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#81 Fraser

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Posted 06 November 2007 - 11:15 AM

No not me, I've never stayed in a Travel Lodge.

Well we know you don't stay - by the sounds of it, you check in then go walkabout wi' yer bits out!

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Posted 06 November 2007 - 12:13 PM

Well we know you don't stay - by the sounds of it, you check in then go walkabout wi' yer bits out!

Well as they say at business school, “it pays to advertise” :D
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Posted 07 November 2007 - 12:01 PM

Due to popular demand the dates for the first Rev Fly in to be hosted on the beach at Ainsdal will be the weekend of 17/18 November.

I will be on the beach all weekend and look forward to seeing as many of you who can make it.

If you can get them please bring Rev 1.5 and 120' of 80lb line. This way we can fly a little team if the mood takes us.

Could anyone local to Ainsdale let us know the best part of the beach to aim for, where to park etc?

See you all in two weeks.

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Posted 07 November 2007 - 12:48 PM

Stephen, are you posting this information to the FA forum as well?

I think there are likely to be a few there who aren't on this forum that would like to attend as well. ;)

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Posted 07 November 2007 - 01:31 PM

KEWL NEWS,

ALAN TITMARSH ia at Ainsdale as we speak,hes on tele now :lol: :lol: :lol: FAME


I will post proper directions Tomorrow for Northern and southern Visitors.

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Posted 07 November 2007 - 02:45 PM

Stephen, are you posting this information to the FA forum as well?

I think there are likely to be a few there who aren't on this forum that would like to attend as well. ;)

I hadn't intentionaly publicised the event a great deal. As this is the first day I wanted to see what works without having to do a great deal of extra planning. My own team keeps me pretty busy as it is etc etc.

However, I see that it has made it's way onto FA and of course welcome anyone who wants to come along.

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Posted 07 November 2007 - 07:10 PM

If you build it, they will come.

Congrats Stephen, I'm sure it will be a great benefit and fun for all involved. ;)

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Posted 07 November 2007 - 10:53 PM

Sorry folks, I am afraid I wont be able to join you. (you realy dont know how lucky you are that I cant make it)

I hope it go's wel. Having all too briefly met Stephen I am sure it will.

Take some pics and make some videos for all of us tha cant be thare.

Hope the weather is kind to you, maybe meet some of you at the next one.

Kindest regards, Chris.

ps. just had a thought, I can spend the money I will save on a new Rev.

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Posted 08 November 2007 - 03:28 PM

Hi all

Really new to the forum (1st post). I got my first rev last week (SLE) and have only just managed to get out flying. Bit safer and less weather dependant than paragliding!!!

I'm based in Kent and would be more than willing to make the effort to get up to Liverpool for the 17 / 18th just to get more experience and a great deal of guidance from the pros and anyone else. I would also like my wife to see what can be achieved as I have been raving about the stuff on on YouTube.

Please PM / email me with details as soon as pos.

Also any would like to meet up with any Rev flyers in the west kent area.

Regards

DD

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Posted 08 November 2007 - 03:31 PM

Sorry ya cant make it Chris,Would have been good to see ya.

Directions

Assumeing everyone can read a MAP,
roughly speaking its,M6 to Junction 26 and then OFF AT the sign for the M58[orrell/Skelmersdale/WIGAN]come off the M6 keep left on the slip road.At the end you come to a large ROUNDABOUT.Follow M58 Skelmersdale/southport.Go streight to the end of the M58[20mins ish]and you reach switch island.Keep Right ,go streight on following sign for CROSBY.Keeping in right hand lane of what becomes four lanes.The right hand lane will seperate at a set of Lights to go RIGHT[policestation is on your right].GO RIGHT,
Follow this road for about 3 miles.You will go over one junction that also has Traffic lights,keep streight on.When you go past TWO large pubs on your right you will reach a set of Traffic lights,GO RIGHT for SOUTHPORT/FORMBY[left is crosby].Stay on this road which becomes a dual carridge way for about 15min.You will go over several roundabouts,Big Tesco on your RIGHT,just keep along the road.Its signed for SOUTHPORT.
You will eventually pass RAF WOODVALE on your LEFT[cant miss it].The road will narrow and as you go through a set of Traffic Lights at the end of RAF WOODVALE keep LEFT as the road bears left as your turning Left at the next lights[almost imediatley] and a sign for AINSDALE[coast road].As you Turn LEFT thers a Caravan park called [WILLOW BANK] on your left.Just keep alomg the road.
Keep on the road until you reach a Big Roundabout with the SANDS PUB infront of you and PONTINS/Butlins on your left.GO LEFT by Pontins[firdt left off the roundabout]and down onto the beech.Turn LEFT up the beech and YOUVE DONE IT :)

