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Old Jan 11, 2011, 03:14 AM
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Thanks Steve

well I am just not officially registered but I am making the program with discipline, I do it to challenge my self so really do not need a witness. I was finding lately that my slope flights were just fooling around and somehow I was loosing the taste for it, but now I have an objective a challenge.

I will present the program to the members of my club in our monthly meeting maybe more guys will get interested, I will need someone to help checking the laps and to have fun with the limbo still I am not too sure about the acrobatics part, I am not a big fan but well is never to late to learn to fly inverted isn't it??

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PS: I was trying to register online and I got this message : Failed to send your message. Please try later or contact administrator by other way.
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Old Jan 11, 2011, 08:36 AM
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EZ: It happens on occasion. Just e-mail me your info and I'll take care of it. Don't forget to let me know what info can be shared with others. Just send it to: info@sportsmanssoaringprogram.com I never had a desire to fly aerobatics either. Then a friend talked me into flying IMAC routines when he was training. It was really fun and quite addictive. I don't compete but every year I learn the new routine just to build my skills as a pilot.
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Old Jan 11, 2011, 02:46 PM
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THanks Steve, now I have in project to build a 3m ship for the slope duration flights a foam bubble dancer with flaps , and I am working on a foalmy wingeron with rudder for the acrobatics and limbos I made an excel sheet to keep track of the tasks I had acvieved, date and plane I hope I will have the copper level before the summer ;D with this weather I might do it

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Old Feb 03, 2011, 06:16 AM
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The blizzard is over. Two hours with a tractor with a loader to dig though the 6' drifts. All I can say is I'm ready for spring and some soaring. I spent some time while buried cycling batteries and making sure everything is ready for the upcoming season. Next I need to dig out my paperwork and see exactly what I have to do to finish off my next level. Spring is a long time coming and I'm tired of being cold.
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Old Feb 03, 2011, 12:15 PM
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You all in the Midwest have taken a beating!

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Old Feb 05, 2011, 08:05 AM
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More frigid weather coming this week. The following week looks to start warming up. If that forecast holds I'll be doing a bit of soaring. I've decided to start planning for the XC and G&R tasks. I have nothing against ARF planes. I just don't feel connected to them like I do something I built though. So I parted with some hard earned cash. I ordered a Merlyn with a S3014 airfoil from Sky Bench. The wing is at max allowable size already so no mods in size on this one. However, that doesn't mean there aren't any mods I can make. Like the kids would say,"That's how we woodie builders roll." No details yet. I haven't got the plans, so I don't want to get the cart before the horse. If any of you need covering you better order now. With 2100 sq in of wing this puppy is going to cause a shortage. The current plan is to do the 1k with the 120" Radian. The 2K I want to at least try with the Oly III. The rest will be with the Merlyn.
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Old Feb 09, 2011, 08:15 AM
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I was out today trying the 30 min slope flight and it is more challenging that I expected :P there was wind in the slop but not so much lift, I got a maximun 10 mim flight :P maybe other day with better luck

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Old Mar 03, 2011, 08:36 AM
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I'm just chompin' at the bit. The weather should start to improve any day now. The weapons of choice are getting their final honing. The Icon is ready for it's maiden. The Falcon 880 is almost done with it's make over. Batteries have been cycled and life has been mellowing out a bit. I'm hoping to make up for lost ground from last year. My goal is to finish Bronze and at least get a good start on Silver this year. Let's hope for a great soaring season this year. If the weather isn't too bad I may even try to get to the nats this year for a day or two.
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Old Mar 03, 2011, 09:04 AM
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I guess I get a free decal. I found an error in the task requirements for the Add Em' Up task. It has now been corrected. See the SSP web site for details. Sorry for the over sight. I'm far from perfect.
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Old Mar 07, 2011, 03:57 AM
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Good News, first 20 min slope flight achieved, it was a whole experience, I went to my local slope with very low expectations. The wind was very low but it was sunny so I got many thermals and bubbles to jump from one to the other, I was also luck because a club member came for the flight too, we werre both using our DLGs, after the 20 minutes there were still good conditions, so I tried to reach the 30 minutes but I was acutally tired and a strong sink took me down.

I Am just finishing my weapon of choice for this season, a 3m bubble dancer with foam wings I hope I will have the copper level by the end of the summer

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PS. Steve I send you an email with my application
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Old Mar 07, 2011, 07:21 AM
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Good to see you're going to officially join. Now those flights can start going on an official form. Look out guys, there's a new guy in the race to be the first to complete Bronze. Oh yeah, we're not suppose to be competitive. Any way, welcome to the SSP. I hope you can send us some pictures from your flying sites to add to our gallery.
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Old Mar 07, 2011, 07:56 AM
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Hey Steve

I will make some pics next time I am on a slope, to make my challenge even harder we are having a baby in the coming weeks so it is going to be even harder for me to complete the copper level this year, but I am on the race

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Old Mar 08, 2011, 07:40 AM
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I just need one flight of 30 mins to complete the copper level. I'm hoping to get that flight in this weekend.. Thanks again for doing this.. I can't wait to start the bronze program this spring..

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Old Mar 08, 2011, 10:35 AM
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Krazykayak75: Sweet. Good luck! I'll be looking forward to getting your form.
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Old Mar 09, 2011, 10:33 AM
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Hey Steve,
Are you saying no one has completed the bronze level?
I was just on your web site. Are you going to post the progress of pilots moving up in the program.
I am looking forward to starting the program. When I get a weekend off from contests or practice I want to try and do the copper level in one day. That should be a real challenge.
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