Read the full story on Cross Country Magazine 155th Issue!
South East Turkey
June 29, 2014
Nine pilots who launched from Kahramanmaras, flew all across Mesopotamia to set the National XC Open Distance Record. The goal was to outfly the previous record of 259 km.
After some 7 hours, climbing up with 7 m/s thermals, gliding at as high as 5000 m, flying over 100 km/h groundspeed, and surpassing more than 300 km, the journey was completed.
Hakan Akcalar (Turkish National XC Distance Record): ypforum.com/leonardo/flight/21723
Basat Okay (Turkish National XC Distance Record) [EN D]: ypforum.com/leonardo/flight/21716
Muharrem Kilic: ypforum.com/leonardo/flight/21713
Umut Yetistiren: ypforum.com/leonardo/flight/21717
Dora Goksal: ypforum.com/leonardo/flight/21714
Gokhan Caglayan (Turkish National and European XC Distance Record) [EN B]: ypforum.com/leonardo/flight/21712
Yunus Nedim Mehel: ypforum.com/leonardo/flight/21730
Volkan Gumuskaya: ypforum.com/leonardo/flight/21751
Dervis Mahmutoglu: ypforum.com/leonardo/flight/21804
Dustin O'Halloran - We Move Lightly
Basat Okay, Gokhan Caglayan, Hakan Akcalar, Dora Goksal
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Thanks a million to:
Mahmut Hopur, Muharrem Kilic, Members of Kahramanmaras Sportif Havacilik Kulubu
(MAHAVK), Members of Gaziantep Sportif Havacilik Kulubu
(GASHAK), Albatros Sportif Havacilik Kulubu, and as always, METU Aviation Society (ODTU HAT)