3rd FAI World Sailplane Grand Prix Final, Santiago Chile

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Shocman
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3rd FAI World Sailplane Grand Prix Final, Santiago Chile

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Hello, everyone!!!
Yesterday in Vitacura Airfield (Aeródromo Municipal de Vitacura) it was the first day of the 3rd World Sailplane Grand Prix Final.
I spent some hours waiting for the return of the sailplanes. They came speeding up and racing to the finish in the middle of the airfield. The weather was very hot with temperatures between 32 to 35 Celsius. Saddly for me I misunderstood the schedule and didn't see the take offs.

The pictures:
Piper SuperCub returning from towing.
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Aero Boero returning from towing too.
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Cessna L-19 Bird Dog from Chilean Air Force
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The first sailplane coming very fast, the pilot are from Germany
Tail code DE D-9222 Schempp Hirth Ventus 2ax
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The second sailplane was a local pilot
Tail code QV CC-PQV Schemmp-Hirth Ventus 2b
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Then poland pilot, dropping water ballast
Tail code PL D-8024 Alexander Schleicher ASG29
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Another poland pilot,
Tail Code RP SP-3724 Diana II
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German pilot,
Tail code EI D-3268 Schemmp-Hirth Ventus 2a dropping water ballast
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Another german pilot.
Tail Code ALB D-8084 Schempp-Hirth Discus 2a
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Italian pilot,
Tail Code KT SP-3752
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Speed up in final track before the finish.
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Chec Republic pilot
Tail Code AX OK-0007 Schempp-Hirth Ventus 2ax
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Speed up in final track
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Another local pilot
Tail code QZ Schemmp-Hirth Ventus 2cT
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German pilot
Tail Code VV D-2111 Schempp-Hirth Ventus 2ax (Note the sailplane in the background)
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Austrian pilot
Tail Code OF Schempp-Hirth Ventus 2b
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Austrian pilot
Tail Code M3 OE-5654 Schempp-Hirth Ventus 2b
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Finland pilot
Tail Code BO OH-983 ASG29E
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Austrian pilot
Tail Code WO D-KKWO Schempp-Hirth Ventus 2cxa
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Australian pilot
Tail Code 29 D-KASA ASG 29
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Well I hope you enjoy these pictures.

Greetings from Chile!!!

Shocman :cool:
Aviation from the most southern country in the world
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Re: 3rd FAI World Sailplane Grand Prix Final, Santiago Chile

Post by wallace »

A nice combination, sunshine and gliders.

Interesting effects with the dumping of the ballast.

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