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General Category => NPOD => Topic started by: Chris Bond on 11, March 2019, 05:30:23 pm

Title: NPOD Leicester 4th May 2019
Post by: Chris Bond on 11, March 2019, 05:30:23 pm
This will be at the LMAC site near Foxton Locks in Leicestershire. Pre entry required at £8 which will include all the tea and coffee you care to have on the day and the use of free lipo charging points from mains electric.


This is a taster day for pilots wishing to fly aerobatic schedules at the beginning of their F3a journey and will be an extremely relaxed affair. We will be flying off the peg one at a time with no set order. You can fly as much or as little as you wish on the day.  F3a mentors will be available for each flight and we will be using the Aerobatic box.


Flying at 9.00 am until 5.00pm.


 Flight line will be closed between 1pm and 2pm during which mentors will be permitted to fly.


At 3pm we will bring out the judges chairs and anyone wishing to be scored on the Clubman schedule can do so. There will be no competitive  element on the day. 




Insurance and Noise checks will be in place 82db at 7m




Pilots

Jim Smetherham
Jim Hitch
Neil Martin
Edward Down
Neal Shave
Phil Smith
Dave Blake
Denis Lambe
R Hartley   LMAC
T Hartley   LMAC
Duncan Cowell
Paul Day


Mentors

Adrian Harrison
Alan Williams
Phil Lewis
Mick Broad



Title: Re: NPOD Leicester 4th May 2019
Post by: Adrian Harrison on 11, March 2019, 10:06:20 pm
Hi Chris,

Happy to help out during the day whatever capacity.

Adrian
Title: Re: NPOD Leicester 4th May 2019
Post by: Alan Williams on 12, March 2019, 10:14:43 am
Me too, if you need another assistant, let me know. I can do a session on 5 easy ways to XXXX up your canopy and how to avoid them!!!
Al.W
Title: Re: NPOD Leicester 4th May 2019
Post by: Chris Bond on 12, March 2019, 04:49:16 pm
Thank you Chaps I have you booked in.
Al,  you are not on your own I am aware of many canopy tales  - no names though  :)
Title: Re: NPOD Leicester 4th May 2019
Post by: Phil Lewis on 12, March 2019, 10:14:33 pm
Hi Chris,


I also can help out if I can be of any use to you, (sorry if I don't have the required canopy tales to tell though).


Phil
Title: Re: NPOD Leicester 4th May 2019
Post by: Jim Smetherham on 14, March 2019, 04:16:49 pm
Hi,
I am about to dip my toes into the F3a waters. Peter Jenkins pointed out to me this NPOD date. I have ordered an FMS Olympus which should be here next week. (I really liked the fantasista but thought it best to start with something a little less ambitious). This means that at best I will have had only a maximum of 6 weeks with the model by 4th may. Probably still trying to get it trimmed properly.😇
Is it worth attending and if so should I bring the Olympus.?
Jim
Title: Re: NPOD Leicester 4th May 2019
Post by: Chris Bond on 14, March 2019, 07:06:15 pm
Hi Jim,


Yes absolutely worth it.  The idea of the day is to provide the help and guidance appropriate to you. We will have mode one and mode two mentors and they will be able to help with trimming no end.


Chris
Title: Re: NPOD Leicester 4th May 2019
Post by: Jim Smetherham on 14, March 2019, 10:32:53 pm
Thank you. Do I have to pre register and pay the fee in advance. How do I do this. I couldn’t see an application form but I may be looking in the wrong place. Many thanks
Jim
Title: Re: NPOD Leicester 4th May 2019
Post by: Jim Smetherham on 16, March 2019, 11:45:30 am
My Olympus arrived this morning so I would definitely like to come to the NPOD on 4th. Can you advise me  if I have a place and how to pay etc as soon as you can because I think I will travel up the day before and need to book a hotel for the night.
Jim
Title: Re: NPOD Leicester 4th May 2019
Post by: Chris Bond on 16, March 2019, 12:42:20 pm
Hi Jim,


I have a place reserved for you. The event will go ahead subject to weather and having enough pilots registered. I will be in touch re payment in a few weeks.


Chris
Title: Re: NPOD Leicester 4th May 2019
Post by: Stuart Mellor on 16, March 2019, 03:39:49 pm
Chris - I thought there was only me left on mode 1!
Title: Re: NPOD Leicester 4th May 2019
Post by: Steve Hunt on 18, March 2019, 02:55:39 pm
Electronic Payment form for this NPoD can be accessed via the attached link:


https://www.emailmeform.com/builder/form/r8e58VZRe960hK765ScI


Chris - NPoD entry report and confirmation of payments received via the attached link:


https://app.emailmeform.com/builder/reports/NX0r7BISanK7


Steve
Title: Re: NPOD Leicester 4th May 2019
Post by: shaven on 14, April 2019, 09:27:50 pm
Hi - I'm really looking forward to this event and meeting everyone.  I'm practising heavily for my B at the mo and really enjoy aerobatics so can't wait.  Many thanks in advance to all those involved in the organisation and giving up your time to mentor us all.


Neal
Title: Re: NPOD Leicester 4th May 2019
Post by: Chris Bond on 23, April 2019, 10:59:24 am
Site details




http://www.leicestermodelaeroclub.org.uk/p/site.html (http://www.leicestermodelaeroclub.org.uk/p/site.html)
Title: Re: NPOD Leicester 4th May 2019
Post by: Jim Smetherham on 01, May 2019, 08:36:54 am
Just looked at met office weather forecast for Leicester for Saturday and it doesn’t look too good. Gusts of 30mph.
Will the event still be held. I have had to book a hotel for Friday so if there is any chance that weather would be a factor I will need to pull out and cancel hotel so it doesn’t cost me
Jim
Title: Re: NPOD Leicester 4th May 2019
Post by: Chris Bond on 01, May 2019, 06:04:38 pm
Hi Jim,


The NPOD is going ahead    :)


Chris
Title: Re: NPOD Leicester 4th May 2019
Post by: Jim Smetherham on 03, May 2019, 12:16:54 pm
Hi Chris
I had to cancel the hotel so I am afraid I won’t be able to attend.
Jim
Title: Re: NPOD Leicester 4th May 2019
Post by: shaven on 06, May 2019, 10:20:26 pm
Hi - I just wanted to say a big thank you to Chris B for laying on the NPOD and all the mentors that helped out, especially Phil L who coaxed me around in what for me were extremely windy conditions.  It was also great to meet all the participants some of whom I remembered from the NPOD in Sept 2017!  It's amazing that I can even remember that far back!


This mentoring and experience has definitely paid off as I went flying today in much calmer conditions and passed my B[size=78%].  [/size][/size]Now I can concentrate on the clubman schedule and plan to see you at a competition in the near future.[size=78%]


Thanks, Neal
Title: Re: NPOD Leicester 4th May 2019
Post by: Mick Broad on 08, May 2019, 01:06:56 am
Congratulations on the achievement Now you have a taste I hope to see you competing soon regards mick
Title: Re: NPOD Leicester 4th May 2019
Post by: Mick Broad on 08, May 2019, 01:07:41 am
Now you have a B you should consider the nats as well
Title: Re: NPOD Leicester 4th May 2019
Post by: shaven on 08, May 2019, 10:19:35 pm
Thanks Mick,


I'm taking a look at the comp calendar to see which ones I can make  ;) [size=78%].[/size]


Neal.