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Sunday, September 17, 2006

WWW ( Weird Weekend Weather )

Hi all,
Well can you believe it ?. After Evan and myself studied the
weather on Saturday night and with all the information we
had from the weather burro, we all got it wrong.( bar from
30% rain that was forecasted )Wind direction and speed
were totally predicted wrong.
After a early morning downpour, the cloud cover clear and
we had light east to south-easterly wind and the sun
managed to break trough some of the remaining clouds.I
managed to trim all my gliders that I want to fly in the Nats
and in the process found some reasonable lift, 4.56 and a 6
min flight with my old 2 meter Tsotsi ( The airframe is more
than a year old and I mainly use it as my back up glider ). I
also manage to fly my flat wing 2 meter Tsotsi and got a
reasonable +/- 10 min flight.
My V tail Ellipse was up next with one good thermal flight,
followed by 2 practice speed runs,and then as if some one
switch the lights on, the weather changed, it became cold,
the wind switch 180 deg from SE to West and some thunder
cloud and lighting approached us from that direction.
By now it was just After 13.00 and we decided to pack up
and call it a day. At least we had our fix for the weekend.
Roll on Summer !!!
For all the BERG members that are flying in the Nats next week,
I wish you all the best and enjoy your flying.
PS ( 3 days left for 2006 Glider Nats entries).

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