Open Electric Thermal Soaring: 2 May 2021

We’re back flying!!

Great to be back flying competitive events after the NI Assembly reduced the restrictions on sport. We’d flown for a couple of Sundays for sport (and to get rid of rustiness!). This was to be our first competitive event. The forecast wasn’t promising, but our CD decided we should at least make the attempt. 6 turned out, with a few new models (and more still to come). Unfortunately, David had an issue with his model and didn’t compete, leaving 5 to battle it out in changeable conditions with very patchy lift.

In Rd1, Paul pushed Keith hard and only missing the landing points separated them. Ronnie also had an excellent flight with his Bitsa (Radian wing, Phoenix 2000 fuz)

Rd 2 & 3 followed a similar pattern, little separating Keith and Paul, with Sam showing well in Rd2 and Tommy in Rd3

At the end the result was close, with that missed landing really being the difference maker between Paul & Keith.