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Re: 2008 Sponsors
KasensidyKasensidy 26 May 2015 11:10
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We agreed to support the "League" for the 2008 season.

Re: 2008 Sponsors by KasensidyKasensidy, 26 May 2015 11:10


thank you for keeping us all up to date and sorry to read of rob's injury and indeed Kathleens. seems like a lot of good and challenging flying to be had. Thanks again look forward to my daily dose! Phippsy

Great Job Guys by PhippsyPhippsy, 06 Mar 2014 16:38

Well done Steve Blackier for writing these reports. Keep 'em coming. as its so good to hear of the exploits of the brits in lands faraway.

Nice Job by Phil ChettPhil Chett, 05 Mar 2014 10:53

Such a great guy, and such a sad loss.
I remember Pete from the early days and his enthusiasm had always been inspiring.
My condolences to Angie & their family.


Really sorry to hear this, I spent a fair bit of time looking at a beautiful sky yesterday while I was working.
I didn’t know Pete as well as most of you, but I had a lot of respect for him, and his commitment to the sport and his sense of fun, wish id have seen him dance.
God bless Pete.

Kev Gay

What sad, shocking news.
Humorous, selfless, supportive, fun, a great leader, hard working, tireless, a great friend, inspirational, encouraging… what a great bloke Pete was. I personally have a lot to thank Pete for, and I know many others do too.
What a loss for everyone who had the privilege of knowing him.
My sympathies to Angie and his family.
Pete, you will be missed.
Ben Philpott

A sad loss to all who knew him and anyone who'd yet to have the pleasure. He'll be missed by all.
Bruce k

Very very sad news, Pete is someone I've shared the hill with since a teenager and greatly respect.
Heartfelt condolences to Angie and family.
Neil A

Very sad news indeed
Pete is warmly remembered by the Irish hangies too - both from the BOS meets and Laragne.
Please pass on our sympathy to Angie from all his friends over here.
Phil Lardner

Pete always lived his life at 150mph. A great inspiration to everyone.
UK comps just won't be the same……
Kathleen Rigg

I’m terribly saddened to read this news of Pete.
To us, he was always incredibly welcoming.
Rich Hudson

Absolutely gutted. My thoughts go to Angie and their family. A huge loss to everyone.
Tony Stephens

What a wonderful man. His enthusiasm for anything was infectious. A true gent.
Pete Dixon

Pete was certainly one of the best. A terrible sad loss.
Trev and Kate

That’s terribly sad news. I flew with Pete many times in the League in the early 90s. A warm, friendly and good humoured guy who put a lot back into the sport. Such a great loss.
My thoughts are with his close friends and family.
Andy Wallis

Hoping you’ve cored this one straight up to base & beyond Pete …
Fair winds & following seas
Miles H

Pete was a great help to Ollie in his first year at the BOS. His legacy
of wit and enthusiasm to help others must not be forgotten.
Our deepest sympathy to his family
"The chittys"

My condolences go to Angie and I hope she will be able to take some comfort in the huge sadness and messages coming in across our community.
Pete was a legend in his own lunchbox - his character, wit and perpetual optimism brought sunshine to the rainiest of flying days.
He will be sorely missed and I for one am extremely sad at this terrible news.
Darren Brown

For the few times I met him he was kind and considerate to me doing his best to help
very sad news helped I hope by how well this man will be remembered
Scott D

Very sad news , a great personality, a great loss.
Craig Dolwin

A huge loss, so sad, Pete was such a fun bloke to be around. He will be missed.
My condolences to Angie
Andy Scott

How sad, I was looking forward to seeing him again at the comps even just socially.
The hillsides will seem more empty without his voice and presence.
Poor Angie, lovely lady too.
Craig Ennis

One of the great guys I have had the pleasure of knowing
Dave Bluett

A deeply sad day, please pass on heart felt condolences to Angie from Jen and myself.
Many happy memories from the BOS and later the Nationals, with Pete making it such a fun and welcoming place to be.
Simply a great guy.
Rich ans Jenny Hunt

Very sad news indeed. One of Life's great characters and such a nice guy. He lived life to the full, that's for sure.
My condolences to Angela.

Pete was the best!!!
Nuff said.
Ted Claggett

Very sad. A lovely kind and generous man.
Love to Angie.
Jenny Buck

Such a sad loss…so much energy and enthusiasm, a great inspiration - so much that he's given to hang gliding and to me.
Please pass Helen's and my condolences to Angie
Rob Gregg

"Looked like George Clooney and danced like John Travolta"
Such a nice guy, his sense of humour was brilliant, he will be very missed.
Luke Nichol

A huge loss!
He was one of those guys who made things happen for others and was happy to do so …lovely guy!
Very sad!
Paul Cryer

This is a shock, a wonderful man and a very big loss.
Both mine and Sue's thoughts are with Angie
Dave Matthews

A great loss, send me and my dads love to the family :(
Hell Boy

This is a great loss……

Desperately sad, a great personality, a great friend, a great man.
Mike Armstrong

A great loss.
A great person and someone that put more in than he took out.
Pass my condolences to Angie.
Stewart Reid

Oh bloody hell…how so very sad
My thoughts with Angie and all who remember him
Carl W
Such shit news. Don't believe it came so quick. Far too soon.
Bob Little

Made me feel at home in the wide world of the hangies - gonna miss the man.
Ross Orton

Such sad news. It was always such a pleasure to meet him…
Judith Mole

Yeah, he meet head at my first comp in 2011…really someone special
Erick Angles

What a sad day..and a shock..RIP Pete..he always made me smile
Steve Leeman

That is a real shame.
A very nice guy and the best comp director I've ever met.
He definitely would have made the most out of some more years.
Jochen Zeischka

