Photos from the F3J-event "Holland Glide 2003", August 30.-31. 2003
|The winner of Holland Glide 2003 was:|
Tony Vale (middle)
In second place it's Jaroslav Vostrel (left)
Third place went to Cor de Jong (right)
|Tony Vale flew a Pike Superior V-tail version.|
The Pike was one of the most common planes at Holland Glide.
126 pilots flew in this event. A total of 6 preliminary rounds and 2 fly-off rounds were flown.
|Tony Vale with assistant Adrian Lee.|
12 pilots flew in the fly-off and used a local rule for landing score: The first meter was divided into steps of 20 cm, so the score could be asigned with intervals of 1 point.
|The "Pacemaker" stod out from the crowd with it's 4 meter wingspan and 77 dm² area.|
It's still in the experimental fase since it has many possible configuration settings.
|Vera Bastuck did very well and finished as no 5.|
She flew a Corrado.
|There were several rainshowers during the last 2 rounds.|
During the competition at least 20 planes crashed!
Rain, mid-air collisions, collisions during start and most of all: wings breaking because of strong wind were some of the reasons for that amount of damage.
But most of the time the weather was very nice and the conditions were perfect.
|The danish team.|
Left to right it's:
Ole Blomseth, Klaus Christiansen, Leif Mikkelsen, Steffen Jorgensen and behind the camera it's Peter Mikkelsen.
|Klaus Christiansen and Steffen Jorgensen look like they are in serious pain. But this is just the way you look when you are launching a plane into the sky.|
|A crashed Pike Superior.|
See the results here.