Tanqua Fly In - June 13th/15th

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Johan Nortje
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Re: Tanqua Fly In - June 13th/15th

Post by Johan Nortje » Tue Jun 17, 2008 5:08 pm

The Tanqua fly in was grate, and so was all the people that attended the Fly in. Peter it was nice meeting you, and yes I think we must buy a Vario and start using the Whispers for gliding. The express has also a good glide ratio. Must admit I am a bit afraid flying close to the mountains. But will start practicing and maybe the fear will pass.
I flew to Tanqua (350km) with a tail wind of 70 kph - 1hour 20 min. Use 20 liters.
I flew back to Springbok with 60km head wind - 2 hours 15 min use 44 liters
My cruising speed was 200 to 210 kph.

Seems the head wind influence my justment or maybe I spent not enough time to get her on a good step. To Tanqua I flew at 9500 ft nice and high, and due to the head wind I stay close the ground at 3500 - 5500 ft. Maybe that influences the fuel consumption as well.
Attached a photo of all three Whispers. Warren was already busy with his warm up for the flight home.
Whispers in Tanqua.JPG
Whisper at Tanqua
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Re: Tanqua Fly In - June 13th/15th

Post by whisper » Wed Jun 18, 2008 9:40 pm

So nice to see your picture of the 3 whispers together Johan - thanks :D
Sounds like it was a great weekend!!

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