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Old Sep 10, 2013, 05:17 PM
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Great Pumpkin Glider Fest - October 18, 19, 20

Thanks to the Rhode Island Soaring Club, this year's Great Pumpkin event will be held at their fantastic sod farm fields near Richmond, RI. The fields have to be seen to be appreciated, so come out and join us. Bring your own lunch, desert is included with registration.

Friday October 18th is a practice day at the 43 Beaver Ridge School House Road fields. Open flying (winch and ALES), with LSF cross country courses set up for both 1K and 2K.

Saturday October 19th is an Unlimited Thermal Duration contest. We will be flying open winches with retrievers and using raw scores.

Sunday's contest is an ALES League event using 200 meter altitude limit. Format will be random groups with man-on-man scoring.

Both contests will be held at the field across from 52 Dugway Bridge Road. Entry fees are $20 per contest day.

Pre-register by replying to this thread, otherwise you'll be at the back of the line for pumpkin pie!


Due to popular demand, I'm posting the following links with GPS coordinates.

Friday - Open practice with LSF 1K and 2K courses marked
Intersection of Heaton Orchard Rd. and Beaver River School Hse Road@41.479,-71.6152

Saturday (Unlimited winch) and Sunday (ALES)
Field road opposite 52 Dugway Bridge Road@41.5045,-71.5957


See attached flyer for more details and contact information.
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Old Sep 10, 2013, 06:20 PM
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Right now In for Sunday. 2.4. AMA272976

Don't know about anything else.
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Old Sep 10, 2013, 06:26 PM
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In for Sat. thermal duration

I plan to attend the Saturday event.

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Old Sep 10, 2013, 06:39 PM
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Wally is in for ALES and Unlimited

Can't believe it but I will be home! AMA 925015
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Old Sep 10, 2013, 08:38 PM
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New England Glider Fest

Save some pie for me! I'll be there.
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Old Sep 11, 2013, 12:22 AM
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I'll be there all three days. Don Richmond
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Old Sep 11, 2013, 07:49 AM
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My wife has plans for us so I have to cautiously say yes to both days. Fingers crossed and don't hold me to it.
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Old Sep 11, 2013, 08:56 AM
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I'll be there all 3 days !
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Old Sep 11, 2013, 09:26 AM
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I'll be there Friday and Saturday. Sunday is up in the air, so to speak.

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Old Sep 11, 2013, 02:24 PM
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I'll be there Friday and Saturday. Sunday is up in the air, so to speak.

Luis
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Old Sep 11, 2013, 03:40 PM
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I can make both days..........
Need dinner recommendations......bringing the misses
Any local knowledge???
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Old Sep 11, 2013, 06:27 PM
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I'm in for Saturday!

Haven't flown a TD contest in 10 years. This could be interesting?!
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Old Sep 11, 2013, 08:18 PM
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Goal and return

How will the cross country course be set up? Will we need a convertable or is there some other way to do a 1K level 3 goal? We don't get much of a chance to do CC in the east..
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Old Sep 11, 2013, 09:18 PM
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Bob, you can see your plane 1K away, can't you?
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Old Sep 13, 2013, 05:24 PM
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see my plane at 1K?

Well..I'm not so sure. Maybe with those Zippy magnification glasses I just saw for sale on TV. It's a really big field!
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