Sunday 23rd

Was woken by heavy rain in the early hours but thankfully by the time we got up, it was dry though overcast.  After breakfast we all headed to the field for a days practise.  Today we had no commitments so we could relax and enjoy the day with Duncan, Dave, Alex & Aaron all being […]

Saturday 22nd

We awoke to bright sunshine & low winds – perfect flying conditions.  Had a leisurely breakfast before heading to the practise site by 10am.  I detoured to pick up lunch & arrived at the field to see the gazebo had been erected and everyone was getting in plenty of flights. Jamie had some good news […]

Friday 21st July

After a VERY long day’s drive yesterday, we finally made it to our hotel in Wloclawek at 11.20pm last night.  Hotel basic, but clean & friendly.  Jamie Robertson met us with the news that although he had arrived safely, his models had not & were ‘lost’ somewhere between Chicago & Warsaw.  Not a good start […]

Not long now…..

Tomorrow will see the start of our journey to Poland – we’re going to stay overnight at a hotel near the ferry port in Dover before catching the 4am ferry on Thursday morning.  We’ll then have the long drive to Wloclawek ahead of us before arriving at our destination late evening.  My intention is to […]

Closing Ceremony + Banquet

I would like to start this final part of the blog for 2016 by saying how enormously proud I am of team GBR & by team I would also like to include the helpers / mechanics Wayne & Jamie & not forgetting Ray & Summer.  Everyone has worked so hard since they have been here […]

Final round for F3N – Music

We were up & out at the field for 9.30am.  The weather had changed, cooler, overcast and windier.  A couple of flights for each of our guys before heading to the competition flight line. Aaron was the 2nd pilot up – conditions were the most challenging they had been all week (apart from Aaron’s aborted […]

First two Finals rounds (Sets + Freestyle)

Busy day today.  We were all up & out at the practise site by 9.30am.  Each pilot had a couple of Sets flights to warm up for the first F3N round starting at 12noon.  We made our way over to the main flightline just in time to see Steve Roberts fly his F3C round (he […]

Free (?) day

A nice lazy start to the morning – breakfast at 9.30am.  Aaron slept till 11am – he was absolutely shattered after the last few days, part of him wanting to get into the finals & another part of him not so that he could rest!  Poor lad! I popped out to get some shopping for […]

Final 2 rounds of Preliminary (Sets / Music)

This is the blog for Wednesday 27th written Thursday morning hence the date being wrong! 🙂 Dave was first up to fly his sets this morning so we were up early & out to the practise field for a couple of warm up flights first.  We weren’t the earliest though as we found Steve there […]

1st day of competition

Another hot day here in Poland. We were all up early (breakfast at 7.30am) as everyone but Duncan wanted some flights at our practise site before flying in round 1: Set Manoeuvres.  Duncan was up 2nd so he decided to go straight to the comp site chauffeured by our trusty supporter Ray.  Aaron was up […]