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Old 04-16-2012, 01:42 PM
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Default RE: 'KEROSENE OVER WITTERING' APRIL 28/29 2012

At present we have two locations we will have to fly from dependant on the wind direction and to avoid conflict with the gliders. If the wind is easterly we will be flying from the taxi track, we are hoping we may be able to move the location further to the left and use of of the hard standings as a pits and the blue box illustrates our flying box, the red line is the dividing line between the jets and the gliders. The 'H' is in the top left of the picture and that is where we are supposed to fly if it is westerly but we are hoping to change this to using the taxi way for both westerly and easterly.

We may have to use the 'H' if it is a northerly wind. We do appreciate that this is not ideal and of course we would love to use the main runway but this is not going to happen as the gliders will be operating parallel to the runway as denoted by the blue box. If it is a Northerly wind we will be using the centre of the 'H' taking off straight into the flying area and approaching to land in a circuit from the left of the box anti clockwise. We are seeking clarification on this, with so many people involved on all sides it does take time.
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Old 04-17-2012, 12:09 AM
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Looks good, thanks to all who organised the change.

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Old 04-17-2012, 12:14 AM
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We used to do conventional landings on that northern taxiway so I'm sure it will be fine for our models!
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We used to do conventional landings on that northern taxiway so I'm sure it will be fine for our models!

Andy - what you used to miss the runway with full-size as well?
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Old 04-17-2012, 04:30 AM
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Default RE: 'KEROSENE OVER WITTERING' APRIL 28/29 2012

Our main concerns are making absolutely sure that there will be no confliction with the gliders and the risk is limited as much as is possible, and there are quite a few people involved on all sides in making sure this happens. The westerly map paints a different picture as we are to use the 'H' as our site which is not from ideal although not impossible to fly from which is why we are hoping to change the site for a westerly wind to the same as the easterly.

A northerly wind will put us on the middle of the 'H' and we need to ensure that all sides are happy with this which is what we are doing now.
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Old 04-25-2012, 04:38 AM
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Default RE: 'KEROSENE OVER WITTERING' APRIL 28/29 2012

The situation regarding our flying area has now changed. The station health and safety centre has ruled that we must operate from the 'H' section regardless of the wind direction, we have no influence over this and we must adhere to their instructions. The 'H' can be seen in the map above in the top left of the picture.
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Old 04-25-2012, 10:58 AM
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What is the preferable meeting time at the entrance to the base ? I haven't seen anything in print yet, but then again note to self, pay attention.

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Sorry Ian, this event is proving a difficult one to manage as there have been so many changes. The tinings will not be to disimilar from Shawbury 930 at the main gate in the car park by the guard house, i do have a map which i need to change to a JPEG to show everyone access and egress from the site. If it changes i will let everyone know via this thread.
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Old 04-25-2012, 01:17 PM
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Maps as mentioned by Jamie in his previous post.



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have you guys seen the weather forecast [:@]
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Old 04-26-2012, 07:02 AM
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Maps as mentioned by Jamie in his previous post.
Honington was bad enough, I'd never find my way out !
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Old 04-26-2012, 10:45 PM
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Default RE: 'KEROSENE OVER WITTERING' APRIL 28/29 2012

Yeah, good luck with your weekend Jamie, certainly looks like a gardeners & water board rescue weekend[>:]

Know what you mean Julie, getting around these airfield is like a route march, "left right,left ..." I got a B******ing for not properly stopping at the stop signs at Honington[:'(]
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Yeah, good luck with your weekend Jamie, certainly looks like a gardeners & water board rescue weekend[>:]

Know what you mean Julie, getting around these airfield is like a route march, ''left right,left ...'' I got a B******ing for not properly stopping at the stop signs at Honington[:'(]
But then again Vince, there is only one way to 'stop' at a 'stop' sign

Hope Sunday isn't a wash out for the guys going..........
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Old 04-27-2012, 12:07 AM
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Default RE: 'KEROSENE OVER WITTERING' APRIL 28/29 2012

Saturday is looking dry, but overcast...Monday looks good, so Sunday could still see that weather...
The M&R posse have arranged a Breakfast meeting point so, started charging...

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Default RE: 'KEROSENE OVER WITTERING' APRIL 28/29 2012

Is it the usual 9:30 at the guardroom car park?

