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    Newton Peveril photos

    Old time hang glider pilot here with some photos I took at Newton Peveril in Dorset:
    https://everardcunion.com/powered-fl...ng-newton/#top

    My camera is a Fuji FinePix HS 50 EXR.


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    some good pics there mate cheers for sharing
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    Very nice pics Everard. First time I have seen the power lines at the threshold.

    Who's is that posh Shadow?


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    "The high atmospheric pressure over southern England in the summer of 2018 caused a heat wave that suppressed thermal activity. That also suppresses soaring flight (gliding).." I don't think so. Encountered some of the worst turbulence in 30 years of microlighting this year. And lots off gliders soaring in gaggles to the heavens. I've even left that Chaser in the hangar and flown GA and still banged my head on the cockpit roof a few times.


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    Quote Originally Posted by Adrian Jones View Post
    Who's is that posh Shadow?
    I am sure somebody told me, but I have a poor head for names and faces. I wrote some names down, but not them. Sorry.

    Quote Originally Posted by Arielarts View Post
    ... Encountered some of the worst turbulence in 30 years of microlighting this year. And lots off gliders soaring in gaggles to the heavens. I've even left that Chaser in the hangar and flown GA and still banged my head on the cockpit roof a few times.
    Ah, OK. I am not flying this year, so I have amended it to read as follows:
    The high atmospheric pressure over southern England in the summer of 2018 caused a heat wave with turbulence (according to pilot reports) but, in the calmer evenings, it was good for powered ultralights and similarly lightweight aircraft.
    I thought I knew about meteorology, but I often find I am wrong!
    Last edited by Everard; 13-08-18 at 22:26 PM. Reason: Updated text on linked page based on feedback


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    Yeah. Me too. I was taught like you, but this year proved me wrong - lots of 'blue thermals' and seriously unstable. Made worse because there were a lot of brown fields that had been sown late because of the wet spring, and then hadn't sprouted. All banging off bubbles.


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