Thursday, January 31, 2008

Task 5 - 31/Jan/2008

Today's sky looked inviting, nice spread of Cu, but base was not much above launch. The task committee must have liked the conditions as today saw the first race start of the comp.

The task went straight east 76km with goal in Karara. It seems getting away from launch and then getting the next thermal is one of the cruxes of each days flight because base has been low and the climbs weak - I think people have bombed out every day. Patience was key today, low saves abounded, lots of shade until half way to Warwick and then a big blue hole after Warwick which dirted several pilots.

The last part of the task crossed a forest with no landing options, and yet about 25 people made goal, which was really just a pub in the middle of the bush.

For all you non-Aussies, the comps here go for 8 days and this comp could be the most taskable comp of their flying season.

Two days left to go!



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