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2017 15 Meter, Open, and Standard Class Nationals - End of Day 3

A few notes before bedtime from the contest manager's perspective. We had another very nice day in Cordele with a very good and well executed launch.

A single land-out today plus another pilot that started his engine and had no finish. Everyone else made it back tired and after having a challenging day, but this is what it's all about. After talking to a few pilots I believe today was all about pure racing and making good decisions, flying well and also adapting to challenges on the course in order to make it back and have a good result. Ballancing being fast with making sure you can finish.

Jim Frantz (2H) landed safely in a cotton field and had a nice retrieve. He said he had a bad starts, so he decided to start again about 3:15 pm and that was late. Without landing out his computer was showing him back at the airport around 7:30 PM. 

Another pilot that came in late was Mark Huffstutler (MH) who said he is seriously considering putting lights on his glider.

HW team (Heinz and Karen) said they had a challengind flight, a little over 5 hours. They encountered challeging conditions around Eastman and Soperton and had to struggle to come back.

It will be interesting to see what tomorrow will bring us for weather and flying conditions.


Posted: 6/10/2017


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