Day 1 was Monday, Saturday was fine with some showers around and the airfield was only
slightly busy, pilots arriving, some local flying happening, tugs arriving, and competition
staff working on and around the airfield with competition prep.
Sunday (practise day) went very well, some pilots and crew were still arriving but flying was
nicely organised and the weather was good . There was one outlanding with an aerotow retreive
but apart from that the weather provided everyone with a good sky for some fun and enjoyment!!!!!
Day one went very well with all pilots reporting that they had a great time.
The Kiwi's in the Duo (KDX) just missed out with there final glide home, (they landed 7klm short,
in a very good paddock). There were a couple of other outlandings but all in all they all had fun...
Day 2 was a blow-out, poor/nasty weather which caused the competition admin team some
concerns,, so a full cancellation was initiated....
Day 3, rain, low cloud. The weather was expected to clear so tasks were set and the grid activated.
Unfortunately the clearing took a little longer than expected and one class was cancelled.
Just then, the sky began to break up and some nice cumulus clouds arrived. We launched the racing
gliders into the sky and after a couple of hours they all returned (with happy smiling faces).
Also airborne yesterday was MM (Mike Maddocks) in his beautiful new Ventus, and QR (Bruce Taylor)
who used the afternoon sky to enjoy the opportunity to fly in the fine and interesting sky.
Meals at the Gliding Club canteen have been pretty awsome....