1 June 2013

Georgia on my mind

Had what should have been a mighty fine trip to Georgia for a great comp run by Jamie Shelden and sponsored by Steve Kroop of Flytec USA but unfortunately I became a little under the weather out of the blue. It didn't of course quell the enthusiasm but the brain did become all fuzzywuzzy due to the drugs. Its not an excuse to my crap score just a major factor!  Thanks to Heather dearly. If you read this I am and will be forever thankful. I wouldn't have done what you did xx

The Souther Field Airport in Americus is an amazing place to fly out of behind a Dragon Fly which is where the comp was held. Very soft big ol smooth thermals most days and we didn't get the good stuff! You can have a three hour flight and not even get an ache its so sweet, either that or the Wills Wing T2c I fly is as equally sweet or maybe a combination of the two? If you have never been to a Flytec comp I urge you to do so as the organisation is second to non and very laid back especially after a couple of margaritas;-) It can be a little expensive as usually it involves getting a long airline flight for European pilots and the odd Ozzie or two, may have been 3 even this year! The best place on the planet, in my humble opinion, still has to be Quest Air for the flying and the horizontal laid backyness:-) Have had two trips there this year and would go every other week if only I could. Sigh...............

I would write a wee report on the comp and what went on but I only remember the first 3 days and they are a little fuzzwuzz, so I won't even try. Hardly took any pictures neither which is unusual for me and a regret!

To try and cut costs I rented an SUV to live in for 2.5 weeks and I have to say it was very pleasant indeed. It gave me freedom as in America no one hardly walks! Certainly in Georgia where there seems to be  so many obese people in one place! Propper obese living on corn syrup and deep fried everything! So my favourite place to sleep was at the end of the model, bowling green runway at Hodges hobbies where even the shower/toilet rooms were air conditioned and at $10 a night was a bargain! Would pop into town for breakfast at an amazing coffee shop where they actually roasted the coffee bean in bulk out the back with the beautiful aromas hitting you as you got near. All organic with lovely yogurt and fruit with great WiFi and truly lovely Spanish staff. A place that was like someone's front room in the back with big ol settees and armchairs.

Virgin Atlantic! My god they have been superb on both trips this year. Not hardly blinking when I turn up with a short packed hang glider, long packed harness, clothes bag and a rucksack mounted on a pair of wheels made from an old skate board, down tubes and tent poles! They even ushered me to the first class lane to avoid the lines of people all queuing to check in! I really can not praise them enough! You're beautiful Virgin Atlantic.

So, to see if the blogging becomes easier......... Looks like the pictures are fixed on the app which is a shame and means they all end up at the end of the text!

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