM

There's only team kites in mine so ?



Mine too! plus a lovely pair of blue anodized team handles I omitted to give back yesterday!... Posted Image

Anyway, watch it Hoath. I might bring a screwdriver and you might find your lovely new personalised registration plate "in the auction" Posted Image

See you guys on Friday!

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Posted 08 February 2010 - 10:49 AM

While the Auction is being mentioned.

Do you have any plans Vince,require helpers,a compare,a calculator or anything.Just wondered who we give the donations to and stuff.

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Posted 08 February 2010 - 11:15 AM

Hi Bri,

I'm holding the donated items at the moment. We are finalizing the time lines as we speak.

I've drawn the short straw so be gentlePosted Image . Pete is doing the recording and debt collectionPosted Image .

Helpers are always welcome Bri. Thank you we'll keep you busy.Posted Image
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Posted 08 February 2010 - 11:53 AM

Vince and the North East Kite Fliers
I would like to thankyou in advance for your work in organising this get together
there must be a lot to do and for no pay
cept seeing all us rev dudes invade ya space for some fun times and memories
look forward to seeing you all

Maker of the ULTRA NO SNAG HANDLES

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Posted 08 February 2010 - 12:47 PM

Hi Vince, looking forward to weekend flyin

have a few items for the auction. one item which is of sentimental value but now deserves a better life with a new owner.....

CU Saturday

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Posted 08 February 2010 - 02:23 PM

Vince and the North East Kite Fliers
I would like to thankyou in advance for your work in organising this get together
there must be a lot to do and for no pay
cept seeing all us rev dudes invade ya space for some fun times and memories
look forward to seeing you all


The thanks is to you and the rest of the fliers for coming North. For us its a privledge and a pleasure. We will all share the memories and stories I'm surePosted Image


Hi Vince, looking forward to weekend flyin

have a few items for the auction. one item which is of sentimental value but now deserves a better life with a new owner.....

CU Saturday

paul


Thank you Paul. The auction is for a very good cause and I'm sure it will find a good home. Role on the weekend Posted Image
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