April 2012 Archive
Wow, 1st April already – it almost feels like summer has been & gone with the fantastic weather we’ve had over the last week or so. Let’s hope not, eh!
Our luckiest customer to date, having travelled from Russia for some F3C coaching, Aleksey Vasilchenko has been enjoying this wonderfully warm spring weather (& low winds) for the last couple of weeks. He & his translator, Alexandr have been travelling daily to the field for some intensive coaching with Dave. We wish him the best of luck when he competes at the 2012 F3C European Championships in Germany later this year.
More news…. Dave has been accepted to compete in the 2012 3D Masters competition (Masters class) & we’re very much looking forward to being in Venlo, having missed the last two 3D Masters events there.
The last couple of months have seen Dave incredibly busy with mechanical work (builds / repairs / set-ups). At one stage we had 15 customer helicopters here waiting for his attention. We’re now down to the last 5 & these will need to be cleared before we take on any more mechanical work. To our customers still waiting, thank you for your patience – Dave is being as quick as he can. With the weather being the way it has, Dave & Mark have also been very busy with lessons & we’ve seen lots of new customers as well as some old regulars dusting off the winter blues.
We’re putting the final touches to two more courses which will take place in May & June. See the Courses page (under Services) for more details as they become available. At least one of these courses will focus on the new Blade 450X helicopter from Horizon – this fantastic flybarless 450 model is ideal for both the beginner & the more advanced pilot. Dave has been introducing beginners to flying with this model & has also been having a lot of fun himself flying some hard 3D with it.
Having missed the October Charmouth last year, the whole family is looking forward to the 2012 Spring Charmouth Heli Flyin (21/22 April) which is only 3 weeks away. Do come & say hello if you plan on being there either at the field during the day or in the Newlands Bar in the evenings.
It seems that between March 20th & today, any emails sent to us via our Contact page have been 'lost' & never made it through to us. There is no way of us retrieving the contents or of knowing who sent the emails.So please, if you have tried to contact us via our Contact page during this period, please try again. It was only due to a customer who contacted us by phone after not getting a response to an email sent this way that we realised there was a problem - thank you David! We haven't been ignoring you - your custom is too important to us. Our sincerest apologies to those affected & we hope that you will contact us again soon. Julie & Dave Fisher