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 Post subject: 4TH Midland F5j Upton Upon Severn Worcestershire
PostPosted: Fri Aug 27, 2021 12:32 pm 
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Enteries are invited for the 4th Midland Region F5j competition of 2021 at Fish Meadow
Upton Upon Severn (with thanks to the Malvern Soaring Association) on Sunday 12th September 2021

Fish Meadow is at Upton Upon Severn, Worcestershire. Upton is situated on the banks of the river Severn
and lies mid-way between the towns of Tewkesbury and Malvern. It is close to exit 1 on the M50 motorway.
On leaving the Motorway at exit 1 take the A38 north for three miles, in the direction of Worcester to the staggered
junction with the A4104 at Bluebell Farm and signed to Upton upon Severn. Turn left on the A4104. In 1 mile you
gain access to the flying field via a slip road (just after the small boat with flowers at the side of the road) just past
the Marina.
The slip road runs parallel to the main road with the bridge and toward the river follow the slip road slowly and
go to the right at the end keep on and go down the slope and through the tunnel this then opens out to Fish Meadow
Access is usually controlled via a locked barrier but this will be open on the day 8:30am to 10:00am and again in
the afternoon.
PLEASE USE THE TRACK AROUND THE EDGE OF THE FIELD TO ACCESS THE COMP SITE
A post code of WR8 0PB will put you on the slip road but do not turn left halfway down into East Waterside

8:30 to 9:30 Signing on, flight testing altimeter checks where required.
9:45 Pilot Briefing
10:00 projected comp start time.
after three or perhaps four rounds- 30 minute lunch break
4:30 Competition ends
5:00 results prize giving.

A £5 entry fee is payable at signing in please
A loan- approved h/l switch can be provided if needed.
Covid precautions ..... social distancing and common sense please. Hand wash is
available but better to carry your own.

Please enter the event by posting to the thread, or to ... office @catkinscattery.net with the following
information
1 Your Name
2 Either 2.4 or Prefered frequency if on 35mhz
3 If you require loan of a height recorder for the day.

Entry for the event closes 5pm Saturday 11th September please.

As a reminder :- Please set you height limiter to300 mtrs.


1 Ian Purcell 2.4 have limiter
2 John Freeman 2.4 have limiter
3 Simon Conran 2.4 own limiter
4 Pete Mitchell 2.4 own limiter
5 Cliff Hannam 2.4 own limiter
6 Steve Hannon 2.4 own limiter
7 Ian Duff 2.4 own limiter
8 Mike Raybone 2.4 own limiter
9 Pete Allen 2.4 own limiter
10 Chas Dunster 2.4 own limiter
11 Al Lipscombe 2.4 own limiter
12 David Rivers 2.4 borrow limiter please
13 Andrew Holmes 2.4 own limiter
14 Dave East 2.4 own limiter


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 Post subject: Re: 4TH Midland F5j Upton Upon Severn Worcestershire
PostPosted: Fri Aug 27, 2021 5:48 pm 
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Ian,
Please add me to the list. Open,2.4 and have widget.
Cheers
John Freeman


 
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 Post subject: Re: 4TH Midland F5j Upton Upon Severn Worcestershire
PostPosted: Fri Sep 03, 2021 11:05 pm 
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Yes please Ian.
Open
2.4
Have HL.

Regards, Cliff


 
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 Post subject: Re: 4TH Midland F5j Upton Upon Severn Worcestershire
PostPosted: Sat Sep 04, 2021 9:04 pm 
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Please add me to the list Ian.

Steve Hannon
Open
2.4gHz
Have limiter

Thanks and regards

Steve


 
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 Post subject: Re: 4TH Midland F5j Upton Upon Severn Worcestershire
PostPosted: Thu Sep 09, 2021 3:12 pm 
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Please add me to the list Ian.

Andrew Holmes, Open, 2.4gHz, Have limiter
Thanks and regards
Andrew


 
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 Post subject: Re: 4TH Midland F5j Upton Upon Severn Worcestershire
PostPosted: Tue Sep 14, 2021 5:30 pm 
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Thanks very much to our Flight Director, Ian Purcell, for organising the competition so well, and providing perfect thermaling weather, with good lift most of the time, and only occasional sink.
The competition was started on time after the briefing to advise limits of flying, and tree locations were pointed out, apparently mainly for Ian Duff
The wind was hardly discernible from the east in the morning, and we did reverse our launch direction for the afternoon, but the wind continued to change its mind
Thank you once again to Marlene, for taking all the scores in between bouts with her gigantic crossword
It was a day of very poor landing bonuses with greased lightning landings on dry grass flattened the previous week by the Sunshine Festival, and compounded by the wind reversals after lunchtime
Of ninety eight flights we only had four zero scores, mainly electrical/mechanical failures, and luckily no midairs although there were some tricky landing situations
Highest launch of the day went to first timer Dave Rivers with 212m which won him a bottle of Mad Goose. Steve Hannon had the lowest launch of the day with 46m and an impressive launch average for the day of 69m
Congratulations to Simon Conran on his second 1000 at his second competition, completed with a 0 landing bonus, having no spoilers or flaps
Sadly Ian Purcell managed to land his shadow on the top of the highest Oak in Fish Meadow during the fourth round, much to the annoyance of the crows when they came home to roost at about five o’clock. With our friendly tree surgeon at a wedding, he decided to get someone with a cherry picker to retrieve it safely on Monday, damage free
Congratulations to Steve Hannon, coming first, closely followed by Peter Allen, and John Freeman, an even closer third
Thank you all for coming, especially those of you who came so far, and we hope to see you all again on October 17th for our final F5J competition of the year
Kind Regards
Andrew Holmes


 
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 Post subject: Re: 4TH Midland F5j Upton Upon Severn Worcestershire
PostPosted: Wed Sep 15, 2021 10:58 am 
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Thank you Andrew for your report of the day.
Results at last below:-


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