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2014 pre-Worlds

Oz Report - Thu, 06/03/2014 - 13:39

Task 5:

# Name Glider Time Total 1 Pedro Luis Garcia Morelli Wills Wing T2c 144 02:23:03 929 2 Christian Ciech Icaro 02:41:55 868 3 Antoine Boisselier Icaro 02:44:08 841 4 Gianpietro Zin Icaro 02:46:59 822 5 Zac Majors Wills Wing T2C 144 02:35:39 812 5 Laurent Thevenot Wills Wing T2c 144 02:35:39 812 7 Filippo Oppici Wills Wing T2c 144 02:50:23 801 8 Mario Alonzi AEROS COMBAT GT 02:50:35 794 9 Davide Guiducci Wills Wing T2c 144 02:50:36 791 10 Jon Durand Jnr MOYES LITESPEED RX 3.5 02:51:14 789 11 Jonas Lobitz Moyes LITESPEED RS4 02:50:54 788 12 Takashi Sunama   03:00:00 739 13 Tullio Gervasoni Wills Wing T2c 144 02:48:27 732 14 Paris Williams AEROS COMBAT 03:05:35 704 15 Gerd Dönhuber   03:07:10 697 16 Gordon Rigg Moyes Litespeed S4 03:07:42 693 17 Gennadiy Khramov Wills Wing T2c 144 02:58:56 686 18 Larry Bunner Wills Wing T2C 144 03:10:14 677 19 Francois Isoard   03:00:38 672 20 Rodolfo Gotes   03:15:17 658 21 Joerg Bajewski Moyes Litespeed S5 03:28:18 620 22 Florian Gostner   03:31:09 599 23 Valentino Bau   03:31:30 598 24 Yon Bárcena Ortiz de Urbina Wills Wing T2C 144 03:40:36 539 25 Aldo Rohlfs zamudio   03:45:27 536 26 Fredy Bircher   03:56:38 516 27 Steve Blackler WILLS WING TALON 04:02:57 494

Cumulative:

# Name Total 1 Christian Ciech 4513 2 Mario Alonzi 4370 3 Antoine Boisselier 4268 4 Filippo Oppici 4255 5 Jon Durand Jnr 4136 5 Zac Majors 4136 7 Gerd Dönhuber 3940 8 Paris Williams 3775 9 Valentino Bau 3752 10 Jonas Lobitz 3736 11 Gianpietro Zin 3723 12 Gordon Rigg 3717 13 Tullio Gervasoni 3697 14 Pedro Luis Garcia Morelli 3691 15 Takashi Sunama 3682 16 Laurent Thevenot 3611 17 Florian Gostner 3536 18 Davide Guiducci 3517 19 Erick Salgado Ribera 3490 20 Joerg Bajewski 3333
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US Sport Class Raffle

Oz Report - Thu, 06/03/2014 - 11:37

Jon Thompson <<seaswept>> writes:

We just wanted to provide everyone an up-date on the US National Sport Class Team Fund raising raffle. So far, we have just over 50 donors - bad news for us, good news for you as your odds of winning a 6030 are looking pretty good. We also have quite a few more prizes available. The drawing is April 1st. Prizes will be allocated according to order in which the names are draw - in other words if your name is picked 1st you get first choice of the available prizes, second gets second choice, and so on. A $25 donation gets you entered into the raffle.

Up-Date on the US National Sport Class Team Fund raiser. The Raffle Drawing is on April 1 The List so far: Flytec USA: Flytec Sweat Shirt Flytec Sonic. Flytec Flight Computer Model 6030 (top of the line $1,249.00 flight instrument)

Wills Wing. Three WW sweet shirt hoodies Ten WW T-Shirts

Moyes USA Moyes speed sleeves

Kitty Hawk Kites. Contour HD camera Hang Gliding Dune Lesson for two at Jockey's Ridge State Park N.C.

Quest Air: Two separate Intro Tandems Quest Air embroidered Polo/Golf shirt

Blue Eye A pair of Blue Eye Sun Glasses

Instinct Windsports camera pole and camera mount

As a side note Jim Zeiset of Monarch Mfg. Has committed to matching the funds raised by this raffle up $2500.00 so not only do you stand a chance of winning a nice prize but your $25.00 donation becomes $50.00 because of Jim’s generosity. Jim has done so much for the sport of hang gliding since the early 1970’s we think you should show him how much we appreciate him by helping spend his hard earned money on the 2014 US National Sport Class Team’s trip the the World Championship in Annecy, France.

