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27 June 2009

11th Friedrich Thode Wettfahrt

This week's duration flight - the Friedrich Thode Wettfahrt - has been cancelled.

It was impossible to ascend last night because the wind would have taken the balloons to Belgium and the Netherlands, and in these countries night flights are still forbidden. Moreover there is a big chance on bad weather today.

If the balloons were to ascend on Saturday night they would find very little wind and all the balloons would float towards the Dusseldorf airport, resulting in a very short flight.

Because of these reasons the organisation decided to call off the meeting. Yet the pilots will have the opportunity to make individual flights from the Gladbeck launching field on Sunday.

The organisation has promised to try to organise the competition again later this year. We'll keep you informed!

Posted by Marianne at 1:16 AM

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