4-5 August 2012
A thunderous weekend
Slopeglide is a new event on the calendar. It takes place over two days, and is part of the mini-league of two-day events which contribute to the overall BMFA league championship.
In addition to the usual F3F contest, the idea was to run an aerobatic competition on the Saturday afternoon. A great idea which unfortunately couldn't be tested because the wind dropped.
The proceedings started at the Back of the Wrecker. Phil Taylor took the inaugural round, with a 43.2. Joel West won two further rounds, while Paul Garnett and Mark Redsell took one each. After five rounds Joel was in the lead closely followed Mark, Paul, Adam and Martin.
After a delay waiting for the wind to make up its mind, we again assembled again at the Back of the Wrecker for Sunday's session. However, only two rounds were flown. Adam Richardson won the first round, and Mark Redsell took the other. At which point the heavens opened, thunder clapped, lightning struck, the rain came down and turned to hail. The competition was abandoned.
My thanks to Andrzej, Martin, Adam, John T and Clayt and all who who helped with the organisation. Although the aerobatic competition didn't materialise, John Bennett's demo of the schedule proved invaluable - a few pilots will surely now be honing their aerobatic skills!
Pilot score ============== ======= 1 J West 5703.69 2 M Redsell 5693.73 3 A Richardson 5558.25 4 P Garnett 5514.90 5 M Abbotts 5326.29 6 M Evans 5312.92 7 M Newnham 5287.48 8 F Hulton 5260.59 9 M Shellim 5240.00 10 P Taylor 5116.55 11 C Landells 5071.96 12 M Walsh 5057.40 13 J Bennett 5039.83 14 D Wright 5028.82 15 A Tabero 4946.87 16 I Mason 4927.46 17 M Treble 4856.02 18 D Rumble 4853.40 19 T MacPherson 4806.91 20 T Robertson 4733.71 21 P Burgess 4510.93 22 S Streetly 4412.72 23 J Cubitt 4071.77 24 J Treble 3477.11 25 A Evans 1424.67
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