Oh dear. Visibility about 5km in misty drizzle. Various weather models have various ideas on when it will clear, but if we do fly today it will be a latish start. However the pilots have been working pretty hard over the last couple of days, so a quiet day might be welcome.
Sebastian certainly worked hard yesterday for a win in the MSC contest, as did Pat Driessen and Keith Essex for 2nd and 3rd. Tim Bromhead took out daily honours in the Club Class, easing past Mike Strathern for first place overall in the process. Game on!
1210. Update on the good news and the bad news; Terry Delore has made it across Cook Strait. Yay - good news! Bad news is it's still overcast and barely flyable in Taupo. Contest director says "Hurry up and Wait". Willdo.
1310. We hurried - we waited - the day is cancelled. Terry is abeam Masterton at 14000ft, so if the weather clears we may see him here yet.
1448. The (ASH 25) Eagle has landed! Terry and his co-pilot John Ahearn have landed at Centennial Park to a well-deserved round of applause. What an inspiration.