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#1 David Forbes Sep 03, 2012 02:15 PM

FSS#7 at San Felasco Oct. 13 and 14, 2012
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FSS Unlimited Thermal Duration Soaring Contest #7 will be held on Saturday, October 13th, and Sunday, October 14th, 2012, at San Felasco State Preserve State Park, Alachua, Florida.

Saturday, the pilot's meeting will be held at 9:45 and the contest will begin at 10:00. Sunday, the pilot's meeting will be held at 8:45 and the contest will begin at 9:00. On Saturday we'll try to complete seven full rounds, and on Sunday we'll limit the contest length to not starting a new round after 2:00 P.M.

Pilots will be classified as Experts and Sportsmen, and awards will be given for first, second, and third places in both classes. On both days the beginning task time will be announced at the pilot's meeting and task times may change after each round. Other rules will be discussed later in this thread.

Directions to the park north entrance, which includes the pavilion, bicycle trailhead, horse trailhead, and glider field. 13201 Progress Blvd, Alachua, Florida 32615
 From Gainesville: Drive north on 441 (can be accessed from NW 43rd St). Turn left on Progress Blvd and drive 0.7 miles to the park entrance. Note that the road changes from pavement to gravel a quarter mile before the entrance.
 From Alachua: From I-75, exit onto 441S (exit 399) and drive 2.8 miles south (through the city of Alachua). Turn right on Progress Blvd and proceed as above.

Entry fee will be $10/day (don't forget the $4 park entrance fee, unless you have an annual pass). Proceeeds go to the Friends of San Felasco http://www.sanfelasco.net/

We may send someone out to Sonny's to bring us some lunch, let me know what you think.

See ya there,
edit, launch equipment is supplied by the Orlando Buzzards

#2 TD Dillon Sep 03, 2012 06:05 PM

Will be there!

#3 fruitguy Sep 03, 2012 09:57 PM

Great stuff

#4 aussief3b Sep 05, 2012 09:28 AM

Can't wait. Excellent- a new flying site!

#5 FLMODELER Sep 05, 2012 08:13 PM

The nearest hotels are 2.8 miles north of the field on 441 at the I-75 exit #399 which is about a 10 minute drive.

ye old score keeper!

#6 Fred Cotten Sep 05, 2012 08:58 PM

Is there a football game in town that weekend? ( they up the price by 2.5, the normal rate at the motels) Fred

#7 David Forbes Sep 06, 2012 07:40 AM


The Gators are away that weekend, Vanderbilt.

http://www.qualityinn.com/hotel-alachua-florida-FL682 has given us good rates for the F3K contest in February, but there are at least 4 motels at the Alachua exit.


#8 Fred Cotten Sep 06, 2012 12:08 PM

Thanks Dave.

#9 Kymb61 Sep 26, 2012 11:08 AM

Hey everyone, Curious to see how many pilots are going to be flying this week end? It would be nice to have a big crowd ;)

#10 raed5 Sep 26, 2012 11:22 AM

Pilot list:

Raed Elazzawi 2.4

#11 fruitguy Sep 26, 2012 01:20 PM

Ed White 2.4

#12 Miami Mike Sep 26, 2012 01:32 PM

Mike Naylor 2.4
Jamie Mercado 2.4
Dan Johns 2.4
Paul Mittendorff 2.4

#13 raed5 Sep 26, 2012 01:43 PM

Pilot list:

David Forbes
Gordon Buckland
Fred Cotton
Dillon Graves 2.4
Ed White 2.4
Mike Naylor 2.4
Jamie Mercado 2.4
Dan Johns 2.4
Paul Mittendorff 2.4
Raed Elazzawi 2.4

#14 Fred Cotten Sep 26, 2012 02:43 PM

Me and Chuck, both 2.4 Fred

#15 Miami Mike Sep 26, 2012 02:58 PM

Jamie, Dan, and I are going to save some money by staying in one of the motels in High Springs, which are less than 10 miles and about 15 minutes from the San Felasco Park entrance. I got a reservation at the Cadillac Motel for $45 plus tax. Here are three motels that I found in High Springs:

Cadillac Motel - http://highspringscadillacmotel.com/
405 North West Santa Fe Blvd
High Springs, FL 32643
(386) 454-1701
2 double beds - $45 plus tax

High Springs Country Inn - http://www.highspringsinn.com/home/
520 North West Santa Fe Blvd
High Springs, FL 32643
(386) 454-1565
2 double beds ("Springs rooms") - $60 plus tax

Alamo Motel
19803 U.S. 441
High Springs, FL 32643
(386) 454-1248
no website

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