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Title: Farmer Bill's Lemmings Fly-in
Post by: Paramotherbrown on March 02, 2009, 21:02:39
FARMER BILL'S LEMMINGS FLY-IN

Friday June 5th - Sunday June 7th 2009.  If the weather is bad then the fly-in will be moved to the following weekend .

Station Road, White Colne, Essex.  Google coordinates  51 56'06.65"N           0  43'19.07" E


Local real ale on sale from Shalford Brewery.

More info to follow so keep watching this topic.

Tracy

Title: Re: Farmer Bill's Fly-in
Post by: Paramotherbrown on March 15, 2009, 11:06:32
Just to let you know that we can eat at the pub (where we had the Lemmings Christmas Meal)

Tracy, Paramotherbrown
Title: Re: Farmer Bill's Fly-in
Post by: Paramotherbrown on May 10, 2009, 12:45:59
Reminder 4 weeks to go until "Farmer Bill's Lemmings Fly-in"  in Essex.

Fun and games, Friday to Sunday.



Lemming members 10
Non members 20 or join the Lemmings on the day 20 plus 10.

Look forward to seeing you all
Tracy, Paramotherbrown.
 
Title: Re: Farmer Bill's Lemmings Fly-in
Post by: Paramotherbrown on May 16, 2009, 09:21:19
 
Anyone hoping to fly in:   Follow the main power lines and come in over the brown barn.  Please be aware of Earls Colne Airfield.

The  Five Bells Pub (Lemming Christmas Meal) have kindly offered to transport us to the pub and back in their minivan so that we can have a meal there Saturday evening.

I appreciate that all flying events are weather dependant but if you are thinking of coming and would like a meal at the pub could you please let me know asap so that I have a rough idea of numbers.

Thanks Tracy
Title: Re: Farmer Bill's Lemmings Fly-in
Post by: oilyrag on May 18, 2009, 08:09:23
Hi Tracy

Is it ok to bring caravans/campers to the field?

Mark
Title: Re: Farmer Bill's Lemmings Fly-in
Post by: Paramotherbrown on May 18, 2009, 17:48:38
Hi Mark
 Campers, caravans etc all welcome.

Tracy
Title: Re: Farmer Bill's Lemmings Fly-in
Post by: mickyuk on May 20, 2009, 09:51:10
Hi Tracey .Me and kerry will be there for the 2 days c u all there
Title: Re: Farmer Bill's Lemmings Fly-in
Post by: vince on May 22, 2009, 15:37:54
Hi Tracy, Im planing to be there, bringing my Fusion 29, have invited a few others inculding an interested in learning new guy and another manufacturer just have to see if they turn up. Hope weather holds as I can't do the following weekend, I will be in Norfolk.
Title: Re: Farmer Bill's Lemmings Fly-in
Post by: EssexSnowBoarder on May 22, 2009, 16:11:46
Hi Tracy

We're planning to come over saturday pm and will be 2 adults and 1 child for food at the 5 Bells. I've been asked to enquire if there will be any "facilities" on site or close by?!

cheers
Simon, Ginette & Holli
Title: Re: Farmer Bill's Lemmings Fly-in
Post by: Paramotherbrown on May 22, 2009, 23:05:01
Hi Simon
Should have a toilet.  Tea and coffee on the go and maybe bacon butties for breakfast. 
You will need to bring your own water.  Generators allowed but be considerate of other campers.
Tracy
Title: Re: Farmer Bill's Lemmings Fly-in
Post by: Paramotherbrown on June 01, 2009, 11:53:58


5 days to go.

Hope to see lots of you at the weekend.

Please make sure that you all register and get a copy of the map as there are some strict no fly zones in the area  Alex will brief everyone before they are allowed to fly.

Tracy

Title: Re: Farmer Bill's Lemmings Fly-in
Post by: Paul Watkins on June 01, 2009, 13:55:28
Hi Tracy,
What time will you be there Friday? I'm working near Ipswich Thu and Fri and will try and say hello.

Can't now stay for the weekend as I/we are all busy taking the piss out of a mates's surpise 50th do in Bath.

Cheers
Paul
Title: Re: Farmer Bill's Lemmings Fly-in
Post by: Paramotherbrown on June 01, 2009, 18:18:51
Should be there from 3pm Friday, but you7 can always call my mobile to check 07786862440.

It would be great to see you.
Tracy
Title: Re: Farmer Bill's Lemmings Fly-in
Post by: Rob C on June 01, 2009, 21:05:21
Hi Tracy

Myself and Chell will be there for the weekend so please book us in for the meal.
See you Friday

Rob
Title: Re: Farmer Bill's Lemmings Fly-in
Post by: mickyuk on June 01, 2009, 22:24:56
Hi tracey i will be up on the friday with monkey mark cant wait ..Is that old bloke coming? you know old geezer with no friends .... bumcrack
Title: Re: Farmer Bill's Lemmings Fly-in
Post by: Paramotherbrown on June 01, 2009, 22:46:15
Hi tracey i will be up on the friday with monkey mark cant wait ..Is that old bloke coming? you know old geezer with no friends .... bumcrack

Hi Michael
Looking forward to seeing you and Mark again.  Not sure if the charming gentleman you are referring to is coming but I do hope so.

Tracy  :-*
Title: Re: Farmer Bill's Lemmings Fly-in
Post by: vince on June 02, 2009, 12:25:33
I have been weather watching and am currently getting two completely different forecasts.

I have Good news. I will be bringing a Fusion 29 for demo.

