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Path: cfanews!hsdndev!fas-news.harvard.edu!das-news2.harvard.edu!news2.near.net!howland.reston.ans.net!agate!overload.lbl.gov!ames!waikato!news.midland.co.nz!roake.gen.nz!user From: John@roake.gen.nz (John Roake) Newsgroups: rec.aviation.soaring Subject: WORLD GLIDE 95 BULLETIN NO 3 Followup-To: rec.aviation.soaring Date: Sun, 01 Jan 1995 21:46:37 +1200 Organization: Midland Internet Limited - Hamilton, New Zealand Lines: 59 Message-ID:
The weather forecast indicated thermals to 10,000 feet with wave conditions likely. Thermal lift around 9 knots and similar for wave later in the afternoon.
Not all pilots launched. Only 40 odd went through the start gate with most cutting corners on the 650 km tasks. As this is posted at least 5 have completed the task.
Current Czech record holder for the 100 km, 300 km and 500 km distances, Milos Dedera, flew a 111.9 kilometre triangle return to Omarama last Sunday at a new record speed of 145 km/h in a time of 50 minutes. Dedera’s former record was 128.20km/h, gained in 1989 at a gliding contest in Lesno, Poland.
Dedera has made two attempts this week to break the 1000 km distance, but bad weather forced him home on the first attempt and, in his second attempt yesterday, January 1, he had to turn back to the Omarama airfield at 700 km after spending 10 hours in the air.
Dedera is three times national Czech gliding champion and this is his fifth world championship event. Unlike many of the international pilots competing in the current world championship, Dedera is familiar with the Mackenzie country airspace, having spent last summer in Omarama, taking part in the dress rehearsal Kiwi Glide contest.
Known for his dedication and perseverance, Dedera never gives up and his 10 hour flight yesterday is typical of his tenacity, according to Czech team manager and national coach Jaroslav Vach.
The Czech team is concentrating on fine-tuning competition skills this week, says Vach, but is also keen to make the most of excellent gliding conditions and to go for gold in breaking personal flight records.
World Gliding Championships, 1995, Bulletin No. 3 on gei.geichhorn.com