The FAI/CIVL circus is in town, expect a flood!
We have arrived!!! It took three full days of multi-mode travel and some serious airport lounge-time.
Next time all we need are boat, helicopter and dog-sled legs and my life will be complete as a survivor of obscure travel plans. We made it intact, all equipment safely imported and are happily ensconced in casa Sofia.
|Casa Sofia (pic. Chris van Noord)|
More importantly, we flew on a gloriously potent day which has made for a content house of jet-lagged yet happy team-mates.
A number of pilots have been here for a week or more and the word is that conditions are stronger than previous years. Cloudbase was comfortably high and my variometer appeared a little agitated at times screaming at me whenever I hooked into something occupied by Chulo* under virile cumulus. The ground is dry.
* Turkey Vulture. The word Chulo means 'Pimp' in Spanish and Portuguese (believe it or not)