22 August 2014
Dear fellow pilot
Spring and Summer are just around the corner.
While the weather man was a little harsh this year, giving us only two competition days and two non-competition flying days in the 2014 Central Districts Gliding Competition, we are being told by those who should know in the weather office, here in Hawkes Bay we can expect a warmer, better summer than last year.
GNZ have given us the Central Districts Championships to be held from Waipukurau Aerodrome from Sunday 15th to Saturday 21st February 2015 inclusive with Saturday 14th available as a practice day.
We can again offer great hospitality and if the weatherman is correct, fantastic flying conditions of mainly thermals but also convergences and occasional gentle wave in February.
There are plenty of accommodation choices to suit every pocket from camping on the aerodrome itself to cabins at local camping grounds, motels and hotels etc. Being only 30 minutes from Hastings, there are plenty of options for after hours activities and the other half.
Plan your flying break now in an area with some paddocks larger than airfields if on the odd occasion you have need of one.
Further information is available at http://cdchamps.blogspot.co.nz/ and this will be updated as time progresses. Also watch your e-mails for updates.
So, put the dates of this contest (Sunday 15th to Saturday 21st February 2015 inclusive with Saturday 14th available as a practice day) on your calendar and plan for a great fun trip to Hawkes Bay this summer.