Having bought my first drone one week ago I am new to this scene and of course Grey Arrows.
As a retiree in the government’s over 70 vulnerable group perhaps I am a bit long in the tooth but being a retired media specialist/advertisiing photographer/filmmaker I needed something to buck me up after months of lockdown.
I live in Southport on the NW coast and I picked up a Syma X5SC-1 on ebay which is little more than a toy but I am hopeful! As a retiree the tenner I paid is as much as I can justify and perhaps I might have a little fun. So far it hasn’t even come out of its box but the flip side is that I notice on this site that some members are struggling with video editing and if there is any advice I can give I would be more than happy to do so.
I am just up the coast in Litherland and work in Formby. Plenty of places to fly along the coast just be warey of your proximity to RAF Woodvale and the microlight airstrip on the Formby bypass. They are the only NFZ in our immediate area.
Thanks for your nice welcome.
I know Woodvale and the microlight strip at Ince quite well having flown from both while training for PPL (never completed past first solo due to working in the Middle East). I also used the Woodvale perimeter roads when I ran the Keating Supercar media launch a few years ago.
I have a friend who is, like you, military.
Do you know Nick Stafford?
He is RAF and while his home station is down south somewhere he is actually based at Woodvale.
I don’t know many members of the RAF they are far too good to mix with us
would he be a member of 611 squadron they are based at Woodvale. If so they have been very busy lately staffing our local COVID testing stations.
I used to work with a guy from Formby who was a member of a model aircraft club based in southport, I think they used the model boating lake as a HQ on Rotten Row. Could be worth linking up if your local.