Excellent results for race 5 of the Sky Battle Cup glider competition

Taken from the road to Mt Cook village.

I’m quite excited, with most pilots in, I’m third out of about 180 competitors in day 5 of the SBC 2014!  I keep checking to see if I get moved down. I was in first place for quite a while.

This race was in New Zealand. The takeoff was Glentanner airport just down the road from the Mount Cook center where Tui and I stayed when we were in New Zealand several years ago. In fact we took a plane from Glentanner to land on a nearby glacier.

Aoraki/Mount Cook as seen from SSW flying at a...
Aoraki/Mount Cook as seen from SSW flying at altitude 4000m in a glider from Omarama, a commercial gliding site 100km from the mountain. Deutsch: Der Mount Cook aus etwa 4.000 Metern Höhe gesehen (Photo credit: Wikipedia)

The Aoraki/Mount Cook area from LandSat. This ...

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Author: korkiley

Systems Administrator at University of Vermont (retired as of 7/1/2012) Married Favorite Activities: Condor Glider Online Competition, Developing web sites, making espresso, and keeping a blog

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