Saturday, November 27, 2010

CONGRATULATIONS BRIAN AND THANK YOU EVERYONE

Congratulations to Bryan Hayhow on winning the Narromine Cup, well done mate!
Everyone's all packed up and off to the State Comps at Lake Keepit, but it has been a great week of Soaring at Narromine this year.
Thank you to Paul Mander for running an excellent coaching course during the week, and of course a huge Thank You to Greg Schmidt who stepped in for Chris Stephens and ran the show every day.

Beryl & Arnie and their team worked their hearts out each day to make sure the logistics came together and everyone had tugs to launch and food to eat. Heartfelt thanks to you guys.

Some excellent photos contributed to the blog by David Burrell, Jo Pocklington, and Nikki Douglas, thank you.

If you missed Narromine Cup Week this year, book it into your diary now for next year, it's going to be BIG!

Friday, November 26, 2010

THE END OF ANOTHER GREAT WEEK AT NARROMINE CUP

Anne Elliott
The airfield looks pretty sad now following a mass exodus of pilots and trailers this morning, some on their way to Keepit. Congratulations to Brian Hayhow on winning this year's Narromine Cup ... couldn't have happened to a nicer fellow. After being o'cast this morning the day has turned out to be pretty good.

SOME GREAT NARROMINE CUP WEEK PORTRAITS - THANKS TO JO POCKLINGTON

William and Evelien Stalenburg - Keen Glider Pilots, Dutch Airline Pilots and Narromine Airfield Residents. WELCOME BACK!

William and Evelien Stalenburg

The Two Davids and Friend...
DYNAMIC DUO...





You did a GREAT JOB Schmidty - We all thank You.

Ian McCallum, Morgan Sandercock, Phil Eldridge, the lovely Monica and Griffo
















THURSDAY AT NARROMINE CUP 2010 - ANOTHER GREAT DAY

Another great day at Narromine Cup. After 6 days of big flying days some pilots were looking for an easier day and today started with about 10-15 kts of wind from the north west. It rapidly heated up and the cu popped about 12 noon and the line filled up with gliders rushing to get into the best of the early climbs. Good cumulus to 8,000ft with regular 6/8 kts of lift.

Another day of good streeting and tasks in excess of 600klms.

One pilot on the grid today noted he had flown 6 days , two over 300, three over 500 and one over 600. A good start for the season.
The last day tomorrow is shaping up to be another day with the Narromine trough steady over the central west.
Enjoy, BERYL

SCENES FROM THE GRID - NARROMINE CUP 2010

The Busy Grid at Narromine Cup - Thursday 25 November 2010


Tango Papa Ready To Go
Late Finish At Narromine Cup

A Packed Grid

Tango Bravo is ready to go - while Camden's DG1000 crew prepares to strap in

Ian McCallum from Bathurst club readies his Ventus while Kerrie Claffy does the Zen Thing

Kerry Claffy prepares her Zen Prayer Mat - Oh, no it's just Tango Charlie's canopy cover

11 am and the Cu is already popping in the background

NARROMINE HERO'S

WE CAN SMELL THOSE SNAGS FROM HERE ARNIE -YOU'RE A LEGEND
THE TRUE HERO'S OF NARROMINE CUP - THANK YOU LADIES - WE LOVE YOU!

NARROMINE GLIDING CLUB'S STATE OF THE ART PAWNEE

EVER DEPENDABLE - BATHURST GLIDING CLUB - THANKS FOR YOUR SUPPORT

Thursday, November 25, 2010

UPDATES FROM FACEBOOK TODAY


Look like it's been a top day here in Nrm ... started around 1100 and still working. In staying that I must admit I saw a trailer heading out along the Tullamore Rd about 1645 and heard the tug take off a little while ago. Not sure about Friday and Saturday; check the weather for that. Hopefully the days will be good.

Did 451 Km and saw 9,000' a few times but the good thermals were widely spaced and I had a few low spots. Everybody reported it was a bit of a struggle but some flights over 600Km........

DAVID'S PICTURES FROM NARROMINE CUP WEEK

Good Cu Development to 8,000ft with Streeting

Kenny Mac & some hungry pilots. Good to see Dick is back this year.

Typical Narromine Cup weather, great conditions South West

Beautiful Big Cu's & Lots of them

ASW28 Tango Charlie arriving home after another 500k

Southern Cross Gliding Club brought the DG1000 to Narromine this year

A beautiful shot of Duo Discus IE landing after a good day's soaring

Looks like a very Happy Morgan Sandercock in the Duo Discus

Beryl has catered great food in the traditionally generous Narromine Cup style

Where would we be without you Beryl! You are a Legend.

Wednesday, November 24, 2010

NARROMINE CUP WEEK - UPDATE WEDNESDAY 2 NOVEMBER

Perfect gliding conditions today at Narromine.
The weather man David Wilson presented the forecast and at 10.00am the cumulus popped just north of the airfield and the rush was on with tugs ensuring a continuous launch of sailplanes heading off on flights from 500 to 800klms set in their loggers. A light tailwind is helping on the first leg as most head to the southern turn points to meet up excellent conditions predicted in front of the change in northern Victoria. At this time we have 5/8 of cu cover to the horizon in every direction.

The high spirits and camaraderie amongst the pilots who are enjoying the cup week continues to make this a great fun week of gliding. The prediction is for a better day tomorrow.
If you can sneak a day or two off work, get going!
Come flying!!  BERYL

Sunday, November 21, 2010

NARROMINE CUP WEEK IS OFF AND RUNNING IN 2010

The Narromine Cup started this morning with early morning cu and a promise of a great week of gliding.
Greg Schmidt from the Kingaroy club as stepped in to fill in for Chris Stephens who is missing in action this year.
Paul Mander is busy with presentations on safety and performance flying and coaching each day in the ASH25.

The weather gods are smiling on Narromine this week with a trough setting up for the whole week to provide a reliable weather pattern in the central west.

Pilots were busy setting up yesterday rigging, checking instruments for the first time this season, fixing all the small jobs that come in the first day. However most flew if only to check out the local area. The farmers are busy getting this year’s crop out to the paddocks. It looks like the best wheat season for this area in many, many years.

Yesterday’s award for the best performance from a club pilot was Kevin Leo with a flight of over 300klms in the standard Cirrus.

Stand by for some great flights from Narromine this week

Sunday, November 14, 2010

WEATHERS SHIT BUT MAINTANCE GOES ON


A FRONT PASSING THROUGH BUT AS USUAL MINIMAL RAIN NO FLYING SO THE BOYS TRIED SOME UNUSUAL ATTITUDES. CAN YOU GUESS WHAT THEY ARE??
MUST GO NOW AS ITS BEER OCLOCK
SEE YOU DON'T HAVE TO FLY TO HAVE FUN
CHEERS


Friday, November 12, 2010

Friday 12 Nov 2010


Back in operation with a Japanese visitor Mr Masa Horimto being checked in KC by Arnie. Cloud base about 8000 with excellent steeting. Tricky down low. Shino flew about 6 hours see OLC for details.

Maintance continuing with LS4 to finish tomorrow and Discus by next Saturday. Big week so if you can lend a hand please do.


Thermal in sink

Thommo