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Old January 5th 17, 03:23 AM posted to rec.aviation.soaring
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Everyone is airborne for practice day 1.
http://www.livetrack24.com/events/WGC2017
Jim
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Old January 10th 17, 01:31 AM posted to rec.aviation.soaring
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On Wednesday, January 4, 2017 at 7:23:49 PM UTC-8, JS wrote:
Everyone is airborne for practice day 1.
http://www.livetrack24.com/events/WGC2017
Jim


Day one canceled, but the first flying day (today) shows all three classes with racing tasks.
First start gate (15m) opens at 6:30 US Pacific. It's claimed that everyone has trackers.
Jim
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Old January 10th 17, 10:28 AM posted to rec.aviation.soaring
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There are 70 trackers deployed amongst 113 pilots. They were dispersed such that every country has at least one tracker per class so you can probably guess where the other pilot from each country is, in each class
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Old January 12th 17, 02:45 AM posted to rec.aviation.soaring
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On Wednesday, January 4, 2017 at 7:23:49 PM UTC-8, JS wrote:
Everyone is airborne for practice day 1.
http://www.livetrack24.com/events/WGC2017
Jim


The big wings have the small task.
Memories of Nephi.
Jim
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Old January 12th 17, 02:50 AM posted to rec.aviation.soaring
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On Wednesday, January 11, 2017 at 6:45:44 PM UTC-8, JS wrote:
On Wednesday, January 4, 2017 at 7:23:49 PM UTC-8, JS wrote:
Everyone is airborne for practice day 1.
http://www.livetrack24.com/events/WGC2017
Jim


The big wings have the small task.
Memories of Nephi.
Jim


....And nice one yesterday, Dave!
When Sean's tracker "went US" * as they call it in Australia, switched to yours. Looked like things were going well the whole time.
* it may have been stuffed, but not rooted.
Jim
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Old January 12th 17, 02:51 AM posted to rec.aviation.soaring
Tony[_5_]
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On Wednesday, January 11, 2017 at 8:45:44 PM UTC-6, JS wrote:
On Wednesday, January 4, 2017 at 7:23:49 PM UTC-8, JS wrote:
Everyone is airborne for practice day 1.
http://www.livetrack24.com/events/WGC2017
Jim


The big wings have the small task.
Memories of Nephi.
Jim


launching last i presume?
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Old January 12th 17, 12:08 PM posted to rec.aviation.soaring
Andrzej Kobus
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On Wednesday, January 11, 2017 at 9:51:35 PM UTC-5, Tony wrote:
On Wednesday, January 11, 2017 at 8:45:44 PM UTC-6, JS wrote:
On Wednesday, January 4, 2017 at 7:23:49 PM UTC-8, JS wrote:
Everyone is airborne for practice day 1.
http://www.livetrack24.com/events/WGC2017
Jim


The big wings have the small task.
Memories of Nephi.
Jim


launching last i presume?


Congratulations to Sean for winning the day!
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Old January 12th 17, 02:13 PM posted to rec.aviation.soaring
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There was a mid-air collision in 18m class today. Both damaged gliders returned to airfield. Such routine is this at WGC level that it did not make news anywhere?
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Old January 12th 17, 03:13 PM posted to rec.aviation.soaring
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On Thursday, January 12, 2017 at 7:13:23 AM UTC-7, krasw wrote:
There was a mid-air collision in 18m class today. Both damaged gliders returned to airfield. Such routine is this at WGC level that it did not make news anywhere?


Indeed...When you have blue days and over 100 gliders "out there" in close proximity, this is really not uncommon at major contests. All you have to do is go back in history and this has happened many times. The very good news is that no one was hurt and the gliders were able to land safely. My guess is that the folks would say that it was definitely an unfortunate event and that safety must be continuously emphasized. In the scheme of the "big picture" of a WGC, it was probably not really considered a big deal and as a result, not mentioned (at least publicly..so far..)....We may hear more later.....
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Old January 12th 17, 03:22 PM posted to rec.aviation.soaring
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Multiple reports about it on Facebook...
 




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