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#1 SparkieRob

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Posted 17 July 2012 - 09:23 AM

Been working midday to midnight for 3 weeks now and every time I get home I'm stuffed. This time as I turn off the main road I notice that the main lights on the playing field across from my house have been left on. It's nearly 1am in Perth! Thinking not much of it until I get out of my car and I'm hit with a very nice breeze. Thank-you very much. So I grab my bag, which travels with me everywhere now and down I go! I've flown under lights before but never with the field to myself and certainly not at that time in the morning. After half an hour I'm bloody cold and called it a day (night?!).

That certainly was an unexpected surprise and I thought I'd share.


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Posted 17 July 2012 - 09:26 AM

Wow what a great story, thanks so much for sharing this with us...... BenPosted ImagePosted ImagePosted Image

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Posted 17 July 2012 - 10:39 AM

Cool beans, dude. Flying under the lights is eerie! I flew an all-white homemade under the lights right next to the expressway and people called in UFO sightings!
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Posted 17 July 2012 - 04:10 PM

Cool beans, dude. Flying under the lights is eerie! I flew an all-white homemade under the lights right nest to the expressway and people called in UFO sightings!


Ha ha ha. Classic.




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Posted 17 July 2012 - 05:40 PM

My favorite was the short time I had my yellow eyes. Was a cool effect.

In the winter in Alaska, where the sun sets at 3pm, I would often find myself flying with a street light at ACC's soccer field.

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#6 SparkieRob

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Posted 17 July 2012 - 05:51 PM

My favorite was the short time I had my yellow eyes. Was a cool effect.

In the winter in Alaska, where the sun sets at 3pm, I would often find myself flying with a street light at ACC's soccer field.

-Tak


My Lime and Blue SLE looked light a neon sign against the black sky under the lights!


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Posted 18 July 2012 - 04:25 AM

In the warmer months my Rev Padawan and I sometimes go down to the beach and fly at night. There is lighting up on the boardwalk, nothing aimed specifically at the beach but it does catch some light from anything aimed along the boardwalk.

With the right wind, I've found I can walk the Rev up the beach, up the stairs and walkways up to the boardwalk and then fly there. The seasons stopped that playing for a bit soon after I did some testing, but you can be sure we'll be back at it just as soon as the weather gets a little more reasonable.

Photos taken with a cell ... I worked the angle to get near one of the lighting structures to try make it easier.

@JB and Watty, I'm up for another round of street flying at WSIKF if you're so inclined :blue-cool:

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Posted 18 July 2012 - 07:18 AM

In the warmer months my Rev Padawan and I sometimes go down to the beach and fly at night. There is lighting up on the boardwalk, nothing aimed specifically at the beach but it does catch some light from anything aimed along the boardwalk.

With the right wind, I've found I can walk the Rev up the beach, up the stairs and walkways up to the boardwalk and then fly there. The seasons stopped that playing for a bit soon after I did some testing, but you can be sure we'll be back at it just as soon as the weather gets a little more reasonable.

Photos taken with a cell ... I worked the angle to get near one of the lighting structures to try make it easier.

@JB and Watty, I'm up for another round of street flying at WSIKF if you're so inclined :blue-cool:



Nice , very nice.... Ben Posted ImagePosted ImagePosted Image



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Posted 18 July 2012 - 02:45 PM

Mmmmmm, after hours flying - yum. :)

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Posted 18 July 2012 - 11:13 PM

Mmmmmm, after hours flying - yum. :)


I'm keen for a second round of street @WSIKF if you guys are so inclined :devil:

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Posted 15 September 2012 - 02:50 AM

Latest update;
I've had a few more of the "night time flys".
Been informally interviewed by the police, they were driving past and thought I might have broken in to turn on the park lights! After THAT was cleared up, they each had a turn of my 2-Stack and left me to it.
Surprised a group of teenage louts just wondering about.
Was asked a bunch of questions by some late night revelers who were "like totally blown away dude".
Mostly put up my B2 as that does a greater range with less frame changing. And at 1 in the morning who needs to be mucking around!


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