I know that this is a sportsman program, but if any of you would like to give contest flying a try at a great regional event, our club, the Long Island Silent Flyers, www.lisf.org
, Syosset, Long Island, NY is hosting the Eastern Soaring League, www.flyesl.org
, on June 23 and 24.
There are Expert, Sportsman and Novice groups flying.
We are up to 29 pilots and I don't expect it to stop there. A lot of people hold off to see what their personal schedule will be. 3 pilots registered in the last two days. So we usually get a burst around now.
For you Novice pilots, people who have never flown a contest, but who are competent in the air, you can fly for FREE. And if you are not talented with the winch, we are happy to launch the glider for you. In fact some of the experts and sportsman have someone else handle the winch, so there is nothing to be shy about.
We have 9 Sportsman class pilots 9 registered so far, so you will have a nice group to fly with in Sportsman class.
Is your plane good enough? Sure!
In Expert you see mostly moldies and bagged wing gliders.
In Sportsman and Novice you also see plenty of woodies and even foamies. I have seen some very nice flights with Easy Gliders, Bird of Time, Magics, Merlins, Sunbirds and Bubble Dancers are common too. I started my ESL flying with a 2M Spirit woody and a 2M Sagitta 600 woody, flying in sportsman class. In fact I flew in the ESL for two years on wood planes. Had a great time!
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