PRIBINA CUP NEWS
2011-11-01 18:14:08 (News from Epilogue)
The Pribina Cup 2011 is over, but you should stay tuned for the future event. Here is the schedule for the next one in Nitra:
|Final Entries Closed||
February 28th, 2012
|Unofficial Training||April 1st - April 5th, 2012|
|Official Training||April 6th, 2012|
|Registration||April 6th, 2012, 10 AM - 10 PM|
|Configuration Change Closes||April 6th, 2012, 10 PM|
|Opening Briefing||April 7th, 2012, 10 AM|
|Contest Flying||April 7th - April 14th, 2012|
|Farewell Party||April 14th, 2012, 8 PM|
|Closing and Prize Giving||April 14th, 2012, 9 PM|
|Reserve Flying Day||April 15th, 2012|
The registration will start early January and will last until the end of February 2012. The selection criteria will change slightly. We intend to use only IGC Ranking list position and number of Pribina Cups flown in the past to get right sequence of the pilots.
2011-05-27 09:56:08 (News from Epilogue)
We have got link to external Pribina Cup 2011 photo gallery provided by Katja Soikkeli. You can enjoy looking at them at at her web page
2011-05-03 12:39:27 (News from Epilogue)
I had that morning gone to say my farewells to Broadhurst and to the RAF. I had made a point of going to HQ at Schleswig in my 'Grand Charles.' Coming back I had taken him high up in the cloudless summer sky, for it was only there that I could fittingly take my leave.
Together we climbed for the last time straight towards the sun. We looped once, perhaps twice, we lovingly did a few slow, meticulous rolls, so that I could take away in my finger-tips the vibration of his supple, docile wings.
And in that narrow cockpit I wept, as I shall never weep again, when I felt the concrete brush against his wheels and, with a great sweep of the wrist, dropped him on the ground like a cut flower.
As always, I carefully cleared the engine, turned off all the switches one by one, removed the straps, the wires and the tubes which tied me to him, like a child to his mother. And when my waiting pilots and my mechanics saw my downcast eyes and my shaking shoulders, they understood and returned to the dispersal in silence.
The last competition day wasn't easy. Weather window for launches and task start was pretty short. Some of the Open class pilots couldn't reach position for start and landed back on the airport after 1 hour of trying. Dark sky and rain was problematic for everyone. Some of the pilots won in today's lottery and achieved good speeds. The rest struggled and didn't complete the task. It's going to be interesting to watch the overall results after we receive all the IGC files.
Goulash already started to be served, the beer will probably wait until after we complete the results and hand out the medals. During the past week we did our best to provide interesting flying and good comfort to all the pilots and their crews and hope to see you again next year.
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