Milson Airstrip

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simon_t
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Re: Milson Airstrip

Post by simon_t » 24 Jun 2019, 23:21

Well what a great weekend at Milson, my second visit and best so far. I was lucky to be able to drive up from Kent on Friday morning, so I had the whole afternoon for flying with plenty of lift. Saturday was just fantastic - I flew the Ikura in the early lift, and then later when the many pilots turned up, I switched to tugging, and had a thoroughly enjoyable day doing that. The old Porter is pretty frugal on fuel, so I used less than a gallon of fuel, for a running time of nearly 4 hours. The Rx batteries are less frugal, and I used over 8000mA during the day, and nearly 3000mA of ignition battery! Milson is an interesting place to fly, whether tugging or gliding - so many ‘features’ to keep you on your toes. But it is a magic spot that feels miles from the busy world.

So a big thanks to Ray for arranging such a chilled event, and towing me up for my gliding flights. Thanks also to Chris for lending us the field. Special mention to Mandy also for the tasty flightline treats. A great weekend in great company.

Simon
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Re: Milson Airstrip

Post by Flyingwing » 25 Jun 2019, 08:37

Need to get building. Any suggestions
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Re: Milson Airstrip

Post by Cliff Evans » 25 Jun 2019, 09:12

Jilles Smits Horton!
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Flyingwing
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Re: Milson Airstrip

Post by Flyingwing » 25 Jun 2019, 10:01

Looking pure Glider. Slingsby T13 Petrel, Minimoa etc.Not to exotic for a first 4m + Glider

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Re: Milson Airstrip

Post by SP250 » 25 Jun 2019, 10:01

Yes an excellent Saturday with more folk than I've seen there before.
Thanks to Ray, Chris and Mandy for organising and pastries and also to Frank S for MPX programming duties!
Just had a nice ride down again on the motorbike last night to pick up my camping chair which I forgot to pack when leaving.
Looking forward to September

John M

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Re: Milson Airstrip

Post by Cliff Evans » 25 Jun 2019, 10:14

Flyingwing wrote:
25 Jun 2019, 10:01
Looking pure Glider. Slingsby T13 Petrel, Minimoa etc.Not to exotic for a first 4m + Glider
Jilles Smits Kookaburra is a nice glider.
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Chris Williams Topaz.
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