Benalla Storm

Benalla Storm

Friday, August 5, 2011

Arrival in Musbach

We arrived in Musbach Wednesday afternoon and the field was busy and full of life. We went for dinner with the Italian team in Freudenstadt and I met many familiar faces in the main hangar in the evening.

Thursday morning we completed our registration and technical inspection. After a long morning briefing the contest began to grid. Selena flew the day and made it around a 3 hr AAT task. We had some difficulties transmitting with our base station radio so I was not able to assist her from the ground. We will hopefully be borrowing a radio from the Australian team until we can get this fixed.

In the evening we had speeches from the local town and evening live music. I also attended the team captain's meeting. There have been a few hiccups in the preliminary organisation of the contest such as water ballasts for Standard Class and aircraft movement around the field, but hopefully these will get smoothed out before the first contest day on Sunday.

We have limited internet access here again so please be understanding if any updates are delayed.

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