I have been contacted by Andy Meade, (remember he visited us a few weeks back and flew his PSS ME- 262 on the VR98), on behalf of Phil Cook of the PSSA (Power Scale Soaring Association).
They are looking to hold a PSSA event at the Bwlch sometime this year and obviously have a few questions as follows;
- A time when we can guarantee (as best as we can) when there would be favourable winds. (My own thought would be for September but your feedback on this would be appreciated).
- A time when there would be no other events taking place, i.e. F3F competitions. You guys who are members of BARCS may be able to help me with this as I have no idea when there are comps being held there.
- A central meeting point where decisions as to which slope to fly can be made and possibly a map stuck under a rock or something for late visitors, so they can find the flying area. (The Ice Cream Slope parking area maybe? And a map could be attached to the Ice Cream slope/Mickeys forestry commission gate?)
- It would probably be a good idea also if we could contact the farmer and see if we can get the key to the gate in case we fly on Mickey's. Does anyone have any contact details, or know someone who has? Clayton maybe?
Anyway guys, your input would be much appreciated and, although PSS may not be your thing, I think it would be a very interesting event to hold at the Bwlch. I look forward to hearing from you.