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Flying at Lake Keepit
I stopped a few days in Manilla to fly Sailplanes at Lake Keepit, conditions were great, and I finally got to fly the really nice LS7 sailplane on the last day, before having to pack up and head off on the 6 hour drive to Dalby.
Here’s a rough video from the flying, audio is in Norwegian only this time :-)
Another good day at Lake Keepit
After one more check flight in the two-seater I got the chance to fly a single seater, a Jantar Junior. Nice little plane,with sensitive controls and good handing, not exactly open class performance but it’s better than my Litespeed anyway.
I took it up for a three hour flight around the area, I was told to stay withing gliding range of the airport, so I had to behave and not go too far. I got to take a look at Mt Borah and saw a lone hangglider struggling low on the west launch. The conditions were good, cloudbase at 8000 feet early in the day, and rising to 10k later. I had to go down to pee, as I have not learned all the tricks of the trade yet. In a hangglider it’s relatively easy to “get it out”. I will bring a empty bottle tomorrow :-)