UHPC ANNUAL DINNER 2019

The annual club dinner is planned for Friday 5th April 2019 at  7:30pm.
 
Venue is The Ramble Inn, 236 Lisnevenagh Road, Antrim BT42 2JT.
 (main A26 not far from the Dunsilly roundabout)
 
 
Its a great chance for friends old and new to have a catch up and get to know each other just as a great year's flying is hopefully about to start. Come along and bring your partner.

The cost of the dinner is £22 per person and the menu is :
 
Starters
 
Chefs Soup of the Day
served with home baked crusty bread
 
Classic Caesar Salad
Crispy baby gem, parmesan cheese, croutons, fried pancetta 
 
Classic Prawn Cocktail
Cold water prawns mixed with salad leaves & laced in a Marie Rose dressing
 
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Main Courses

Prime Roast Sirloin of Beef
Tender slices of prime Roast Sirloin of Beef laced with chefs house pan gravy
& served with Horseradish Sauce
 
Roast Stuffed Chicken
Tender Chicken fillet breast, stuffed and wrapped in bacon
 laced with creamy bacon and leek sauce.
 
Pan Seared Salmon Fillet
Fillet of Salmon pan seared
laced with a creamy Dill and Prawn sauce.
 
Wild Mushroom Risotto
Topped with freshly grated Parmesan
 
8oz Sirloin Steak ( £3 Supplement)
with onion rings and choice of sauce
 
12oz Sirloin Steak ( £5 supplement)
with onion rings and choice of sauce
 
All above served with Chefs selection of seasonal Vegetables and Potatoes
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Desserts

Cheesecake of the Day

Fresh Fruit Pavlova

Sticky Toffee Pudding
with Honeycomb ice-cream
 
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Please forward your menu choices and any dietary requirements to Eveleen McMaster via email ( This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. ) or text/phone on 07595460822 as soon as possible.

RESERVE PARACHUTE REPACK

Annual Reserve Repack                                      Thursday 7th Feb 2019  7.00pm - 10.00pm

                                 ANTRIM FORUM, Lough Road, Antrim. BT41 4DQ

One of the highest attendances ever to the repack - 22 eager pilots with sore knees next day after grovelling around on the floor consulting manuals, scratching heads and folding canopies and lines after a practice deployment from a swinging, spinning rope suspended from the rafters!

Why do we do this?

1.Familiarise ourselves with the position of the reserve handle
I recommend on every flight, that you take 2 seconds to locate and grab the reserve handle, this will create muscle memory, and in the event of having to throw, it will make things much easier

2.Prevent velcro lock
Velcro can in some cases bond together, if it hasn't been separated for a long period of time

3.To check, when handle is pulled, that pins/plastic tabs disengage and the reserve and inner bag is hanging from the handle
If pins/plastic tabs don't release, then reserve will not deploy. On some occasions pulling the handle, the inner bag will come away from the reserve, this results in either reserve left in reserve compartment(bad) or the reserve been deployed(not as bad).The reason you want to have reserve and inner bag hanging from handle, is so you can throw the reserve away from the paraglider, to prevent any entanglement

4.Throw
If your glider is spinning around you, aim to throw behind the trailing edge of the glider, it is the action of throwing which deploys the reserve, remember to let go of the reserve handle! you can assist the opening of the reserve by tugging on the bridle. (You will have the opportunity to practice throwing your reserve parachute, hanging from a long rope attached near the roof of the centre).

5.Once your reserve is open, disable your glider to prevent entanglement with the reserve

By repacking your reserve, you will become more familiar with it, you understand how it works. Hopefully you will have more confidence in it. You may come across unknown problems, Why is it stained? did my harness get a soaking at anytime, should i have checked the reserve, let it dry out and repack it again.
When you pull the handle, does the reserve release smoothly? or do you have to really pull to get it to release, maybe its worth checking what is preventing the smooth release.

This event is a chance to practice deploying your reserve, as above. If you're not happy, repack and deploy again, talk to others who may have more experience in this field.

Handy things to have for a repack:
Reserve parachute handbook
Harness handbook
strimmer wire
Long shoelace
adjustable wrench
elastic bands

Your normal flying gloves and helmet for practice deployment.

 

2018 UHPC AGM

The 2018 AGM was held at 7.30pm on Wednesday 28th November at the Dunsilly Hotel.

New committee details are on the "contact us" page - link on the left. Draft minutes to follow in due course.

Meantime, reports from the Chairman, Air Liaison Officer and Treasurer are in the Members' Area of the website under 'Club Documents'.

UHPC ULSTER OPEN COMPETITION 2018

The 2018 Ulster open was planned to take place on Saturday 30th June and Sunday 1st July 2018 based at the Kilcronaghan Centre Tobermore.  Due to the low numbers entered and the strong wind forecast, the event was cancelled and there was no opportunity for it to be revived before the end of the year..

 

If on, entry fees are as follows:


 1) Weekend Two Day event - £35 or Euro 40. This includes accommodation, registration, evening meal (with some beer and wine), breakfast and where possible retrieves.

 

2) Weekend Two Day event - £25 or Euro 30.  This includes, registration, evening meal (with some beer and wine), breakfast and where possible retrieves.

 

3) Single day entry - £10 or Euro 15. This includes, registration and where possible retrieves.
 
As usual, all pilots should be able to demonstrate BHPA or equivalent insurance.

Accommodation - Separate arrangements can be made for accommodation for £20 or Euro 25 per person per night if required. Camper vans are accepted in the car park.

For further information/clarification contact the club Chairman, Steve Hill - This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. .

CLUB FIRST AIDERS

Hopefully, their skills will never be needed but, for information following the recent first aid course, here is the list of members with known First Aid qualifications:

1 Alan de Tourtoulon    
2 Bertie Kennedy
3 Colin Dowey     
4 Colin Lown      
5 Dave Tweedie    
6 Graeme Mosley   
7 Ian Cross          
8 Ken McConnell
9 Mark Piggott    
10 Maurice McBride         
11 Phil Barron          
12 Ron Chudziak  
13 Simon Finlay      
14 Steve  Hill        
15 Tom Carson             
16 Tony Conway
17 Uel Glendinning