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BMFA Northern Area Dishforth aerotow 2020

Posted: 09 Nov 2019, 22:59
by robc
Hi all,

I'm looking into the possibility of arranging a couple of single-day aerotow events at Dishforth airfield in 2020 and I'd like to gauge how much interest there'd be from our community. For those who've never been, it's a good site with large expanses of both grass and tarmac, easily accessible from the A1.

The dates aren't set yet but I imagine that the first will be early on in the year in April or May, with the second perhaps sometime in September. I'm hoping to avoid overlap with local(ish) events at Eden Valley, Buckminster, Milson and Sherlowe so any news on prospective dates for these would be welcome.

If you're interested could you reply to thread and mention if you'd be gliding or towing?

Thanks,
Rob

Re: BMFA Northern Area Dishforth aerotow 2020

Posted: 10 Nov 2019, 07:17
by Mark Wilcockson
Hi Rob

Would be interested in the events. Usually aero tow with my brother and nephew so I am sure they would be interested as well

I normally fly the gliders with my nephew the tug pilot.

Thanks

Mark

Re: BMFA Northern Area Dishforth aerotow 2020

Posted: 10 Nov 2019, 09:05
by Phill Tadman
Hi Rob,

Yes I would be interested, gliding only.

Regards,

Phill

Re: BMFA Northern Area Dishforth aerotow 2020

Posted: 10 Nov 2019, 09:34
by SP250
Rob

Just trying to get the dates for Sherlowe sorted and I am liasing with John to miss the GS events & Ray for Milson / Shrivenham.
Will post up on here as soon as I know.
Need to bear in mind the length of grass when it grows and when the silage is cut as well, to avoid 3ft high grass each side of the mowed runways - so likely to be similar months to those you're looking at.

Regards John M

Re: BMFA Northern Area Dishforth aerotow 2020

Posted: 10 Nov 2019, 11:29
by Jolly Roger
Hi Rob,

I'd definitely be there (I can see Dishforth from here) and may bring a glider, assuming no clash with family stuff.

Rog

Re: BMFA Northern Area Dishforth aerotow 2020

Posted: 10 Nov 2019, 12:28
by B Sharp
Dishforth is within my travelling range for a one day event so I would definitely be interested depending on the date.
Brian. :)

Re: BMFA Northern Area Dishforth aerotow 2020

Posted: 11 Nov 2019, 23:26
by robc
Thanks for the responses so far, I'm hoping there'll be a few more once the post has been up for a while longer.

As far as camping is concerned it wouldn't be possible to camp on the airfield but there are quite a few campsites nearby, including a Camping and Caravanning Club site only 8 minutes away.

Rob

Re: BMFA Northern Area Dishforth aerotow 2020

Posted: 20 Nov 2019, 22:33
by Graeme Hogg
Just a bit down the road from me, so I’d like to attend....just a couple of smallish gliders to get towed, but I’m still working on a 1/4 scale SG38 (not Krick, but plan built), which I hope to get finished soonish, however I’d like to avoid clashing with the Nats, both RC and Free Flight if poss?

Re: BMFA Northern Area Dishforth aerotow 2020

Posted: 21 Nov 2019, 19:15
by Chris Bowles
Hi Rob, a bit of a hike for me, but depending on dates, might be able to make it, gliding for me
Chris

Re: BMFA Northern Area Dishforth aerotow 2020

Posted: 23 Nov 2019, 11:07
by Ian Stromberg
Would be interested in attending the events (gliding and towing) so long as the dates don't clash with other events such as Sandhays, GS, Milson and Shirlowe.