A long weekend of achievements

Posted 8 years, 7 months ago    0 comments

We've been doing well lately, with a number of achievements the past couple of weeks.

First up well done to Keith for conversion into XP. He had at least two flights, and they went well. About time he learnt to use XP, in a few years he can have a go at Vista :) (computer joke there... LOL)

Secondly Steve and Tim managed our 500km diamond flights on a ripper of a Saturday. It turned out to be a brilliant ridge day, with the bad weather passing through a bit quicker than was forecast. Why is it often the 'bad' weather days that turn out to be the best? In particular well done Steve, that completes his three diamonds.

We got a few photos, there was a huge amount of water coming over Wairere falls.

Also congrats to Mark Drayson for completing his 5 hour flight on Wednesday.

And finally, well done and thanks to Edouard for processing our 500km diamond flight claims within hours after the flight. Apparently some kind of record. Who said the paperwork takes longer than the flight eh?!

Competition next week, if anyone wants to help out Les launch the grid please do. We especially need helpers during the week, the weekends are usually OK. We'll usually be launching between 11-1pm depending on weather. Perhaps give Les a call and let him know you can help. 

Wind? You want wind? You got wind.
Wind? You want wind? You got wind.

A lot of water going down Wairere falls. A lot of water going up too.
A lot of water going down Wairere falls. A lot of water going up too.

Islands and bays near Coromandel town
Islands and bays near Coromandel town

The water was a bit muddy close to shore. Mental note, don't land in the water.
The water was a bit muddy close to shore. Mental note, don't land in the water.

Nothing like heading straight out to the ocean in a glider. This heading for the turnpoint. On turning around you realise just how far you haven't really gone.
Nothing like heading straight out to the ocean in a glider. This heading for the turnpoint. On turning around you realise just how far you haven't really gone.

 



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