Following on from a couple of previous excellent meets (links below), myself, @speatuk and @Howard78 are inviting anyone who fancies a morning of flying, electric scootering, banter and laughs to join us on Sunday 18th September (more on the time later).
Intention is to stay at the bridge for a couple of hours then decamp to Fort Paull or St Andrews Dock and the abandoned Lord Line building, unfortunately unless you are coming from the swamp area you’re going to get bitten for the toll crossing the bridge (there and back)
Meet at the Barton side of the bridge
Its generally quieter and has good spot for parking, also not far away from that end of the bridge is an Esso garage with Greggs, Starbucks and Lidl (fast Electric charging for the non fossil car drivers)
So to the time, us 3 are heading out for the sunrise 0640hrs but realise that if travelling you wont be getting up in the middle of night , but we’ll hang about for anyone coming out I would suggest no later than 0930hrs start though ;o)
I’ll bring some orange flavoured drones for people to taste (the dark side).
Will be in the van (with 1x drone-friendly dog) so will need to keep an eye out for height barriers at the various car parks on both sides of the river.
Will set off from the other side of the Pennines around 7am, should get to you eastern boys for just after 9am or so.
That said, if you’re heading north of the river from about 9:30 I might just meet you at the St Andrews stop and save myself a bunch of PHGV toll fees on the bridge
I’ve been to the St Andrews retail park a bunch of times (and eaten pub lunches waaaay to many times in Sailmakers), is that where you’d normally park for flights at the dock? Up the far end of the retail car park by old Mr Chu’s? Or do you normally head for somewhere else at the dock?