DALBY BIG AIR 11 - 18 APRIL 2015

Tasman crossers, John Smith, Hargen, Guy Williams, Chris Lawry, Tash Lawry, Mark Alton
Expats Conrad Logan, Kath Abott, Viv Clements, Dave (Rangi) Stevens.

11 April Practice day.

Winds ESE fresh in the morning but dropping off in the afternoon with morning cloud breaking up. Fresh juice was made by Rangi at Lisa and John's Kitchen at the airfield campground.

After an unofficial practice day yesterday when the conditions were perfect from midday till 15:00 a handful of pilots had a great afternoon flying.

The airfield at Dalby turned into a campground over night with pilots turning up from Western Australia, Melbourne, Cairns, New Zealand and Brazil for the great flying at Dalby.

The comp was limited to 53 pilots and most of them took to the air when the wind dropped off to brush up on their towing skills and pick up thermals around the airstrip to 7000ft and if you did not get there on your first tow you could land and get towed up again.

Guy was busy most of the day putting a new RX sail on his RS frame and John got to fly Viv’s new Laminar which he said, “ flew better than his Combat L”, but he is aiming to win the comp after coming 2nd last year .

Winglets seemed to be in fashion on the Laminar’s and T2C’s. Will Moyes follow suit?

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