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#21 BAZ

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Posted 12 July 2010 - 08:59 AM

I'm sure us Solent Kite flyers will all be there 'Representing' as the kids say.....

Baz .. let me know when your down/where your staying and we will organise a fish and chips and fly down at Stokes Bay as pre festival sharpener!

Would make that a general invite but if Gary finds out there wont be any Fish and Chips left for the rest of us Posted Image


Nice one i look forward to it
we are down portsmouth the weekend before the festival till tuesday after the festival
plenty of time for flying NICE................
forgot to add we are stopping at rookesbury park caravan club site
about 12 miles outside portsmouth i believe

Edited by BAZ, 12 July 2010 - 09:01 AM.

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#22 Stone in Shoe Bob

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Posted 12 July 2010 - 11:04 AM

Naa, doesn't look familiar to me, Bob. I thought you flew a burkha - mostly in black with a couple of colourful slots....

Thank you Andy, yes, you are, right, I do have some new skins, and very nice they fly too, but I figured forum etiquette and just plain good manners, prevented me from saying too much about that here.

But since you brought the subject up.

The new skins are very new, so it’s a bit too soon to be making any hard and fast decisions but at this stage my feeling is that I have too much invested in my old skins to write them off. My current intension (don’t hold me to this) is to bring the new skins into day to day use and to keep back the old favourites as my festival persona.

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#23 Felix Mottram

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Posted 12 July 2010 - 11:17 AM

But for what it's worth this is me, though as has already been said there is not normally enough space for us lesser mortals so I don't normally fly much until Monday morning when the arena ropes come down.


I wonder if we should approach the organisers and ask if a 'small' part of the SLK arena may be designated a Rev area so that the attending Rev fliers have an opportunity to 'warm up' for an arena presentation in the way it worked at the recent Sunderland event.

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Posted 12 July 2010 - 12:08 PM

I wonder if we should approach the organisers and ask if a 'small' part of the SLK arena may be designated a Rev area so that the attending Rev fliers have an opportunity to 'warm up' for an arena presentation in the way it worked at the recent Sunderland event.

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sounds like a good idea as the rev fliers in general are good public viewing "in my opinion"
if not then our own separate arena
it was possible for the 20th aniversary so space isnt an issue
just my 2p worth

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#25 Felix Mottram

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Posted 12 July 2010 - 12:37 PM

sounds like a good idea as the rev fliers in general are good public viewing "in my opinion"
if not then our own separate arena
it was possible for the 20th aniversary so space isnt an issue
just my 2p worth


Thanks Baz! I also think that rev fliers are good public viewing and we need to build on that aspect.

Up at Sunderland this year many of the SLK fliers could not cope with the conditions on Sunday. It was not comfortable flying but the Revs did keep the show on the road, at least, for some of the time.

I suspect that Gill and Jon may be sympathetic to the idea even if their hands may be tied this late in the day. If they are looking for a mega fly we may have some leverage.

The 2008 event was, of course, somewhat different...

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Posted 12 July 2010 - 11:30 PM

I would almost consider leaving my bag at home after the last few years .. great to meet up and watch the show but free flying is always somewhat compromised at Pompey so anything you can do to get a small corner would be great ... thanks Felix







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Posted 13 July 2010 - 12:06 AM

I suspect that Gill and Jon may be sympathetic to the idea even if their hands may be tied this late in the day. If they are looking for a mega fly we may have some leverage.


Great idea Felix! You probably know Gill and Jon better than most of us, so if they're able to help, please do let us know. I'd be up for some flying in addition to the social agenda - even if it is in defined timeslots. [But not too early as breakfast isn't served until 07:30 at Rees Hall....]
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Posted 13 July 2010 - 02:32 AM

Great idea Felix! You probably know Gill and Jon better than most of us, so if they're able to help, please do let us know. I'd be up for some flying in addition to the social agenda - even if it is in defined timeslots. [But not too early as breakfast isn't served until 07:30 at Rees Hall....]


I have sent a message.

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Posted 13 July 2010 - 05:29 AM

Let's hope for a positive reply,as a small dedicated area for the rev
Flyers would be great
All the best

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#30 Felix Mottram

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Posted 13 July 2010 - 05:52 AM

Let's hope for a positive reply,as a small dedicated area for the rev
Flyers would be great


Gill has responded sympathetically but cannot promise anything at the moment as the site manager is on holiday!

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Posted 14 July 2010 - 02:33 PM

Hope to make it.
At the moment its looking good.

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Posted 15 July 2010 - 10:28 AM

Ok baloo I gotta ask what's a wufer?

A wufer is a great guy who kindly made me this.

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Posted 16 July 2010 - 07:34 AM

Gill has responded sympathetically but cannot promise anything at the moment as the site manager is on holiday!

Thanks Felix for trying....we can only keep out fingers crossed now.

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Posted 16 July 2010 - 11:02 AM

Thanks Felix for trying....we can only keep out fingers crossed now.

Chris


I think that we should have further news sometime next week.

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Posted 16 July 2010 - 12:45 PM

Thanks Felix for trying....we can only keep out fingers crossed now.

Chris


Thinking ahead, who would be up for a meal at the Ethiopian Restaurant (if it is still there) local to the Halls on Sunday evening?

Users of uk.sys.comp.mac on usenet have a habit of meeting on the Goldhawk Road near Shepherds Bush at an equivalent venue.

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Posted 16 July 2010 - 11:26 PM

Thinking ahead, who would be up for a meal at the Ethiopian Restaurant (if it is still there) local to the Halls on Sunday evening?


Might be worth breaking out a new thread with a poll?

For those (like me) unfamiliar with Ethiopian cuisine:
http://en.wikipedia....hiopian_cuisine

...so don't ask "wot is that?" or get over-generous to the point of choking with your goorsha.....

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#37 Felix Mottram

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Posted 17 July 2010 - 12:03 AM

Might be worth breaking out a new thread with a poll?

For those (like me) unfamiliar with Ethiopian cuisine:
http://en.wikipedia....hiopian_cuisine

...so don't ask "wot is that?" or get over-generous to the point of choking with your goorsha.....


The phone was not being answered last night so I suspect it is no longer there!

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Posted 17 July 2010 - 08:41 AM

I found a REAL good Steak House while I was there for the 20th celebrations. Not cheap but good.

It was along the road to the left of the big Hotel opposite the flting field.

Could sort the number out or address if that was of interest?

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Posted 17 July 2010 - 12:05 PM

The phone was not being answered last night so I suspect it is no longer there!


Either that or Friday and Saturday nights are so busy they don't need to answer the phone. I saw a reference in a conference brochure of June 2010 (print date unknown) which still listed Blue Nile in Osbourne Road. But I'm sure we'll find somewhere to eat...
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Posted 18 July 2010 - 10:13 AM

Thinking ahead, who would be up for a meal at the Ethiopian Restaurant (if it is still there) local to the Halls on Sunday evening?

Users of uk.sys.comp.mac on usenet have a habit of meeting on the Goldhawk Road near Shepherds Bush at an equivalent venue.

Felix


That sound like a great idea Felix. We have 5 from the North East would be up for joining you all if it is still there.
Vince



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