Monday, 11 December 2017


Mike - SW winds for Castle Hill - tried to get people interested in slope soaring but very few takers - even put maps on here. 
Our weather systems have gone to pot and the usually strong SW winds we used to get are now fairly low wind days so we can fly at the field. What we get now is a more northerly wind content and this crazy mix with today’s disruptive weather is a typical example. The picture below shows the low pressure system of 975 mb -  running up the English Channel, this type of Low pressure system is usually reserved for Icelandic latitudes...


I have updated the club committee list on the blog and I think we could do with another Dave !

When the Cllff Wacker is ready for flight !

Speedy Brit, when you have finished the Cliff Wacker let me know so we can get a slope soaring session in. It is snowing at present here 52 miles from Sheppey and has been all morning so flying is out of the question, but you guys sometimes fly off the Minster cliffs when the wind is Northerly, I prefer Castle Hill when the winds are South Westerly and slightly warmer. Two years ago I refurbished a really badly put together Middlephase 2 glider I got from E-bay thinking a trip to Castle Hill would be on the cards with Broken Wing and Co. So far this has not happened for a few years.

Wednesday, 6 December 2017

Wednesday, 29 November 2017

Chaps and Chapesses. I have a contact who has over 200 Airfix, Frog and other plastic model aircraft for sale. I have seen them and they are all still brand new and untouched. I suggested to her that it might be worth entering them into an auction but if anyone would like to speak to her before that, I will pass on her details to you. She also has several of her late husband modelling tools for disposal, all of which seem to be in pristine condition. Contact me for details. Roy

Friday, 17 November 2017

Super Air Maiden :)

Hello Friday Flyers from above :-)

Wednesday, 15 November 2017


Looks good so Paul and me will be there if the weather holds.
Anyone else!

Thursday, 9 November 2017

I have just about finished refurbishing this anonymous Trainer which has included repairs to the tail- plane and recovering of the fuselage and tail- plane . I fitted a new fuel tank and tubing and this afternoon will fit a new 2.4 GHZ receiver and switch. As you can see it's slightly bigger than the Super Air but very much lighter in weight so it could be good for the A-test ? Anyone know what the plane is called , it needs a name but if none can be suggested then 'Old Bird' might do ? --it is powered by an OS 46 LA.

Wednesday, 1 November 2017

November! Decent weather and warm (ish), dry ground can't be bad :-) Even my bungee loved it, it gave me one launch of 343 feet.