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|Topic Started: 16 May 2010 - 05:19 (235 Views)|
|RogerT||16 May 2010 - 05:19 Post #1|
I went to Rougham on Saturday, 15th May. First impressions were of change; the layout of the site, even the access to the field; all change. Access to the Public car park via the “alternative” entrance, with the car park being on the north side, eastern end, of the main runway. The campsite and parking area for pass holders was by the usual entrance, in the field with the large dip in it, to the south of the control tower (where the public car park used to be).
Once on site we were presented with a much spread-out plan. Kite traders along the east side of the main field. Funfair and food/drink stalls to the centre north of the main runway. The new ‘attraction’, the 4x4 off-road bit, was to the west side, north of the runway. Public flying areas at either end of the main runway; power to the west, multi-line stunt to the east. The centre was supposed to be clear for easy movement of people between the car park, funfair and kite display.
The main arena, Stack arena, Stack practice arena, Club static flying arenas were in the middle of the main field, facing the traders stalls. The southern end of the west side of the site, (over towards the new housing estates) was for the large inflatables, with all the rest of the west side given over to buggies/boards. That was how it was supposed to be. By the time the public had walked around, bought their new kites, assembled their new kites, they were flying in most places, walkways, car park . . .
The weather was good, dry with sunny periods, mostly a good wind with just the odd occasion of it falling calm for a few moments just to keep everyone interested. There seemed to be far fewer people than normal, was this the cold weather, the football cup final, or apathy? I enjoyed myself. Met old friends. Flew some kites. Helped in the arena. Bought a new kite, a Robert Brasington designed kite, “Angels Play”. Lovely.
|Kev S||9 Jun 2010 - 20:27 Post #2|
Here you are showing the flying squad how to do it.
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