2016 GIN Wide Open - Day 4 Task 3

Today's report is from Petra Slivova: "Blue sky in the morning and some little cumulus clouds early in the day with forecast of Thunderstorms in the early afternoon lead us to set a short task with big cylinders and many options.

The shortest route was to head through the flats in front of take-off towards the next mountain. The longest, but also possible would have been to stay on the Dormillouse ridge. The goal was the light aircraft airport of Seyne.

By the time the window opened, it was really not clear which way would be the fastest. But while waiting for the air start there were cumulus clouds building us a highway along the shortest line through the flats.

So full bar, straight and up was a major big part of the task and we had about 80 smiling faces at the goal at the goal with average speed for my Sprint 3 over 30 km/h. Including one sail plane pilot who was very happy that he managed to land safely and paragliders gave him space at the airport even though his original landing place should have been somewhere else :-)

In the evening Richard Bungay gave a nice talk about his X-Alps supporter experience. We are looking forward to have few more good flying days and seeing happy pilots around…"

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http://www.livetrack24.com/events/XTC2016B

 

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