The briefing facilities kindly provided by the Army's Royal Logistics Corps are extremely comfortable - and clean - and our Met Man Nils promised a good day's flying, so a task out to Badminton was set. For the higher performance gliders this meant a distance of 286, with lower handicaps allowing other gliders to turn short (for a fuller explanation of Handicapped Distance Tasks see the Comp page on the Booker website).
|Met Man looking a trifle anxious|
The HDT format allows for gliders with a spread of handicaps to take part on a equal footing, with less chance of the lower performance ones spending a week being retrieved and getting back too late for the bar.
|Javelot and ASW27 about to launch|
The winner on Day 1 was a visitor from Bicester - Stuart Law in an LS4 - well done Stuart.