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Jan 11, 2016, 03:03 AM
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NewYears break

We decided to do a trip back to our old home town of 30 years ago.
Westport, New Zealand
Now I can fit the glider in the car as there is a very nice slope soaring cliff that we use to fly on back then.
New Years day and the next day were all very good wind direction and conditions,so up the track and look for the spot.
And you guessed it is still there and just as good.
Did 1.2 hrs for the two days,and could of just kept on flying on the second day as the conditions were spot on.
Mounted the cam and videoed the second day .No landing movie as the cam stopped and didnt film the latter part of the flight.
Had a bit of a problem with a couple of sea gulls,but was able to out fly them and they gave up.
Just a very short clip of the flight
Westport Glider Flying - 2015 (1 min 0 sec)

This is the first really good flights and workout since the glider was rebuilt as earlier blog postings show.
The movie should be 2016 NOT 2015
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Mar 04, 2016, 03:54 PM
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Sweet. where are the good spots for soaring. my wife and I are looking a taking a job in NZ, I have had many Kiwi friends I worked with at the ski resorts in America, and they told me I have to come. Any help would be awesome. Thanks
Mar 14, 2016, 01:50 AM
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depends on were you want to get your job....most places have some area for soaring ,but others have real good spots.
WE have lots of coastal areas and most are fine to slope on
. cheers

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