Just to prove the red streamers showed us up yesterday, here is a link to Jubbs' take off
Good to see the enthusiasm
Saturday was flyable, so our novices proved. Whilst all of us old fogies were standing around they were doing it!
I watched Kadman (Sorry don't know if that's spelled right), the second generation of Bartons, taking off with gusto. He was followed by Jubbs whom I've been hearing great things about. Jubbs was egging Ward on, not sure if he actually flew but he was certainly set up.
Conditions were average SSW with some SW thrown in.
The day was good looking though so here are a few pictures to show off our familiar coast line
What's gonna happen when the lights go on?
For now we can still fly, well last I looked any way, but apparently there is wiring for lights every 5 meters next to the path :-(
This was last Thursday 15th Jan
Watch this video on Youtube
A few of us were lucky enough to get to try the new Hunter Lookout launch.
Stellar job by all those involved in creating it!
Here is a little vid of the day.
Watch this video on Youtube
Last Wednesday was a classic Dixon Park FUN day
I didn't count the total amount of Fun's there but if you were in one you would certainly not have felt alone!
Just as I pulled in to Dixon Park Jason Hunter came in for a touch down, feather light, in his new Fun. We had a short conversation which ended because he used the sentence "would you like to have a fly of it!" Ya never seen a harness come out of it's bag so quick :0)
After a couple of hours Jason finally got his glider back, big smiles!!!
This week marks one year since we lost our good friend Rod. It is the anniversary of the passing of a good friend and all round great human being.
Rod was passionate about life and lived it to the fullest. He gave up a trade to replace it with a passion for wood working and his business is now operated by his remaining family and Jason his ex-apprentice now turned master crafts man.
If you are ever in the Peats Ridge area stop in to the Rod Murray Gallery and say hi to Odette. The location and detail can be found on the web site.
Autumn(yes I did call it winter, but it's so damn cold when your on the push bike :-)) fly at Merewether with JOD, Frans, Donsta, Karl, Harry and some very hi-tech RCA's
A small crew went out and had fun.
Here is a little bit of footage from the day
Man are we getting spoiled here in Newcastle. I'm now in my 12'd week in a row with flying time. Looks like today will be the third day in a row this week. I'm not a greedy man but "Keep It Coming"
Here is a little vid from last Sunday.
CYA 'round the ridges
Rocket Rod 's sting got an unexpected outing today.
Donsta rang @ 14:20ish and exclaimed "it's on (flying has been sparse this winter) So without brekkie I threw everything in and on the car and was at Strezzie by 14:50.
JOD, Karl and Harry were already up. Mickey, Shane Gary H, Donny and myself were soon in a flurry setting up.
Tony Barton helped me fling some battens in and hey presto Man can FLY! Much appreciated Tony!