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Old Jul 01, 2012, 03:53 PM
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Originally Posted by OVSS Boss View Post
Aric, IMO, you are coming at this like some of the TD guys are coming at ALES style aircraft. In my book, we need to stop thinking that there is only "one" way to fly an ALES ship. The punchline is winch in the nose sailplane, not ALES, not TD, but all sailplanes. Who says that ALES airframes can be flown in other formats and scoring options (non MOM) and just like TD, there are many ways to split the hair.

Yes, ALES ships may be at a bit of a disadvantage in the landing circle for some, but if you like your ALES ships and could fly against TD guys in whatever format, why not? Thinking bigger is where I am headed with this, integrating all TD/ALES type soaring is good and strengthens the hobby.

Thank you for your thoughtful comment.

Keeping open minds about ALES flying MAY take us to new and interesting places. It is useful to consider that bad ideas will sort themselves out when we try them. Closing our minds to new ideas will take us nowhere.

Happy Landings,

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