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Airshow/ balloons

Post by JoeRocket » Fri Aug 04, 2017 9:56 pm

I like the balloons that fly horizontally! :lol:

Would love to see the same around here......



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Post by Jamstealer » Sat Aug 05, 2017 10:45 am

Was chatting to one of the pilots who landed not far away on Thursday evening. Part of the competition is that they have to try to get to an area marked on a chart, and drop a weight with a streamer attached as close to the centre of the area as possible.
So it's quite complex in terms of knowing what the various winds are at different altitudes, to navigate their way to the area.


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Post by Cornishman » Sat Aug 05, 2017 11:00 am

Jamstealer wrote:
Sat Aug 05, 2017 10:45 am
Was chatting to one of the pilots who landed not far away on Thursday evening. Part of the competition is that they have to try to get to an area marked on a chart, and drop a weight with a streamer attached as close to the centre of the area as possible.
So it's quite complex in terms of knowing what the various winds are at different altitudes, to navigate their way to the area.


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