Here we are! After picking up our Racer, car, trailer and everything else, the Kubicek factory team is ready to fly over the area of Canowindra.
This morning we had a practice flight with almost all the pilots. Winds here are lights and variables, perfect for competition flights!
I was the only pilot flying a foreigner balloon, and it was also the first time ever a Kubicek racer was flying in Australia! Lot of pilots and crews were surprised about the paralite system of my Xtreme Racer. You will find more Information about it in the “My Racer / Envelope” Blog section.
Finally it was a nice 2 hours flight with 4 tasks and I was quite satisfied with 3 out of 4. I will keep you updated! First competition flight will be on Tuesday morning! Tomorrow morning we will have an official practice flight with a task sheet and probably the observers. In the afternoon, general briefing before enjoying a BBQ with all these amazing people here in Australia! Thanks guys for being so welcoming, looking forward for competing this week!
Please find below the schedule of the championship and the link to the official website and notice board.
You can also see all the pictures on this public Facebook album.