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Feb 25, 2019, 12:00 PM
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1/19/2019 Chris Adrian of Pretoria South Africa flew a cross country flight of 62.54k to earn a 25k and 50k pin.
Congratulations Chris with crew members/observers Pieter Boer and Johan Bruwer.
This is the first pin flight flown outside of the United States.
Pin application forms can be downloaded from the xcsoaring.com site.

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Feb 27, 2019, 11:30 PM
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Well done


Congratulations Chris,

That’s an amazing flight and a great accomplishment. Well done.

Mike
Last edited by ThermalSeeker; Feb 28, 2019 at 12:08 AM.
Feb 27, 2019, 11:31 PM
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Well done


Oops double post
Mar 05, 2019, 01:47 AM
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Good flight Chris!

Can you share a Google plan of your flight? Simply interested in the terrain. Interested in the plight path distance if you had a GPS on board.

XC is a different style of flying. You beat me to it. A group of us Aussies had planned an XC day in January 2019. We have a bit of a heat wave where the Temps were predicted to be 46Deg C. We called it off. As it turned out it only got to 42Deg C.

In a few weeks we are trying again.

Cheers jq
Mar 10, 2019, 09:36 AM
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CC in South Africa


Herewith a few graphs from my flight, Total distance calculated with SEE You software is 75 km, take off - landing straight line is 63 km.

The enlargement shows how the wind helped, that's is why I changed direction in the after a few km, to take advantage of the wind.

Great experience, will try again
Mar 10, 2019, 09:37 AM
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Cc


BTW: the flight was done with a 40 year old Larry Jolly Comet, Rudder elevator and Airbrakes
Mar 10, 2019, 05:19 PM
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Brilliant! jq


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