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Saturday 8 Mar

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Just a quick update,

It was certainly breezy today but the sky looked nice to the west.

Clyde and I had heads down and bums up sorting out the radio in ZDZ.  It is now fitted with a nice new Dittel that will allow dual channel receive.

Our new recruit Andrew McCormack (my son-in-law) came out with me and spent the day being generally helpful at the launch area.  Lovable Logie did the instructing while Sid Dekker and Brad Lange shared the towing.  Jason Turner, Adam Sinden and later in the day the inimitable $lutsky took to the skies in the PeeWee.  

Andres (Speedy Gonzales), Stew Hamey one David Kinlan headed off cross country.  Andres managed to get to DDSC and back with a very creditable 277 km.  David around 109 and Stwe has not uploaded his trace thus far but judging by his smile at the end of the day it must have been pretty good.  Meanwhile, back at the ranch - Peter Plunkett took the Discus for a local flight to get back into the feel of it all.

Late in the day I took a launch mainly to test the radio (I could have done this on the ground of course but just not as much fun).  Brad had to get WPS back out of the hangar just for me and for that I owe him several beers it seems.  Brad had flown up with his mate Merv in the Muskrat Beaver Bearhawk.  It certainly is a very smart bit of gear and they are off to Clifton for a fly-in tomorrow.

All in all another great day on the 'Downs' - tomorrow is looking promising :-)

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Sid was doing the towing for the first part of the day - just a short break during his very busy international schedule…..

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Andrew McCormack - a new recruit to WGC - welcome on board Andrew.

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Merv and Brad with the Bearhawk - nice aircraft Merv - must be a pretty good performer if it can carry that big dude standing beside you :-)

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