Saturday, September 01, 2007

Plano Pilote

It's starting to look at lot more like a competition around here. Unlike yesterday when there were maybe half a dozen pilots on launch, today it was packed. The comp starts tomorrow but most everyone has arrived for the weekend. I haven't seen Dustin yet...word is that he arrives in Atibia tonight and will drive all night to arrive in Brasilia for the start of the comp.

Before coming here I was told by many people how amazing the city goal field is. But, you can't really appreciate it until you see it for yourself. I don't know that there is any other place like it where gliders land right smack in the middle of a large city, in a grassy divide with five lanes of busy traffic on each side. It is most impressive. Actually the whole city is impressive.

The goal field is that first grassy area past the overpass and adjacent to the dome-like building.

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