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Captain’s report day 4 ~ Dud

Captain’s report day 4 ~ Dud

Evelyn Beach

We knew we were in trouble this morning at Briefing when the met man showed us the sounding. A strong inversion up to 1000 meters AGL would require at least 27 degrees to break through.

The Task Setter gave us 2 hour AATs, which were identical, except for the Start points. The first launch was set for 1330, but nobody took that seriously.

After the first sniffer flight at 1415, the Director cancelled the Standard Class Task. After the second one, a half hour later, the 15 meter Task was also called off.

After putting the gliders away, our crews completed the move to our new base camp, and a few of us went to the beach.

The preliminary outlook for tomorrow is for a hot and windy day. There will be plenty of sunshine. The only question is whether it will get hot enough. Fernando says that it will.

Rick has been flying gliders since 1967 and divides his interest between the Open Class and the 13.5 Meter Class.

He flies with the Post Mills Soaring Club in Vermont and serves as the US Delegate to the International Gliding Commission.

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