High Cloud

November 26, 2014

High Cloud

After yesterday’s great flying hopes were high — at 6:30am sunshine and blue sky at 8:30 am the sky is covered with high cirrus and it is cold. A task has been set 3 hours for both club and 18m. Cooler day with an early finish time expected; so need to be home by 5.

33rd National Club and Sports Class Competition Day 8

January 13, 2014

33rd National Club and Sports Class Competition Day 8

Day 8 turned out to be another very tricky day for all the Organisers, Task Setters and Pilots. With 14 Outlanding and a few pilots not making a start. The top pilots all scored reasonably well to either hold onto their existing placing or only move up and down one place. The skill of the …

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33rd National Club and Sports Class Competition Day 7

January 10, 2014

33rd National Club and Sports Class Competition Day 7

As expected day 6 turned out to be a great days gliding with some very good speeds. Matthew Scutter won Sports class with a speed of 140kph. Some pilots had to come back early due thunderstorm build up to the east of the Hattah circle. Club class had a ball only reaching oxygen needed heights …

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33rd National Club and Sports Class Competition Day 6

January 9, 2014

33rd National Club and Sports Class Competition Day 6

Briefing was called for 9:30am but the weather pattern changed overnight and a normal good day was expected. Thermals to 4,000ft at Noon launch then going to 10,000 with 6 to 7 knot climb rates. Sports have a 4.5 hour AAT max distance 624k and Club 4 hours AAT max distance 559k. With expected speeds …

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33rd National Club and Sports Class Competition Day 5

January 9, 2014

33rd National Club and Sports Class Competition Day 5

Day 5 tasked the Sports Class into the hills and the day was won by Peter Temple who was able to use his experience of the area gained from flying out of Gawler. With only 39 points separating the top 3 places. Club Class were tasked to the East with a 60k circle around Karawinna. …

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