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Senior's Soaring Championship - Daily report

Report for March 16

Today saw another improvement in what was already about the best stretch of weather ever seen for a Senior contest.  Bases were higher - close to 5500’ late in the day - and lift was stronger – many pilots reported 7- and 8-knot climbs.  Wind was a bit lower, but still enough to produce good streeting.  The only complaint was that the excellent soaring conditions started to weaken somewhat earlier than expected.

Ken Sorenson decided to show the field how a Texas pilot of the better sort handles such conditions.  Ranging far to the southwest, he turned in about the longest and easily the fastest task of the contest.  His raw speed of 76.4 mph is indeed impressive for a no-waterballast contest.

 

John Good

Posted: 3/16/2012


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