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Archaeopteryx

Oz Report - Tue, 25/03/2014 - 22:43

http://www.ul-segelflug.de/blog/330-archaeopteryx-team-auf-platz-1-2-der-olc-weltrangliste.html

While in the northern hemisphere the 2014 soaring season has just begun, Marlies and Peter Eicher, Down Under, have advanced to No. 1 and 2 of the OLC World Ranking. With six FAI triangles, Marlies has made the leap to first place in the group PHG OLC, with 2570.44 points and a total distance of 1606.52 km, flying the Archaeopteryx.

http://www.onlinecontest.org/olc-2.0/para/getScoring.html?scoringId=323

http://www.ul-segelflug.de/blog/331-australian-archaeopteryx-team-made-the-leap-to-the-top-of-olc-world-ranking.html

They are just ahead of Tom Weisenberger, who really just need one more good flight to overtake them, so they had better get back in the air.

Categories: Worlds 09

Carrying too much?

Oz Report - Tue, 25/03/2014 - 22:42

http://news.msn.com/crime-justice/plane-carrying-marijuana-crashes-near-san-diego-1

This image provided Saturday March 22, 2014, by U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement, shows a crash site Friday where Federal authorities said an ultralight aircraft carrying about 250 pounds of marijuana crashed in the mountains east of San Diego.

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Ludesch Open 2014

Oz Report - Tue, 25/03/2014 - 22:41

https://www.facebook.com/events/758634440821111/?ref_newsfeed_story_type=regular&source=1

1 - 4 May 2014. The alternative date is 29 Mai - 1 June 2014. The competition is sanction as a category 2 at CIVL and the classes: 1 (Flex) and 5 (rigid wing). This is a very good training opportunity for Class 5 gliders before the World Cup in Annecy. We look forward to many pilots, good flying weather and an exciting event. Of course, there will be Party Time in the evening with fresh pork from the grill.

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Rattling the tin cup

Oz Report - Mon, 24/03/2014 - 23:35

The Oz Report is an international publication. I do have French readers and French flying buddies. But the language barrier (and the pride in the French language) keeps the Oz Report from having much of a readership in France. I do publish French stories (flying on the beach and at Annecy).

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Lea Kerr

Oz Report - Mon, 24/03/2014 - 23:34

http://naughtylawyertravels.blogspot.com.au/2013/12/lea-kerr.html

Lea writes:

Since my accident in may 2013, myself, family and friends have been faced with agonizing upset, pain and uncertainty not knowing what the future would hold on my road to recovery.

A great big thank you to Shedsy and Jamie and anyone else who helped me at the horrible scene, these guys are the reason I am still here today. No words will describe how grateful I am for what you done on that day.

All that I can say is without my partner, family and close friends my recovery would not have been as progressive as it has been.

I would like to especially thank Carl Wallbank, Phil Don, Kris Don, and Miles and Gem Kynaston for their tremendous support in the 100 mile cycle. I can't thank you guys enough. And not forgetting Stu who joined these boys and done the last five miles in his wheelchair.

I am so grateful for the continuous visits from the hang gliding lads. These visits kept me going and helped me through such a tough time during my long stay in hospital. You have all supported me every step of the way and take the word "friendship" to another level.

Carl Wallbank has been absolutely amazing. He has only been a friend for a short while but one I hope will remain a long and lasting friendship

Without the support, kindness and good will gestures of these friends I wouldn't be in the comfortable position I am in today. I have now moved into my new home and have settled in swimmingly.

And last but by no means least to my girlfriend Kim, this woman has been my "Rock" and I couldn't have done this without her.

I am now on the road to recovery but can honestly say without my family and friends and sheer determination I wouldn't be here to say my sincere thank you to everyone involved.

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2013 New England Cross Country Competition

Oz Report - Mon, 24/03/2014 - 23:33

http://ironman-hanggliding.blogspot.com/2014/03/2013-new-england-xc-competitionbanquet.html

Last night was the Awards Banquet for the 2013 New England Cross Country Competition. Hang-Gliding and Para-Gliding Pilots from all over the northeast, as well as from NY, and even North Carolina attended the event. We celebrated last years Cross Country flight winners, as well as the oldest Cross Country competition in the United States.

Some of the attendees like seasoned Cross Country veterans Jon Szarek and Dennis Cavanagro, told stories from the origins of the competition, the history of the Green Jackets (New England distance record), and the red jacket VHGA Sandmen (a small group of pilots that have made it to the beach from one of our flying sites). There were 4 of these members in attendance - Jon Szarek, Dennis Cavanagro, Jeff Bernard, and Randy Brown. Tom Lanning is another legendary member of the list, past MC, and regular attendee, but his wife Amy had to come in his stead since he was too busy scraping clouds in Florida (warming up so he can try to retake first place this year).

