Well, this is it, the final post from the Flying NZ National Championships for 2012.
The final dinner and prize giving was held at Snow Planet. For those of you who know anything about New Zealand, the Auckland region is not at all associated with snow. This is an indoor ski slope, with a nice restaurant attached [pictures below].
The organisation was superb! Flying NZ and the North Shore Aero Club [and others] can be very proud of a very well run event, which appeared to go smoothly, despite all of the weather problems. I think in the end, only the ribbon cutting competition was cancelled.
All in all, despite not flying as well as I could [and should] have, the whole event was great fun [actually, a huge amount of fun], and I'm definitely planning to compete in the regionals later this year, then hopefully the next Nationals also. In case you're interested, the results can be found here:
The following pictures show the restaurant, as well as the view from the restaurant into the ski slope.