It was a slow start to the long weekend of flying with Friday 19th being scrubbed due to slightly inclement weather.
Saturday was a better day, although a little windy and rough. In spite of this we still managed 10 launches which were mainly training flights.
The Saturday evening lecture by Col Gross was excellent with pictures, log book entries and commentary on how cross country competition was done in the past.
If we think we are going OK at this cross country game then think what it would be like if we were still flying aircraft with less that 30:1 performance.
A Grunau Baby 4 at Warkworth (L/D 17:1 at 33kt span 13.6m)
Barograph trace of 315km flight in a Bocian (L/D 26:1 at 43kts)
Well done and thank you Col.
Sunday was also a windy day but a very soar-able afternoon. Paul Jacobsohn and Mick Webster managed to put a couple of respectable entries onto the OLC which is not bad for July, so the Warkworth soaring cross country season for 2013/14 is now declared open.
Check out the OLC below!!!!!!!!!!!
GO GO MORGAN, 620KM IN A SPARROW HAWK AND SPEEDS APPROACHING 100KPH, NOW THAT IS AWESOME.
Well done Morgan. Of course your next challenge is to repeat this performance out of Warkworth.