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Oh, the shame

Oz Report - Mon, 24/03/2014 - 23:33

The French pilots flying in Sport Class:

http://delta.ffvl.fr/node/1480

Alonzi Mario Benier Benoit Cuisset Gabriel Garing Fabien Mainente Serge Mathurin Eric Pollet Christian Zin Piero

The French, they're different.

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iPad and iPhone color picker for Wills Wing

Oz Report - Mon, 24/03/2014 - 23:32

N 34 11.586,W 117 19.414,Andy Jackson Flight Park, San Bernardino, CA, USA

Owen Morse couldn't be more proud of his brother's work.

Choose the colors and sail materials for your new Wills Wing glider, experiment with different combinations and email your final choice to your WW dealer to get your order started

At the Apple App store: https://itunes.apple.com/us/app/willswing/id836001829?mt=8

Owen writes:

For those of you paying attention, there is an Easter egg hidden in this app. I call it the "dustin martin" Easter egg. Dustin suggested that the app have a button that when clicked, would generate and display all possible color combinations for a particular glider model. Depending on the number of panels, that could easily exceed 40 million combinations! Instead, if you quadruple tap the screen, a single random color combination will be displayed. It's fun, give it a try! It can help inspire some interesting designs, as well as confirm your intuition that certain colors should never be seen together!

Andrew is working on an Android version now.

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Gordon's graph updated

Oz Report - Sun, 23/03/2014 - 22:40

Gordon writes:

Here is an illustration of track logs for the PWC (green) and the Hang gliding pre-worlds (red) in Valle de Bravo Mexico. I've deleted the previous picture which did not show all the PWC tasks! Thanks Brett Hazlett, I did you guys a bit of an injustice.

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Flying this Wills Wing T2C 144

Oz Report - Sun, 23/03/2014 - 08:49

I get to fly this glider from Wills Wing in trade for a years worth of Oz Report advertising. Took it for a spin on Saturday (the fourth day in a row of fabulous conditions). Actually the wind was a little strong (15 mph) out of the west (not my favorite direction here). It was a very fast ride to cloud base at 4,400' but by the time I got there I was over Claremont.

Looks good for Sunday with lighter winds like the previous days.

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Gordon tracks Valle de Bravo

Oz Report - Sun, 23/03/2014 - 08:37

A preliminary look at the tasks flown at the PWC and the Pre-Worlds

Gordon Rigg writes:

Just for amusement here is an illustration of track logs from Valle de Bravo: Where the Pre-Worlds hang gliders flew (white), where the PWC paragliders flew (yellow). No wonder the paragliders were all home for tea. Just three tracks a day from goal for the hangies. All the tracks for the PWC because of the way the kml files were downloaded.

Some of the PWC tasks weren't shown. Gordon is working on it.

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Aeros Winter Race

Oz Report - Sat, 22/03/2014 - 14:32

http://www.aerosrace.blogspot.com/

http://hg.sffa.org/aeros_wr/

Task 3:

# Name Glider Time Total 1 Thomas Weissenberger Moyes Litespeed RS3.5 01:32:10 524 2 Matjaz Klemencic Moyes Litespeed RX3.5 01:35:55 471 3 Roland Wöhrle Moyes RX 3.5 01:36:27 463 4 Oleg Bondarchuk Aeros Combat C 12.7 01:36:53 456 5 Joseph Salvenmoser MOYES  RX 3,5 01:38:41 440 6 Vanni Accattoli Wills Wing T2C 154 01:39:26 435 7 Franc Peternel Wills Wing T2C 01:38:03 417 8 Manfred Trimmel Wills Wing T2C 01:43:37 403 9 Roman Colner Airborne Rev 13.4 01:46:36 399 10 Robert Reisinger WillsWing T2C 01:47:29 390 11 Iztok Jarc AEROS COMBAT GT 13,5  Black Pearl 01:50:59 384 12 Günther Tschurnig Icaro Z9 14.1 01:59:30 342 13 Endre Kovács Moyes Litespeed RS 3.5 02:17:37 287 14 Evangelos Papakostas Wills Wing T2C 144 02:40:24 216

Cumulative:

# Name Glider Total 1 Thomas Weissenberger Moyes Litespeed RS3.5 1406 2 Oleg Bondarchuk Aeros Combat C 12.7 1372 3 Joseph Salvenmoser MOYES  RX 3,5 1356 4 Roland Wöhrle Moyes RX 3.5 1335 5 Vanni Accattoli Wills Wing T2C 154 1327 6 Franc Peternel Wills Wing T2C 1310 7 Matjaz Klemencic Moyes Litespeed RX3.5 1239 8 Iztok Jarc AEROS COMBAT GT 13,5  Black Pearl 1172 9 Roman Colner Airborne Rev 13.4 1147 10 Manfred Trimmel Wills Wing T2C 1062
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Steve Pearson on his way

Oz Report - Sat, 22/03/2014 - 10:12

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President's day

Oz Report - Sat, 22/03/2014 - 00:30

President Obama came to Orlando on Thursday shutting down the airspace. We are just on the very edge of the TFR region. So towing activities were closed down in the afternoon.

