It’s that time of the season where we mostly just get to talk about flying. This weekend is the last board meeting in our federation, and we do a combined meeting with both the operational and political leadership of hang and paragliding.
Here’s the participants, from the left – Bjørn Hammer – rules and airspace, Olav Kant – safety, Arne Hillestad – operations and Daily manager, Knut Nygaard – Chairman, Arne Kristian Boiesen – Boardmember, Kjell Chr. Krane – Training, Lene Markeng – Boardmember, Ronny Helgesen – Operations, Øivind Rommen – Boardmember. Christer Bonde could not come to the meeting.
It’s also the time to go to the right side of equator, I’ve just packed up my Litespeed and sendt it to Moyes. I’ve asked for a new sail on the glider, as nobody wanted to buy the glider this fall. The frame is all carbon with all the nice bits anyway, so there is no big reason to replace the frame.
And all packed up ready to go. The size of the box means I have to pay for 76kg, so I decided to ship it with the old sail on to protect the frame in case some dude with a forklift have a bad day while handling it.
I’ll arrive in Sydney at 06:30 on newyears day, after spending the 31/12 inside a Boeing 777 enroute from London. I think it crosses the dateline somwhere over India, but that’s OK, at least there will be free drinks courtesy of British Airways :-)
I’ll fly the comp in Forbes and Bogong, but I’ll have to leave Bogong a day early to make my flight back home, and then on to Barcelona to the Cisco Networkers conference.