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Old Yesterday, 09:31 PM
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How many flights do you expect in a TD contest?

Most of us might agree there are too many variables to come up with any sort of agreement on this topic. Assuming the weather and equipment are all OK and there are a reasonable number of pilots in the event, in general,
How many flights do you expect to make in a thermal duration contest?
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Old Yesterday, 09:54 PM
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1 day at least 5. 2 days at least 6 and 4 for a total of 10.
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Old Yesterday, 10:22 PM
Turn down for what?
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At least 3. Any more would be nice but minimum 3.

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Old Today, 04:52 PM
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Absolute minimum of three , four would be more fun but I can't remember the last time that happened .
The reason is say four is that it just seems a bit more competitive given the option of throwing out your lowest score and keeping the other three is just more sporting , especially if the results come down to the last flight of the day .
Sunset launch anyone ?
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Old Today, 06:39 PM
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Wow! In the northwest, we usually would typically get 5-7 rounds the first day, 4-6 the second. A 3 round day would be considered a disaster of a day! Of course, we didn't have 100+ flyers either! (typically about 13-20+, with about half flying multiple classes)
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