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VIDEO | PHOTOS | Sailplane Grand Prix takes off in Horsham


Some of Australia’s best glider pilots have descended on Horsham to compete in the ninth World FAI Sailplane Grand Prix series.
Windy conditions confronted pilots on day one of the week-long event.
The sailplane event kicked off a massive three weeks of racing at Horsham Aerodrome.
Following the grand prix, Horsham Flying Club will turn its attention to a Victorian Soaring Association Horsham Coaching Week from January 29 to February 2, followed by Horsham Week Gliding Competition from February 3 to 10.

Brad Edwards, Armidale NSW, competing in the ninth World FAI Sailplane Grand Prix series in Horsham.

Brad Edwards, Armidale NSW, competing in the ninth World FAI Sailplane Grand Prix series in Horsham.

Catherine Conway, Adelaide, competing in the ninth World FAI Sailplane Grand Prix series in Horsham.

Catherine Conway, Adelaide, competing in the ninth World FAI Sailplane Grand Prix series in Horsham.

Scott Percival, WA, competing in the ninth World FAI Sailplane Grand Prix series in Horsham.

Scott Percival, WA, competing in the ninth World FAI Sailplane Grand Prix series in Horsham.

Mandy Temple checks on Peter Temple at the ninth World FAI Sailplane Grand Prix series in Horsham.

Mandy Temple checks on Peter Temple at the ninth World FAI Sailplane Grand Prix series in Horsham.

Kim and Brian Durieu, NSW, competing in the ninth World FAI Sailplane Grand Prix series in Horsham.

Kim and Brian Durieu, NSW, competing in the ninth World FAI Sailplane Grand Prix series in Horsham.

Lumpy Paterson and contest director Selwyn Ellis at the ninth World FAI Sailplane Grand Prix series in Horsham.

Lumpy Paterson and contest director Selwyn Ellis at the ninth World FAI Sailplane Grand Prix series in Horsham.

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Posted on Jan 22 2018

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