Sad news, I enjoyed his way of being a Meethead very much
Sander van Schaik

He was a very very nice guy
Hadewych Van Kempen

This is such a horrible shock. Despite his illness this was the last thing I expected and it's left me cold.
RIP Pete.
Gary W

I am so shocked to hear this very sad news.
Pete was inspirational to new xc hounds and made the BOS an enjoyable event open to all and not just to the top guns.
He was certainly one of a kind.
My thoughts go out to Angie and family.
Barry Woodhead

Pete's passing is deeply saddening and for those of us who haven't seen him for sometime, a shock. On the other hand, reading all of these tributes is so heart warming.
Louise and I knew Pete from the early'ish days through League and Airwave Challenge events. Always a lovely, friendly, happy guy! Please pass on our condolences and love to Angie and his family.
I think I'll borrow this, "If you aren’t living on the edge you’re taking up too much space."
Fly well Pete!
Louise Anderton & Tim Hudson

Such sad news, such a loss. Pete was one of the people who first welcomed me into the UK's hang gliding community after I started flying again back in 2010.
Our thoughts are with Angie and Pete's family.
Lorenzo and Claudia.

Such sad news to hear about Pete today. It goes without saying what an impact and energy he had on and off the hill. He was an inspiration to myself as a pilot and to Nicola as a hill-billy. Welcoming and warm and oh so funny. They broke the mould with Sir Pete and it was an honour to know him. The hills will be a sadder place but his memory, funny stories and smile will live on. RIP Pete. Chris & Nicola

Farewell old friend... by Chris PyleChris Pyle, 29 Nov 2013 20:39
Phil ChettPhil Chett 19 Jun 2013 11:57
in discussion Hidden / Per page discussions » Waypoints

good idea :-)))))

by Phil ChettPhil Chett, 19 Jun 2013 11:57
tony_mooretony_moore 19 Jun 2013 11:46
in discussion Hidden / Per page discussions » Waypoints

makes sense now… I'll try not to land near those then.

by tony_mooretony_moore, 19 Jun 2013 11:46
Phil ChettPhil Chett 19 Jun 2013 11:38
in discussion Hidden / Per page discussions » Waypoints

The PDF is a printout for the retrieve drivers.
I didn't think they needed to know the airspace avoid waypoints so extracted them.

by Phil ChettPhil Chett, 19 Jun 2013 11:38

Hi Phil,

I've sucessfully armed my gadgets with the relevant files, however I have noticed that the pdf list does not match the actual waypoints in the .gpx and .cup files. The pdf seems very incomplete to me.


Has had a a bit of of an update, see if that helps.

Uploading waypoints by Phil ChettPhil Chett, 29 Apr 2013 13:50
Phil ChettPhil Chett 29 Apr 2013 12:51
in discussion Hidden / Per page discussions » Waypoints

Dont worry it about it too much Ken. I'll sort it at the comp. At least you had a go :-)

by Phil ChettPhil Chett, 29 Apr 2013 12:51
ken Westleyken Westley 29 Apr 2013 11:47
in discussion Hidden / Per page discussions » Waypoints

Sorry Phil,
The 'Magic' didn't happen ! I've got the GPS and the computer talking to each other now and I can see the list of waypoints on the computer but they don't appear to be stored in the GPS. Is there a way of just storing/downloading the Scotland waypoints, so that it might make the job easier (I'm only doing one round) ?
Ken (BOS novice)

Waypoints by ken Westleyken Westley, 29 Apr 2013 11:47
Phil ChettPhil Chett 26 Apr 2013 12:56
in discussion Hidden / Per page discussions » Waypoints

Hi Ken.
I never got round to adding more stuff to that help page.
But it will help you ensure you are gpsdump and your gps are communcating

once you have proved that then

go to gps dump
open WPTS
browse to say the kml version given in the zip file
you should then geta load of stuff in the window.
CTRL A in that window to select all of them
then… top menu click on WPTS
(make msure your gps is on)
send to garmin
watch the magic happen :-)

waypoints by Phil ChettPhil Chett, 26 Apr 2013 12:56

OOps I've just noticed your 'Help on doing the above' button, sorry,

I followed your instructions and loaded the following files onto my computer:-
I have a Garmin lead with a 9pin DIN plug on the end which will plug into my computer. Now what do I do ….the handbook with the Garmin doesn't tell me ?

Phil ChettPhil Chett 23 Apr 2013 10:42
in discussion Hidden / Per page discussions » Waypoints

there are two more waypoints that need to go in Andy.
These are generated from the scoring program, and will be squirted when you bring your gps in for download from the first task.

by Phil ChettPhil Chett, 23 Apr 2013 10:42

How will this work, I remember you had to upload in pub after all (last year) so as to include pilot number?


Waypoints Pilot number by Andy ScottAndy Scott, 23 Apr 2013 10:38

well spotted. fixed.
BTW if anyone was wondering about all theses posts saying they can not register, and think that its all gone wrong, i would like to mention that they al resolved the problem. :-)

@ steve by Phil ChettPhil Chett, 21 Feb 2013 22:37

I registered for Round 2 & 3, and have a vague recollection of even paying out money (around 07/01/13), but can't see myself on the Pilot List?
Steve Marnier

BOS registration by steve marniersteve marnier, 19 Feb 2013 21:46
Baz69Baz69 11 Feb 2013 21:33
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Sorry Phil, I did mean the Nationals but the British comp of the Nationals, the one in Ager?

Confusion by Baz69Baz69, 11 Feb 2013 21:33
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