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DALBY BIG AIR 2016 - DAY 7
Total 93 km
Weather light ENE high cloud
With high cloud the day did not look the best. Most pilots took the first start gate to make the most of the sun that was just getting through.
The run down to waypoint one was made sweeter with $100 for the first pilot to get there. Pilots who got low had a slow climb to get back up or landed as the sun was blocked by the high cloud.
Those who managed the slow progress to get to waypoint two had the shortest leg to goal at Dalby.
Quite a few just landed short of goal with only 23 pilots making it. Derek was the last pilot in and made his first goal of the comp and was awarded a beer for his perseverance. Only 3 other Kiwi pilots made it with John coming in 3 rd place just under two hours.
Paris won the comp and is now flying for NZ for the first time. Curt Warren was only 100 points behind Paris with Len Paton coming third. John Smith was the next Kiwi coming 5 th overall after a hard charge over the last few days.
The Kiwi team lost the Trans-Tasman Cup for the second year running but the margin was only just over a 1000 points this year.
The prize giving party was attended by Vicki and Bill this year as the top three pilots all flew Moyes gliders and after a fantastic meal the celebrations carried on into the night.
Looking forward to next year's Dalby Big Air. For