Belgian Balloon Trophy 2015 – Day 1

Today was the first competition day in Vielsalm. 

This morning we got a nice TDS with 4 tasks. CLA with PDG-JDG-FON-HWZ.

  
Well, my worries started with the piball measurements with calms winds approximately 3-5 knots and the JDG was 12 km from the CLA … 

To play the PDG was “easy” by using the differents winds, but after that the winds decreased and changed and it was the beginning of a very long flight.

Besides the calms and variables winds, I think it could be better to set the tasks really close together to achieve them quickly …

This evening, the E.D prepared 2 tasks but the flight was cancelled be wise of expected rain.

In my own opinion, we could see on radar that a window of 2 hours without rain was coming. And we didn’t observed rain between 19 and 21 hours. So it’s pity that the flight was cancelled without go on CLA to an other briefing.

Results and task data sheets can be find on the Official Notice Board.

See you tomorrow !

   
 

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