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Region 7 Soaring Contest - Saturday

The new data crunching consumer weather models had us flying great distances in triangles today, and boy did we prove to them something different.  Because of yesterday’s rain at the airport poor, low lift prevailed in the launch area.  But, a north-south line of cumulus clouds developed about 10-15 miles west of the airport at what appeared to be more than enough height to save the day.  Geoff saw the chance so he changed both classes task to a free MAT, allowing lots of fun if you could get to that high street of cu’s.  And from the scores, you can see that a number of pilots did so with their long lists of captured turn points from heights upto 9,000 agl.  

John Seaborn won the day in the 15-Meter class with Ron Ridenour nearly having done so too, and from their speeds and distances flown, they had great flights.  And by contest’s end, John was the class winner with Ron a near second.

 Pavel Skrabal won the day and finished first overall in the Sports Class by flying as well as the 15-Meter pilots with Dick Andrews doing the same by finishing second for the day and week’s end.

Finally, many thanks to all the volunteers who helped with this contest.

your R7 CM

Posted: 5/26/2018


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