Whenuapai visit, Webcams and Taupo Contests

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Last weekend we had the pleasure of the Whenuapai club visiting us. It was great to see so many gliders, and while the rain kept the first day from us, Sunday and Monday provided some interesting flying.

Thanks yet again to Jan for a wonderful dinner. Sadly, that will be her last at the club for quite a while as she's retiring from the 'catering business'.

It was quite the hive of activity.
It was quite the hive of activity.

The rare gypsy caravan tow vehicle scurrying from it's nest. Not often seen out in the open.
The rare gypsy caravan tow vehicle scurrying from it's nest. Not often seen out in the open.

It is with great pleasure I introduce our new webcam. It's been a long time in the making, but it's finally here. See it now on the club's homepage! The old one is there too, but the plan is to replace that one as well.

Now we can check Steve is working on his trailer anytime.
Now we can check Steve is working on his trailer anytime.

This week I'm down in Taupo scoring and flying in the contest down here. BZA is coming down too, so it's going to be winching at Matamata for a couple of weekends.

Results and details of tasks and pilots are available on Soaring Spot, with scoring updated every fifteen minutes as they roll in. 16 gliders competing so far, in a single class.

http://www.soaringspot.com/en_gb/central-plateau-soaring-competition-2015/results

Todays practice day went well, with a few landouts and good flying. It sounded like Matamata was busy too.

The rare gypsy caravan stalking it's prey
The rare gypsy caravan stalking it's prey

Jeeze I can't believe I have to live in this country
Jeeze I can't believe I have to live in this country



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