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          2006 Pre-Worlds Event Series


                Manilla Kiwi Open 2006                                       Manilla Pre-Worlds 2006 

                  24th Feb - 2nd March                              5th March - 11th March

The Pre-Worlds events were FAI Cat 2 sanctioned and open to all pilots who hold a valid FAI Sporting License. The events were mainly intended to provide a practise opportunity for the many pilots who may gain a place in their national teams for the 2007 Worlds event, and also as a way to gain WPRS points to improve their own and nations world ranking.

There were 7 tasks in the 2 week series - the daily reports and photo's can be found in separate event sections.

The Pre-Worlds Series was organized by Godfrey Wenness. The highly motivated multi-tasking support team did an excellent job over 2 weeks and included Suzi Smith, Bob Smith, Mark Graham, Daniel Keech, Simon Bleechmore, Glenn Hawkins, Tasje Van Renens, Ant Scurrah, James Ryrie, Gil Navalho and “Isso” the Basher driver.


Thanks to the sponsors and local support : Tamworth Regional Council, Manilla Guardian Pharmacy, Vic and Toms Royal Hotel, Manilla RSL Club and Chinese Restaurant, P&J’s Takeaway, Manilla Bakery, Advance, Flytec, Garmin-GME, Icom Aust, Skyline-Wind Works and Red Bull Australia who kept the pilots energized. Special appreciation goes to the Manilla SES (transport) and VRA (emergency) volunteer crews and the Imperial Hotels Mt Borah Cloud Base café who all attended daily.