Saturday, 30 May 2009

Competitive spirit

We've been flying every other day, and each flight has had a competitive element - either timed passes at checkpoints, spot landings or fuel estimates. I started off with the intention of not taking part, but somehow got caught up in the spirit of the thing. The third leg was to end any chance we had of finishing in the top three though. With 30 to 40kt headwinds we just couldn't meet the times needed and realised very quickly that the 'smarter' crews had declared significantly lower speeds before the event giving them more in hand. We did OK in the spot-landing competition coming home as first loser.

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