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Old Jun 29, 2014, 12:01 PM
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Tehachapi Bash - July 12, 2014

This will be a fairly informal contest with the main goal of helping newcomers to DLG get a feel for contest tasks and procedures. Oh, and have fun too . I guess there are two main goals .

The contest will be held on Saturday, July 12, 2014 at the field on the corner of Valley Blvd and Curry St in Tehachapi, CA. If coming from the East I recommend taking 58 to the first Tehachapi exit and turning left on Tehachapi Blvd. Take a left on Dennison (first stop sign). Turn right at Valley Blvd. If you're coming from the west on 58 then take the first Tehachapi exit, which will put you on Tucker Rd going south. Continue on Tucker until you reach Valley Blvd (2nd light), where you'll turn left. Continue until you pass Curry St. There's a dirt road to enter the field from Valley a couple hundred yards east of Curry St. We'll be meeting in the middle of the field. GPS coordinates are 3507'30.2"N 11826'43.0"W. See map in post #4.

There will be no entry fee for this contest. It will be pretty informal. Bring your own water and food if you need (we should be done around lunch time, though). Please bring stop watches if you have them.

Pilots meeting will be at 8:00 and first round will start at 8:30.

The plan is to fly 6 rounds.

Task List:
Round 1: Task C - All Up Last Down, 3:00 max
Round 2: Task D - Ladder
Round 3: Task G - 5x2
Round 4: Task A - Last Flight, 5:00 max in a 7:00 window
Round 5: Task H - 1234
Round 6: Task F - Best 3 of 6, 3:00 max

After 6 rounds we'll see if there's enough interest to warrant flying 2 more rounds:
Round 7: Task B - Last 2 flights, 4:00 max
Round 8: Task C - All Up Last Down, 3:00 max


Pilot List:

Brandon Willis
Sam Range
Stan Hinman
Cory Shantz
Maurice Podder
Don
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Old Jun 29, 2014, 05:05 PM
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Old Jun 29, 2014, 05:44 PM
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Got it! Thanks!
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Old Jul 01, 2014, 06:31 PM
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Maps to Tehachapi Contest Site

Hopefully these maps are helpful - The street that borders the field on the west side is Curry.

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Old Jul 01, 2014, 07:10 PM
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Thanks for posting pics, Stan. I was going to, but apparently I completely forgot about it. I'll just note that we'll be meeting on the dirt road that divides the field. There are trees right by the dirt road and nowhere else on the field, so it should be easy to spot.
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Old Jul 01, 2014, 08:35 PM
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Cory but close enough

Any word from Lex or Rick J?

I am planning on bringing my motorhome so if you are really nice to me, I might let you in it. Its nothing like Dave R's but that is because I am not a geologist for the oil industry.

Where should we park? Under the power lines but not on the sidewalk? The dirt road to the east?
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Old Jul 02, 2014, 12:27 AM
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Hey guys, I can't think of anything I'd rather do than fly with you guys but I already am going to BSONM that weekend. I am bummed. Have a good time. Gary Felice in Thousand Oaks is an excellent DLGer I know he would have a good time there. Contact Lex he knows Gary.
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Old Jul 02, 2014, 09:02 AM
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It would have been fun to have you, Rick. Have fun at BSONM!

I've been in touch with Lex and he's been helping me to set this up. He said he might try to make it. I haven't tried to recruit people from very far away because this is going to be such a small, informal contest. Nevertheless, I wouldn't turn anybody away that wanted to come up! In the future, after I've gotten a hang of running a contest, I'd like to try to host a 2-day event up here. I'm hoping I can find a nice field up in the Bear Valley area to host it at. The scenery up there is beautiful and it's 5-10 degrees cooler than Tehachapi in the summer (which is already 10 degrees cooler than Bakersfield).

Cory, my plan is to park on the side of the dirt road in the middle of the field. I'm not sure how rugged your motorhome is, but the first 50 ft or so of that dirt road is kinda ugly. Lots of potholes and dips. My main motivation for going further out into the field is to stay away from the power lines.
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Old Jul 02, 2014, 10:00 AM
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Be sure and put me on your list of future contest pilots.
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Old Jul 02, 2014, 03:37 PM
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My name is don im planning to come up. What time are you going to start im coming from venice- culver city area look forward to to having some fun thanks
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Old Jul 02, 2014, 06:46 PM
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We look forward to having you, Don!

The winds tend to be calm in the early morning and pick up pretty quickly after the sun comes up, so the earlier we start the better IMO. How early are you guys ok starting? I know a few are driving more than an hour to get here, so your vote might count double . I was thinking about an 8:00 pilot's meeting and an 8:30 start, but I'd be willing to go earlier (or later) if y'all are. I've been in five minute air at 6:00 AM before at this field, so I'm pretty sure there should be lift by 8:00.
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Old Jul 02, 2014, 07:50 PM
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Thanks Brandon 8 sounds good to me. 5 minute air at six nice.
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Old Jul 03, 2014, 04:56 PM
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Looks like I've been booked for other flying activities (8 hours on the slope), so I will not be making this one.

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Old Jul 03, 2014, 06:27 PM
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You'll be missed, Lex. A morning of DLG sounds like far more fun to me than 8 hours of going back and forth in front of a hill
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Old Jul 03, 2014, 07:06 PM
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You'll be missed, Lex. A morning of DLG sounds like far more fun to me than 8 hours of going back and forth in front of a hill
True, but this will get #2 out of 6 requirements done for my LSF V.
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