Soggy weekend gives us a break
Sound like a constant theme, but once again we got thrown a cold front
late into the summer season. A pretty useful North Wester blew up on
Saturday morning and we made a head long rush for Chapman’s Peak
hoping to pull off the long abandoned last aerobatics league.
On getting there first I had to tolerate sitting in the car for
an hour while fog and drizzle engulfed the car.
Malcolm arrived and joined me in the fog/drizzle watching visual…
and then, as if by magic, the mist lifted, the rain stopped and the
wind blew through good and strong.
No idea what Mally had for breakfast, but it sure worked.
And so with all the Tossers gathered we ran the league round in the time
nature blessed us with no fog and no rain.
In the end we were able to run a single round with 6 competitors
taking part and all completing their 10 chosen maneuvers,
no mandatories and no new moves at this point.
The new moves will be introduced in the next league event aimed
at the 10th of December, and the last league before the Aerobatic Event in January.
The final results for the round were as such, just a pity we could not get at least
2 rounds off before the weather set in once again, but a little bit of practice
and competition beats none at all, as the nerves and were well and truly in play:
Kevin – 100%
Steve – 93.32%
Malcolm – 87.43%
Marc – 71.34%
Christo – 63.61%
Gus – 63.48%
Sunday rained for the first part, but in the end cleared up
about lunchtime and the crew ran for Kommetjie and
had a blast in the South West afternoon blow.
Much mirth, combat, humour, searching for planes in thick bushes
and all that general larking about, took place.