XCSoar and Top Hat
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what can we work on?
The conscious decision to be more or less conservative based on observation and situations.
The ability to launch in a variety of conditions, getting into the air when required.
Confidence in your ability to make and execute decisions and in doing so perform well.
Good understanding of thermal production and locations, wind layers and flows, convergence and air-masses. Choosing the good option and flying in the right direction
Brian, Barb, Phil and Chris,Thanks very much for the course this weekend. Your advice, support and skill has lead to what I hope is a big step in my progression and something that with hindsight, I had underestimated the importance of.I’ve been reviewing my footage, and on the last tow I managed 10 stalls and two spins at the top of the box.I went from sloppy, physically demanding, all over the shop, stalls, to clean entries and exits that involved little or no ‘sorting out’ (aka; twisted reverse spirals).Probably most importantly, I’ve developed a new level of respect for my wing and harness, that I think will make me safer into the future.Forecast tomorrow looks excellent!
Recognising and acting on the need to alter one’s behavior or course of action to achieve different outcomes or goals.
The ability to locate, track and climb well in thermals both alone and in a large gaggle
Chelan, US Tour
The USA has some great XC sites, come fly Chelan, the best of the bunch
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When: Sat July 8 - Sat July 15
Where: Chelan, WA, USA
Winton, Qld - Winter XC
Winter XC from Winton in Qld, close by Longreach for domestic flight access, beware dinosaurs!
When: Sat August 5 - Sun August 20
Where: Winton, Qld