2nd 2010 Aerobatics League
So there we were, on Chapmans Peak, staring into the morning light with the lift
a bit on the sea-sick side with the hot air from Friday still coursing through the valley.
A little while later things seemed to improve and we began the 2nd League event for 2010.
Due to the first 3 moves being obligatory and somewhat more difficult than the last leagues
top 4, you had to come running out of the blocks and in full gear.
Two rolls sounds easy till your up on the line and the hands are shaking a wee bit!
and then the two rolls get a bit of a nervous twitch about them,
somewhere between roll 1&2.
Bar a few bits of drama, notably a self guided glider and roadside landings,
we managed to get two rounds in for each pilot, and had a good day getting
the aerobatics leaugue back on track. In the end with points tallied up,
Bobby Purnell took top honours flying just beautifully, followed by Charlie Blakemore in second,
and Damian Hinrichsen in third position. Well done guys, and shows
that the rest of us better get back to some practising if we are
to avoid getting our butts kicked next time around.
Sunday dawned as beautifull as Saturday and once again Chapmans Peak
delivered the goods on less with but with silky smooth lift
that just invited hours of flight. Pity about the poor attendance on the slope,
but it was well worth the effort as Brendan put the Vector and the rest
of his fleet through the paces and Christo and myself flew the Implala
and foamie warbirds around for the day. Even the Banana got to do
some high speed flight just to get the adrenaline going in rather
heavy conditions for this 600 gram glider.
All good on the day without a single injury to man of machine.