John Good

January 22nd

Under a hot sun, this morning’s Closing Ceremony put WGC2017 to bed. The introduction was a short aerobatic routine by a single Australian Air Force Pilatus PC-9, done more...

John Good

January 21st

The final day of WGC2017 was also the weakest, lowest, bluest and slowest – and the one with the fewest total finishers. It was a serious test and thus...

John Good

January 20th

We woke to heavy rain today, which was just a taste of what had fallen overnight. It looked like there should be no hope at all for any chance...

John Good

January 19th

Another blue day at WGC2017, this one just a bit better than several previous examples. Yesterday’s river of cloud marched obediently away to the northeast. A large area...

John Good

January 18th

We lost another flying day today, this time to a stream of mid-level cloud that meandered over southern Australia, seemingly determined to frustrate soaring at Benalla. It was forecast...

John Good

January 17th

WGC2017 enjoyed its first truly hot weather today, which (as expected) delivered much the best soaring conditions of this contest. The high temperature at Benalla was reported to be...

John Good

January 16th

Better (but still blue) weather today allowed long tasks for all classes, and WGC2017 enjoyed a good racing day that (unlike some recent examples) was by all reports entirely free...

John Good

January 15th

From yesterday evening, this was looking like a difficult day. A high-pressure system south of Australia has delivered southerly winds – not what Benalla pilots wish for. They...