Here is the link to the paypal site: https://www.paypal.com/cgi-bin/webscr?cmd=_s-xclick&hosted_button_id=XLLF3CTEMSTSC

Categories: Worlds 09

Cristo Rey, Cali, Colombia

Oz Report - Thu, 06/03/2014 - 11:33

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=fdJNymPqp8A&list=UUIQKUNdyQmPxs-IHz3_jgQw

Oscar Morales <<oskr69>> writes:

Para que miren mas cosas lindas de Colombia. (To look at more beautiful things in Colombia.)

Margarita y Miguel Matta Blanco <<mattablanco>> sends:

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2014 pre-Worlds

Oz Report - Thu, 06/03/2014 - 11:21

https://twitter.com/naughtylawyer

http://www.faihgworldmex.com/results.php

SPOT:  http://tinyurl.com/lbunner

Jamie couldn't get internet in the Piano goal field, but David Glover told her how to use SMS to twitter so she got back on-line again. You can see her minute by minute updates at the link above.

Zac hasn't configured his SPOT yet, so Larry's is the only SPOT track log I have. No one else sent me their URL.

The results get loaded up about 9 PM. I'll publish ASAP.

I was the meet director today and the task committee called a task that we modified after the first pilot briefing on launch. Pilots felt that they would have to fly too far into the west wind.

The forecast was for no clouds and that's what we got. Also weaker lift and that's what we got. And low top of lift by the launch (11,000'-12,000') and we got that also.

Pilots were off in 45 minutes except for the purposeful stranglers. We were getting reports that the air was level 2 turbulence, but not at level 3. Efren, the Safety Director, and I were continually in communication with various pilots, task and safety committee members. It looked for a while that we might stop the task, but assessing widely we decided that it wasn't that bad.

Again the turbulence was in the vicinity of the launch. Hoping to reduce the incidents of turbulent flying the task committee called a 20 km entry start cylinder but apparently that wasn't enough to keep pilots away from the scary areas.

Hearing from Zac, Mario an Jonny that the air wasn't so bad we let the task continue. According to Jonny the turbulence was much less after getting away from the launch area and was the least of the first five days.

Christian was first into goal followed quickly by Antoine and  Gianpietro Zin, all on Laminars. Zippy and Pedro came in later but took the second clock which was a half hour behind the first one.

Many other pilots made it into goal. Most with respectable landings. Gordon wasn't paying any attention and almost hit a cow. A few took out aluminum.

Chris Zimmerman didn't fly the course. Mitch landed by the first turnpoint. Matt Barker bombed out near the Piano. James Stinnett is apparently not flying the rest of the meet after the first two day (according to his team mates). Larry Bunner made goal. Kip Stone, I haven't heard from. Greg Dinauer hasn't shown up. Paris made goal, don't know when he started.

About fifteen pilots have abandoned the meet either through injury or other reasons, many with no desire to fly in the turbulence. Today, despite the turbulence in the vicinity of the launch, pilots generally enjoyed the day an for the most part rated it safe.

Jonny Durand writes:

Day 5 of the comp takes us around a 92km task with 4 turn points. Some pilots wanted to stop the task before the start as apparently someone tumbled but flew away. I isn't spend long in the tumble zone and went to the next ridge with Paris and hung out there until the start. I did the first start and was blazing ahead alone then got low and watched everyone fly over me. I caught back up after two good thermals and took over the lead again most of the way to the 3rd turn point. Christian came over me high and slipped away. The rest of the gaggle caught up to Jonas Lobitz and I at the turnpoint. Antoine Boisselier and a couple others including me went more direct to the last turnpoint. Jonas and I didn't quite get the climb and the rest of the gaggle came in above and beat us into goal! Top 10 for the day and I think Pedro will take the day win from the second start!

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West Australian State Hang Gliding Competition

Oz Report - Wed, 05/03/2014 - 23:28

Des Hill <<deslightfly>> writes:

After flying 5 of 6 days, the last task was called “Dog Day Afternoon” as there were 2 turn points giving a double dog leg on the 65 km task. The forecast relatively low useable lift of around 6,000 ft and the cross wind component was expected to test the two leading pilots, Jason Kath and Simon Braithwaite, who had the potential to win or lose, depending on their results of the day.

