Reply Here to Join or Start a Flying Session

Soaring is very weather-dependent and our climate is increasingly volatile. These factors favour planning our flying sessions on very short notice. You can check the weather at this link ... (RIGHT MOUSE CLICK, then OPEN LINK IN NEW TAB): Windfinder Superforecast .

If you're wondering how you are going to find some friends to fly with, then the Fly With Friends Forum is for you. Clicking on the "Fly with Friends" heading above, takes you to the Topic "Click Here to Join or Start A Flying Session". You will need your SOGGI username and password to participate, so if you have lost this info, Contact Webmaster Tom Crawford tomcr50@hotmail.com.
Forum rules
BEFORE YOU FLY AT SOGGI'S FLYING SITES ...

Be aware that the use of SOGGI's flying sites is limited to SOGGI Members and their accompanied Guests. Your continued enjoyment of our flying sites relies on maintaining good relationships with all stakeholders including Air Traffic Control, the pilots and their passengers who fly above us, the owner of the property that we are allowed to use, the farm personnel, our surrounding neighbours, and your fellow club members. Thank you for doing your part to maintain these relationships.

NOTAM PROCEDURE FOR OUR SOD FARM FLYING SITE

On any given day, flying is not permitted until SOGGI’s Notice to Airmen (NOTAM) has been Activated by making a phone-call to Hamilton Air Traffic Control (ATC). As of June 26 2017, ATC has stipulated that we MUST also call to De-activate our NOTAM whenever a flying session has apparently ended for the day. If other flyers arrive later on the same day, then this Activation/Deactivation process must be repeated.

Immediately on your arrival at the flying field, look in the Log Book to determine the activation status of SOGGI's Notice to Airmen (NOTAM). The Log Book is kept in the black waterproof folder attached to the inside of the Club House door.

The FIRST SOGGI Member to arrive at the field has the OBLIGATION to call ATC to activate the NOTAM. The LAST Member to depart the field has the OBLIGATION to call ATC to deactivate the NOTAM. Every SOGGI Member has authorization to act in this capacity. The obligation to activate/deactivate our NOTAM applies equally to FREE FLIGHT and to R/C FLYERS.

Complete instructions for calling ATC can be found in our Log Book. It takes less than a minute to call ATC and make a Log Book entry. If you'd like an onsite demonstration of how to make a call to ATC, contact any member of the SOGGI Executive.

Calls to ATC MUST be made FROM THE FLYING FIELD, meaning that a cell phone will be necessary. A log book entry MUST be made to document EVERY call to ATC.

TO AVOID MISUNDERSTANDINGS, NEVER UNLOAD ANY EQUIPMENT FROM YOUR CAR UNTIL THE NOTAM HAS BEEN ACTIVATED. If you encounter other persons flying, or preparing to fly when the NOTAM has not been activated, immediately report the incident to any member of SOGGI's Executive for follow up. We will need those persons' names, and/or license plate numbers, and the time and date of the incident.

Our Message Board's "Fly With Friends" forum is intended for Members to share their intentions to go flying. The "Fly With Friends" Forum also enables members who DO NOT own cell phones, to coordinate their flying sessions with members who DO have cell phones. It's in our collective interest for ALL members to make use of the forum, for this and for related purposes.

We believe that our membership achieved 100% compliance with the NOTAM procedure during 2016 and 2017. Thanks everyone, and let's do it again in 2018 !

Now it's time for you to hook up with some friends and have some fun. Scroll down and click on the Topic "Reply Here to Join or Start a Flying Session" . Happy Flying !
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Bob H
Posts: 183
Joined: Tue May 12, 2009 10:46 pm

I heard that summer's last Hurrah is at the field this Monday morning

Post by Bob H » Sun Oct 27, 2019 5:30 pm

I'll be there around 9 AM.

Bob H

Lyle J
Posts: 23
Joined: Sat Mar 14, 2015 7:12 am

Monday October 28/19 Morning Flying Session?

Post by Lyle J » Sun Oct 27, 2019 11:07 am

Good Morning!
You wouldn't know by looking out the window at the moment, but the weather people are predicting a decent day tomorrow! I think it may be our last chance to get on the field before the weather really gets nasty. I will check the weather conditions in the early morning and if they appear to be favourable, I will arrive at the field around 9:30 am..ish.

Cheers!
Lyle

Bob H
Posts: 183
Joined: Tue May 12, 2009 10:46 pm

Freeflight Sunday Oct 19 at Haldibrook Rd

Post by Bob H » Sat Oct 19, 2019 10:10 pm

Superforecast says winds @ 1 mph from 9-11 AM. Good opportunity to tune-up my Square Eagle.
Later on, I'm off to the SOGGI Membership Meeting in Rockton.

Bob H

Andy M
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Joined: Wed May 13, 2009 9:17 pm

Flying Friday Oct 18 pm

Post by Andy M » Fri Oct 18, 2019 9:09 am

OK see you there

Bob H
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re Flying Friday Oct 18 pm

Post by Bob H » Fri Oct 18, 2019 8:27 am

I'll be at Haldibrook field about 2 PM. I'll have to leave for home by 4 PM.

Bob H

Andy M
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Joined: Wed May 13, 2009 9:17 pm

Flying Friday Oct 18 pm

Post by Andy M » Thu Oct 17, 2019 3:19 pm

The wind is forecast to decrease in Caledonia Friday afternoon after ~1pm. Is anyone interested in an afternoon flying session? I don't think I'll go unless anyone else is interested. I thought I'd fly electric to save the time of setting up a line.

Please post if interested.
Andy

Andy M
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Westover Tuesday Oct 15 pm

Post by Andy M » Mon Oct 14, 2019 12:53 pm

Update at 0814. I aim to be there around 12:30. A bit too windy later on.

If the forecast holds I plan to be at Westover Tuesday (15th) around 2pm. Will update if plans change.

Andy

Bob H
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Flying Tuesday Oct 8 ... 10ish AM

Post by Bob H » Mon Oct 07, 2019 4:25 pm

Yup.

Bob H

Andy M
Posts: 205
Joined: Wed May 13, 2009 9:17 pm

Tuesday Oct 8

Post by Andy M » Mon Oct 07, 2019 1:17 pm

Yes, but won't be able to get there until 10 -10:30. Andy

Windy the rest of the week, shame given the sunshine and temperature.

Bob T
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Re: Reply Here to Join or Start a Flying Session

Post by Bob T » Mon Oct 07, 2019 1:08 pm

Anyone flying Tuesday, Oct. 8?

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