Congratulations to Trevor Dale

BAeA Saltby Open 2016

Congratulations to Trevor Dale who came third in the Saltby Open Plate aerobatic competition this year. To put this in perspective, the winner was Dietmar Poll and second place went to Ramon Dormans.

The winner of the Saltby Open contest is the pilot who gains the highest percentage score regardless of the category in which they fly.

Trevor's View

It was an early start, up at 6:30am, breakfast at 7am, briefing at 8am (with the two Unknown Sequences issued to all competitors) and a long day to get some 44 flights done on the friday as this was the only realistic weather day of the three allotted for the competition, heavy rain and thunderstorms either side.

Was really pleased with a personal best ever overall score of over 80% and that the first, second and fourth placed pilots were all flying the Swift S1 Aerobatic glider! 

2 Hour Flight for Alex

Well done to Alex Crews, who managed a two hour flight in difficult conditions and got up to 5100ft in the process.