I have spent a couple of evenings flying about and still getting it dialed in. Very responsive and I have been over controlling it. Slow when you want it and Fast when needed the reflex is excellent, glide feels good. It does feel more advanced than my last wing (reaction 29) and is definitely feels like an intermediate glider.  I have worked out that the trim range is huge and has a definite feel to different positions through the trim range.

I have if needed some fuel mixer cans which I can bring, Castrol TTS, couple of radio helmets to try.

How many are expected this weekend.

I repeat FUSION demo, maybe entice a few more to come. PX welcome. plug...

I can make next weekend also if needed.
Title: Re: Farmer Bill's Lemmings Fly-in
Post by: Parazigzag on June 02, 2009, 23:31:43
FARMER BILL'S LEMMINGS FLY-IN

Friday June 5th - Sunday June 7th 2009.  If the weather is bad then the fly-in will be moved to the following weekend .



I wish the weather is bad....... only so i can come the following w/end!!!!!!!  O well hope you all have a great time and fly safe
Laters
Nick
Title: Re: Farmer Bill's Lemmings Fly-in
Post by: Paramotherbrown on June 04, 2009, 16:11:35
have looked at the weather and have decided to GO AHEAD with the fly-in.  

On sale will be t-shirts,  Orange or Black - large or extra large 15
sweatshirts,black - large or extra large 22
caps, orange - 10
Tea and coffee 50p
Lemonade,Coke 50p cup
Small supply of hotdogs, egg rolls, bacon rolls 1.00
Real ale supplied by Shalford Brewery  2.00
Lemmings membership 20

We will have the b-b-que with us which you can use if you bring your own food.

Saturday night  - opportunity to eat at the Five Bells.

Fun and games

Look forward to seeing you for a great weekend

Tracy, Paramotherborwn
Title: Re: Farmer Bill's Lemmings Fly-in
Post by: diydave on June 04, 2009, 17:16:37
Coke 50p a cup :o

any speed?
Title: Re: Farmer Bill's Lemmings Fly-in
Post by: tony on June 04, 2009, 19:05:12
Hi tracey i will be up on the friday with monkey mark cant wait ..Is that old bloke coming? you know old geezer with no friends .... bumcrack

No - I don't think Geoff can make it..
Title: Re: Farmer Bill's Lemmings Fly-in
Post by: vince on June 04, 2009, 22:14:33
I dont want to dampen the spirits but my forcasts says rain for the next few days. with some increasing winds. Keep an eye on it. They're lying anyway.

http://uk.weather.com/weather/today-Colchester-UKXX0037?fromSearch=true (http://uk.weather.com/weather/today-Colchester-UKXX0037?fromSearch=true)
http://weather.uk.msn.com/local.aspx?wealocations=wc:7388676&q=West+Mersea%2c+GBR (http://weather.uk.msn.com/local.aspx?wealocations=wc:7388676&q=West+Mersea%2c+GBR)
http://news.bbc.co.uk/weather/forecast/2189?search=_colchester&region=uk (http://news.bbc.co.uk/weather/forecast/2189?search=_colchester&region=uk)


Title: Re: Farmer Bill's Lemmings Fly-in
Post by: oilyrag on June 05, 2009, 08:13:29
BLOODY  BLOODY  Weather!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

Mark
Title: Re: Farmer Bill's Lemmings Fly-in
Post by: Paramotherbrown on June 05, 2009, 11:29:13
Off to the field for the fly-in.

Tracy
Title: Re: Farmer Bill's Lemmings Fly-in
Post by: vince on June 08, 2009, 08:38:31
Well it had to be done, so heres the video from Saturdays Flying. Yes we were flying on saturday :)

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=APzc8RBY48o (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=APzc8RBY48o)
Title: Re: Farmer Bill's Lemmings Fly-in
Post by: Paramotherbrown on June 08, 2009, 19:21:08
Thanks very much Vince.

With video's like that I can stay firmly planted on the ground but see what you can see flying.
Tracy
Title: Re: Farmer Bill's Lemmings Fly-in
Post by: tony on June 10, 2009, 11:40:36
I took off shortly after Vince on Saturday, and heard later that he experienced a couple of tucks on the Fusion. Have to say that my Reaction was solid throughout. I understand that he may have been light on the Fusion (it was a 29), and it is a "sportier" wing.

tony
Title: Re: Farmer Bill's Lemmings Fly-in
Post by: vince on June 11, 2009, 17:23:26
Yeh I have had a bit of a funny time converting to the fusion from the dudek. Totally different feel and im still learning.


I have more confidence in this wing to fly in stronger conditions and it really does reflex well. I do get more feedback and wiggles but more stability overall.

I have had the tip curl in a couple of times. Both times on a downwind bumpy turn. Since talking to a few people, it is down to me. I am 'over piloting' this wing which is sportier. That saturday I was using to much ground reference with the higher wind speed which caused me to pull in to much brake to make the turn as I didn't want to fly over the no go zone. (downwind demon) I have never had trouble with the down wind demon before but usually don't really fly over 10mph ish.

Just lately in desperation to get up and flying on the fusion I have been out in some pretty rough conditions. I really love this wing and will persist in bringing myself up to the required skill level, it feels more advanced than the re-action for sure.

On the plus I feel im getting better economy and better ground speed, will see how it goes. I still like my re-action too, but haven't flown it since getting the Fusion as its the new toy.

It will be interesting to see how the Re-action feels after a couple more weeks getting the fusion dialed in safe or boring?.

I have yet to fly the nucleon.

my past wings consist of a couple of paragliders, synthesis 29, re-action 29 which I still have.