The launch window was open at 12:00 noon but the light winds and lack of visible thermal activity with very few dust devils was discouraging and no one was launching. Around 1:00 pm, a few pilots tested the air but only two left the paddock, one of them returning a short time later having found only weak and broken lift. A few pilots had several tow launches over the next hour but around 2:00pm activity increased as pilots began to leave the paddock with the occasional thermal coming through. In the end, only 8 pilots got out of the bomb out zone, the shortest scoring distance flown being 7.8 km. 3 pilots made goal.

At the end of the day, Simon Braithwaite had the impressive time of 1 hr 45 minutes but Jason Kath held on to championship lead and ultimately the competition trophy with a time of 1 hr 59 minutes. A close third was Gavin Nicholls at 2 hrs 8 minutes.

That night, the various trophies were awarded at a dinner event and the Intermediate winner was Phil Clarkson followed by Duncan De Koning and Ross Smith. Duncan’s effort was notable because he had been out of flying for the previous 12 months. Ross Smith did well for a pilot returning to the sport after an even longer absence.

The Novice trophy was won by Gordon Bishop after his first ever cross country flight in a floater that took him past the novice goal and a good distance along the course line. A close second was Ben Marsh who probably had the most tows during the event but managed a good single tow and XC flight on one of the more difficult days. Ben’s persistence and good attitude, despite difficulties and set backs was very impressive. Having said that, Ben also was the inaugural winner of the “Get Bent” trophy when he managed to take out 2 down tubes and a base bar in a single “Arrival” (it couldn’t really be called a landing!) on the last day.

One interesting aspect of the WA Comp is the teams event. The scoring system strongly favours successful novice flights and encourages experienced pilots to provide help and guidance to their less experienced charges. Despite this scoring lean, the team Ph**k Ya won the teams event by having the top advanced pilots on their list. Second was the Dusties, the Kalgoorlie boys. 3rd was Geroatrics, lead by the great example of Gavin Nicholls. While the Skyscrapers came in last, they were quite symbolic of the spirit of the event with their very capable leader, Rolf Schatzmann, getting accolades from his team mates for being such a mentor and guide over the course of the competition and selflessly putting aside his own scoring possibilities to help others get airborne.

The West Aussie flying community has not had a competition for a few years and for the event to return to the calendar in such a successful fashion is sure to guarantee it’s future as an annual event. Pilots who missed out in 2014 are already talking about booking their leave for 2015! All pilots were extremely grateful to the sponsors and organisers with Murray Wood and Richard Breyley getting special mention for their great organisational ability and leadership to bring together the motley crew of pilots and enable them to get some great airtime in the best flying event held in W.A. for years.

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2014 pre-Worlds

Oz Report - Tue, 04/03/2014 - 11:57

SPOT: http://tinyurl.com/lbunner

http://www.faihgworldmex.com/results.php

It was a 126 kilometer task today ending up not too far from Valle de Bravo. The XCSkies - NAM forecast showed over development to the east of Valle but far enough away to allow for a goal just to the north east. The forecast was right and the local knowledge about how to interpret the forecast was also correct. The west wind (afternoon sea breeze) kept the clouds to the east.

The forecast didn't take into account the cirrus clouds though. So that kept some pilots from making the course and getting to goal.

About ten or fifteen pilots made goal including Suan, Zac, Jonny, Christian, Filippo, Gordon, Mario, Franz, Paris, Davide and others. It was a one km goal cylinder and the landing area was outside the goal cylinder, which may have confused some.

Joerg and Corinna were not able to get high enough to make the second turnpoint safely. There was a large area of no landing areas. They both came back an landed at the large flat open (except for the huge sets of power lines on the side) set of fields at goal.

It looks like Karel, the meet director, is going to count the second day using a six kilometer goal cylinder. Everyone who made one of the two goals is included in the cylinder and no one not making either of the two goal is not. Jonny has registered an official complaint backed by Corinna (who didn't want it mentioned that she supported the complaint). We'll see what happens next.

Protests are possible and counter complaints and protests are possible.

At least two incidents today. A British pilot has an arm injury (at least). Broken or dislocated. A Korean pilot has a head injury near the jaw. Airlifted to Toluca. Meet organizers Miguel and Claudia are on their way to the hospital in Toluca. He didn't have medical insurance and refused to purchase it from the meet organizers. This may not be allowed next year. That is you must have either proof of medical insurance or purchase it.

There have been numerous landing incidents and pilots opting not to fly. Greg Dinauer has been quite sick and may have gone to the doctor today. James Stinnett didn't fly today. Larry Bunner had a great day yesterday, but I didn't see him in goal today.

