2012 tochigi hot air balloon international championship
Green flag was raised at 0645.
Once airborne the pilots had two choices.
Unfortunately this was not the case this morning.
However those at the back were able to throw caution to the wind and climb fast to just over 4,000 to find a westerly wind to get them north of the target and then descend fast to pick up the southerly flow to the target.By the time most pilots approached the second JDG the surface wind was becoming less and less consistent making it difficult to choose the best line to fly.At 200m from the cross I knew I had it made. . No doubt the pilots who selected goals close to the JDG will have achieved some good scores.Just about to arrive at the launch site with the sun breaking over the mountains revealing blue skies.Men's championships edit, women's championships edit 1, references edit, retrieved from " ".The first task was a simple FIN to the baseball park next to the river.Even as I write this report, which is only a couple of hours after I got back, the provisional total scores are out.Once again the cross at the JDG was littered with markers.
For the FON task 12, it seemed most pilots selected a goal on a direct line between the first and second JDG.
Pilots will be gearing up for the last time in an FAI class one event before the 2014 World Championship in Brazil.No doubt there will be many good scores at both these goals with a handful of sub.This year 14 competitors from outside Japan and 18 from within Japan will try to keep pace with Yudai Fujita and his dominance over the last few years.Task three this morning was a PDG with two possible goals given to the observer prior to take off.Its a shame all events cannot be this efficient.However given the fantastic job the debriefing team and the scoring team have been doing all week in getting the results out in lighting time a four task flight is no issue for the guys here.This is a first rate event organised by a first rate team and I sincerely hope it continues for years to come so we can come back and sample the great flying area, generally fantastic flying conditions, and the superb friendly locals whether they are.Weitere Informationen zu unseren Cookies und dazu, wie du die Kontrolle darüber behältst, findest du hier: caslon no 540 swash d italic font Cookie-Richtlinie.