15 October, 2011

It's not all play and no work!

Recent posts have mostly been about my RC Model flying and that has tended over shadow many of my other activities so perhaps I should summarise some of them.

Photography is still a keen interest and I have plans to offer some of my photographs for sale via my web site. The plan is to have a range of images ranging from un-retouched photos to images so highly enhanced that they would more accurately be described as artist’s impressions than natural photographs.

With photography still some time off what is actually happening? Well much of my web work this year has been for Middlewich Town Council/Middlewich Heritage/MiddlewichVision and Middlewich Clean Team though there has been some other confidential work too. As previously reported there was the completion of the Woodseaves Miniature Railway Site earlier this year too. There are several potential contracts underway but of course I can’t mention those any further at this stage but suffice to say there’s plenty of work to keep me more than busy.

Autumn and rainy days are here!

IPJAeroshirts will be the focus of more work during the next few weeks as I gear up for Christmas but in the mean time here are the first announcements of a couple of specials deals:
  1. From 11-18 October 2011 there’s 15% off of umbrellas using the voucher code RAINBOW.
  2. 29—30 October 2011 save the costs of shipping on all orders. Use voucher code WITCHINGHOUR when checking out.

There's more! I also recently attended the Expert Patients Tutor Supervision Day which is necessary to maintain my Passport to Practice as I am a tutor for the Central and Eastern Cheshire PCT Expert Patients Programme (EPP). The EPP is a six week course for anyone living with a long term health condition. The Expert Patients Programme aims to help people with long term health conditions take more control of their health by learning new skills to manage their conditions better on a daily basis.

09 October, 2011

Flying On The Cloud At Last

On the 7th October I finally made it to The Cloud to fly the SAS Fusion.

There I met up with Dave Gilder with his SAS Wildthing. Both of these aircraft are made of EPP foam, consequently there are very tough but fly very well. They are also suitable for combat flying which boils down to trying to hit each other - not for destruction or anything horrible like that - just to score combat points. It sharpens the flying skills & is great fun.

The rocks were nothing like the problem I had expected and indeed the Fusion suffered fewer knocks at The Cloud than it had done at the Gt. Orme - or am I just getting better! 

It was was a great day's flying. There was plenty of wind which was occasionally a bit bumpy but mostly nice and smooth away from the edge. Here's some video that was shot by Dave and myself at various times during the day.

There were some threats of rain and in fact we saw a lot of it coming towards us but it kindly turned and fell on Middlewich instead and we had of it was a few stray drops as the rain passed by.

If you would like to see more photos from the day they are here.