This will be a electric launched thermal duration soaring contest flown under AMA 2015/2016 rules for event 463, Altitude Limited Electric Soaring, ALES. Note that skegs or other arresting devices of any kind will not be permitted according to AMA rules. This will be enforced by the CD.
RC Groups discussion thread at:
You can find the complete AMA Soaring Rules here:
Contest results will be reported to both the Eastern Soaring League and the ALES League.
All gliders will require an ALES device set to 200 meters. If you are not familiar with ALES devices you can read more about them here: http://www.rcgroups.com/forums/showthread.php?t=2147170&highlight=ALES+Device
Landing tapes will be 5 meters, 50 point max, incremented at 5 points per 1/2 meter.
A maximum registration of 40 pilots has been set to insure plenty of room for everyone to fly and land with no overlap of landing circles. Based on registration there will be no more than 4 flight groups per round.
You can learn more about the club and the flying field at www.lisf.org
Soft drinks and water will provided as part of pilot registration.
Lunch will be available each day for an additional $7.
Weather permitting we are likely to open the flying field Friday afternoon, at 12 PM for practice.
We will fly Expert Class, Sportsman Class and Novice Class.
Expert and Sportsman awards to 3rd place. Registration $20 per day. Type of awards to be announced.
All Novice pilots will receive a certificate. Novice fly FREE. Novice scores will not be reported to ESL or the ALES League.
More to come on awards.
For GPS and MapQuest users, the address for the field entrance is 25 Southwoods Road, Syosset, NY 11792.
Long Island Expressway (Rt 495) Northern State or Southern State Parkway to Route 135 North, the Seaford Oysterbay Expressway.
Take this to the next to the last exit, Exit 14E onto Jericho Tpk East (Rt 25)
Go approximately 1 mile then turn left onto South Woods Road, just past the golf course.
Go approximately 1 mile, pass Syosset HS on the left, then watch for the sports field on the right.
Turn into the sports field parking lot, on the right and drive all the way to the back, along the right side and drive through the orange gate onto the dirt road.
Drive very slowly as there are hikers and bikers using the same road.
At the end of the road is the flying field. Drive along the edge to join the other cars parked along the perimeter. But sure to park 10 feet back from the tall grass and do not drive through the tall grass.
This will be flown as two 1 day contests so you can fly one or both days.
There will be a police requested no-fly zone at the West tree line bordering the sports fields. As the fields are normally filled with children playing baseball and soccer this is safety request. Flying to the West in the corners and not over the sports fields will be permitted.
We have a large field with lots of overfly space over open woods so this should not be a concern.