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Feb Club Meeting In Fife

Thursday, February 22nd, 2007
  • Ally Soars above the Forret Quarry!

A great day out on Saturday 17th Feb 2007 was had by Ali, Ian, Triantafyllos, Murray and a number of PPC students.


I sped down from Aberdeen after having packed the TT with my gear the previous evening and reached over to pay the Tay Bridge Toll, always interesting in a LHD car!  

Met up at the field below Forrett Hill, up to the top on the pickup and measured the wind speed at the top. Too strong conditions so we moved down to the plateau below the wee quarry. Ali was up and out front. Triantafyllos turned up and we went up at the same time. Murray and passenger then went up followed by Ian. So the site became busy and good look out was required with good soaring conditions.

Big regret I have is not connecting up the Helmet Cam in that it is the most number of paragliders I’ve see in the air at Forret!. I ran back to the car for my camera and took some shots mainly of Ally with a cheesy toothy grin !    

      
Conditions eased later in the day and Murray decided that Walton Hill was going to be better as the wind had switched SW. Some good flights down (not by me!), bundle and chased the guys to Cupar where I got lost looking out for a sign post.

Back on the hill and conditions eased off but fairly easy conditions to take off and fly to the left and right for a landing.

I did take some video footage which will post to http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=68dZQKKMmT4. You can search under paragliding Scotland to find any of my other clips. 

See you on the hill (Soon)

Duncan