Alphen aan den rijn
August 27 2007
It was a bit difficult to reach you, dear friends. I could only write the title and to write in the post – department was impossible.Phil has made it again. Thanks!
In between I am back home now for 2 weeks, still enjoying my Rieti time. Just received the message from the web master in Italy ;nearly 1 million hits , with 600.000 REAL visitors. Not bad for a gliding site , is it!?
The comps in Issoudun are over too. The weather during the European Championships for big ships was weird!From some pilots I heard it was more a lottery then a competition, but all of them have enjoyed the comps.They hope, however for better weather in Luesse for the Worls Comps in 2008. I will not go there as I have been invited back in Rieti, so you can read about the “little” ships on the WGC -Rieti 2008 site.
Winners in France were in open class Peter Harvey who defended his EC title from Finland with succes. Telling me that the weather in Finland in 2005 during the EC was the best he ever had and it might take LONG before we have such weather again.
In 18 m. class Ronald Termaat from The Netherlands was the very best, winning his first major title. He was already very good during the world comps in Sweden but “failed ” on one day loosing his 2d place and…too many points to be with in the first 3.
Good old Janus Centka managed to add one more title to the many he has already, winning in the Diana.
The European season is nearly over now. The Belgium pilots had a 2 day competition last weekend on KEIHEUVEL-airfield in 3 classes. Max van Bree from Holland and Rogier Weekers , also from Holland , were the winners in 2 classes. In one class the best pilot flew 15 km , which means ;no competition day!
In Australia, in Tocumwal Eddie Madden got permission from the SHIRE to start his camping area at the field!!!This is great news!!! Season starts soon in OZ with the new commercial center , from Eddie and Don including the ultra light flying which went on through winter with lots of flying guests. When there is more news , you are the first to know!
The Murray Border Flying Club club with instructor Ingo Renner starts with a BBQ and a meeting on September 2 and they start flying every Sunday from Oktober 14 onwards or by arrangement.
Glad to be back on track , so more news in the future, but…this Friday first the wedding of my daughter! So busy, busy!!!