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  • January 22, 2017

    22nd JANUARY – IT’S GOLD MEDALS FOR TEAM GB

    After delayed launching waiting for the day to get going it was tasks in the blue for all classes yesterday. And a ...

  • January 20, 2017

    FRIDAY 20th JANUARY – DAY CANCELLED AGAIN

    It was raining heavily when we woke up this morning and as we drove to the airfield in the rain to prep our gliders...

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Paul MasonWell done Max and thanks for the update

2 months ago
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British Gliding Team with Russell Cheetham.

Treating my mate Russell(world champion)to a well deserved drink in the Qantas business lounge...good work all!
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Peter WyldHave a good trip home guys!

2 months ago
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Kelly FreemanEnjoy guys!! It was awesome to meet you both plus all your amazing crew! You will be missed from Benalla

2 months ago
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Denisse GouerineAre you in the QF009 leaving tonight ? We might be in the same flight !

2 months ago
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Richard John McLeanCongrats guys

2 months ago   ·  1
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Al EddieCheapskate - the booze is free in there... ;)

2 months ago   ·  1
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John ScottWell done Russell.

2 months ago   ·  2
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Chris GeorgeMany congratulotions Russell we are feeling very proud of you and can now brag how we both had our first flight with you as the pilot. Much love Wendy and Maurice xx

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What a finale to a difficult World Championships, with the top 3 places in all three classes up for grabs. The weather was distinctly average by Australian standards, with only one exceptional day. Apart from one day with early cumulus, the conditions were blue with lift between 4000-6000' AGL. The contest was dominated by gaggle flying, Steve and I were often able to avoid the larger gaggles by working together. We found ourselves leading out the gaggle on most occasions, but not being able to make a clean break due to the relatively weak conditions.
Going into the last day, Steve and I had a very good chance of both making the podium, unfortunately it was not to be. Although separated by a few KMs, we both pushed hard in the last 80kms and both got low. I was lucky to climb away from very low, having already put the gear down and within a second of firing the turbo on my base leg into a field! Steve had a slower climb and finished a few minutes behind.
Steve's unselfish support throughout made it possible for me to get on the podium. Flying with Steve is incredibly relaxing, he doesn't get fazed by anything!
A tremendous team performance by all to win the team cup and a big thank you to Max, my Aussie crew Matt and all the crews for such fantastic support throughout the contest.
Finally, hats off to, Russell and Andy in the Open class for an outstanding performance. It was an honour to be able to pour a bucket of water over my friend Russell when we realised that he was the new Open class World Champion :-)
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Terry MoyesWell done Mike great performance by you and the rest of the team.

2 months ago
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Paul RiceGreat stuff Mike & all the team.

2 months ago
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Bacon LuvvaGreat steak and kidney pies at International night too! They were terrific, reckon I ploughed through half a dozen easy. 😍

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George MetcalfeCongrats Mike & Steve, and of course to the whole team for all their achievementsBut the flag's at half mast.....next time, shorten the pole!

2 months ago
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Howard JonesYour'e assuming the mast is the same height as the others...

2 months ago
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British Gliding Team added 2 new photos — at Lasham Gliding Society.

JWGC 2017: As one competition draws to a close, preparation for the next Junior Worlds is well under way. Sunday saw the junior team weighing each of their gliders so that the centre of gravity positions can be fine tuned and the wing loading optimised for racing. A big thanks must go to Lasham Gliding Society and the Lasham Aircraft Maintenance Hangar for generously lending us the weighing scales and equipment.

We'll be posting regular updates of the team's progress as Tom, Jake, Mike and Finn prepare to fly the 10th FAI Junior World Championships in Lithuania later this summer. Stay tuned!
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Ross DrakeYou are late. Team NZ is well sorted :)

2 months ago   ·  4
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Nigel PocockI see EKP is there. How many worlds will be for her?

2 months ago   ·  1
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Robin SmitDutch Junior Gliding Team is also busy!

2 months ago   ·  7
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Lars Groot15m tips for the GR: Check! The entire Dutch Junior Gliding Team is busy 😉

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Russell Cheetham Open Class World Gliding Champion after landing final day WGC Benalla

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Jill BurryThat's a very happy chap :)

2 months ago   ·  1
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Sean FidlerYou're killing me!

2 months ago
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Chris Davisonlines. They tell the driver where to steer the car..

2 months ago   ·  4
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Peter WellsComp is over.... last Benella Worlds average base was about 4000 ft two days after comp 12000 ft The law of Sod.

2 months ago   ·  1
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Marcel DavidsMotorway stripes?

2 months ago
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Frank HiemstraMust be the day after a WGC...

2 months ago
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Rae DrakeTypical. Seen this so many times before!!!

2 months ago   ·  1
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Ritz de LuijIndeed so true!!

2 months ago
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Ben SmithAnd did the FAI flag re-appear?

2 months ago
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British Gliding Team added 6 new photos — with Ed Johnston and Derren Francis.

A few more photos from this morning.
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British Gliding Team added 5 new photos.

Prize giving and medals :-)
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