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Old Jul 29, 2012, 07:07 PM
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LOL, Ed. you are funny.
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Old Aug 02, 2012, 03:50 PM
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Nats

I will be there along with Denny Maize and Mike Bethel. We will have 2 Oracles, a V-Tail WindDancer, 2 Scimitars, and a 1st Generation Radian with some of the Naton mods. We'll be there Sunday afternoon/evening, see you there!!
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Old Aug 04, 2012, 01:17 PM
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Ready to come play guys, I need some redemption, and I am seeing the ALES at Nats as an opportunity. Cannot wait!

Marc
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Old Aug 05, 2012, 03:06 PM
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What time is Pilots meeting Monday morning??

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Old Aug 05, 2012, 05:29 PM
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TD was @ 8:30 if things were right, not sure what Ed has on his mind...I am going to be there early.

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Old Aug 05, 2012, 05:45 PM
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You guys have fun! Wish Red Merle and I were there.

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Old Aug 05, 2012, 06:03 PM
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E-Mailed Ed...8:30 it is!!!

Congrats to Ed for his win today!! U DA MAN!!!
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Old Aug 05, 2012, 09:30 PM
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What time is Pilots meeting Monday morning??

Dan
Ed said around 9:30 or so at dinner tonight. Remember, ALES has onsite registration which can be as late as 9AM tomorrow (Mon).

Weather's looking pretty good for the next couple days so should be a lot of fun!

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Old Aug 06, 2012, 12:53 PM
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Alright it's past noon and the ALES event has been going on for at least three hours, surely there must be some blood on the ground, smoke out of some ESC or a small LiPo fire. A leader must have emerged by now. We need a blow by blow, round by round report of the action. Yes pictures would be nice too.
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Old Aug 06, 2012, 04:45 PM
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Ok, day 1 is in the can. An uncharacteristically beautiful day in Muncie. Light and variable winds, dark blue sky, and lots of lift and sink. Looks like the same for tomorrow. The sky was blue to the point where if you got too high, it would start to eat your ship.

We got 6 rounds in today and here are the top 10 at the end of day 1:

1. Bob Burson
2. Marc Gellart
3. Jack Iafret
4. Kerry Cochrell
5. Don Richmond
6. Arthur Marklewicz
7. Dan Myers
8. Randy Brust
9. Denny Maize
10. Paul Perret

Time to rehydrate and get ready for more fun tomorrow.

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Old Aug 06, 2012, 05:21 PM
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Nice Report

Randy,

Thanks for your good reprt. Plane name, next to pilot's name would be icing on the cake!

All the best

Luis
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Old Aug 06, 2012, 07:40 PM
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Marc Gellart--Tragi 801, Bob Burson--Ava F, Papa Smurf--Supra

A beautiful BBS (Big Blue Sky) day in Muncie. These days can be scarey cause the atmosphere is very stable, there was no densities even forming, but if you went with the breeze, you were rewarded in most cases. Now, if I can ever figure out this sliding thing down on landings, when it bites I am thinking it is going to slide, if it slides I was expecting a bite. Oh well, having fun and it is as good as it gets in Muncie in August.

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Old Aug 06, 2012, 08:48 PM
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Thank the good lord there is no safety line at this event Mark!

Dan Myers...AVA
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Old Aug 07, 2012, 02:09 PM
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You have to like a contest where everything from a red 4 meter molded sailplane to a humble foam Radian flys together. Here is a picture of the ALES field of planes and contestants at this years Nats.

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Old Aug 07, 2012, 04:15 PM
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You have to like a contest where everything from a red 4 meter molded sailplane to a humble foam Radian flys together. Here is a picture of the ALES field of planes and contestants at this years Nats.

Wayne
Holy crap those ALES guys fly some big planes. My Radian would have shriveled up and hid if I had stayed for ALES.
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