Termikk wrote: .. only to find out that I had got a cloud flying penalty...
That's where penalties are for... Experts are supposed not to fall into those little traps or risk cloud flying in the first place.
Although there is a contiguous numbering in the XP challenges, there were
actually different series.
Ranging from beginner's level up to rather complicated glider control for advanced pilots.
Beginners could train on the easy tasks and grow with the series and become "experts" themselves.
That's what it was all about, learning, training, and last but not least, to have fun and satisfaction for completing tasks that are not exactly easy!
And yes, there were some pretty hefty aerobatics tasks.
I think at task #20 or so, a new series on X-country training began.
If you go back to the first pages of this topic, the essentials of the XP-Challenges were explained there.
Also Thierry made a summary of ideas he had and asked for feedback and task creation.
I only helped by submitting a couple of tasks for the cross country series, but I had no idea how this series would evolve and by how much the difficulty level would go up.
To lift a tip of the mistery "xx-task" Thierry mentioned above, that was the last task I submitted.
Thinking about it, and no offense
, but this task is probably so difficult that the XP-series would practically end here, because only a few pilots may probably be able to complete it and everybody else loses interest.
So please re-read the first pages and submit your ideas and tasks to BOD1.
The responses so far have been very positive, so let's continue the challenge.
I for one, had great fun flying the present task #25 again.