This year's annual ALES contest, the Blue Hen Challenge, has been cancelled.
Presidential TFRs have denied us the use of the field for almost 60% of the weekends in the last six months (along with at least four mid-week closures). The TFRs are typically announced at the last minute -- a day (or less) ahead of time. Scheduling a contest that is likely to be cancelled at the last minute would not be fair to the pilots who sign up, or the club volunteers who help run it.
Hopefully, by next summer the Prez will feel more comfortable staying in the White House on weekends, and we'll be able to hold our contest again.
1st through 3rd place in Sportsman and Expert classes each day, plus a "Grand Champion" award for the weekend
The field is on Smith Mill Road. Field lat/long for your GPS is (39.728124,-75.732973).
Registration: $25 for one day, $45 for two days
Camping: $25/weekend for each RV or tent
Lunch: a donation is requested for each day