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Old 04-27-2012, 01:24 AM
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9.00Am is our normal time. Start flying 10.00am

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Old 04-27-2012, 05:21 AM
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Default RE: 'KEROSENE OVER WITTERING' APRIL 28/29 2012

I had planned on flying both days but Sunday looks like a complete washout so probably not now worth the 8+hours driving for me. Damn weather was really looking forward to this one as well [&o]

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I had planned on flying both days but Sunday looks like a complete washout so probably not now worth the 8+hours driving for me. Damn weather was really looking forward to this one as well [&o]

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same for me , im well gutted,had hotel booked etc
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Default RE: 'KEROSENE OVER WITTERING' APRIL 28/29 2012

I'm still going to give it a try as I never trust the weather forecast until I actually see it!!

What happens if we miss the 9am arrival time? I'm going to try to be there by then but might be a little bit late.
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Old 04-27-2012, 10:01 AM
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Well get out of BED earlier!

I aim to be there for 9.00'ish

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Fri 27 Apr BST
Wind Avg. Gust Temp. Rain Weather Cloud Visibility Pressure
22:00 NE 10 mph to 23 mph 5 C 0.9 mm 100% 9500 m 1016 mb
Sat 28 Apr BST
Wind Avg. Gust Temp. Rain Weather Cloud Visibility Pressure
01:00 NE 9 mph to 21 mph 5 C 0.7 mm 100% 6400 m 1017 mb
04:00 NNE 9 mph to 21 mph 5 C 0.3 mm 99% 5300 m 1017 mb
07:00 NNE 10 mph to 24 mph 5 C 0.1 mm 100% 9600 m 1018 mb
10:00 NNE 13 mph to 25 mph 7 C 0.1 mm 100% 13400 m 1020 mb
13:00 NE 15 mph to 23 mph 9 C 0.1 mm 100% 17700 m 1020 mb
16:00 NE 16 mph to 24 mph 9 C 0.2 mm 99% 15800 m 1020 mb
19:00 NE 15 mph to 29 mph 7 C 0.1 mm 100% 14100 m 1020 mb
22:00 NNE 15 mph to 33 mph 5 C 0 mm 99% 15900 m 1019 mb
Sun 29 Apr BST
Wind Avg. Gust Temp. Rain Weather Cloud Visibility Pressure
01:00 NE 16 mph to 37 mph 5 C 0.8 mm 99% 13600 m 1018 mb
04:00 NE 17 mph to 39 mph 5 C 3.5 mm 100% 11200 m 1015 mb
07:00 NE 20 mph to 41 mph 5 C 4.1 mm 100% 10900 m 1014 mb
10:00 NE 20 mph to 43 mph 5 C 5.8 mm 100% 9400 m 1013 mb
13:00 NE 20 mph to 38 mph 6 C 2.2 mm 100% 9400 m 1012 mb
16:00 NE 18 mph to 32 mph 7 C 1.6 mm 100% 10000 m 1011 mb
19:00 NE 13 mph to 29 mph 6 C 4.4 mm 100% 9000 m 1011 mb
22:00 NE 7 mph to 17 mph 6 C 3.2 mm 100% 4600 m 1012 mb


Even Dave W might not want to fly on Sunday!
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Default RE: 'KEROSENE OVER WITTERING' APRIL 28/29 2012

I don't think its a problem if you are later.

8 hours driving? You going to drive home in the evening and back again then

You'd be surprised what I'll fly in...my usual rule is if I can stand up...I fly

All, loaded...was going to take 2 or 3 only, really need to learn as loading ended up with 5!

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Old 04-28-2012, 04:33 AM
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Default RE: 'KEROSENE OVER WITTERING' APRIL 28/29 2012

Well I arrived at 9.00 and met up with eyeryone that had travelled to a wet RAF Wittering!

Dave flew his De Havilland Vampire (edf) which really flies well and looks alot larger in the air than on the ground! Also flown was Dave's Eflight F4 Phantom again flew really well considering the rain, certainly has a high pitch scream from the fan.

I bailed out [], but for the guys who stayed hopefully the rain stops and they can get a fly, some folks had travelled from Preston and York!

Hopefully we get some better weekends soon.....


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Default RE: 'KEROSENE OVER WITTERING' APRIL 28/29 2012

Hi Alan,

Well you did better than me, bailed out last night and didn't even bother turning up!
As you say lets hope for better weekends soon

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Default RE: 'KEROSENE OVER WITTERING' APRIL 28/29 2012

I live in S.E. London near Bromley, and it's been peeing down most of the morning here, sorry if your Wittering weekend is a washout, never mind Jamie, good effort chap in getting it all organised
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lets hope for good weather for merryfield,great venue

vince will you be there???? are you booked in??? would you have been at wittering ????
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