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December 2009

November has been a difficult month for free flying Cumbria with high winds, extensive rain and flooding dominating the month. However on Sunday 8 November, a gaggle of CSC pilots congregated at Burnbank for a splendid autumn day's flying. Here is Lance Greenhalgh in action with Coledale Hause in the background.

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November 2009

Monday 5 October on Blease Fell looking to Derwent Water and the SW. Pete Lloyd reports "A beautiful day, very light winds which picked up slightly at around 4 in the afternoon and gave us all a wonderful afternoons flying back and forth along the ridge to the summit of Blencathra. Dave Robinson is the pilot and the photo was taken by Chris Lloyd. October has been a mixed month with good days when you didn't expect them. To get the best days, you needed to have a flexible lifestyle!

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October 2009

Sunday 20 September was a glorious day. Roy Richards took this picture at Brigsteer. Chris Greenwood can be seen above Steve Kitchen above the crags at the north end of the site.

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September 2009

Stuff the Med - you can't beat Cumbria (except when it's raining)! On a glorious summer's day, Pete Rycroft on an Airwave Mustang 2 flies at St Bees. Photo by "Chevron".

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August 2009

In the short gaps between the rain there has been some opportunities for good flying this month. Mike Cavanagh has broken the record for the longest flight from a Cumbrian site twice in July. Here Chris Field is flying on Blease Fell on 6 July. St Johns in the Vale is behind and Helvellyn is the high ground on the left. Photo by John Hamlett

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July 2009

Summer evening Lakes flying at its best! Dave Horne took this picture at 2000 on 22 June over Barton Fell and Ullswater. Lance Greenhalgh is the pilot. He reports that there was "incredible lift (despite the late hour) plus stunning views with every turn. We spent nearly 2 hours wafting smoothly along the ridges from Barton to High Street at 1,500 to 2,800ft. Nirvana!!" The rest of this month's submissions can be found here

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June 2009

May has been a challenging month after an epic Easter in April. Strong winds and poor weather has provided limited opportunities for flying. A window opened up on Friday 29 May when a brilliant day was marred by strongish winds from the SE. Oportunities were available on Blease Fell and Barkin Fell. Dave Horne was flying on Blease and caught this picture of Malcolm Grout. Clough Head is on the left of picture and the Helvellyn ridge is behind Malcolm. Dave reports that it had been lively before this but it was settling down nicely when the picture was taken.

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May 2009

Man of the month for picture of the month! Alex Butler has had a stormin' April culminating in a 106km flight from Parlick (NE of Preston) to north of Weardale on 26 April. This picture was taken on 19 April in Langdale. Lingmoor Fell is in the background with Blea Tarn just showing over the shoulder of Side Pike. Alex, flying his Gin Zoom Race, flew from Langdale to Dunmail Raise, up the ridge to Helvellyn, back south to Fairfield and then over to Shap - a total of 46km. Photo by Ed Cleasby

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April 2009

15 March 2008 - John Hamlett took this superb photo looking north up the Lune Gorge from Whitestones. The start of the month didn't provide many opportunities but this Sunday was the first really good day of the year. As a result Whitestones was a bit busy! The colours are all a bit flat as Winter comes to an end.

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March 2009

February has been a cloudy month with lots of grey skies. However, some opportunities were around for some good flights. Pete Rycroft and Dave Horne were out on the 10 February. Dave reports that "Pete Rycroft found a light thermal above Wanthwaite Crags, enough for a quick 360, and is flying high for Feb. Had well over 2 hours in the air but perishingly cold. Enjoyed it so much that I didn't notice the uncontrollable shivering until after landing!" The photo was taken by Dave Horne and is looking south down the Helvellyn ridge.

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