Gliding at Flagstaff

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Apr 132014
 

Sunday 13th of April was to have been the first gliding competition for a good few years (2009 I think!). Unfortunately volunteers were in short supply, but we had a site and wind, so I would have been rude not to have a go!

Alistair & myself decided to have a look at a site outside Newry recommended by our good friend from Dungannon, Richard Boyd. The site, at the Flagstaff  Transmitter is spectacular to say the least, with slopes to suit most wind directions, and best of all, a road to the very top, so there are no excuses for anyone!

Dave Nolan came up for a look, because believe it or not he fancies becoming a Glider Guider! I want to be there for his first Tic Toc!

Anyway two of us doesn’t really make for a competition, so we just made the most of a good strong breeze (understatement!) and a dry day to have a bit of craic.

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Alistairs Phase6 with a good view of Dundalk.

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Spectacular scenery, great views of North & South.

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Pair of Phase6’s ready for action.

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Looks like we’re just short of a horse and a motorbike!

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Like i said, spectacular scenery, where else would you see wooly hats like these!

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£5 to anyone who can spot Alistair in this pic!  (25 June: Has Alistair been found yet??)

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Carlingford lough from a great height, without breaking sweat.