So one year later, we made it back to Brasilia to fly the Worlds. The team this year is Olav Opsanger, Johnny Nilssen and me.
We arrived two days ago, flew a nice practice flight yesterday, and did registration and admin stuff today. Tomorrow is another free-flying day, and then a rest-day before the competition starts on the 9.
There will be live-tracking in the comp, so I’ll publish links here as soon as I have them.
It was very windy from the morning when we got up to have breakfast, and it did not calm down much. We measured 70km/h gusts on takeoff and average over 50km/h. So unfortunately the last day was cancelled.
Today was very windy at takeoff, and the launch was postponed 1 hour while the winds calmed down a bit. It was OK to launch, but I spent too much time getting up and had to take a bad start about 5 minutes after everyone else. The flight was OK and I got to goal flying with Olav Opsanger the last part of the course. Did a conservative and slow final glide just to enjoy the experience of landing downtown Brasilia. The final glide the day before was the most marginal I’ve ever done and I did not want to repeat that :-)