In the words of Blackadder: Bugger

The usual 1.5 hour drive to take off; man its Hot for Brits in Brasilia in Aug.. however the locals manage wearing jeans?? TL brief and a few minor amendments to the local regs all swiftly minuted by Cid (Meet Director) and his amazing team.

A drone (quadcopter?) on launch proved to be a distraction and was flying at dubious altitude so Mitch Shipley (the FAI Steward) had him dealt with quite swiftly..he’

s so Grrr.

To the task… bigger and more challenging (130km via 4 TP) proved to be our downfall (bar Steve Blacker! go Steve) with the whole team landing short in a 10km area.. massively dissapointing when they had worked So So hard. Pah!

Interesting … Gerd (Germany) landed within the wall of the Brasilia Presidential Palace (imagine; Buckingham Palace) for safety reasons and this then involved the MD and Comp D spending the pm up at the Palace getting him out of Nick…


Tomorrow is however another day so onwards and upwards!!! Go Team GB !




Author: jenniferbuck2014

Mummy of Thomas Army Officer/Meet Director Hang glider pilot with 28 years experience PG pilot with 14 years experience Team Leader for Team GB at Brasilia 2017

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