Jamie Shelden was downloading pilots' GPSes at goal, as a volunteer. I asked around about how pilots at goal were feeling about the task safety wise. The vast majority was happy with the safety aspects but a few (including Jonny) were adamant that it was unsafe (turbulence and lack of landing fields).

Should have results around 10 PM central time.

Suan winning the day:

Categories: Worlds 09

The AMD glider

Oz Report - Tue, 04/03/2014 - 11:31

34°28'52.27"N, 119°41'6.31"W,Eliminator launch, Santa Barbara, CA, USA

http://fireuser.com/blog/amd_firepro_in_the_cloud_-_will_wing_hang_glider_in_action/

SolidWorks World 2014 begins with a custom hang glider over the AMD FirePro Booth #201. The Wills Wing hang glider was designed in SolidWorks for 3D mechanical, electrical and FEA simulation, as well as finite element analysis simulation using AMD FirePro W7000 cards.

After the show, the Wills Wing crew took it out for a spin. These pictures are phenomenal ! (They are so good that I included 7 despite the hit to page load time).

Also check out the SolidWorks screenshots (images 5-7) of the renderings using RealView and OIT (order independent transparency for rendering semi-transparent objects) enabled by AMD FirePro graphics.

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Venezuelan hang glider pilots not able to come to the pre-Worlds

Oz Report - Sat, 01/03/2014 - 23:19

Venezuelan hang glider pilots not able to come to the pre-Worlds

Airports were closed down due to the demonstrations so that they could not get out of the country

Condition didn't allow the Venezuelan pilots to fly to Mexico.

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2014 pre-Worlds

Oz Report - Sat, 01/03/2014 - 13:45

Belinda and I are here at the pre-Worlds in Valle de Bravo. The parade is today (Friday) and the competition starts tomorrow. I have flown twice for a week at a time at Valle in the past going with Ole in his Ford from Hell, but things are changed quite a bit since then and for the better for most part.

The road out of town toward launch is in better shape and the road to launch is much improved. There is apparently an underground sliver and gold mine further up the road so they keep the road in good repair. It is partially paved.

The launch area is four times bigger at least and well rounded. Apparently $300,000 worth of work on it was paid for by the State of Mexico. The piano landing is now a much different field, large and a bit further away.

On Friday we had many pilots flying. The Germans and French have been here for a week. Joerg on the German team told me that they had landed three times at the small grass airfield between Tanka de Gas and Valle. They had a nice west wind every time and it was great landing there.

Six downtubes were taken out at the airfield on Friday afternoon. Matt Barker swung through a carbon fiber down tube. Kip Stone took out two all on his own. The winds were very switchy.

Saturday only maybe thirty pilots flew. There was a practice task after the task committee (Zac, Mario, and Rudy) met.

We had a parade through town with little kids on drums and carrying flags. Then a show of local dancing and dignitaries speaking. Quite something for a pre-Worlds (category 2 competition).

We may have early tasks here (the task committee meets at 8 AM), as it is apparently soarable at 10:30 AM. Launch is set for 11:30 on Saturday.

GAP parameters set at 80 km, 2 hours, 25 percent at goal and 8 km minimum.

Zac Majors, Larry Bunner, James Stinnet, Chris Zimmerman, Greg Dinauer, Matt Barker, Mitch Shipley, Kip Stone, and Paris Williams are here from the US flying.

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Tips

Oz Report - Sat, 01/03/2014 - 13:31

Yon Bárcena <<hangglidingdevices>> sends his version:

Franco Rinaldi <<francorinaldi>> sends:

Here is a picture of the winglets I made and continue to manufacture for some different gliders:

The tips from Wills Wing only work with their new gliders. These are made for retrofitting. Larry Bunner is happily flying with Franco's tips. I will test out the Wills tips and the on from Yon. The feedback that I am hearing is that the pilots don't like them for the first two or three days and after that they do like them.

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Wine for Pilots

Oz Report - Sat, 01/03/2014 - 13:28

Adam Palmer <<apalmer>> writes:

I came across these two bottles of wine the other day and had to buy them. Could it be that the vineyard is marketing their wine to pilots? In any event, I love the labels!

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Helping with Mark Knight's funeral

Oz Report - Thu, 27/02/2014 - 23:30

How you can help: http://ozreport.com/18.40#3

Merle Louck <<treasurer>> writes:

I would like to express my appreciation for your help. Mark did not have life insurance, all donations will be going towards the immediate costs.

Thanks to everyone that has contributed we have raised $2446, as of late Wednesday night.

Yes it helps!

Marla extends her sincere gratitude. She is doing well, but it will take time.

