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#1 bwatkins Jul 25, 2012 12:16 PM

2012 ATLANTA Punkin Chunk Nov 9-11
Get ready as the Great Pumpkin arrives for the 3rd year running!

The 2012 Atlanta Punkin Chunk DLG contest is scheduled for Nov 9 - 11.

This year hosted by North Atlanta Soaring Association at River Green Park

Friday Nov 9 - Practice Day - possible mini-event
Saturday Nov 10 and Sunday Nov 11 - Contest Days

Event details, tasks and signup link to be posted soon.

Reserve the weekend date.

#2 olgol Jul 27, 2012 10:53 AM

Glad to see that you are making this a 2 day event!

#3 ROOSWH Jul 27, 2012 03:27 PM

NASA's River Green Field
It's a great place to fly DLG. This is our home field ( Buddy, Walt, Cliff, and Lou, maybe a few other Competition types ) Plus some other non-Competition DLGers, who are members and may join in.

Over the tree line on the West side is the Chattahoochee River. Many years of flying there and never saw anyone go in the river. :) If you are over those trees you are usually pretty high up.

Honey holes are, as usual, over the tree lines, but fairly close in, which are pretty easy to reach. No bad "Death Valley". Lots of open area. Still I think you'll be making some use of the Gaps in the tree lines. A good bit of variety

Burt Watkins, Eric Brown, and other members of the "Flying Griffins R/C Club" south of Atlanta will be handling the contest (hope I got that right). They hosted the contest for the last two years and did a bang up job.


#4 bwatkins Jul 30, 2012 06:53 AM

This event is coming together.

Permit from county is in place and the santion paperwork is on it's way to AMA.

Look like a good event. $40.00 entry fee set.

So dates are locked in and planning continues.

#5 atlav8r Jul 30, 2012 08:17 AM

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Very excited about this gathering.

This is a really great place to fly.
A google earth link is attached as well as a photo of the field.

This time of the year is really nice!

#6 bwatkins Jul 31, 2012 05:06 PM

Entry Fee set at $40.00
Nov 9 - 11
Friday - Practice and AULD "Trick or Treat" event
Saturday - Sunday - The Punkin Chunk Contest

Prizes for 1st, 2nd and 3rd

Pilot Sign Up Here


#7 atlav8r Aug 01, 2012 07:47 AM

We are on our way with the sign up sheet now active.

I hear that there will be several sponsor announcements very soon with many new prizes.

The weather is great this time of year, Ya'll come

#8 tbird911 Aug 02, 2012 08:44 AM


Originally Posted by bwatkins (Post 22319063)
Entry Fee set at $40.00
Nov 9 - 11
Friday - Practice and AULD "Trick or Treat" event
Saturday - Sunday - The Punkin Chunk Contest

Prizes for 1st, 2nd and 3rd

Pilot Sign Up Here


The Knoxville, TN crew will get signed up shortly . . . .

#9 thermal145 Aug 02, 2012 04:21 PM

Calendar marked, I plan on being there. This is a great field to fly on, looking forward to it!

#10 homer49 Aug 02, 2012 05:44 PM

Would like to attend but will need to partner up with someone coming from the great white north to share gas & room??? Am in the northern Indiana area 85 miles east of Chicago right on I 80. Have great ride & Ipod. P. S. I snore!!!! any takers??

#11 bwatkins Aug 04, 2012 05:04 AM

Camping looks to be OK with very limited and 'rustic' facilities - no power, water and only one outhouse! There are a great many nearby hotels and some local crash pads. More later on the availablility of these.

Friday - Practice and AULD "Trick or Treat" event.
This will be fun. Will run a AULD task for anyone who wants to fly.
Either full size or minis if you have them.
Seperate theme prizes for each type if we have enough participating.
Once score card is calculated - pilots will draw from the 'magic pumpkin' an additional card to modify the final score. Either a treat - adds to score or trick - who knows::rolleyes:
This event is seperate from the contest and will not impact the contest score...it is just fun and lets me test the sound system and equipment.

#12 bwatkins Aug 06, 2012 05:32 PM

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Here is the poster.

#13 bwatkins Aug 11, 2012 06:32 AM

More pilots signing up weekly.
This will be a great contest to start te year.
Good weather, Good field and a good event.

Check out last year's tread - see similar list below

#14 ROOSWH Aug 11, 2012 10:12 AM

Looking good Burt,
But I must be a bit slow, what does "This will be a great contest to start te year" mean ?? I assume that "te" is "The", but " start the year" ?? Is it the Chinese new year ?? :) Or an early start to 2013 ??

Keep up the good work,


#15 bwatkins Aug 12, 2012 05:21 PM

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Here is better flyer picture

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