Marcin and the Buzz Z5 go for distance, in Poland.
While some pilots were crossing the Alps and some others were racing in the Worlds in Italy, Marcin Szczesny and his Buzz Z5 went for a new personal record in Poland. Here is the note we received from Marcin a few days ago:
“After many days of bad weather, forecasts promised that on Thursday July 6th, we could go far. I decided to take a day off and together with two colleagues went to Pila (sport airport). We were first that day. No one was getting ready to take off, so I decided to fly first. I spread my Buzz Z5 and I got in the air. I released the tow at 600m, and immediately I found a thermal column. First at 1200m above the ground, later at 1500 meters. The clouds started to form nicely . Then I just thought it might be the day to do the first 100km. The beginning was good, after about an hour and a half the crisis got me. At the bottom I saw a village and thought it might be a chance to go up. 170 meters above the ground I caught the thermal with +2m/s. I was quickly under cloud base. Under me gorgeous views, lakes, woods and small towns. During the flight I tried to bypass the no flying zone and it was successful. At the end of the day the thermals were not so strong but I still managed to keep turning and reach 1900m for my final glide. I landed after 5 hours close to the main road. There was a group of children waiting for me. My Gps showed 137km! My first +100km and personal record and everything on my low EN B-Ozone Buzz Z5. The smile did not go from my face to the end of the day”
For Marcin’s track, click here
Congrats from all the team at OZONE!