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BMFA Northern Area Dishforth aerotow 2020

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robc
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Location: Wakefield

BMFA Northern Area Dishforth aerotow 2020

Post 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

Mark Wilcockson
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Re: BMFA Northern Area Dishforth aerotow 2020

Post 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

Phill Tadman
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Location: South Cambs

Re: BMFA Northern Area Dishforth aerotow 2020

Post by Phill Tadman »

Hi Rob,

Yes I would be interested, gliding only.

Regards,

Phill

SP250
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Location: North Shropshire

Re: BMFA Northern Area Dishforth aerotow 2020

Post 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

Jolly Roger
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Location: Sutton Bank, North Yorkshire

Re: BMFA Northern Area Dishforth aerotow 2020

Post 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

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B Sharp
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Location: Perthshire

Re: BMFA Northern Area Dishforth aerotow 2020

Post 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. :)

robc
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Location: Wakefield

Re: BMFA Northern Area Dishforth aerotow 2020

Post 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

Graeme Hogg
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Location: Chester le street

Re: BMFA Northern Area Dishforth aerotow 2020

Post 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?

Chris Bowles
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Location: South Devon

Re: BMFA Northern Area Dishforth aerotow 2020

Post 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

Ian Stromberg
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Location: Cheshire

Re: BMFA Northern Area Dishforth aerotow 2020

Post 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.

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