Saturday, 18 July 2009

Regionals - Eighth Day - Rig,grid, brief, launch and return

Only the one update today as things happened rather quickly and I was at the front of the grid. Briefing was at 10:30 and first launch was 11:15. Metman suggested strong 20kt Westerlies with minimal changes at height and no sheer. Cloudbase likely to be up to 4500' in parts with 8/8 killing off convection later.

Multi-barrel 3-hour AAT was set -

Booker Bridge (BOB) - Ilsley (ILS/10km) - Bozeat (BOZ/25km) - Bicester (BIC/10km) - Booker SW (BO1) - Booker Finish (BF1). This gave a range of 136.0km/334.1km (214.1km).

Nearly everybody completed the task, with Steve Williams landing JDV at Thame and Jim Pengelly in 208 managing 61km before returning home.

Provisional results can be found at

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