BOS 3 Long Mynd

  • Posted on: 22 August 2017
  • By: Chutesman-Greg

 

BOS3 Long Mynd: Saturday 2nd September to Wednesday 6th September

Local organiser: Greg Emms

Competition HQ

Based at the Inn on the Green in Wentnor, www.theinnonthegreen.net(link is external)
Wentnor is a village about 15mins (3.4miles) drive out the front of the Long Mynd and there is a well appointed campsite next to the pub, www.greencaravanpark.co.uk(link is external). Note that if you wish to leave tents up on the last day there will be a £5 charge.

Mobile Coverage

https://coverage.ee.co.uk/ee/coveragechecker.html(link is external)
http://www.o2.co.uk/coveragechecker(link is external)
http://www.three.co.uk/Support/Coverage(link is external)
https://www.vodafone.co.uk/our-network-and-coverage/uk-coverage-map/(link is external)

From the maps there is only patchy EE / Virgin coverage in front of the Mynd but otherwise seems good.  Vodafone is 50/50 and Three is very poor. O2 is good.

Site info

Please have a read of the Long Mynd's club site guide at http://www.longmynd.org/?page_id=23,(link is external) on occasion we may also travel north to fly Llangollen.

Car parking at the Long Mynd
On busy days this is becoming a significant issue, with complaints about the inability for any rescue vehicles being able to get past. Please make sure that you park diagonally in such a way that the car does not stick out into the main tarmac roadway at all - if your vehicle is too long to do that then please drop off your gear and find somewhere suitable. Anyone that can lift share, then please do so if it looks like being a busy day - this is not just weekends as we are now getting a lot of people available in the week when the forecast is good. Even if you just park further along the top road maybe at pole cottage (the clump of trees by the modellers car park). Try to park in such a way as to allow as many vehicles to squeeze in as possible. If you park along the gliding club fence, make sure that you are completely off the tarmac road, but beware of grounding your vehicle due to the hump between the road and the ditch.

Corndon
It really is important to get a briefing from experienced pilots (experienced specifically at Cordon) on the day and before you launch. The hill has peculiarities about the way the air flows around the hill, which vary from hour to hour. It has caught out many a pilot of all levels of general experience and ability. I’ve flown there a few times summer and winter, gone XC from there, but I still don’t count myself as an experienced Corndon pilot

Unfortunately we do not have access to Bache Hill.  Negotiations for the site are still ongoing by the club, we live in hope.

BOS Meal
The BOS meal will be on Sunday 3rd at the Inn On The Green Pub. Like last year it will be a carvery, but if anyone has any specific dietary requirements, please let me know.

PARTY! - Saturday 2nd
Our good friend Geoff Minshull is throwing a big party and has invited everyone at BOS3!
18:30 is the start, with live music at about 19:30 and laser light disco until the early hours.
There'll be some simple food and drink available, but you can also bring stuff, and a couple of BBQs will be going throughout the evening for you to cook on.
The address is The Limes, Norbury, Bishops Castle, Shropshire, SY9 5EA. Parking will be in the village hall field next to the house and will be signposted. It's about 1.4miles from the Inn on the Green, so maybe even walkable if you have a skin-full!
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