I am not very successful in this comp, so I will write more about my experiences in Brazil besides the comp.
Unfortunately there is only one other Ozone pilot here. Rood from Holland. So there is not many ozone story to tell.
The weather here is quite interesting as I find. When we arrived it was quite cold, but now the temperatures are like I was imagining Brazil in spring. Clouds and some rain are coming and going, not really according to the weather forecast… But we flew a task now every day. We had thermals that did not seam to be depending on sun or no sun. Every day the seabreeze kicks in from south, so whenever we had tasks to the flats, they ended up in soaring on small hills, for some pilots sometimes for hours on the same hill..
So fare most of my outlandigs where a very special experience to me. Once I landed next to a school, where the kids and the teachers absolutely wanted me to com in and visit them. Even tow I don’t speak portugues I manged to talk to them a bit. The school looked very well organised. Today I landed unfortunately quite early, next to a farm with a little lake, palm treas, coffee fields, banana treas, bees and so on. The family was very happy to meet me, helped with packing, where curious about how the comp works. The man said, that he had to go to the bank anyway and gave me a lift back to castelo. That’s why I am home early and using the unfortunately to upload some photos, while nobody else is using the Internet.
I am very positive surprised how easy it is here to get a lift back to town. Yesterday a care stopped next to the field I landed on (1.5k short from goal…) and waited there until I was finished with packing. Later in the car he told me that he was a missionary.
Brazil never seams to sleep. People are out in the bars every night, and when it gets bright at 5 am, lots of people seam to be up again or still?