6 November 2016
Dan Jim Don Bob Gerry(kneeling) Tom
Weather conditions in the early morning were a little bit discouraging for a day out flying but things changed nicely as the day progressed. We went from warm jackets to combat the chilling breeze to wearing tee-shirts by the end of the day.
In similar fashion the conditions varied widely. Tough conditions to begin with, progressing to thermals everywhere in the middle and then changing completely for the last round where thermals were incredibly weak, if you could find them at all.
But it was a very enjoyable day and those who thought about coming, and didn't, really missed out.
Bob Wilson sat out for the morning flying and helped with timing and calling. Eventually the wind abated and Bob flew in the last five rounds.
Apart from a few line breaks (actually quite a few) and some long distance retrieval of parachutes, there weren't any incidents at all.
At the lunch break, after three rounds, Don Woodward had a narrow lead over the rest, but really, it was anybodies contest to win from there. In fact all pilots had bad scores in those first three rounds and in the end, it was those scores together with the Round 8 scores that decided the final rankings.
Congratulations to the winner (and leader from round 5 to the finish)
1. Jim Houdalakis 7724.902. Tom Dupuche 7702.143. Daniel Haskell 7685.39
overallresults.pdf flightscores.pdf landingresults.pdf
The next event is Horsham on 3 - 4 December. Not to be missed.
Robert and his Aerial
F3K3 was flown at Longwood in some windy, cool, variable weather. There were very few thermals for most of the day and just when it became even windier and overcast, we had some of the best thermals of the day.
It was great to see Robert Lilley make the trip up to Longwood and compete in his second ever event. He flew a very well used Aerial and at differnt times throughout the day picked some great thermals to end up with 2 x 1000 point rounds, putting some of the more seasoned campaigners to the sword. Well flown Robert!
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