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Ozone Deltas Fly 300km+ in Turkey

July 4, 2014





The 29th of June 2014 could be the biggest day in the history of Turkish XC Flying. Muharrem Kilic reports:

We launched with a group of friends in Kahramanmaras, a relatively new area, to explore its record breaking potential. The weather forecast was “bombastic” for the day with 4000+ m cloudbase and high wind at altitude. All pilots took off together at around 11 o’clock and attempted to break the Turkish XC distance record of 258,9 km held by three Enzo pilots. After more than 7 hours flying, sometimes with over 100+ km ground speeds, 9 of the pilots passed the 300km mark for the first time in Turkey.

The Kahramanmaras region has shown its huge potential for big distances and we are sure there will be many more pilots, both from Turkey and abroad, seeking records here in the future. We are happy to say that talks of a Pre-PWC Kahramanmaras have started already for the next year. Details of the epic flights:

 

Hakan Akcalar (Ozone Delta 2): 343,5 km 

Basat Okay (Ozone Enzo): 334,0 km 

Muharrem Kilic (Ozone LM4): 327,2 km 

Umut Yetistiren (Ozone Delta 2): 317,5 km 

Dora Goksal (Ozone Delta 2), 311,8 km 

Yunus Nedim Mehel (Ozone Delta 2): 304,9 km 

Volkan Gumuskaya (Ozone Delta): 304,1 

Tracklogs of the epic flight can be seen here.