This is Willow Bank Touring Parks Details.Its very clean,quiet,and 2 mins from the beech.I wil be probably staying ther.You could use the post code for your TOM-TOM[sat nav]

Anyone need any help,JUST ASK.

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Posted 08 November 2007 - 03:54 PM

Fantastic info. Many thanks Brian. I am sure it will be very useful.

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Posted 09 November 2007 - 03:34 AM

Hi all

Really new to the forum (1st post). I got my first rev last week (SLE) and have only just managed to get out flying. Bit safer and less weather dependant than paragliding!!!

I'm based in Kent and would be more than willing to make the effort to get up to Liverpool for the 17 / 18th just to get more experience and a great deal of guidance from the pros and anyone else. I would also like my wife to see what can be achieved as I have been raving about the stuff on on YouTube.

Please PM / email me with details as soon as pos.

Also any would like to meet up with any Rev flyers in the west kent area.

Regards

DD



Or you could wait and come to Stopsly in Luton in Feb ?... as for west Kent well a few of us Rev flyers get up to Dunstable downs most weekends not Kent I know but .... :lol:
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Posted 09 November 2007 - 05:25 AM

as for west Kent well a few of us Rev flyers get up to Dunstable downs most weekends not Kent I know but .... laugh.gif

Sunday afternoons are favorite.

(Grammer corrected for clarity 10 Oct 2007)
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Posted 09 November 2007 - 03:05 PM

Click Here for Google map to Ainsdale Beach.

As Brian says turn at the roundabout where pontins is, onto shore road & this takes you straight onto the beach.

Just a word of caution, at this time of year the sand around the entrance to the beach can somtimes be wet & soft, be careful driveing on, its best to keep to the left as you drive on.

See you there,
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Posted 10 November 2007 - 09:16 AM

So, the plan is to have a fly/meet on the beack at Ainsdale either 17/18 November or the 24/25 November (please express a preference) and a second fly/meet day at Stopsley (Luton) around 19/20 January (or in February if the need arises)


New poster here, and afraid I missed this thread. So next weekend is a little too short notice for me. But count me in if it is ok for the Luton meet. Anyway luton is closer to my home (in Andover)
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Posted 11 November 2007 - 05:37 AM

Click Here for Google map to Ainsdale Beach.

As Brian says turn at the roundabout where pontins is, onto shore road & this takes you straight onto the beach.

Just a word of caution, at this time of year the sand around the entrance to the beach can somtimes be wet & soft, be careful driveing on, its best to keep to the left as you drive on.

See you there,
Dave.


and ignore the exit signs, go out by the same route you came in, as far to the left as you can get, or right on the way out.

I also recommend that no one drives out with me, cos i have a tendency to get my car going slideways on the exit!

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Posted 11 November 2007 - 12:00 PM

I feel even more sorry I am not able to make it now. Could have watched from my Land Rover 110 G4 with winch and raised air intake. ready to dive in and help stricken kite flyers trying to get off the beach.

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Posted 11 November 2007 - 02:53 PM

Would save me doin it Chris.

The first time i met Clare she was STUCK.I had to drag her,,, ROLLER SCATE OUT,,,[mx5 or hairdressers car,or BARBIE ride]of the only soft sand in miles of beech;

Women Drivers :sq-tongue: :sq-smile:

The entrance is a soft spot,but you rarely see anyone stuck.The wardens keep it backfilled more this time of year and thers less traffic now as its winter.
Just put your foot down a little and your through the 10ft of soft stuff,IF ITS THER.

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Posted 12 November 2007 - 12:50 AM

Just incase its not been mentioned yet, it costs £3 to take your car onto ainsdale beach (if you dont get there before about 8am, thats the time that the ticket guy gets there).

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Posted 12 November 2007 - 04:41 AM

Hi Andy,

There is no charge to get onto the beach at this time of year. I think they only charge from easter till october.

Dave.




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