Just a quick round up from our PSSA Dambusters 80th Anniversary meet held last weekend at The Great Orme.
Sadly the high pressure forecast led to light North Easterly winds and we spent two days up above the pier in glorious conditions but for the winds needed to fly our heavier PSS models, including the Lancasters... that said we did fly Chris Collis's Lanc on Saturday afternoon when the wind speed peaked I guess 10-12 mph max, Chris' 102" span Lanc was lightly loaded and handled these conditions superbly for a 25 minute tribute flight.
A big thanks to all who travelled and took part over both days, we saw 8 different Lancasters present ranging in scale from large to small, including the soon to be released RCM&E pull-out plan from Martin Gay and Gordon Studley. Dambusters themed prizes were awarded to Andy Johnson, Harry Twist and Al Gorham, who took the model of the event award with his superb 617 Sqn Lanc equipped with both Upkeep and Tallboy weapons, and everyone left with a memento can of real ale speciallly brewed for the PSSA again with a Dambusters theme.
Of course we flew all weekend with the lighter loaded PSS models and sports/thermal/vintage stuff, making the most of the conditions as we always do.