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#71870 I Got A Problem

Posted by Vince on 05 August 2010 - 10:39 AM

Hi Ben,

I'm sorry to hear about your foot. You always do the right thing for others. Now its time to do the right thing for you. You are more than a match for this challenge and you are in our thoughts. Be positive, have a speedy recovery - Get well soon Ben.

#71247 Portsmouth anyone?

Posted by Vince on 18 July 2010 - 10:13 AM

Thinking ahead, who would be up for a meal at the Ethiopian Restaurant (if it is still there) local to the Halls on Sunday evening?

Users of uk.sys.comp.mac on usenet have a habit of meeting on the Goldhawk Road near Shepherds Bush at an equivalent venue.


That sound like a great idea Felix. We have 5 from the North East would be up for joining you all if it is still there.

#70932 Portsmouth anyone?

Posted by Vince on 09 July 2010 - 09:53 AM

We are looking forward to Portsmouth. A few from the North East should be present.

#70055 Sunderland International Kite Festival UK

Posted by Vince on 14 June 2010 - 01:01 PM

A great festival and Pauline the event organiser is wanting a rev grid/mega fly in the arena on both days. If you are going. You will need to register to fly in the arena for insurance purposes. The forms can be found at http://www.infinitea...efestivals.html http://www.sunderlan...sp?EventID=2216 or pm me and I'll get one to you.

#68985 Driffield Kite Festival

Posted by Vince on 04 May 2010 - 09:44 AM

Well done guys. Team4mation gave a great performance over two days in very difficult conditions and in the words of Bri:

Got "a big back slap and a very well done to THE COUNTY SHOW SHEILD WINNERS & SILVER CUP WINNERS

for Best Entertainment and show.Awarded by the organisers and voted for UNANIMOUSLY by the viewing publc and events staff."

Now I'm looking forward to seeing the pictures guys.........................................

#67373 Decorators 200 Events

Posted by Vince on 22 March 2010 - 01:17 AM

I just did a casual count and it looks like we will hit 200 at the end of this year or early next year <grins>

We might have to organise another celebration...

The first 100 came round quickly, we had to take it a bit more gently as we got older!


Congratulations Felix and Decs. Do you know at which event will be 200th, and can you remember when and where you did the first one.

The celebration could be something to remember.....................<grins>.

#66961 Easter Blackheath 2010

Posted by Vince on 08 March 2010 - 10:52 AM

If this does happen I think a few from North East may be up for it Felix............would we need passports and translators again<grins>

#66184 UK Rev Flying Weekend North East England

Posted by Vince on 17 February 2010 - 11:01 AM

Hey Vince,

What was the fellas name flying the Prog Stack[r,w,blue]
What a BDG he had.Once i swopped his lines over and explained about leaders and how they worked.The kite was almost incontrolable when i tried it.No Brake at all.Swopped stuff about which made a massive diffrence for him.He had gone home to make some leaders and return Sunday to give it a spin,but the wind i think put him off.He was ther,but i didnt see him fly it.Nice fella]Bob i think]
He said his lines had over five inch diffrence in lengths,when he checked them


That would be Mick Benson. He has some really nice kites, but tends to enjoy the kite buggy more (his power house is a Blast 4 - 8). I was wondering who had adjusted his lines - he was singing your praises but didn't know your name either. So a belated thank you Bri your a gent mate. Mick was well chuffed. He's a really nice guy and that just made his weekend.

#64347 UK Rev Flying Weekend North East England

Posted by Vince on 05 January 2010 - 03:25 PM

We are looking forward to it Stephen. I love Choccys picture of the park. Here is a link to the a map of the park


It is a great location. toilet are in the main visitors block and there is a cafe across the road but we will be supplying hot drinks and local delights!!

#64327 UK Rev Flying Weekend North East England

Posted by Vince on 05 January 2010 - 12:18 PM

North East Kite Fliers are having a Rev fun Flying Weekend on The 13th and 14th February at Herrington Country Park (near to the UK Washington Kite Festival Site). We will have at least two members of the Flying Squad to help with coaching. Everyone will be welcome.

For anyone wanting accomodation we have secured a special deal though the camanile Hotel at Washington. Rooms will be available at £25 per room booked through our club. fliers will need insurance. if they don't have any they can join the club for £8 per household and will then be insured through the club for the event. We are also aiming to have an informal buffet and social gathering with activities on the Saturday evening if people are interested. (There will be a small charge for the buffet)

The North East is easy to get to. With good motorway access and we have trains, airports and even ferrys (for our European cousins). So we are not as far away as you might think.

I hope you can come along.

If you are interested give me a pm, let me know what you want from the weekend. you accomodation needs etc., and we will add you to the event list.

The Hotel Postcode is NE37 1LB
and the flying field postcode is DH4 7EL

We will have maps and escorts from the hotel to the flying field. if anyone needs my contact number give me a pm.

Okay heres who we have so far. If I have misspelled anyone name or got anything wrong give me a PM.

1. Stephen Hoath

2. Susan Hoath

3. Gary Tyrrell

4. Bob Curtis

5. Thomas Garaint (Gee)

6. Felix Mottram

7. Ashley Mottram

8. Keith bland

9. Baz

10. Alan Poxton

11. Brian Williamson

12. Dave Bleasdale

13. Kevin Mularkey

14. Paul

15. Richard

16. Vince Wilson

17. Chris Beal

18. Pete Nelson

19. Pete Sturrs

20. T Johnston

21. J Dobson

22. Helen Ribchester (Hezz)

23. J Whymark

24. Barry Anderson

25. Jean Varlet

26. John Young

27. Colin Webber

28. Mick Benson

29. Ken Purkiss

30. Mathew

Timetable for the weekend


Friday arrivals book in

Casual Fly (meeting on field)

Transport for travellers (pick up from Airport/station)

Evening get to know, meet and greet and chat


0900 Vince and Cheryl on site sort accommodation

0900 Pete and Pete at Campanile to escort assist group to site

0930 Fliers Meeting (Stephen will outline the programme etc)

1600 End flying. Pack away back to hotel

1630 Saturday arrivals book in

1830 Buffet style meal *

2000 Quiz

2030 Auction


0900 Vince and Cheryl on site sort accommodation

0900 Pete and Pete at Campanile to escort assist group to site

0930 Fliers Meeting (Stephen will outline the days programme)

1600ish End flying. Pack away farewells