Sunday, December 18, 2016

Sailplane Grand Prix Australia - Day 5 Summary

Following the cancellation of Day four due to poor weather, Day five was a fantastic day for gliding in the Wimmera.  

Today’s task was set nice and close to the town, to allow our pilots the chance to explore some different areas around the aerodrome. Today our pilots embarked to the East to Minyip, before heading directly south to Rupanyup before flying back across the Horsham township toward Mount Arapiles.

During the day a number of gaggles form and spectators at Horsham Aerodrome were able to see all the competitors flying together in the one thermal.

The top three placings for day 5 were Peter Temple with a time of 1:30:58 and a speed of 118.00 km/h. Peter was followed home by Geoff Brown and David Jansen.

At the end of Day 5 Mark Tingey leads the competition on 23 points, followed by Peter temple on 21 and Geoff Brown on 16.

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