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Slingsby T65 Sport Vega Outlanding Dundee 1988

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Slingsby T65 Sport Vega Outlanding Dundee 1988

Post by Uuoret » Wed Aug 21, 2019 12:57 pm

Me again.

On a Silver Distance attempt, I got caught very low over the centre of Dundee (800ft...!!)

There was an aircraft on the runway at the airport, so had no option but to land in Lochee Park. It was tight.

Fire, Police, Dog Handlers, Radio Tay and the Dundee Courier all came to see me....

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Re: Slingsby T65 Sport Vega Outlanding Dundee 1988

Post by Mike » Wed Aug 21, 2019 1:29 pm

Good grief! :Wow: You kept that quiet, where did you take off from?
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Re: Slingsby T65 Sport Vega Outlanding Dundee 1988

Post by Uuoret » Wed Aug 21, 2019 1:50 pm

Aboyne on Royal Deeside. Somehow I had been elected as chairman of the Shell Gliding Club in Aberdeen.

The event was quite popular - I got given a can of Kestrel lager from a friendly passer-by, and a lovely old lady came to say hello, went home, brought back a tablecloth and we had a little picnic. Later in the evening before I got picked up, I was given a fish supper and a can of Coke!!!!

The folks in Dundee were very kind to me.

Got a right b*llocking from the CFI, as he found out from the article in the Dundee Courier the next morning before he got to the airfield!!!

Must have been my 15 minutes of fame..... ;) ;)

J

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Re: Slingsby T65 Sport Vega Outlanding Dundee 1988

Post by Mike » Wed Aug 21, 2019 3:24 pm

Wow, what a great story, that's fantastic. :thumbs:

Did you still have your wallet after the guy gave you a can of Kestrel? :whistle:
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Re: Slingsby T65 Sport Vega Outlanding Dundee 1988

Post by acw367 » Sun Oct 20, 2019 10:01 pm

Great pictures. The One Slingsby I never got my hands on. I have flown Grasshopper, Cadet, Barge, Prefect, Swallow, Kestrel, Falke and Capstan.

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Re: Slingsby T65 Sport Vega Outlanding Dundee 1988

Post by Uuoret » Fri Oct 25, 2019 5:14 pm

Slingsby's were great!

T21, T31, T34, T45, T53, T65....

I had a ball!!

J :)

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Re: Slingsby T65 Sport Vega Outlanding Dundee 1988

Post by Uuoret » Sat Oct 26, 2019 9:50 am

....forgot Diamond height in a T49 Capstan!!

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Re: Slingsby T65 Sport Vega Outlanding Dundee 1988

Post by acw367 » Wed Oct 30, 2019 10:27 pm

Uuoret wrote:
Sat Oct 26, 2019 9:50 am
....forgot Diamond height in a T49 Capstan!!
Good skills. Albeit I am certain you could diamond height a brick at Aboyne and Portmoak.

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Re: Slingsby T65 Sport Vega Outlanding Dundee 1988

Post by Uuoret » Fri Nov 01, 2019 11:17 am

...it was Aboyne!

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