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Old Mar 05, 2014, 08:53 PM
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**** Southern Oregon Slopeiens **** Slopefest 2014 at Cape Blanco

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Slopefest 2014 at Cape Blanco

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The dates for this years event are August 5th - 11th, 2014.

Please see the website for additional information.

http://clubsos.itgo.com/index.html

We had over 50 pilots at last years event.

I hope to see you all again this year!

Sincerely,

Todd N. Davis
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Old Mar 14, 2014, 09:44 AM
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Wow! awfully quite here!
It must be building season!

I'll be there with a few new chuckers!

Already put in for the time off, and have the Ok

Looking forward to this already!

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Old Mar 14, 2014, 11:30 AM
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I just didn't want to be the first one to post lol!

Me and Dad will be coming again this year!
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Old Mar 14, 2014, 05:49 PM
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Iliana and I are planning on attending again this year.
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Old Apr 05, 2014, 02:02 AM
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Really hoping my schedule will allow me to finally make it to Slopefest this year.

We are leaving in 4 hours to spend the entire Spring Break(4/5-4/12) there. Forcast looks fantastic too. If anybody is in the area we will probably be in site#25 or out flying

Lee

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Old May 22, 2014, 02:29 PM
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Pre-fest teaser

Right after the Tri-Slope Six Pack, Brian Courtice and I decided to do something different- road trip and fly slope gliders!

Brian has shown me awesome slopes on Maui, Molokai, and Oahu. Now it was my turn to show him the Oregon coast.

This was just an overnight trip with stellar Blanco north wind conditions in the afternoon, and morning.
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Old May 22, 2014, 04:36 PM
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Local bird hunter

I was shooting some pix of BC's Rotor when this guy passed thru- We both thought this adult bald eagle was carrying a fish, but closer examination showed otherwise.
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Old May 22, 2014, 05:38 PM
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close to the lip

Morning flying looking up from the middle of the N. bowl
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Old May 22, 2014, 05:45 PM
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Lighthouse run

To be fair, the lens makes it look like it's closer than it is.
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Old May 22, 2014, 07:57 PM
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Great shots Doc. Looks like you gave Brian the true "Gizmo" experience.

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Old May 22, 2014, 11:49 PM
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Hey Doug, looks nice out there! Leave the wind switch on, ......I'll be there this weekend!

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Old May 23, 2014, 12:05 AM
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Slopepalooza!

You always have some surprises up your sleeve ! That was great you gave Brian a tour of Cape Blanco. Looks like a nice way to rounded out a week of flying and clear the sinuses of Eagle dust with some fresh ocean air.

Some great shots there and you got real lucky with the weather I see. Nice!
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Old May 23, 2014, 05:49 PM
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Blanco was amazing. I had a total blast. The slope is ideal for flying twisty wings, and although I had a bunch of planes with me, the Rotor was just too much fun.

The site reminds me in a lot of ways of flying my home slope at Nakalele on Maui. However, Nakalele has lava rock for an LZ. Blanco has fluffy, knee deep pillows that just sort of wrap your plane in a welcome home hug as you touch down. Fabulous stuff.

Another great feature that Blanco has, is the double bowl, each with multiple workable grooves and flying patterns. I had a great time pumping up out of one bowl, only to dive down into the other. Fun, fun, fun, fun, fun.

I hope you guys have half as much fun in August as Doug and I had a few days ago. To quote Reto...er...I mean Arnold, "I'll be back!"
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Old May 23, 2014, 06:57 PM
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Brian, you know, between Eagle, Cape Blanco, and the SoCal sites, you really just need to move here
You'd save a ton in airfare and freight charges.
You'll have to come back in August when 30-50 guys are at the group camp.
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