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By Odakyu-sen
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Powered flying is very different from free flying. After 10 days at the New Zealand national hang gliding championship in the South Island (and all that energy spent staying high and hunting for lift) it was very relaxing to throw all that away, strap on the motor harness, and go for a cruise down the coast up here in Auckland in the North Island, where I live.
The weather was perfect for powered flying, but poor for free flying. The winds were very light, the skies were cloud-free and almost thermal-free too. Made two flights, each of about 90 minutes in length. Nice and relaxing.

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