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2017 15 Meter, Open, and Standard Class Nationals - Hopefully Day 4

Good morning from Cordele,

We woke up today to a grey sky and no sun shining through.

During the morning briefing the weatherman said that if we manage to launch we will be able to fly and have a contest day. We have some high pressure in the area pumping golf air which is not helping us. The soil moisture looks good. We might have some isolated areas of rain "fun to fly around". 

The conclusion is that we need to get out of Cordele to fly today. The CD said to expect a TAT. Grid time in noon with expected first launch 12:30.

Walking out of the meeting the sun was shining through and clouds breaking to show us a blue sky. We're still keeping our attention on the weather as today will be possible only if we get some more sun.

After flying we will have a social get together under the tents with margaritas mixed up by Susan Owen (ZO/EA crew), Pat Falbaum's (KF) famous dip and a lot of drinks and snacks so that everyone can have some fun.

We are also celebrating the 14th birthday of one of our amazing line crew kids, Shawn McGowin, who has been hooking up gliders in Cordele since Memorial Day weekend without going home at all. 

Thank you Shawn for spending your special day with us and good luck on your solo today!


Posted: 6/11/2017


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