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Member Since 22 Jan 2008
Offline Last Active Apr 25 2012 10:39 PM
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In Topic: Portsmouth 2012

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!

In Topic: Portsmouth 2011

24 August 2011 - 08:28 AM

"...music/muzak/accompaniment/whatever we would choose in the event that we do a main arena mega fly".

Well the rev mega team is in the timetable each day at 17.00 for a megafly in the main arena and a mini mega fly 15.15 on the Saturday and 12.00 on the Sunday - so there is no getting out of it now;)

In Topic: Portsmouth 2011

22 August 2011 - 12:09 AM

As for wearing out our welcome seems to be the complete opposite. Judging by the Portsmouth News, Newspaper report , and having checked the Festival web site if everyone turns up we might just make the numbers.




If you build it they will come....




We see the Rev Arena as a very special part of the Portsmouth Kite Festival - especially as this year for the first time we have managed to secure a " large separate arena" - after seeing that area empty for so many years - we want the space to be used as much as possible - it's not just a staging area for the main arena.

In Topic: Portsmouth 2011

17 August 2011 - 08:39 AM

Last few days for car passes - the list goes in on Friday - after that it will not be possible to issue any passes - so if you wamt one... We need your name and the vehicle reg number .

In Topic: Portsmouth 2011

12 July 2011 - 11:44 PM

If you requested rooms - they are booked - we are just waiting to hear how much discount, Car passes (Felix!) are tied into name and vehicle reg numbers so non-transferable - the council will have a list.. so if you request a car pass we need the car reg. There are only 3 fliers coming from team AIR-4-CE. but we are still working on a few more teams.