Please note: This contest was originally a TD contest buy was changed to ALES.
Maximal launch altitude will be announced by
the CD at the pilot meeting each morning and revised as necessary.
Landing will be on a 5 meter tape marked 50 to 5 ever half meter.
For Hotels/Motels: do a search for hotels/motels in Woodbury or Syosset area (field is in between). Long Island rates are expensive but there are affordable options available: eg. Days Inn, Woodbury $118, Days Inn Hicksville, $101, Comfort Inn Syosset, $155 (current price)
Winners to receive ESL a prize and magnetic plaque insertsi:
Expert to third place
Sportsman to third place
Stillwell Field GPS - 40.832865, -73.482408
Your car’s navigation system may also be able to use the address:
25 Southwoods Road, Syosset, NY 11791-2925.
Find your way to Long Island and look for the Long Island Expressway (LIE RT 495), Southern State Parkway or Grand Central Parkway (which becomes Northern State Pkwy) East.
Take these to Rt 135 North, the Seaford Oyster Bay Expressway All the way to the next to last exit, Exit 14E Rt 25 East toward Woodbury
Go about .6 miles - Turn left onto Southwoods Road ( golf course on left)
Go about 1.3 miles (pass Syosset High School) to Sportsfield on right.
Go into the parking lot and drive down the right side, past sports fields, past the open gate onto the dirt road.
Drive slowly, watching for walkers and mountain bikers crossing the road (Bike trails cross this road). Please be careful as you drive on the dirt road.
The road will open to a field.
Food and Drinks - LISF will provide water and soft drinks at no charge.
Bring your own lunch as no food will be provided or be available on the
Timing - All pilots will be expected to time for other pilots or the contest
will not be able to proceed until we have enough timers. Pilots are
expected to arrange for a timer prior to coming to the flight line. If you
need help, ask. If you have not timed before, this document may be helpful.
The Job of the Timer at a TD Contest