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Midland Fed Appleton Devastation

#1 User is online   peter pandy 

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Posted 19 May 2013 - 21:54 PM

It would appear the fed has had massive losses from Appleton to-day liberated 14.30 into a N/E wind with most fanciers flying 180-190 miles.
Timing from approx 19.30 it was total mist cover for the birds to negotiate with visibility less than 1 mile and dark at 21.00.
Returns locally are 3-15, 2-24, 1-20 up to 21.30.
Perhaps going the West coast route ourselves will prove to be a folly we could do without.

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Posted 19 May 2013 - 22:04 PM

View Postpeter pandy, on 19 May 2013 - 21:54 PM, said:

It would appear the fed has had massive losses from Appleton to-day liberated 14.30 into a N/E wind with most fanciers flying 180-190 miles.
Timing from approx 19.30 it was total mist cover for the birds to negotiate with visibility less than 1 mile and dark at 21.00.
Returns locally are 3-15, 2-24, 1-20 up to 21.30.
Perhaps going the West coast route ourselves will prove to be a folly we could do without.

Terrible returns Peter and soul destroying,I hope and think there will be plenty of birds about in the morning,our returns personally are poor but got 3 doos after 9.20 tonight . :partick-thistle-Crest:

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Posted 19 May 2013 - 22:15 PM

Alex the weather forecast for to-morrow is rain and more rain. I have the feeling we wont see many again.

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Posted 19 May 2013 - 22:18 PM

Sorry to hear that Peter but i dont think there will be too much rain about the morra mate and hopefully a lot of the missing doos will get a decent chance tae get hame mate...

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Posted 19 May 2013 - 22:23 PM

View Postpeter pandy, on 19 May 2013 - 21:54 PM, said:

It would appear the fed has had massive losses from Appleton to-day liberated 14.30 into a N/E wind with most fanciers flying 180-190 miles.
Timing from approx 19.30 it was total mist cover for the birds to negotiate with visibility less than 1 mile and dark at 21.00.
Returns locally are 3-15, 2-24, 1-20 up to 21.30.
Perhaps going the West coast route ourselves will prove to be a folly we could do without.

The best time I herd 19.14 but hes only got 12/38

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Posted 19 May 2013 - 22:26 PM

Sorry to hear about the poor race.Hope they went down in the mist. Hopefully a load will turn up tomorrow.
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Posted 19 May 2013 - 22:50 PM

Hi Peter
Hope a lot more turn up
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Posted 19 May 2013 - 22:52 PM

Ayrshire got the same kind of race today poor returns and scary times.

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Posted 19 May 2013 - 23:08 PM

hope you get them in the morning peter

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Posted 19 May 2013 - 23:13 PM

sorry to hear that Peter thats shocking there have been some stinkers all over today but to be honest i canny remember so many bad races from different parts of the country on the same day .

hope you get them tommorow m8

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Posted 20 May 2013 - 00:23 AM

I am of the opinion that small convoys return lower than average velocities and Midland Federation not only come into that category but travel the West coast route itself due to the self interest of the Airdrie club which only looks after its members to the detriment of the birds which has been proven in the past A.G.M.s.

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Posted 20 May 2013 - 00:46 AM

View Postpeter pandy, on 20 May 2013 - 00:23 AM, said:

I am of the opinion that small convoys return lower than average velocities and Midland Federation not only come into that category but travel the West coast route itself due to the self interest of the Airdrie club which only looks after its members to the detriment of the birds which has been proven in the past A.G.M.s.

your spot on thats why i dont fly with them anymore

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Posted 20 May 2013 - 05:18 AM

ma wee pal tam wiped out 1 from 30 last night he,s gutted , hopefully they work in the day

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Posted 20 May 2013 - 13:00 PM

View Postpeter pandy, on 19 May 2013 - 21:54 PM, said:

It would appear the fed has had massive losses from Appleton to-day liberated 14.30 into a N/E wind with most fanciers flying 180-190 miles.
Timing from approx 19.30 it was total mist cover for the birds to negotiate with visibility less than 1 mile and dark at 21.00.
Returns locally are 3-15, 2-24, 1-20 up to 21.30.
Perhaps going the West coast route ourselves will prove to be a folly we could do without.

Don't talk rubbish its not the route its the time they were libbed the leaders on time am at7oclock returns when went was clock27out of60

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Posted 20 May 2013 - 14:03 PM

View Postpeter pandy, on 20 May 2013 - 00:23 AM, said:

I am of the opinion that small convoys return lower than average velocities and Midland Federation not only come into that category but travel the West coast route itself due to the self interest of the Airdrie club which only looks after its members to the detriment of the birds which has been proven in the past A.G.M.s.

Look at central or northwest velocity 2weeks ago and we are beating them and lanarkshires

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Posted 20 May 2013 - 17:02 PM

View Postnovo10, on 20 May 2013 - 14:03 PM, said:

Look at central or northwest velocity 2weeks ago and we are beating them and lanarkshires

that was down two the wind

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Posted 20 May 2013 - 17:11 PM

View Postnovo10, on 20 May 2013 - 15:03 PM, said:

Look at central or northwest velocity 2weeks ago and we are beating them and lanarkshires



that was down to wind and heat 2 weeks ago it was baltic remember

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Posted 20 May 2013 - 17:12 PM

Sorry to see returns, We had a very funny race from otterburn yesterday! Only 58 miles but seems a few missing! I was 13/24 last night and 8 showed up this morning and 1 reported in Buckie!! How the hell it ended up there considering mist on the east we had! Its the most batches I have seen yesterday between 3pm and right up to 6-7pm, They were anything from singles up to around 50 a batch and going ALL directions! Think a lot were struggling to get through the pentlands as it was closed off from my view (4 miles from me) I even got an NEHU dew land but that could be anyones
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Posted 20 May 2013 - 18:47 PM

View Posttiger, on 20 May 2013 - 17:02 PM, said:

that was down two the wind

What a west wind aye ok

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Posted 20 May 2013 - 18:49 PM

View Postnovo10, on 20 May 2013 - 18:47 PM, said:

What a west wind aye ok

yip and you know it

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