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#1 Felix Mottram

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Posted 25 March 2012 - 08:51 AM

The Portsmouth event is the 25th - 27th August.

The Rev Field is on the cards again with 'proper boundaries'.

We know that a beginners clinic may not be able to deliver a world record mega-team event but are the experienced fliers out there ready to commit to a major self funded event?

Let's see what we can do...

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Posted 25 March 2012 - 04:37 PM

Sponsor me and I will be there........ :sign_kitelife:


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Posted 25 March 2012 - 06:19 PM

Thats the same weekend as WSIKF ends.
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Posted 26 March 2012 - 06:29 AM

Not in the cards for me this year but let's see if I can still be of help in some small way....... BenPosted ImagePosted ImagePosted Image

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Posted 28 March 2012 - 12:31 PM

Not in the cards for me this year but let's see if I can still be of help in some small way....... BenPosted ImagePosted ImagePosted Image


Hi Ben,

Thank you!

I think that we will need to see an enthusiastic response from European fliers before taking this forwards.

Best wishes

Felix

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Posted 28 March 2012 - 01:01 PM

Hi Ben,

Thank you!

I think that we will need to see an enthusiastic response from European fliers before taking this forwards.

Best wishes

Felix



Hi Felix
As a keen amateur rev flier I am looking forward to Portsmouth (for me its the festival to look forward to in the UK)
also the rev arena (properly cordoned off this year) and "putting on a show for the public" as we did last year
BUT
To camp for free on the common,and this is a major benefit to fliers in cost savings,may be a problem for many kite fliers now,as stated in the kite society magazine
You have to submit your resume to the kite society stating what you will contribute to the festival
Then wait to be approved for a camping pass
I am afraid that with the rising costs associated with travelling to festivals - especially the distance to Portsmouth
AND having to pay for accomodation if refused a camping pass would make it a no go event for some
I personally would have to consider the costs involved,as I'm sure would many others
I hope that the people who want to fly at Portsmouth AND CAMP will be able to do so.
If not then dedicated UK fliers may stay away
Lets hope this is not the case as this would be bad for the festival

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Posted 29 March 2012 - 12:23 AM

Hi Felix
As a keen amateur rev flier I am looking forward to Portsmouth (for me its the festival to look forward to in the UK)
also the rev arena (properly cordoned off this year) and "putting on a show for the public" as we did last year
BUT
To camp for free on the common,and this is a major benefit to fliers in cost savings,may be a problem for many kite fliers now,as stated in the kite society magazine
You have to submit your resume to the kite society stating what you will contribute to the festival
Then wait to be approved for a camping pass
I am afraid that with the rising costs associated with travelling to festivals - especially the distance to Portsmouth
AND having to pay for accomodation if refused a camping pass would make it a no go event for some
I personally would have to consider the costs involved,as I'm sure would many others
I hope that the people who want to fly at Portsmouth AND CAMP will be able to do so.
If not then dedicated UK fliers may stay away
Lets hope this is not the case as this would be bad for the festival


Can we correct what has been stated above.

There is an error in the electronic version of the magazine (an old page was picked up in the merge to create it). What the printed magazine says is

"As numbers are even more limited this year and in
an effort to achieve some fairness in the allocation
we have decided that a ballot is the best way forward.
Therefore anyone who wishes to enter the
ballot MUST request a pass from us together with
the vehicle registration number. All requests for
camping must be with us by 30th June. We will
notify both successful and unsuccessful people by
the 8th July."

So there is no need for a resume - just a request for a pass.

Remember - camping is not a right, it is a concession. The start point from the council was NO camping at all this year, at least we managed something!

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Posted 29 March 2012 - 10:13 AM

Can we correct what has been stated above.
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Thanks for that.

My circumstances at work have recently changed and as a result of increased workload I will not be able to commit to the organisation/co-ordination of the Rev Field. Not that I did anything in work time previously, of course.

I very much hope that someone else will be able to take this on!

Felix

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Posted 02 April 2012 - 03:15 AM

i as an absolute novice to rev's and having just ordered my first, i will be making arrangements to come to the festival, hoping that booking early will save money. hoping that there might be someone there that will be willing to pass on some little tips and wisdoms.

thanks for the dates.


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Posted 02 April 2012 - 11:53 AM

By all means come to Portsmouth, it is a great festival and the “not to be missed” Rev event of the season, but if you are as you say “an absolute novice to Rev's,” I would suggest you try and find your self a mentor a bit closer to home that can give you some face to face advice, sooner rather than later. It is not by any stretch of the imagination, impossible to learn with just the instruction DVD and remote advice from Forum Members but it is a lot easier with some face to face advice and encouragement. Trust me on this one, every pound spent travelling to meet up with an experienced pilot with save you hours of solitary frustration. I would offer myself, but I am hours away, in Bedfordshire, I sure that if you post a more precise location than “Wales” someone closer to home will offer to help you get off the ground.
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Posted 03 June 2012 - 05:45 AM

The Portsmouth event is the 25th - 27th August.

The Rev Field is on the cards again with 'proper boundaries'.

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Felix


June 3rd...

The Kite Society have asked if there is interest in the Rev field this year. I have said that The Decs would be there. Is anyone else going to participate?

As explained previously, I cannot undertake an organising role.

Thanks

Best wishes

Felix

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Posted 03 June 2012 - 06:05 AM

We would love to come again Felix!!

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Posted 03 June 2012 - 07:30 AM

We would love to come again Felix!!


Hi Marc,

Please contact the Kite Society.

Best wishes

Felix

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Posted 03 June 2012 - 08:11 AM

Hi Felix,

We will be there again this year with at least four.
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Posted 03 June 2012 - 09:29 AM

Hi Felix,

We will be there again this year with at least four.


Hi Vince,

Hmm... Maybe we have 16 already!

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Posted 05 June 2012 - 09:22 PM

I will be there,camping pass permitting

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Posted 06 June 2012 - 05:32 AM

I plan on being there subject to getting a camping pass !

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Posted 06 June 2012 - 12:29 PM

Chance we will be there is growing.....i hope it will be a GO for us !!!!!

Looking forward to fly there again !!!!

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Posted 06 August 2012 - 11:28 PM


Not long now. Who is coming to Portsmouth? Baz, Daz did you get sorted with camping passes? Will we have the rev arena. I would love to do some grid flying as we don't get much opportunity up North.
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Posted 07 August 2012 - 10:01 AM

Not long now. Who is coming to Portsmouth? Baz, Daz did you get sorted with camping passes? Will we have the rev arena. I would love to do some grid flying as we don't get much opportunity up North.


Yes Vince got my pass,all set to go

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