1st Task. 151.8km and 4000m cloud base

Good flying conditions with a cloud base of 4000 m – the task was Open Distance via 3 free choosen turnpoints. Day winner was Reynald Mumenthaler CHE with a flight of 15.8 km, closely followed by Kacper Kowalski POL in only 400m distance. Both pilots flew a completely different route.  Kacper did a large triangle to the mountains and Avila and Back (then back again to Avila), whilst Reynald flew first to Avila and then directly south to Talavera. Best Women on 5th place overall Christine Miller with a flight of 91 km. Many pilots flew up to Avila and had problems to push into the NW wind. Most flew back against the wind for a short distance. The long flights were to the South across the mountains. Many pilots flew their personal altitude record.

A special day prize to Christoph Bessei who flew 75km on his DHV 1 Nova Primax.

Today, Monday, the thermal conditions are equally good, but the wind is too strong from the SW to fly.

The rest of the week is looking good

Posted: Monday, August 31st, 2009 at 12:43 by Steve in Flying Journal, XC Open 2009.

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One Response to “1st Task. 151.8km and 4000m cloud base”

  1. Colin Says:

    15.8km?

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