Articles by Bill Scott

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2m Electric Soaring Plate 4 July 2021

The forecast in the lead up to this was very poor and I don’t think any of us were entirely convinced we’d get to fly. On the day, it was very overcast and a bit…

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100S Cup: 27 June 2021

For the first time in quite a while we were able to use the main field as the football goalposts had been taken down. This made seting up the 2 winches easier and gave us…

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Area Open E-Soaring Championships 20 June 2021

The forecast through the weekend had varied from awful, (high winds & rain) to pretty good, (light wind & sun). Even on Sat evening the forecast wind was borderline. Our CD decided to go ahead…

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2m PuRES Thermal 13 June 2021

Forecast was very much borderline but still 7 pilots turned out to fly. With some quite severe gusts coming through you had to judge the best point at which to launch. CD Paul Freeman called…

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2m E-Soaring 6 June 2021

For various reasons we were well down on numbers for this event and the forecast didn’t look overly promising. Still 4 people turned out to fly. The sky was all over the place, with blue…

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PuRES 2m Event 30 May 2021

The morning started clear and sunny, not a cloud in the sky though the south easterly wind was strong.  For a change there weren’t too many people at Mallusk so we were able to use…

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Open Electric Thermal Soaring: 2 May 2021

We’re back flying!! Great to be back flying competitive events after the NI Assembly reduced the restrictions on sport. We’d flown for a couple of Sundays for sport (and to get rid of rustiness!). This…

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100S Cup 11 October 2020

We’ve finally got to the last trophy event of 2020, which earlier in the year was looking highly improbable! Well done to our CD Paul Freeman for taking things forward and insisting we attempt events…

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Club Open Electric Thermal Event 27 September 2020

6 flyers turned out to take part on a chilly September morning, which rapidly warmed up as the sun came through. There was an almost imperceptible NW breeze blowing which stayed fairly constant through the…

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Club 2M Electric Champs 20 Sept 2020

Forecast was sunny, light winds, we were met with light winds and overcast (and decidedly chilly compared to previous days!).  Keith had damaged his Q12 prior to the event and was also a bit under…

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