There seems to be a lot of us down in Portsmouth/Hampshire!
I usually drive to Midhurst/Bordon/Trotton/Horndean to fly as that is where my land permissions are. Have only flown locally at Farlington Marshes and with the Z5 at Southsea common (when space allows).
I’ve just got a phantom 4, it’s my first drone so still getting used to it , to be honest it would be really good meeting up with local members who are experienced as you maybe able to help with things I’m trying to understand
The forum’s search functions are a very efficient way to find previous threads and posts that might already have covered topics in which you are interested in learning more or answer that niggling question but, when this doesn’t turn up what you’re after, there’s a wealth of knowledge amongst the members, so ask away over on #questions-and-answers.
Also, if you’ve not seen it, check out our map of places where members have flown in the past … which, obviously, doesn’t necessarily mean they are still OK to fly and, as always, any pilot needs to check that everything’s OK before flying at any of them.
Hi, going to be doing a night flight mission tonight from the beach over to the south westerly point of hayling island above the golf course. Will have my super brights on for VLOS (easier at night lol) 8pm
There have been “local” meet-ups - at Southsea a couple of times, Ower (Between Romsey and Southampton), and Portsdown Hill - during the past year. (Take a look in #club-meetups)
The biggest difficulties in a meet-up are finding people who’s lives enable a match in their diaries and then the weather playing ball on the day.
I’ve frequently suggested meets … but, other than just once, nobody else has been able to make the same time/date/location. Partly, that’s because the weather unpredictability has meant that I’ve suggested them at moderately short notice. But longer notice would usually have been killed off by weather, anyway.
None of that means I won’t be chucking out invites to meet up … but, from my side, they’ll usually be shortish notice … and, being retired, any day of the week … and often at the crack of dawn (or earlier for a sunrise) when weather can be better predicted.
Anyone can chuck a date/time/location into the mix (using the #club-meetups category) and there’s always a chance that someone else will be able to make it.
I will keep more of an eye out for these! Due to work and family commitments having to fly at night mostly. I do have the 10th December off and free for the whole day. Will add that to the meet up nearer the time good weather permitting.