Shropshire Soaring – Long Mynd 22 Jul 12

Shropshire Soaring – Long Mynd 22 Jul 12

Postby Arthur Tee on Sun 22 Jul 2012, 8:02 pm

Made the most of this afternoon’s glorious sunshine and drove the 25 miles down to the Midland Gliding Club atop the fantastic Long Mynd hill.
There was plenty of action – and at one point there were British, Belgian, German, Dutch and South African registered aircraft airborne.
First off – two shots of my favourite – the Sedbergh

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There was plenty of competition for the thermals and the ridge thanks to a fairly strong south-westerly breeze

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Duo Discus G-DDJF
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Just look at the shine on this …
Nord Olympia OO-ZHQ
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Duo Discus G-CKML
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More competition for the thermals
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Had never seen one of these before – two shots of ZS-GCS – a Jonker JS-1 Revelation
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And finally – a Slingsby T50
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As usual – Comments & Criticism welcome!

Arthur
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Re: Shropshire Soaring – Long Mynd 22 Jul 12

Postby whitus1 on Mon 23 Jul 2012, 5:14 am

Very Nice pictures Arthur! Like the olympia and skylark shots! :clap:
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Re: Shropshire Soaring – Long Mynd 22 Jul 12

Postby Spock on Mon 23 Jul 2012, 7:51 am

SAmashing!! Love them all, The "Barge" (Sedbergh) Looks great Flown in a few in my time.
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Re: Shropshire Soaring – Long Mynd 22 Jul 12

Postby foxfour on Wed 01 Aug 2012, 10:33 pm

Always nice to see glider shots in these forums, thanks for posting Arthur.
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Re: Shropshire Soaring – Long Mynd 22 Jul 12

Postby NeilH68 on Thu 02 Aug 2012, 8:08 am

Stunning pictures from a great site, was there a good few years ago and did my Bronze and parts of my Silver...great place and very nice people as well.
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Re: Shropshire Soaring – Long Mynd 22 Jul 12

Postby Vimy111 on Thu 02 Aug 2012, 10:07 am

Great Shots Arthur, Shame didnt get to meet you there.. As a member I was helping out all week..

To explain to the others, the 21nd July was the final day of the Much Wenlock Olympiad Games Gliding competion. The actual competion ran from the previous Sunday through to friday and the 21nd was when the medals were presented and lots of flying took place in the afternoon. The entries were limited to 40 Olympia/Meise/Nord2000 or the KA6. See http://www.wenlockolympiangliding.co.uk/index.html

The Nord200 in Your photos Arthur was Built in 1948..

Hopefully Catch up with you one day..

Nik
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Re: Shropshire Soaring – Long Mynd 22 Jul 12

Postby Arthur Tee on Thu 02 Aug 2012, 12:10 pm

Vimy111 wrote:Great Shots Arthur, Shame didnt get to meet you there.. As a member I was helping out all week..

To explain to the others, the 21nd July was the final day of the Much Wenlock Olympiad Games Gliding competion. The actual competion ran from the previous Sunday through to friday and the 21nd was when the medals were presented and lots of flying took place in the afternoon. The entries were limited to 40 Olympia/Meise/Nord2000 or the KA6. See http://www.wenlockolympiangliding.co.uk/index.html

The Nord200 in Your photos Arthur was Built in 1948..

Hopefully Catch up with you one day..

Nik


Nik,

Thanks for the backround info - I had no idea there was an event on till I arrived!

The shots were taken from near the peak of the hill immediately to the North/Northeast of the field.

I don't suppose you have contact with the owner of the Sedbergh - would be nice to let him have a copy of the shot.
Besides - I'm VERY cheap - and despite my years I have never managed a flight in one! :biggrin:

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Re: Shropshire Soaring – Long Mynd 22 Jul 12

Postby Vimy111 on Thu 02 Aug 2012, 12:41 pm

Hi Arthur,

The T21 is owned by a Syndicate but I do know most of them so I will see them very soon and ask them..

I should have added that quite a few of the competitors had left on Saturday but others were not leaving until Monday or Tuesday..

Cheers,
Nik
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Re: Shropshire Soaring – Long Mynd 22 Jul 12

Postby CH2 on Sun 05 Aug 2012, 7:51 am

Nice shots :clap: , you being reasonably local to the place, get into gliding, get back in the end and experience ridge soaring. Got very near to having a T21 over at Satlby for the 40th, but the WX soon put paid to that, would have been nice to have parked it next to our Venture.
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Re: Shropshire Soaring – Long Mynd 22 Jul 12

Postby Arthur Tee on Mon 06 Aug 2012, 4:26 pm

Chris,

Would love to take up gliding - just don't seem to find the time... :oops:

Had my first trip in a Ka-2 at Long Marston, followed by about half a dozen trips in ASK-13's at Hullavington and eventually about a dozen flights in Twin Stir and Twin Akro at Laarbruch.

My last gliding adventure was about 15 years ago in an ASK-21(I think) at Shawbury.

But my last gliding landing was in a Vigilant at Ternhill - which incidentally was my last 'military type' in my logbook before I retired from the RAF!

Arthur
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