This is an ESL sponsored contest and help will be needed from all pilots.
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.
The field will be available for informal practice on Friday before the event.
The landing change from the norm is to see just how much the scores get compressed.
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 10 centimeters with a 50 point maximum (5 meter tape).
The landing score will be normalized with the flight score (1000 pt max per flight).
Inverted landings and lost parts will not result in lost landing points as long as the plane is still flight worthy.
Varios and Skegs allowed.
Both days will have 2-4 rounds of random MOM flight groups and then switch to Seeded MOM groups.
There will safety zones; 1 for the parking/set-up area, 1 for the winch area and 1 for pilot safety and others if required depending on conditions the day of the contest.
10 minute flight tasks.
One pop-off per day for experts. Sportsmen 2 per day unless waived by the winch master.
Big plaques will be discounted according to the ESL award plan.
Sign In starts at 8:00 Pilots meeting at 8:45 First flight at 9AM.
Saturday there will be no rounds starting after 4:15 PM and Sunday no rounds starting after 2:26 PM. There will be a short lunch break each day. No food provided. Please bring your own picnic and drinks.
Primitive camping is allowed. Porta potty on field.