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15 September 2003


The 47th Gordon Bennett is going in its final phase. GER 1 with Willy EIMERS and Bernd LANDSMANN landed around midday and most likely secured a fourth position. Claudia (Willy’s wife) called in and said he had problems with his Oxygen system and was forced to fly low although he had enough sand left.

The final battle will be between USA 1, FRA 1 and BEL 1.


We are trying to be more restrictive in our predictions in the Operation HQ. However I can tell you that all computers are running hot. Each of us has its secret site and better information and knows what to do if only the pilots up there would listen us.

Jens MERCZAK is guiding the pilots through the Spanish and Portuguese Air Traffic Control centres and calming done some worried controllers what these balloons are doing there.

We will see what the late evening or night will bring or maybe even the day of tomorrow.

To put it in Spanish will see “Mañana”

Mathijs R. de Bruijn
ED 47th Gordon Bennet
Arc et Senans, 15 September 2003, 17:15

Posted by Luc at 5:48 PM

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