Opens, Day 1
Sports, Day 1
8:00am A bit dull and cloudy skies, but similar to yesterday's weather. We expected to send them off somewhere.
9:40am Late news from yesterday - 26 landed out - in a manured field. Nice one, Gally!
10:15am Both tasks are AAT today, to test the pilots'
Sports - Bicester - Didcot - Olney - Bicester 146.3km/291.2km, time 2:30hrs
Open - Bicester - Hungerford - Olney - Bicester 168.1km/402.8km, time 3hrs
11:47am Open Class first launch is in ten minutes.
11:57am And the first glider is rolling now.
13:55 Got rid of all of then. At last some peace and quiet.
16:02 First Sport Class finishers - 447, 574 and 755 due soon.
16:05 Followed by KC, D8 and N3
16:09 And now some Open Class finishers, 310 was the first I heard.
16:11 AA, 7A, D5 and 26 in five mins, but MS has landed out.
16:16 486, 924, 28E, D4 in five mins. It's getting busier now
16:22 Many gliders are calling now. Looks like a fair number have got round.
16:53 We have had a steady stream of calls for 30 minutes now, and still the brave heroes are making their way home.
21:00 Scoring complete for the night, after interviewing a few pilots about starting and problems with loggers.
23:00 Micky Webb mentioned that his son Tim, flying Discus
27 today, was once caught wearing his Mum's bra and his Dad' y-fronts...
(They tell me everything at this comp!)
Edit - wasn't his Mum's bra, it was someone else's bra, which his Mum found in his tent...