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#61 Felix Mottram

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Posted 26 October 2010 - 12:29 PM

IMO the challenge here is to cope with the variables of both wind speed/force (especially at the bottom end of the range) and gusts. Would it be fair to say that maintaining control in gusty conditions is all about reaction time, rather than a technique in its own right?


I guess that appropriate reaction is critical but I cannot see how that could be separated from technique.

Knowing 'what to do' and 'doing it quickly' seems to me to sum up the situation. In lighter conditions applying the correct input in an appropriate manner is essential.

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#62 Stone in Shoe Bob

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Posted 26 October 2010 - 01:48 PM

I had a very enjoyable day and was great the see the guy's from oop North, link to some pic's from the day.

http://picasaweb.goo...eFlyIn24Oct2010#

Thanks for posting, there were some smashing pictures in that lot and a few that made me stop ant think. The Downs is my home field and itís very easy to take what we have for granted. We are so lucky to have such a great location on our doorstep.

Thanks to all that came to share.

Oh and Susan, thanks for the cake.
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#63 Pete Sturrs

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Posted 27 October 2010 - 03:33 PM

Long journey from the north but well worth it. Great flying site with amazing views.
It was good to fly with everybody again, looking forward to the next gathering.
Thanks to all who called and the good company from the north, east, west and south.

Edited by Pete Sturrs, 27 October 2010 - 03:34 PM.


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Posted 01 November 2010 - 03:16 AM

Excellent photos .....ah well! back to flying with woolly hats and sun glasses once again.....brrrr!

Looked like a good time was had.

Chris




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