Over the last 3 years I have became really good friends with Lithuanian pilots and was very honoured to be invited to fly with them in January 2009.
Club member John was out at the field flying his electric wing when pop went the battery . Not pop as in explode but as in dislodged its self from the wing. We searched the long grass but to no avail. The Flightpower battery was well and truly lost. This brought back memories of the time Harry Reid and myself had a mid air over a field at Eskragh Lough. Poor Harry also lost his battery, sorry Harry! Anyway good old John never gave up and returned last night with a friend and a metal detector, though and behold after 10minutes the battery pack was back in the wing and John resumed his flight even though it was 2 days later. While searching John recovered 6 glow plug! some engine parts! a few pits of exhausts! nuts! bolts! and push rod connectors. Our field has some hidden treasures , I wonder who all the bits belong too !
Moral of the story is attach your battery properly or befriend some one with a metal detector !
If you have a queasy tummy do not watch this video as it involves a crash !
Over the Bank Holiday week I travelled up to my favourite part of Ireland , The North Antrim Coast.
A few of the DLG pilots have asked for a get together to fly their gliders over the July period.
Northern Ireland has a new model shop !
Icarus Models is located
127 High Street, Bangor, BT20 5BD
If any member who is off to the beautiful Co.Down Town of Bangor call in and give them a visit.
I have added the shops web site to shops, you can also order via Internet.
On Saturday 25th July 2009 C.M.A.C. will be holding a fly-in at their Cranny Road flying site, weather permitting.
Flying will be from 11am onwards with a BBQ and a few beer later in the evening.
Open to all CMAC club members, members of different clubs / general public as long as the following stipulations are adhered to:
- NO ACCESS TO THE FOOTBALL PITCH OR SURROUNDING BUILDINGS PERMITTED
- Current BMFA Insurance must be shown before flying – non CMAC
- The site safety rules must be followed
- Flying of the peg
- Open to planes / helicopters / Power Gliders – basically if it can fly bring it along
- Enjoy the day & have fun!
Non club members will be charged £5 for the days flying
Why not come along, do some flying, enjoy our flying site, have a laugh and enjoy the company of our club while having a beer (if that’s your thing) & a burger….
Bruce Davidson has sent an invitation Kentucky style !
Competition site is HERE
Read on for some more glider flying videos