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Old Oct 10, 2012, 11:37 AM
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dreisinger,

I couldn't agree more. I have nine ALES contests under my belt this year alone. I won't reiterate your excellent post but I will add that I do not want a landing contest. Period. If it is made into a landing contest then the huge growth we've seen of new folks getting into soaring competition will quickly fade away.

I'm just speaking from experience of the folks I've met and spoken to this year.

I've seen so many enjoyable flights, simultaneous landings, Oly's beating everyone on the field and the pilot talking about it days afterwards, young kids flying in a thermal that's less than 100 feet off the deck for three minutes to make their time, and on and on and on. Those smiling faces range in age from young kids to folks much, much older than me!

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