Day 8 of the Icarus Trophy. Now the Race Division is won, it falls to Adventure Division to provide the updates and they know how to deliver. Byron and Miro enjoy a stunning but challenging flight and Scotty has yet more bad luck.
Scotty Duncan and his Polini 190 are back in the race. An incredible display of mid-race emergancy repairs, and he's rewarded with....crap weather and a broken pull cord. Hang in there Scotty. Here's his story.
Race Chief Shane wraps up Day 4 on the Icarus Trophy. Dave made good progress until he was caught up by the weather and it looks like Scotty Duncan might make a triumphant return to the Race. Meanwhile, crew and pilots alike are enjoying a spot of warmer weather and naturally Team Biro found another hot spring.
That's Miro's photo. He's back in the air after a tough Day 3. He's now flying a borrowed wing, which puts him in Adventure Division and makes him ineligible for the Race Division Trophy. Why should that be? Because that's how the rules work and this is the post that explains them.
Yes, if you say it in an American accent, it works. Here's our Paean to Ian - say that one in an English accent - who (toe) dragged all before him to claim the race class title in the inaugural Quickarus.
Herewith the third instalment of our IT-X pilot reports. Was this the bearded face that launched a thousand times? And burned AVGAS in his Thor190? Sweet Ethan! Make you immortal with this blog. (apologies, Marlowe fans)
The second in our series of reports covering the Magnificent Seven Pioneering Pilots who tackled the inaugural Icarus X in Arkansas, USA. Here is the Anthem of Adriel, and the Dirge of Doran. Lyrically, as well as genetically, they come as a pair