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Belgian Balloon Trophy 2015 – Flight 2

After a rainy morning yesterday and a cancelled flight, yesterday evening the weather was with us to take off at Sport Automobile circuit (Francorchamps). 3 tasks on the TDS, JDG-3DT-HWZ.

  
The HWZ were at 20km from CLA, with an average wind of 10 knots, green flag at 20h00, and end of search period at 21h00 … With a quick calculation we guess that it will be already hard to get the last task in time.

The JDG was really nice to play, and I think the pilots enjoyed it!  just after the take off we flew over the sport circuit, that was spectacular!

  
3DT was a cake, some pilots got really perfect results and it shows the high level of this competition!

HWZ was indeed too far for everybody and some pilots like me forgot the end of the period … 

Results of this 3 tasks are already online!

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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 !