In the end this spring ended up in the top 10 of warm springs.
On Monday we had a not- so- often-seen-spring- phenomena called ” sea-flame ” or ” arctic smoke”; a thick layer of heavy fog, only over the sea andcoast line from the mid of Holland to the N. and a drop of temperature of 10 dgr. Visitors to the beach left straight away after arrival , back to the in-land where it was still beautiful and warm.
It seems that the cold sea and the touch of humid air on the sea, creates this phenomena, which is , as they say, not easy to predict, certainly not with a change of wind. More usual in Greenlandas in Holland.
Unlucky for a single- engine Cessna, happily flying from the S.W. of Holland along the coast-line. It disappeared from the radar , but was found later after it crashed on a peace of land on it’s way to Rotterdam Airport. All 4 passengers [pilot included] were badly injured but alive. An investigation on several levels has started.
During the long-weekend [ Sat. Sund. and Mond.] 6264 pilots added their flight on the OLC.
Yesterday Scandinavia had top weather again and Ake [Pettersson] flew 858 km. from Enkoping in Sweden in the Ventus 2 and Börje Eriksson 946 from Uppsala in the ASG 29.
682 In an LS 3 from Eskilstuna is not bad either.
Many great long distance flights from Finland [Räyskälä ] over and under 700 km.
40 Ladies in club,standard and 15m class.
She also send the dates for some Aussie comps and when you are interested, atleast you know it in time.
51 Multi class Nationals at Benalla:
—“This is to advise that entries for the 51st Multiclass Nationals are now open – see the competition website at www.deltaone.id.au/BenallaMulti13 for details and online entry form.
The event will run from 7th-18th January at Benalla, and we look forward to seeing the usual suspects and many new faces as well. Competition Director will be Peter Gray, and John Switala is chairing the organising committee.–“
—“This is to advise that entries for the 32nd Club & Sports class Nationals are now open. The comp will be held from October 8 to October 19 2012 and we will look forward to welcoming you to Kingaroy for a great comp–” The entry can be found at
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In the sport-xpdr-class WGC junior pilot Jeroen Jennen , who is so to say , ” BORN IN A GLIDER ” , won 2 days [ 353 km./ 307 km] and won the Kiewit Cup from 23 other contestants in his class. Good on him! He had on the last day a better speed then the Nimbus pilots; 102.1 km/h. against 97.7 km/h. but…the start time from the LS 7 was at 14.41 and from the Nimbus 4DT at 15.02.
Ole Arndt belongs with Ib, to the friends who were flying with us in Tocumwal. Ole topped the first 4 days the overall scores, but on day 5 he ended last from 20 in his class earning 298 points after an outlanding [[207 km.] while young Rasmus Orkov won the day as the only finisher; 550 points. Rasmus won day 6 and 7 as well and got the silver in his LS 1f.
Johnny Andresen in St Cirrus won one day, but was the most consistent pilot over the 7 days, winning the standard class.
Ole was 5th.
In 15 m. one of my favourite pilots over all the years, [ together with Jan Andersen who flew open class on lot’s of comps I was too] the quiet and friendly Henrik Breidahl won in the Ventus 2. Ib [Wienberg] ended up as 11th. Stig Oye was 6th.
In the 2 seater class, Tom Jörgesen won the ARCUS.
Arne Boye- Möller and Peter Eriksen will represent Denmark in Uvalde in 18 m. class.