The day was a beautiful flying day and pilots who towing up just after the TFR was cancelled late in the afternoon found the reason the cu's looked so sweet.

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Intocable

Oz Report - Sat, 22/03/2014 - 00:06

http://www.npr.org/2014/03/21/292225805/intocables-music-straddles-the-border

Morning Edition's Steve Inskeep stops in Zapata, Texas, in the latest installment of our Borderland series. Zapata is the hometown of the lead singer of Intocable, a band popular on both sides of the border. Ricky Munoz explains how listening to a mix of Mexican music, country hits and rock bands like Def Leppard while growing up influenced his band.

http://ozreport.com/17.009#9

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Aeros Winter Race

Oz Report - Fri, 21/03/2014 - 05:09

http://www.aerosrace.blogspot.com/

http://hg.sffa.org/aeros_wr/

Task 2:

# Name Glider Time Total 1 Joseph Salvenmoser MOYES  RX 3,5 00:52:37 590 2 Roland Wöhrle Moyes RX 3.5 00:53:04 577 3 Vanni Accattoli Wills Wing T2C 154 00:53:24 570 4 Franc Peternel Wills Wing T2C 00:54:01 566 5 Iztok Jarc AEROS COMBAT GT 13,5  Black Pearl 00:51:11 560 5 Balazs Ujhelyi Moyes RS4 00:54:10 560 7 Mattia Gasparini Aeros Combat 13.5 GT 00:54:27 558 8 Oleg Bondarchuk Aeros Combat C 12.7 00:54:14 557 9 Thomas Weissenberger Moyes Litespeed RS3.5 00:55:11 546 10 Andre Djamarani Aeros Combat1409 GT 00:54:46 545

Cumulative:

# Name Glider Total 1 Joseph Salvenmoser MOYES  RX 3,5 916 1 Oleg Bondarchuk Aeros Combat C 12.7 916 3 Balazs Ujhelyi Moyes RS4 905 4 Franc Peternel Wills Wing T2C 893 5 Vanni Accattoli Wills Wing T2C 154 892 6 Thomas Weissenberger Moyes Litespeed RS3.5 882 7 Roland Wöhrle Moyes RX 3.5 872 8 Andre Djamarani Aeros Combat1409 GT 843 9 Mattia Gasparini Aeros Combat 13.5 GT 796 10 Iztok Jarc AEROS COMBAT GT 13,5 788
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Mark Knight

Oz Report - Fri, 21/03/2014 - 00:35

Merle Louck <<treasurer>> writes:

Thank you.

I am so fortunate to have known Mark. It is apparent I am not alone in my admiration and appreciation of this great guy. Together we have raised $7600. Thank you for stepping up, making a difference, and helping Marla through this difficult time.

What you have done is so appreciated. I plan to meet with Marla this afternoon and give her the balance of all the donations..

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Aeros Winter Race

Oz Report - Fri, 21/03/2014 - 00:31

http://www.aerosrace.blogspot.com/

Weissenberger Thomas <<tomtom>> writes:

I sorted things out with the organisation in advance. Oleg apologized for the mess, so did I. The situation in Ukraine was and is not pleasant, he reported also. Everybody should understand.

Oleg Bondarchuck is also taking part in the comp as a kinda revival. He won the first task with Robert Reisinger 2nd. Glad to have these guys back and to fly with them! So it is all about flying now and that is how it should be!

Task 1 results:

# Name Glider Dist. Total 1 Oleg Bondarchuk Aeros Combat C 12.7 33,69 359 2 Robert Reisinger WillsWing T2C 31,71 345 2 Balazs Ujhelyi Moyes RS4 31,54 345 4 Thomas Weissenberger Moyes Litespeed RS3.5 30,75 336 5 Franc Peternel Wills Wing T2C 29,80 327 6 Joseph Salvenmoser MOYES  RX 3,5 29,66 326 7 Vanni Accattoli Wills Wing T2C 154 29,40 322 8 Andre Djamarani Aeros Combat1409 GT 27,50 298 9 Hans Kiefinger Aeros Combat Gt 27,22 295 9 Roland Wöhrle Moyes RX 3.5 27,21 295
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Rattling the tin cup

Oz Report - Thu, 20/03/2014 - 23:18

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