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Glider competition at Exbourne Sat 10th Sept

By | September 12, 2022

A report from John and photo from Chris: Guy has put on yet another hugely enjoyable glider thermal comp today, hosted by the Okehampton club at their Exbourne Site. Rob Oats was out early mowing the landing circle and ensuring the weather conditions were just perfect. A light to static warm westerly breeze and fluffy… Read More »

XPlorer at Black Hill

By | September 1, 2022

Tim sent me a photo of his recent visit up on Black Hill. “It was taken on Thursday of last week (25th August) by Martin after he had helped me with my first flights with the Xplorer. Tim”

L.H fine weather but a bit blustery

By | August 25, 2022

I popped up Little Haldon to check out my e-Duster’s trim this morning after giving the aircraft a MOT / service and checking battery weights that were found to vary by make and by 10 grams difference. The blustery 14mph-22mph wind was coming N.W along the slope. Bouncy at low level for landing but smoother… Read More »

A challenging day at Little Haldon

By | August 23, 2022

Chris, Martin and I went up L.H today despite the negative forecast for misty rain and a SSW. By the time we arrived  it was quite bright, warm with a gentle near westerly breeze. We could see quite heavy rain over the moors that luckily travelled up towards Exeter. Martin found some lift up to… Read More »

Flying at last

By | May 21, 2022

I have added a few pics to the Gallery page from today up Little Haldon. Although the breeze was onto the slope, there were few decent thermals about but flying and meeting up was still very enjoyable. 400 to 500 feet was about the limit today. Once Monday’s rain has passed through the rest of… Read More »

e-Duster Maiden Flight – At Last

By | May 11, 2022

After two years intermittent building, The time had come to take the plunge and give my e-Duster (from a Chris Williams plan) a maiden flight. I was hoping our field would have been little less gusty Tuesday but as rain was forecast for today, I decided to go for it. The Duster was quite sensitive… Read More »

Glider Day April 24th is cancelled

By | April 23, 2022

Hi all, unfortunately we have decided to cancel this Sunday’s event due to unfavourable conditions. As OMFC is holding their monthly aero-tow next Sunday we will not use it as our reserve date. Our next event at LH is scheduled for 15th May, and Electric Fly In, no aero-tow. Regards John H NB Club meeting… Read More »