First contest flight in the UK with the Extra 330SC results in a WIN !
Tom’s Free Programme was hot off the press – drawn in the contest office (pre-agreed with the Scoring Director) that morning. Both Tom and Mark were at an early stage of working-up their free programmes for WAC and were still experimenting with different structures, trying to find a sequence design that capitalised on their own piloting strengths, but also allowing each figure to be positioned optimally within the aerobatic box. Mark won the Free Programme to extend his lead in the Unlimited contest. The weather seemed to be reasonably stable, so a long lunch break was taken to give the pilots time to learn their sequences and to recover from the physical exertions of the morning’s flights. The Unlimited pilots resumed first after lunch, flying a BAeA designed Unknown, which proved to be a testing sequence, that was quite difficult to position in the box. Tom unfortunately zeroed one figure, giving Mark Jefferies the overall win and the Nathaniel Alony Trophy for 2009. Full story here