Sunday, September 4, 2011
We submitted our Free Unknown sequence for vetting at 0900. By 1030 all the Free Unknowns had been juried and posted for viewing. After some assistance from Coco Bessier, Sergei Rakhmanin and Alan Cassidy - we chose to fly the Russian sequence rather than our own! See above. Rich is first up tomorrow after the warm-up pilots, and the third group should all fly before lunch..
We watched all of the top group fly their Frees this afternoon. The full results are up, so go and have look at civa-results.com. Rich and I thought Mamistov, Shpolyansky, Kapanina (apart from her roller), Ivanov, Masurel and Cassels flew very well. Many struggled with altitude in the heat we thought and this spoiled some figures. The design of some Frees were also 'challenging' we thought. - not what was needed on a performance-sapping day. It was a pleasure to see the older CAP-232 flown well around a sequence, and they still seem to appear very good flicking machines.