Club flying over the Christmas/New Year period 2012

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Club flying over the Christmas/New Year period 2012

Postby Richard Walker » Fri Dec 09, 2011 3:04 pm

I have today been told that RAF Wittering airfield will be closed to military flying over the period 17 Dec 11 to 8 Jan 12 incl, and that 4Cs may fly throughout the period. Given previous discussions, I have asked the Met Office to fax through our normal forecast to the Club’s number throughout the period. That will be with the with the exception of Christmas and Boxing Days.

Clearly sufficient members to operate safely will be required, and a Full Cat instructor must be on the airfield whenever the Club operates (no exceptions!)

While I will not (can not) be at the Club on each day, I should be grateful if anyone wishing to organise flying on any day other than over a weekend could let me know (a call/message to my mobile) that flying is planned.

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Re: Club flying over the Christmas/New Year period 2012

Postby Alex » Sun Dec 11, 2011 4:18 pm

I am back to work on 3rd Jan, so If there is anyone wanting to fly before then during the week, please let me know... contact me in the usual ways, forum, facespace, carrier pigeon, text, telepathy....

I went down the club today but noone was about.... it was flyable... no rain, wind was cross, but not as strong as forcast...
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Re: Club flying over the Christmas/New Year period 2012

Postby Pete » Mon Dec 12, 2011 12:15 pm

Work depending, I should be free now until the 9th January, so if anyone needs an Ass Cat (a long shot I know... :D ) give me a shout!
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Re: Club flying over the Christmas/New Year period 2012

Postby Nemadog » Mon Dec 12, 2011 4:01 pm

Will be around various days, unless work once again intrudes
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Re: Club flying over the Christmas/New Year period 2012

Postby deputychairman » Wed Dec 14, 2011 12:20 pm

I will definitely be there on Wed Jan 4th. Anyone else up for that date?

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Re: Club flying over the Christmas/New Year period 2012

Postby Pete » Wed Dec 14, 2011 2:21 pm

Might be up for that Chris, but now have work until Christmas, so won't be available for anything in the next week or so.
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Re: Club flying over the Christmas/New Year period 2012

Postby dan » Wed Dec 14, 2011 4:38 pm

Anyone about on Monday 19th? Aiming to attend this weekend and some flying Monday might be nice if people are out.

I assume everyone's broken up for Christmas by then!!!
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Re: Club flying over the Christmas/New Year period 2012

Postby Richard Walker » Thu Dec 15, 2011 10:05 pm

As a follow-on to my first e-mail, could I ask that any flying arrangements be publicised on the Forum to ensure the max number of members can be aware? I shall also be putting a list on the bus so that any Full Cats can notify their availability over the period, but clearly a minimum number of members will also be required to operate safely.

To start the ball rolling, I shall be at the Club (road conditions permitting, and in addition to most weekends with the certain exception of 24/25 Dec) on at least the following dates and can provide Full Cat cover as necessary:

Mon 19 Dec 11
Wed 21 Dec 11
Fri 23 Dec 11 (until mid-PM, around 1430)
Wed 28 Dec 11
Fri 30 Dec 11
Fri 6 Jan 12

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Re: Club flying over the Christmas/New Year period 2012

Postby Richard Walker » Wed Dec 21, 2011 10:11 pm

For those planning to fly over the Christmas and New Year period, you will wish to be aware that the Chater Road gate (near the village) will be closed from 1900 hrs on 22 Dec 11 until 0700 hrs on 2 Dec 12. However, Stn will be opening the gate for a 15 min period on the hour every hour between 0700 and 1900 daily. The main gate will be open throughout the period and, for ease, I would recommend that you all plan to use that over the period.

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Re: Club flying over the Christmas/New Year period 2012

Postby Conor Hickey » Mon Dec 26, 2011 3:19 pm

Hi All,

I'm planning to pop over to Wittering this Friday (30th Dec). Just letting everyone know in case it sways anyone's decisions for that day (Hopefully for the better!!)
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