Katharina von Podewils-Joachim Schwenk
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Competition - 23rd Apr 2014
After 15 m class we have first gliders from the club class on the final glide.
First gliders home, more on the final
People at the airport are enjoying warm and sunny weather, the atmosphere is nice and calm. There are many cu clouds, some are growing to congestus clouds. Few outlandings have been reported so far.
All gliders are in the air, the weather situation looks good at the moment, we will see how fast the thunderstorms will form.
Starts are confirmed to 11:30. There is no time to wait because local thunderstorms are forming from the cu clouds.
Briefing is over and we have first racing tasks planned for today. The sun is shining, it is nice and warm outside, first cumulus clouds are above us. It seems for the rapid developement of the weather. Pilots are getting their gliders ready because the first launch is planned for 11:30. Tasks are following:
20m: 227,9 km
15m: 220,1 km
Open: 256,4 km
Club: 180,7 km
Our competition area is between the extending high pressure area from the north and low pressure area from the south. The air stratification is instable giving us good conditions to form strong updrafts. Rain shovers in the afternoon are expected. QNH 1018hPa.
There is fog covering the airfield that is slowly dissolving. We are expecting promising weather today.Grid opens at 8:30, runway in use is 33. Get ready pilots!