Wednesday, January 9th, 2008

Coaching Week starts

Around 35 pilots – with a wide range of experience – gathered at Waikerie for “Coaching Week” on Saturday 5th January 2008.

Among the pilots were a number of Coaches, led by Bernard Eckey, with special guest Coach, Ingo Renner. Harry and Wendy Medlicott also arrived with the Ventus. Coaching Week is aimed at developing the cross-country skills of less experienced pilots.

On Sunday morning 6th of January, a number of Briefings, including safety and weather were held before flying operations commenced. Sunday’s weather was not kind enough to allow a task to be set – but that didn’t stop a number of pilots flying.

Our thanks are extended to the Adelaide Soaring Club for providing an additional tug. Unfortunately the Balaklava Club winch broke down enroute to Waikerie and was towed back to Balaklava.

Now Wednesday, the weather has slowly improved. tasks have been set for the “teams” to attempt. There has only been 3 outlandings, although the tasks are being flown at relatively low altitudes.

Thursdays weather is looking promising for a big day.

John Hudson

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