First of all, I'd like to thank the below Expert/Advance members for signing up for the Advanced drive that was announced, moreover I'd like to thank them for volunteering to support the Newbie Convoys which unexpectedly reached 30+ cars and had to be split into 3 convoys.
As most of the participants of the Advance Drive joined the Newbie convoys for support, Intermediate convoy was also split into two convoys, Intermediate members with 6+ intermediate trips joined me. As all are experienced drivers, trip level was set as Advanced101.
We had our safety briefing and I introduced the side cresting technique, how it's done, what to do and what to avoid. With everyone excited to tryout the new technique, all jumped into our cars and headed towards the sand with the following convoy order:
**GoldenJeep (Second Lead)
***DesertDriver (Official Sweeper)
****Escape (Side Sweeper)
******Khaiwi (Support Marshal)
We hit the sand around 3 pm going through the technical area of Al Faqa East as warming up, with everyone handling their vehicles very well and confident in their skills, we increased the pace heading towards higher dunes. We played around the Sony Ericson area then the Super Bowl reaching to our destination the Iftar Bowl. All drivers did very well.
Thanks you all for joining the trip, and hope you all enjoyed your time as much as I did.
Special Thank to Chief Khaiwi for your support & guidance and as usual the amazing photos.
You can all check out the trip photos on the following link:
See you all soon on the Dunes
|Time||October 19, 2018 - 02:00 PM
||Al Faqa, Dubai/Sharjah
|Cars Joined ||7 Cars|
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I had my dose of an advance drive in the morning and so I did not mind doing my part for the much needed support work in the afternoon.
It was great to see so many Newbie drivers coming out for this Trip for Hope. I ended up sweeping for Francis' convoy, and, in doing so, mixing myself up with other convoys on the crowded dunes. But that did not matter as we all merged into one family at the Iftar Bowl.
I had a glimpse of the aerial shot of the ribbon of hope from the drone's remote control. I think it was amazing and I look forward to this shot being posted on SocialApp.