Itford Hill - Saturday 6th July 2024
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1w ago
It's been a while since the Club arranged a visit to this slope and we were not disappointed. In my opinion I consider it to be one of the very best slopes we have in Sussex, especially for basic flying training and of course the magnificent views of the South Downs. I may be biased as I conducted most of my initial training on this slope under the guidance of our club instructors. Another reason for the outing was to meet up with two potential members, Nick and Sam both were thoroughly nice chaps and I do hope they decide to join our club. Over the past two years we have had a number of indi ..read more
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Skylarks and Poppies - Beeding Bowl Sunday 16th June 2024
Slope Soaring Sussex
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1M ago
It may be premature of me but as I stood on the top of the bowl this morning looking westwards I could just about see Summer coming. The day started a little overcast with threats of rain showers moving in during the late morning. However, we were extremely lucky as the expected rain passed us by. I arrived around 9.30 and understand due to roadworks and road traffic collisions in the local area some members took over one and a half hours to reach the bowl and it was the same for the drive home. There's dedication to the hobby for you. Today, was also an opportunity for me to meet two potentia ..read more
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Lost Slope Glider Found at Devil's Dyke.
Slope Soaring Sussex
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1M ago
 Today I collected a slope glider from a member of the HORAM Club. This glider was found a while ago at Devils Dyke. It contains 2 x servos, 1 x receiver and 1 x battery. One would assume that it was lost whilst airborne. There is no identification on or in the model contrary to current CAA / BMFA rules. I would like to re-unite this glider with it's owner, if anyone recognizes the model and knows who the owner is can you please contact me using this forum. Tony Crawford Secretary Slope Soaring Sussex.     ..read more
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First Outing to Itford Hill This Year - Sunday 4 February 2024
Slope Soaring Sussex
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5M ago
As we were expecting a good westerly blow on Sunday morning we opted to meet at Itford Hill for the first time this year. Walking up the chalk path to the second gate, which I may add is the steepest part of the route to the top of the slope. I stopped to take a breath and glance up to the top. However, it was completely hidden by low cloud and mist. At that point I thought of going back to the car and driving home. One of the reasons for yesterdays outing was to meet up with 2 potential Club members, so I carried on up the slope. Once at the top I took the opportunity to have a cup of tea and ..read more
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An Afternoon with Rubber and Lube - 28th January 2024.
Slope Soaring Sussex
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6M ago
Today's Competitions. Our Club Chair, Rob S who is also a major player on the BMFA South East (SE) Committee, last year volunteered to identify a new site to hold the 2024 BMFA SE area indoor flying competition and fun fly. His nomination for a venue was the Triangle Leisure Centre in Burgess Hill. This facility comprises of a number of large sports halls, swimming pool, rock climbing frames, a cafe and it has ample parking. What's not to like? Rob has come up trumps with this venue. The Venue. As there was no planned sloping for us today as the weather conditions were not ..read more
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A Massive Multi Club Gathering at Firle Beacon - Sunday 7th Jan 2024.
Slope Soaring Sussex
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6M ago
The day started off bitterly cold, instrumentation in the car displayed 2 degrees out side air temperature and I was having to use the windscreen de-icing system, lucky for me I also have heated seats. Firle Beacon at it's Best The first club member I met today was Ian M, this was most fortunate as I then gave him a club sweatshirt that he had recently ordered. The consignment of new orders was collected by me last week and I am in the process of delivering them to club members who have placed an order.   Looking North Frustratingly, the new pay and display system w ..read more
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2024 - Happy New Year and Happy Flying
Slope Soaring Sussex
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6M ago
 Hi All, Happy new year for 2024 and here's to another successful year for our club. 2023 was a very successful year for the club, our numbers grew to 43 members and there was a lot of flying activity both on the slopes and a couple of days at our wonderful flat field site - on one occasion we had 11 members flying with bungee or electric motor gliders at the field. This year our numbers are expected to rise by at least one or two as we have already met 2 prospective new members in December and are hoping that they will join us. Our website is our primary source for gaining new members an ..read more
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Beeding Bowl - Sunday 17th December 2023.
Slope Soaring Sussex
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7M ago
As I get older I find it more and more difficult to get the motivation to get out of bed and go slope soaring, especially on a cold, damp Sunday morning in mid December. Roll on next year's Spring and Summer seasons. The main reason for this morning's outing was for me to meet a potential Club member called Tim who I had arranged to meet up with at Beeding Bowl. He told me that he was an experienced model flyer of electric powered models but has not done any sloping for some time. So with that in mind it was up and out, today was most certainly a "layers" day regarding the winter clothing ..read more
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Club AGM - Nov 25th 12:00
Slope Soaring Sussex
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9M ago
 Hi Everyone, Just an announcement to remind you all that we are holding our Annual General Meeting on Saturday 25th November at 12:00 . The venue this year will be the Harvester Restaurant, Beechurst Gardens, Butlers Green Road, Haywards Heath, RH16 4BB. We have booked enough spaces and would encourage all members to consider coming along to participate and to raise any questions or issues with the Committee (please email questions in advance to the  Club Secretary ) The meeting will last 1 hour and we will then be staying for lunch after the meeting but this part is optio ..read more
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Saturday Morning 7th October 2023 at Beeding Bowl.
Slope Soaring Sussex
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10M ago
Due to the expected South West wind forecast it was decided to meet up at Beeding Bowl which is situated about 2 miles North of Mill Hill. Rob S the Club Chair was the first to arrive at the slope with the Club trainer and buddy box as we were expecting a potential new club member called Mark to turn up. Rob also had his Coyote glider but unfortunately during the pre-flight checks Rob noticed that the canopy was insecure and did not want to loose it during flight.  I arrived with my Wildthing and Rob and I spent sometime having a chat while waiting for other club members to arrive. We the ..read more
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