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Old Feb 11, 2011, 03:49 PM
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Houston, TX soaring competitions?

Any beginner soaring competitions in/around the Houston area? What
would I need to get started?


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Old May 26, 2011, 04:49 PM
Doug McLaren
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Re: Houston, TX soaring competitions?

On 2011-02-11, admin <admin.4p0mte@no-mx.rcspeak.com> wrote:

| Any beginner soaring competitions in/around the Houston area? What
| would I need to get started?

I realize that you probably won't see this, but start here --

http://www.houstonhawks.org/

Soaring clubs often have informal and semi-formal contests just to get
people LSF wins and get them used to competitions -- and it looks like
this club is no exception.

As for what you need, you need a glider. It helps that you know how
to fly it, and I'd strongly suggest practicing on a winch before the
contest (most contests use winches) but beyond that, that's all you
need. After all, it's more about the pilot than the plane, and even
if you're very much an amateur you don't need to win to have fun (and
get better.)

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