Jun 24, 2012, 07:01 AM
Norwalk, CT aka the Nutmeg State -- I just can't seem to find any %$#@! nutmeg here?
Joined Nov 2003
Our planning update with the NSM and IVSM went great. They are so excited that we'll be there!
The International Vintage Sailplane Meet is held just once every four years - don’t wait until 2016 to see it!
Again, this is not a typical event. We'll be co-existing with full scale operations and only flying in select windows or if weather gives the advantage to RC guys over full scale (read: cloudy, weak lift). We'll see. The hallmark for everything we do is SAFETY! Planned flying windows for RC are as follows:
Thursday 7/5 = 5:00 PM - Dark for those early arrivals (We will be there ready to tow you!)
Friday 7/6 = 8:00 AM - 10:00 AM, 10:00 AM - 5:00 PM only if full scale conditions warrant, not very likely, and 5:00 PM - Dark
Saturday 7/7 = 8:00 AM - 10:00 AM and 12:00 noon - Dark (IVSM ends at noon, we need to work with Harris Hill full scale operations and their obvious right of way as to how we fly)
Note, the full scale pilot's meeting is at 9:30 AM each morning, so they will be flying by 10:00.
There is no registration or tow fee. RCAeroTowing.com is asking that all participants make an "Individual Membership" level donation to the National Soaring Museum of $35. If you are already a NSM member, we still ask you to make a finacial donation to the museum. Form is below, we will be collecting these at check-in.
ALL PARTICIPANTS MUST SIGN THE AMA WAIVER FORMS AND SHOW CURRENT USA OR CANADIAN MEMBERSHIP. Wonderful Wendy will be running registration with an iron fist!
Reminder, this is a 2.4G event.
We have participants from 9 states, Quebec, and UK. Should be a great group.
CAMPING: Camping is available on Harris Hill. $10.00 per person, per night. This needs to be set-up in advance between you and the NSM. They are providing this service primarily to the IVSM attendees. Limited availability.
LECTURES: Each day at 10:00 AM there will be a lecture in the NSM Community Room.
-- Wednesday = “John Robinson and the Zanonia: World’s First Diamond C” by Dave Raspet (10:30 start time)
-- Thursday = “Bonomi and Silva about Klemperer” by Vincenzo Pedrielli and Walter Klemperer
-- Friday = “60th Anniversary of the Madrid Internationals" by Phil Westcott and Kyle Schweizer
-- Saturday = "100 Years Ago: Soaring Starts around the World" by Simine Short
Don't forget your camera!!!!!!!!!!!
Last edited by SPasierb; Jun 24, 2012 at 07:27 AM.