PRIBINA CUP 2017 WINNERS
Wolfgang Janowitsch Christoph Koch
|Competition||23rd Aug 22nd Apr 21st Apr 20th Apr 19th Apr 18th Apr 17th Apr 16th Apr 15th Apr 14th Apr|
|Training week||13th Apr 12th Apr 11th Apr|
|Preparations||4th Apr 27th Mar 26th Mar 8th Jan 4th Jan|
Competition - 18th Apr 2017
All gliders are accounted for today.
We are waiting for last 4 gliders.
Almost everybody is home. We are waiting for last pilots from Club class. Nice cumulus clouds are still visible around us. The weather has surprised us in a possitive way again.
We hear "long landing, long landing" from the radio. Runway is full of gliders from all classes.
Many pilots are reporting 10K at the moment.
First one from Club class is "Foxtrot One".
We have got 4 gliders already home.
We are still waiting for approaching gliders. Some of them are already in the last turning point area in the south-east of Nitra.
We can see on live.glidernet.org that competitors are spread around with heights up to 1300m qnh. We expect first gliders from 15m class home in about 20 minutes.
The towing procedure was a little bit hectic today but eventually everybody is in the air. The weather seems to be also improved at the moment.
We continue with towing.
Start line for 15m class is open.
15m class is in the air, but the towing had to be stopped because of bad weather conditions. We will see how it develops.
First start is confirmed to 12:30!
The weather has improved a little bit, clouds are dissolving and we can see some sunshine. Cu clouds have appeared but they are still quite low and northwestern wind 8m/s is blowing.
Despite the weather is not looking very optimistic at the moment and it is very cold and cloudy even with some rainshowers there is still a small chance that the cloud coverage will dissolve and enable us to fly today. Therefore we decided to wait to see what the weather will do. So be ready in case the mirracle will happen. AATs for all classes and first launch planned for 12:30. Check the webpage for more informations.
Today we are possitioned in the middle of low pressure area. Frontal systems are circling around us. At the moment its cold outside and the sky covered with clouds. However the cloudiness should slowly dissolve by raising temperature. We hope for getting a flyable window in this eye of low pressure that allow us to fly today. More info after the briefing.
Runway in use 33. Grid order:
33L: Club, 20m self-launchers, Open self-launchers
33R: 15m, 20m, Open