Both John and I accompanied Chad & Agnes and we were able to successfully bypass the security check point as "Demo Pilot":-) Seems that there is a total ban on anyone but pilots... the Team Manager for Demo Pilot worked :-)
He set up his plane and waited for the 20 person judging panel to settle in to their respective chairs.
|Conditions are ideal|
|John, Chad, Harry and Agnes await the start.|
|Awaiting the judges breifing from Bob Skinner.|
|The F-19 was pretty solid although there was a lot of clicking sounds from the scoring system!|
The pilots will fly two flights of F-19 and then 1 each of the two Unknown flights
I took a numerous pictures of the Finalist's planes and then we headed back to the AirBnB for the rest of the morning.
On arrival back at the house, Michi was busy packing his primary for the flight home tomorrow. Henry has his all done.
I wanted to post a few pictures of our accommodations for the last two weeks. It was located a short 8 minute drive from the flying site so the location was perfect for us. Also close to shops and various eating establishments. It had four separate bedrooms with a full bathroom attached to each one. They were very spacious and the beds were very comfortable (mine anyway!) Our Canadian Flags made us feel right at home :-) Cost was reasonable as each room was only €85 per night with a €5 fee for each "salty breakfast". Everyone enjoyed the large patio as well.
We headed back up to the field to watch the Unknown #1 sequence flown by the finalists. It was very nice to see this level of flying. All of them put up good flights with only a couple errors observed.
The scores that were once available to the public quickly dried up as the organizers kept the results to themselves. When the second F-19 started some of us headed back for a shower to prepare for the last Unknown #2 flights, closing ceremonies and the banquet.
The flights finished and the crowd milled around for a bit awaiting the announcement of the winners. I found out that the awards would commence at 7:30 PM. Chad & Agnes headed back to the car with his plane.
|No the plane did not crash into the bush... Chad is packing the plane down the side road.|
|A winning team!|
|Arron takes home his new (to him) plane! Thanks AJ!|
|Kal & Joseph|
|Christophe and Gernot|
|The crowd gathers for the awards presentation|
|Group pose. Congrats to USA!|
I suspect this is one area that will be better in future competitions as there are plans to have only three rounds for the finals in the next Worlds. This will be very welcome for organizers, competitors and spectators I think.
|John and Agnes enjoy the Banquet.|
|Yes he is as exhausted as he looks!|
Off to bed....