Lost on Pen Y Fan Mountain

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Lost on Pen Y Fan Mountain

Post by tonyh0905 » 18 Jan 2015, 00:23

I live about 30 miles from Brecon Beacons National Park, but the weather was perfect today so I went for a drive/hike!

As soon as I took off and started heading for the summit/cloud line, this mountain rescue guy decided to come over for a chat! I am concentrating on flying, and trying to answer questions on flight times, range, camera options, etc,etc,etc. By which time the clouds have rolled in and I'm completely disoriented!
In the end I get nervous and flip RTH...I still have video feed, but with all the snow on the ground I cant see any helpful landmarks. After about five minutes (12min total flight time) the wind has picked up, and I'm now thinking the RTH is flying too slowly and the 450 is not making any progress.
I'm scanning the horizon and thinking I'm never seeing this again, when the mountain rescue guy say's "That bloke over there is pointing at the sky"...I checked the direction he was pointing, and there it was 400ft straight above my head!! With all the wind noise it was completely silent. I have never been so happy to see anything in my life

I like it that people take an interest in our hobby, but it can be soooo distracting. All well that ends well....enjoy!


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Re: Lost on Pen Y Fan Mountain

Post by Stormswift » 18 Jan 2015, 01:34

Nice!

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Re: Lost on Pen Y Fan Mountain

Post by tonyh0905 » 18 Jan 2015, 22:37

Stormswift wrote:Nice!
Thanks :)
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