XCountry Course underway!

Posted 7 years, 10 months ago    0 comments

The 2011 Cross Country Course is underway today, with what looks like some days of ridge soaring.

For club members there will be towing all week (but no instructors available), and on Wednesday there is normal club flying with one twin and instructor available.

Yesterday saw the arrival of many of the gliders, pilots and tow planes, and they were greated with a rather impressive wave system. Thanks Bill for organising that one for us all.

Alan and Pat jumped back into the wave and reached 18,000 and 20,000 feet. Pat then flew back to Drury, arriving at 10,000 feet. The primary worked well to about 12,000 ft and then they had to shift back into what became the main secondary wave which worked well about 5 km out to sea from Matakana island.

The whole wave, thanks Adrian from Zing Photography
The whole wave, thanks Adrian from Zing Photography

Thanks Jamie for this one
Thanks Jamie for this one

Webcam pic at 4pm
Webcam pic at 4pm



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