Milson Airstrip 2018

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Re: Milson Airstrip 2018

Post by MarkDev » 28 Jun 2018, 17:00

Only problem is Ray, I couldn't get there, nevermind, 'next year!' Well done.


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Re: Milson Airstrip 2018

Post by Anthony » 28 Jun 2018, 18:08

Ditto all the above.........Thanks to Ray and Barry for the endless towing, Mandy for the treats, Chris for the site, its perfect.
Sad news about the Wilga Ray, it was a fabulous aircraft.
Good to see that John Watkins still getting to the strip, although only attending Saturday didnt bump into John, Robbie and a few others.... next time. Ant (Peter).

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Re: Milson Airstrip 2018

Post by Bendywings » 02 Sep 2018, 09:55

I hope the September edition of 'Milson Airstrip' is still on? This long range forecast shows an anticyclone over southern England that weekend...
Here's to loads of hot air,
Chris G

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Re: Milson Airstrip 2018

Post by Ray Watts » 13 Sep 2018, 22:49

Milson is on for this weekend and we are NOTAM'd for Friday through to Sunday so towing from Friday morning for any takers.
There is a new shorter runway at 45 degrees pointing southwest from the drive down to just beyond the end of the hedge so we should be more flexible now. Can't do anything about the weather but otherwise looks good.
It's always calmer indoors :D

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Re: Milson Airstrip 2018

Post by simon_t » 15 Sep 2018, 16:06

Excellent turnout today and lots of flying. Very interesting site to fly at, but there have been some good thermals.


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Re: Milson Airstrip 2018

Post by Sean Fitzgibbon » 15 Sep 2018, 23:14

Thanks to Ray for organising another great day at Milson today. Conditions were challenging at times, but that didn't deter hardy glider pilots!
It was actually my first aerotow flight today, and it's left me keen for more, even though the landing left much to be desired!

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Re: Milson Airstrip 2018

Post by FrankS » 16 Sep 2018, 19:30

Yep, although the wind was a little challenging at times, it was another great day out at Milson, thanks to Ray and Simon for the tugging duties and Mandy for the very tasty sustenance.

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Re: Milson Airstrip 2018

Post by flywozza » 16 Sep 2018, 21:19

Just to say I've uploaded some video's of Saturday's gathering.
On youtube under Milson aerotow. Enjoy !!!

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Re: Milson Airstrip 2018

Post by Graham Stanley » 17 Sep 2018, 16:13

Many thanks indeed to our host Dave and our tug pilots, Ray and Simon. The tasties from Mandy were another treat.
My first aerotow for quite a long time, a very pleasant day out.
Dave not only lets us use his land, but also made a part and fitted it to Ron's glider strut. He had his first ever tows, and is now suitably hooked.

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Re: Milson Airstrip 2018

Post by Ray Watts » 17 Sep 2018, 21:50

Hi Graham

It was great to meet you again after not seeing you for 10 years or so ago at Siege Cross when I first got into aerotowing and you with your airworld Robin.

Dave from Milson is in fact Chris Jones, who is our very gracious host. He does everything for us and more, as you said when he made the strut fix for Ron's glider. He is a top man.

It's always calmer indoors :D

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