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Old July 29th 14, 08:15 PM posted to rec.aviation.soaring
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What can you say?? An awesome pilot flying a finely tuned unique machine on his home turf. Incredible!!
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Old July 29th 14, 10:11 PM posted to rec.aviation.soaring
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On Tuesday, July 29, 2014 3:15:45 PM UTC-4, wrote:
What can you say?? An awesome pilot flying a finely tuned unique machine on his home turf. Incredible!!


I think is is an eagle dressed as human...


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Old July 29th 14, 10:57 PM posted to rec.aviation.soaring
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Could be!!!
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Old July 30th 14, 10:53 AM posted to rec.aviation.soaring
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I dunno, it all looks pretty close to me.
Less than 100pts covering the top 6, could be anyone's contest.

They're all incredible pilots, flying very similar gliders.

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At 21:57 29 July 2014, wrote:
Could be!!!


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Old July 30th 14, 02:05 PM posted to rec.aviation.soaring
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On 07/29/2014 3:15 PM, wrote:
What can you say?? An awesome pilot flying a finely tuned unique machine on his home turf. Incredible!!


According to his blog (
http://www.sebastiankawa.pl/6504/cze...w-szpargalach/
) Sebastian got a hold of this glider shortly before the contest.
Apparently it was sitting in someones garage gathering dust.
Interestingly enough, this is Diana 2 SN#3 formerly VH-VHZ.. the same
one that was the center of the unfortunate dispute between Ms. Hana
Zejdova and Mr. Bogumil Beres.

Luke
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Old July 30th 14, 03:02 PM posted to rec.aviation.soaring
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The fact the Kawa has won or nearly won so many World Championships (and major European and FAI contests) in such a short period of time, in so many classes and in so many different gliders models is simply astonishing. Especially impressive is his dominance of the "World Championship of World Championships" (in my opinion), the incredibly challenging FAI Sailplane Grand Prix World Championship events.

In that exceptionally difficult discipline of pure glider racing (and no compromise or excuses, Assigned Tasks only) Kawa has won every single event in which he has entered except for one. In that event, Kawa was a very close second to a pilot who was flying at his home location of Sisteron, France (a very technical flying site). That pilot was actually a lifelong instructor at Sisteron! Kawa had never flown at Sisteron before and still was only barely defeated on the last day in very weak, difficult conditions.

Kawa is simply at a different level. I do not think it's even comparable. Nobody else is even close to his overall accomplishments, his consistency or his raw talent. Kawa will soon be known, if he is not already, as the best glider racing pilot in history. Its not even close. It's obvious. He won Uvalde by 600 points! That's unheard of...

Any glider racing pilot (or cross country pilot for that matter) who does not carefully study Kawa's flight traces is simply not serious, IMO.
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Old July 30th 14, 05:41 PM posted to rec.aviation.soaring
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Agree with ALL of that!
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Old July 30th 14, 06:45 PM posted to rec.aviation.soaring
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On Wednesday, July 30, 2014 12:41:51 PM UTC-4, wrote:
Agree with ALL of that!


Just wish we could see him fly 18M class. One of the few trophies he doesn't have.
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Old July 30th 14, 10:49 PM posted to rec.aviation.soaring
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On Wednesday, July 30, 2014 1:45:27 PM UTC-4, Clay wrote:
On Wednesday, July 30, 2014 12:41:51 PM UTC-4, wrote:

Agree with ALL of that!




Just wish we could see him fly 18M class. One of the few trophies he doesn't have.


Well, the Polish Team have other strong pilots in the 18 m class as the previous two WGC and the current score card suggest.

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Old July 31st 14, 05:25 AM posted to rec.aviation.soaring
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On Wednesday, July 30, 2014 1:45:27 PM UTC-4, Clay wrote:
On Wednesday, July 30, 2014 12:41:51 PM UTC-4, wrote:

Agree with ALL of that!




Just wish we could see him fly 18M class. One of the few trophies he doesn't have.


Ironically, in 2002 during US World Class Nationals, Sebastian told me that 18m class is a future of gliding competition, and would be his most preferable class to fly.
 




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