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Sep 21, 2021, 06:25 PM
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Date: 9/21/21
Pilot: Brent Hardcastle
Plane: Synergy 3m
Location: Cactus Ridge, Australia
Speed: 302 mph
Witness: Tim Harris
Radar: Falcon DS
Gyro/DCS?: NO
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Sep 22, 2021, 11:07 AM
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Congratulations 300 club
Sep 22, 2021, 05:15 PM
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Woo!
Sep 23, 2021, 12:54 AM
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Was a fun day Great to see you finally get 300 in OZ. So close many times before , pretty cool to get it on a not so ideal day yesterday with wild off direction winds. Really made us work hard for our money Getting slap downs , slap ups and fly swatted makes it adrenaline fill fun
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Sep 23, 2021, 04:21 AM
Remember... Fly for fun!
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As Bruce always says “Just fly through it”

Nice Brent!
Sep 23, 2021, 09:10 AM
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Originally Posted by ALEX HEWSON
As Bruce always says “Just fly through it”

Nice Brent!
Yes he does. He says "get used to it". LOL. And that it is a bit "rowdy" on the backside.
I have learned a lot flying with Bruce. Good guy for sure.
Sep 23, 2021, 09:47 AM
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Originally Posted by Diceman89
Yes he does. He says "get used to it". LOL. And that it is a bit "rowdy" on the backside.
I have learned a lot flying with Bruce. Good guy for sure.
Best coach ever
Sep 25, 2021, 03:57 AM
Remember... Fly for fun!
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Agreed! Super calm too
Sep 25, 2021, 04:14 AM
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New site trialled today. Was a bit hit and miss as the NW wind tends to swing around and be very up and down locally in Christchurch (this is why we head to the mountains) but some good flying was had, minimal damage (mostly launching damage) and we had an entertaining moment where a couple came by and said we were too dangerous and had zero control over our airplanes, and oh he was a pilot so new more than we did. Site is now called Karen Ridge

43°35'33.6"S 172°42'41.7"E
https://goo.gl/maps/cnUjYyQgwWurrKu19

Date: 25 Sep 2021
Pilot: Kerry Surgison
Plane: Dynamic 40
Location: Karen Ridge, Christchurch
Speed: 152mph
Witness: Scott Spooner
Radar: Falcon DS
Gyro/DCS?: NO

Date: 25 Sep 2021
Pilot: Scott Spooner
Plane: Kinetic 2m
Location: Karen Ridge, Christchurch
Speed: 227mph
Witness: Alex Hewson
Radar: Stalker Pro 2
Gyro/DCS?: NO

Date: 25 Sep 2021
Pilot: Scott Spooner
Plane: Waxa
Location: Karen Ridge, Christchurch
Speed: 191
Witness: Alex Hewson
Radar: Stalker Pro 2
Gyro/DCS?: NO

Date: 25 Sep 2021
Pilot: Scott Spooner
Plane: RT 30
Location: Karen Ridge, Christchurch
Speed: 183mph
Witness: Alex Hewson
Radar: Stalker Pro 2
Gyro/DCS?: NO

Date: 25 Sep 2021
Pilot: Corrie Hoult
Plane: Kinetic 2m
Location: Karen Ridge, Christchurch
Speed: 255mph
Witness: Alex Hewson
Radar: Stalker Pro 2
Gyro/DCS?: NO

Date: 25 Sep 2021
Pilot: Corrie Hoult
Plane: Smack 60
Location: Karen Ridge, Christchurch
Speed: 137mph
Witness: Alex Hewson
Radar: Stalker Pro 2
Gyro/DCS?: NO

Date: 25 Sep 2021
Pilot: Alex Hewson
Plane: Kinetic 2m
Location: Karen Ridge, Christchurch
Speed: 364mph (site record)
Witness: Corrie Hoult
Radar: Stalker Pro 2
Gyro/DCS?: NO

Date: 25 Sep 2021
Pilot: Alex Hewson
Plane: Scratcho
Location: Karen Ridge, Christchurch
Speed: 201
Witness: Corrie Hoult
Radar: Stalker Pro 2
Gyro/DCS?: NO

Date: 25 Sep 2021
Pilot: Alex Hewson
Plane: FPS 60
Location: Karen Ridge, Christchurch
Speed: 284mph
Witness: Corrie Hoult
Radar: Stalker Pro 2
Gyro/DCS?: NO

Date: 25 Sep 2021
Pilot: Alex Hewson
Plane: Gizmo
Location: Karen Ridge, Christchurch
Speed: 206mph
Witness: Corrie Hoult
Radar: Stalker Pro 2
Gyro/DCS?: NO
Sep 25, 2021, 04:30 AM
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Cool team, nice spot and great speeds. Looks like you had a nice flying day ��
Sep 25, 2021, 02:03 PM
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Good stuff!

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Sep 25, 2021, 04:40 PM
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Great speeds for a new site.
And another +350mph site near Christchurch. Truly DS heaven.
Sep 25, 2021, 08:19 PM
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Great find there Alex and Co... always hoped there were flyable spots up along the section of the ridge. Love the name, so fitting in this day and age, where others think they know better and can't keep their thoughts to themselves.
Sep 26, 2021, 03:37 AM
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There are these people that think it is crazy dangerous and there are also the people that don't have a clue at all. You are flying crazy close to the edge with full speed and they stop by exactly where it is most dangerous and they tell you: Amazing
Sep 26, 2021, 03:37 AM
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Originally Posted by ALEX HEWSON
a couple came by and said we were too dangerous and had zero control over our airplanes, and oh he was a pilot so new more than we did. Site is now called Karen Ridge
Funniest thing I've heard today


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