XC Camp 2017 – All Over Rover

Sunday was the last day of the camp, and the group that did not head south to the Craigieburns found that despite the cloud cover, it was possible to go XC from Inwoods Lookout. Rob Gillard flew the best distance – 31.5km from four legs, and finishing back in St Arnaud Village itself. The final…

XC Camp – Sunday Meeting Time

On Sunday we are meeting at the Craigieburn Shelter at the bottom of Helicopter Hill (south side), Craigieburns, Canterbury, at 10:00am, to commence the hike up Helicopter Hill. See you there if you can make it!

XC Camp – Plans for Saturday and Sunday

For today, we are planning to visit Murchison Skyline Walkway. For Sunday, the XC Camp group will be splitting into two, with one group moving to the Craigieburns area this evening for flying from Helicopter Hill. A second group will remain at the XC Camp HQ in St Arnaud, with ideas to hike and fly…

XC Camp – Flying Achieved on Thursday

Approximately 32 pilots flew from Blowhard. Half a dozen pilots flew NZ personal bests 🙂 Including quite newly-qualified pilots Kate Flemm (34 km) and Sam Hamill (28 km). A light northerly day with strong valley breezes below. Thickening high cloud was a feature from 3pm. Best open distance was 76.7 km by Jean Brossard, followed…

XC Camp – Thursday’s Prospects

At time of writing (Wednesday evening) we are planning on visiting Blowhard (a medium group of pilots), and a small group will be hiking and flying from either Parachute Rocks or Mt Robert. Briefing at the HQ will be at 9:00 a.m. aiming for departure straight after at 9:20 a.m. For Blowhard, briefing at the…