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#1 Kitelife

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Posted 17 February 2008 - 01:16 PM

Hey-o, iQuad is figuring out how to raise funds for our trip to England and it came up...

Would anyone be interested in a Rev Clinic by out team, held for a couple of days (mid-week) between the Portsmouth and Bristol events?

I'd like to get an idea of possible attendance, and see if we could raise enough funds to make it worthwhile for all.

I can tell you, it'd be a very educational and laid back experience... We specialize in working with new and intermediate pilots. ;)

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So far...

jay - Eltham SE London UK
Baloo - Midlands UK
Sailor99 - Hampshire, UK
Harrier - East Anglia, UK
Skunk - ?
Fraser - Glasgow, Scotland, UK
ian4c - UK
Martin Corrie - UK
Kevin Richards - UK
Simon - UK

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We're probably looking at holding the clinic at Portsmouth, Monday and Tuesday following the event... Fee proposed at this time is 20 GBP.

To put this in context, we're seeing an average of $1,200 per team member for airfare to the UK, and we're bringing six. :kid_frustrated:

That's $7,200 just to get iQuad over to the UK, so fund raising by way of the clinic would be a start in the right direction.

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#2 jay

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Posted 17 February 2008 - 01:27 PM

Hey-o, iQuad is figured out how to raise funds for our trip to England and it came up...

Would anyone be interested in a Rev Clinic by out team, held for a couple of days (mid-week) between the Portsmouth and Bristol events?

I'd like to get an idea of possible attendance, and see if we could raise enough funds to make it worthwhile for all.

I can tell you, it'd be a very educational and laid back experience... We specialize in working with new and intermediate pilots. ;)

Fee would probably be around 20-25 Euro.

Responses?


Count me in looks like I'll have to pull a few strings to get that week off.
Just let me know where and when.
Get a bit of tution from you guys and then take part in the team event. Sorted

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Posted 17 February 2008 - 01:47 PM

I would be interested John. Fantastic idea.

I have that time booked off.

Just need to know where and when.

Still not got those Bicycle turns sorted yet.

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Posted 18 February 2008 - 02:56 AM

+1.....nah, I'll make him an offer he can't refuse...+2

Dunno bout the Euro's crap ....its Pounds Sterling here ... we do get a good rate on Dollars at the moment though. ;)
Location would be useful, hardening up accomodation and travel plans at the moment.

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Posted 18 February 2008 - 08:25 AM

Hi Balloo.
i will teach you bicycle turns for a 5.
all the best steve.
p.s keep on practising.
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Posted 18 February 2008 - 09:21 AM

I would be interested John. Fantastic idea.

I have that time booked off.

Just need to know where and when.

Still not got those Bicycle turns sorted yet.

Even worse is the reverse bicycle turn moving in the same horizontal direction.
It was originally called the "Hadzicki Shuffle" or was it the "Moon walker".
Anyway the bicycle is one of the names and the reverse is the other name.

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#7 Baloo

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Posted 18 February 2008 - 10:59 AM

Thanks for the offer Pudsli. I am a slow learner, 5 sounds good.

With Bruces mention about the good exchange rate at the moment maybe we could pay in Dollars.

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Posted 18 February 2008 - 01:06 PM

Thanks for the offer Pudsli. I am a slow learner, 5 sounds good.

With Bruces mention about the good exchange rate at the moment maybe we could pay in Dollars.


Maybe we could all promise to pay, take all the tuition we can get, then do a runner! Voila - cheap as chips! :kid_devlish:

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Posted 18 February 2008 - 07:43 PM

Count me in.
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Posted 18 February 2008 - 09:29 PM

Well, we're shooting for about $30 US per person... That would save us the trouble of converting it. ;)

I'm amending the original post to reflect those who think they would be able to attend.

Obviously, location and timing will be a factor for all.

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Posted 18 February 2008 - 10:55 PM

Sounds good to me John. Earliest you can let us know location and dates the better.

Shame the days couldnt be tagged onto the start or end of either of the festivals.

Most folks could just extend thier stay then.

Would think the sites would be too busy though.

Of course being mid week will restrict the numbers due to work.

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Posted 19 February 2008 - 04:04 AM

We have suggested to Iquad the Monday (August 25th) at Portsmouth - as it is a free flying day (and a Public Holiday) and the arena areas will still be up, we are waiting to hear back...

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Posted 19 February 2008 - 09:26 AM

I'm thinking, if we do this, we might try to make it a 2-day affair...

Key thing is, we need to have enough participation to make it worthwhile, with at least 10 people or so, I think.

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Posted 19 February 2008 - 10:13 AM

I am told I have a split personality if that helps get the numbers up.

And straight after Portsmouth, at Portsmouth, Monday Tuesday would work fine for me.

As long as it is OK with iQuad and the event organisers.

Would have to book another night's stay is all.

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Posted 19 February 2008 - 10:15 AM

Sounds like that might be the way to go... Just need to get some more people on the list.

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Posted 19 February 2008 - 10:36 AM

John, perhaps my previous post was a tad too cryptic but it was meant to include two more interested in taking part in the training day/s.
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Posted 19 February 2008 - 10:41 AM

List updated. ;)

I can't begin to stress enough, this is a unique opportunity... We LOVE teaching, and it's always a ton of fun, lots of learning for everyone.

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Posted 19 February 2008 - 01:03 PM

List updated. ;)

I can't begin to stress enough, this is a unique opportunity... We LOVE teaching, and it's always a ton of fun, lots of learning for everyone.


Hi John,

I had missed this thread and I think that you may have missed the indication that a number of the Decs were prepared to 'be available' between the events for whatever seemed appropriate.

We had been considering finding a site 'not far from Bristol' and camping/B and B'ing, again whatever was appropriate. Mind you, I might just have to decide whether I could cope with further tuition at this stage <grins> Might be able to help out is some way though!

Felix

PS Could we bring this into the general discussion thread? FJM

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Posted 19 February 2008 - 01:16 PM

I'm DEFinitely up for it John! Please count me in too. :rockon:

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Posted 19 February 2008 - 01:24 PM

That's six... Let's keep 'em coming! ;)

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