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Old Feb 02, 2009, 02:55 PM
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Australia's Manilla Slope Fest 09 be there

Mt Borah
near Tamworth is an awesome site .Borah has 4 soarable faces with astroturf on each launch site. Its 350-500m AGL depending on the side launched from . There are cabins and camping on site as well .September has been logged in for the event , understand this is late winter so it would be a bit on the chilly side, but being slope trash that really should'nt bother to many of us. So if your interested lets hear about it DATE: Sunday 20th till Sunday the 27th September and for those making it just a long weekend , from Friday 25th till Monday the 28th September.

Link for accomodation : http://www.flymanilla.com/Home/tabid/139/Default.aspx
NOTE* Mt Borah cabins are booked out plenty of campsites available
and hotel rooms 10 minutes away in Manilla its self.

The June Longweekend recon mission was a complete success please view the promo video and check out what Mt Borah has to offer.
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Pilot roll call Manilla slope fest 09


2009 Manilla Slope Fest Sept 20-27th (3 min 52 sec)

1. September week Steve Wenban channel 609,631,645,634
2. September Week Carolyn 649
3. September week:Jim Thompson channel 637
4. September week John Thompson Channel 615,626,655
5. September week Stehl 2.4Ghz
6. September week Harlan 635
7. September week Chris (Poss) 619
8. September week Nigel Ball CH 633, 641, 639.
9. September week Shane Suffolk 631, 654, 619
10.September Week Ant 651
11.September week Khan_01 631/633/641/647
12.September week Roachie 647
13.September week Graeme Cooke 615
14.September week Sam Cooke 2.4Ghz
15.September week Shane Anderson (36mhz synth)
16.September week Richard 614,617 ,623,and 2.4 ghz.. and synth for some of the RX'ers
17.September week Dan Cummins 2.4Ghz
18.September week Jordan Smith 2.4Ghz
19.September week Jason 659 and 2 other RAST members
20.September week Steve RAST member 615 ,637
21.September week Bazr 647
22.September week Mick (pos) RAST memeber Channel TBA
23.September week Brett (nator) channel TBA
24.September week Kent 605,645
25.September week Dave channel TBA
26.September week Dean 2.4Ghz
27.September week Tom channel TBA
28.September week Owen 615
29.September week Eric 601,655
30.September week Sean 645
31.September week Gerard 615, 633, 649, 647
32.September week Adrian 637
33.September week Glyn TBA
34.September week Glenn 601
35.September week Rick 659
36.September week Garth 633, 610,609,601
37. September week Laurie +5 others TBA
43.September week Dave +5 others 2.4 and 36Mhz
49. September week Astan 657,659,635,647
50.September week Graeme 36Mhz 29Mhz and 40Mhz
51.September week John Richo 2.4 and 639
52.September week Jacob 2.4,36Mhz synth,631,643,605
53.September week Richard as above.
54.September week Warren 643
55.September week Jeff 623
The September event :
Pilots choice award will be given to the best turned out slope Machine
other events include last man standing combat event , drop for hops
and M.O.M racing





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Old Feb 02, 2009, 03:39 PM
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That's what I call a flying site. We need a developed hill like in the US besides Torrey and the POM in Utah.

I'm going to buy a hill top one day.

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Old Feb 02, 2009, 03:46 PM
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Thanks Paul , come down make a movie
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Old Feb 02, 2009, 03:59 PM
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Steve could you post a google maps link to the site please
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Old Feb 02, 2009, 04:12 PM
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Ok solved my own problem and managed to find it.

http://maps.google.com/maps?f=q&sour...12778&t=h&z=17

Looks like if there was no wind we could do Pikes Peak Hill Climb type runs up the dirt road
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Old Feb 02, 2009, 04:13 PM
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http://maps.google.com/maps?t=h&hl=e...,0.028582&z=15
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Old Feb 02, 2009, 04:25 PM
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It just gets better just spoke to Godfrey again (he owns the place) there's so much extra going at Mt Borah ,There are also toilets on top and its 2WD acessible. From next spring on it will have a flyers bar and lounge at the bottom (near the cabins) running as well (along with wine tasting etc from the vineyard). There is also wireless internet across the whole property for those who need it.
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Old Feb 02, 2009, 04:32 PM
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Steve could you post a google maps link to the site please
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Old Feb 02, 2009, 05:03 PM
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You must be joking! I hope there are enough cabins for everyone because it will be sub-zero temperatures overnight around Tamworth, especially at altitude.

Not everyone has a fringe to warm their forhead I think I'll give it a miss.

Matt, strictly a warm weather flyer .
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Old Feb 02, 2009, 05:15 PM
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Wuss its for slope flyers any way Matt
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Old Feb 02, 2009, 05:16 PM
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P.S the cabins are at the bottom of the mountain not the top.
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Old Feb 02, 2009, 05:21 PM
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pro's and con's pro no flies,pro no snakes, pro no sunstroke, pro there a bar , pro its a top venue
con its chilly at night.
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Old Feb 02, 2009, 05:30 PM
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That looks like a fantastic site. And vehicle access to the top - unheard of here in Canberra!

Unfortunately I'm out - have a great time though.

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Old Feb 02, 2009, 05:31 PM
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no worries Graham planning on making this an annual thing
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Old Feb 02, 2009, 05:46 PM
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Looks good put me down
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