Friday, 19 February 2016
Day 6 - Friday 19th February 2016
With another cold front approaching, a no contest day was declared at morning briefing as the expected clearance was due too late for a task. However, it duly came and about a third of the field flew and took advantage of some good wave. Graham White, as met man, thought he had better fly as he had called the clearance and useable wave from 2pm local time. It was actually closer to 3pm but the wave was there and strong too - 8-10kts at times with 6kts average. It was one of those days when the sky east of the Manawatu gorge was clear and allowed Graham to fly south to Featherston and return, an OLC distance of 452km, at 174 km/h. Rob Laskey from Fielding went to over 22,000ft and others to around 10,000ft.
The evening was rounded off with the competition dinner at a local establishment where thanks were given to the organisers and helpers along with the sharing of a few humorous limericks.