Free for Novice pilots and pilots under 16 years old.
This is an ESL Sponsored contest and help from members will be required.
This contest will be two one day events. Awards will be the ESL Small Plaque inserts for 1-3 each day for Experts and Sportsmen and 1st overall for the weekend. Best Overall receives a $25 gift card.
All classes will fly and score combined.
Big plaques will be discounted according to the ESL award plan.
The field will be available for informal practice on Friday before the event.
The contest will be managed using the AMA Soaring Rules 2017-2018 with the following options and exceptions:
The Landing score will be a circle graduated by 1 point per 1 inch with a 100 point maximum (100 inch tape).
The landing scores will be the CD's choice of: ESL's C-delta, add-on bonus or normalized with the flight score.
Varios and Skegs allowed.
Both days will have 2-3 rounds of random MOM flight groups and then switch to Seeded MOM groups.
To receive a nonzero flight score you must land within 75 meters of the center of your landing circle. If your plane lands in a tree within 75 meters and is visible from your landing spot you will receive flight points.
There will be safety zones defined depending on conditions the day of the contest. There will be 1 for the parking/set-up area, 1 for the winch area and 1 for pilot safety.
10 minute flight tasks.
Inverted landings and lost parts will not result in zero landing points as long as the plane is flight worthy.
Expert & Sportflyer, to 3rd place daily. Gift card for best two-day performance.
9669 Green Rd, Midland, VA 22728
Field entrance coordinates: 38.6210002, -77.747807
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Sign In starts at 8:00 Pilots meeting at 8:45 First flight at 9AM.
Saturday there will be no rounds starting after 3:45 PM and Sunday no rounds starting after 2:29 PM. A short lunch break each day. No food provided. Please bring your own picnic and drinks.
Primitive camping is allowed. Porta potty on field.
Check back the week of the contest for updates if required.