This is so unfortunate and this monetary gift will help ease some of the issues she must deal with.

Thank you for your donation. I am honored to be associated with such genuine people. This flying community is remarkable.

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Wing loading

Oz Report - Thu, 27/02/2014 - 23:22

Thanks to Andrew Vanis

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West Australian State Hang Gliding Competition

Oz Report - Thu, 27/02/2014 - 23:20

Des Hill <<deslightfly>> writes:

West Australian State HG Competition, hosted by the Goldfields Dust Devils Hang Gliding and Paragliding Club http://www.goldfieldsdustdevils.com/  started on Sunday 23rd Feb following a practice day on the Saturday 22nd. Four Teams are listed with a full range of Novice, Intermediate and Advanced pilots participating.

It is a ground tow event in the inland Western Australia wheat belt, based at Westonia, a tiny mining and farming community town. The countryside has a good network of gravel and sealed roads and the farming community are very friendly. The launch paddock is about 1,200 ft AMSL and base is more often than not over 8,000 ft AMSL. Summertime temperatures are usually in the mid to high 30’s Celcius with the occasional days over 40. Winds tend to be moderate or down to light and scariable.

It is a true feel good event with lots of knowledge being shared amongst participants and given the huge range of hours, ratings, ability and equipment; there is a lot to learn for newbies.

Practice day was successful with plenty of pilots taking advantage of the opportunity to get on the tow line, sort out gear and get used to the environment. Winds were from the NE and light but patient pilots got to launch as it would straighten from time to time.

Day 1 with a fairly short triangle task of 61.5 km saw hot conditions with nil to light winds. This meant launching was difficult at best and a wind change saw a strip change that took a good chunk out of the launch time available. Only 4 pilots got away with 2 late departures just before 5:00 pm making goal in just under 2 hours. Day winner was Jason Kath in open class and best intermediate was Duncan De Koning who had departed at 3:00 pm and flew for hours and completed almost 58 kms of the task, a mighty fine effort. Ross Smith, a local, flew his first cross country in 20 years. Apart from missing the turnpoints, it was a significant effort.

Day 2 saw improved conditions with more consistent though light breeze from the SSW most of the day. An 85 km Task was set with a downwind leg to the first turnpoint (which doubled as goal for novices) a crosswind leg to a second turnpoint (goal for intermediates) and a up/crosswind back to launch paddock for advanced. 4 pilots completed the task, 3 of them in around 2 hours. 13 of 17 pilots got out of the paddock. Scott Brotherwood did his first good height gain of 4,800 ft and his first thermaling cross country. His effort was soundly eclipsed by Gordon Bishop, flying a Fun190, on his first ever cross country. Gordon managed almost 26 kms of the task on what was the stand out flight of the day. Gordon gets big points for his team, having made Novice Goal and extra distance down the course line.

Day 3 we are expecting stronger winds, cooler temps and a tougher task for the advanced pilots.

http://www.goldfieldsdustdevils.com/wa-comps-2014.html

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Moyes Team Challenge

Oz Report - Thu, 27/02/2014 - 23:18

http://www.forbesflatlands.com/

Mission: The home of Australia's flat-land hang gliding and one of the world's greatest flat-land hang gliding locations invites you to experience the thrill of competitive hang gliding, to enhance your flying skills and to further enjoy the great camaraderie of hang gliding.

Quote from last year: It was ridiculously good last time so cannot wait! SUPER excited about it! Gar O'hara, Moyes Malibu

When: Friday, 18 April - Monday, 22 April 2014 - Yes this Easter!

Where: Bill Moyes's Paddock, North of the Forbes Airport, Forbes, NSW.

Who: Open to all pilots with HGFA membership, aero tow & VHF endorsement

Entry Fee: $270 Includes getting you onto a team with a Team Leader, Day Prizes, Friday & Sunday Night BBQs. Saturday night we hope to get together at the Forbes Inn.

Towing: All tows are paid separately at $25 per tow. Liteflite tow cards can be purchased in Forbes.

Equipment: All your flying gear (in good working order) plus tow release, GPS, UHF and VHF radio.

The Team Challenge: There will be 1 team leader and 3 team members, of varying experience, per team. All beginners, intermediate and advanced pilots and gliders are welcome. Each morning we set an achievable task, you launch all together and fly with your team, to get to goal and are scored according to your glider category with a handicap system (based on skill level).

