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Sunday, October 22, 2006

Volksrust trip Oct 2006

Our trip to Volksrust was shared with about 6 pilots from White Hills, Gert and of course Norbet, who is a regular visitor to this slope. And what a lovely weekend it turned out to be. Saturday was perfect conditions from the NW and everything reveled in the lift.
Our two first timers to the Slope, Peter and Len had a ball.
Mike thrilled us all with a smoke display with his Ventus on the Saturday.
The Braai and stories were great on Saturday evening around the camp fire. Thanks Mike for sponsoring the Braai packs.
Sunday's breakfast was great and we were soon on the slope again.
The wind had made it's predicted 180 degree swing to the SE and was also gentle as per the forecast! For once the Weather Service got it right. Or did I just guess correctly! Nice thing about Volksrust is that it cateres for wind from any direction.
Len was on top from and regularly found himself way down below the top, but never panicked and always found a thermal to bring the model back up. An hour flight with his GL saw him work lift from down below on about 10 occasions. Some relay inspirational flying there Len. Well done.
Now we look forward the Black Eagle Weekend in March.

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