See more at: http://www.forbesflatlands.com/

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Helping with Mark Knight's funeral

Oz Report - Wed, 26/02/2014 - 22:00

32.881678,-111.854982,Francisco Grande, Casa Grande, Arizona, USA

How you can help: http://ozreport.com/18.40#3

Merle Louck<<treasurer>> writes:

I would like to express my appreciation for your help. Mark did not have life insurance, all donations will be going towards the immediate costs.

Thanks to everyone that has contributed we have raised $2446, as of late Wednesday night.

Yes it helps!

Marla extends her sincere gratitude. She is doing well, but it will take time.

This is so unfortunate and this monetary gift will help ease some of the issues she must deal with.

Thank you for your donation. I am honored to be associated with such genuine people. This flying community is remarkable.

Categories: Worlds 09

West Australian State Hang Gliding Competition

Oz Report - Wed, 26/02/2014 - 22:00

Des Hill<<deslightfly>> writes:

West Australian State HG Competition, hosted by the Goldfields Dust Devils Hang Gliding and Paragliding Club http://www.goldfieldsdustdevils.com/  started on Sunday 23rd Feb following a practice day on the Saturday 22nd. Four Teams are listed with a full range of Novice, Intermediate and Advanced pilots participating.

It is a ground tow event in the inland Western Australia wheat belt, based at Westonia, a tiny mining and farming community town. The countryside has a good network of gravel and sealed roads and the farming community are very friendly. The launch paddock is about 1,200 ft amsl and base is more often than not over 8,000 ft amsl. Summertime temperatures are usually in the mid to high 30’s Celcius with the occasional days over 40. Winds tend to be moderate or down to light and scariable.

It is a true feel good event with lots of knowledge being shared amongst participants and given the huge range of hours, ratings, ability and equipment; there is a lot to learn for newbies.

Practice day was successful with plenty of pilots taking advantage of the opportunity to get on the tow line, sort out gear and get used to the environment. Winds were from the NE and light but patient pilots got to launch as it would straighten from time to time.

Day 1 with a fairly short triangle task of 61.5 km saw hot conditions with nil to light winds. This meant launching was difficult at best and a wind change saw a strip change that took a good chunk out of the launch time available. Only 4 pilots got away with 2 late departures just before 5.00 pm making goal in just under 2 hours. Day winner was Jason Kath in open class and best intermediate was Duncan De Koning who had departed at 3.00 pm and flew for hours and completed almost 58 kms of the task, a mighty fine effort. Ross Smith, a local, flew his first cross country in 20 years. Apart from missing the turnpoints, it was a significant effort.

Day 2 saw improved conditions with more consistent though light breeze from the SSW most of the day. An 85 km Task was set with a downwind leg to the first turnpoint (which doubled as goal for novices) a crosswind leg to a second turnpoint (goal for intermediates) and a up/crosswind back to launch paddock for advanced. 4 pilots completed the task, 3 of them in around 2 hours. 13 of 17 pilots got out of the paddock. Scott Brotherwood did his first good height gain of 4,800 ft and his first thermaling cross country. His effort was soundly eclipsed by Gordon Bishop, flying a Fun190, on his first ever cross country. Gordon managed almost 26 kms of the task on what was the stand out flight of the day. Gordon gets big points for his team, having made Novice Goal and extra distance down the course line.

Day 3 we are expecting stronger winds, cooler temps and a tougher task for the advanced pilots.

http://www.goldfieldsdustdevils.com/wa-comps-2014.html

Categories: Worlds 09

Bob in Puerto Rico

Oz Report - Wed, 26/02/2014 - 20:50
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X-wings

Oz Report - Wed, 26/02/2014 - 20:50

http://www.xwings.com.br/

Thanks to Jim Gibson.

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2014 USHPA Spring BOD meeting agenda

Oz Report - Wed, 26/02/2014 - 20:49

The competition committee agenda here: https://www.ushpa.aero/member_file.asp?id=521

1. One comp application for sanctioning review

2. Hang glider Sport Class discussion, strategy going forward

3. One change (already approved previously, but not published) for the manual with respect to team selection

4. Presentation/approval of the cross country league categories and scoring rules

5. Discuss new requirements for managing issuance of FAI Sporting Licenses to comply with new FAI/NAA requirements effective 3/11/14.

6. Update committee on current requirements for competition class paragliders coming from CIVL.

7. Update committee on current requirements for competition hang glider prototype control coming from CIVL.

8. Review Competition Committee and USHPA staff responsibilities in reviewing accreditation for ACE events.

http://www.ushpa.aero/board_meeting.asp

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