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Old Dec 03, 2012, 06:29 PM
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Hi Tenderfoot,
Sorry to say but the task must be signed at the time of completion. It is a way of getting some one else involved in soaring.
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I am new to the RC world and have taken a liking to ERES birds. The SSP caught my eye and I have been working on the copper level for about a year. Only 2-30 minute flights remain.

A question arises concerning witness to the flights. I am the only exclusive glider memeber of the club and prefer to fly later in the day than all others. Seldom is anyone available to sign my task sheet and I have had my wife sign when I got home. I expect this will happen more often in the future with longer and more difficult tasks.

Since the SSP is a way to guage my abilities, I would only be lying to myself by getting someone to sign without completing the task.

So, my question is: Without a witness (when one is not available) can I continue and earn a level badge?

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Old Dec 03, 2012, 07:33 PM
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Thermaler,

It is my understanding that the duration tasks can completed without a witness so long as an electronic flight record is submitted in its place. Obviously the tasks requiring precision landings would need a physical witness. Is this no longer the case?

I have been away from the SSP for a while so things might have changed during my absence.

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Old Dec 03, 2012, 08:03 PM
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Hi Wayne,
You had one of those summers too? I think a lot of us did.
Yes, electronic flight recording is accetable for duration flights.
You are also correct on the landing task.
The only thing that has changed is the guys in the driver seats, Steve and I have swapped places for the time being.
I have not figured out the web site yet to get the address change.
All inquieries to the SSP should be sent to:

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Lets get the building boards cleared off, repairs made, new ships built and be ready for a great year of working on our SSP levels!

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Thermaler,

It is my understanding that the duration tasks can completed without a witness so long as an electronic flight record is submitted in its place. Obviously the tasks requiring precision landings would need a physical witness. Is this no longer the case?

I have been away from the SSP for a while so things might have changed during my absence.

Wayne
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Old Dec 11, 2012, 05:12 PM
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Tenderfoot: The rules are quite lax as opposed to other programs for a reason when it comes to witnesses. Even allowing for electronic witnesses. However, the SSP does have rules and they must be followed. You can not have someone sign as a witness if they weren't there. Any task you have had done this way will not be accepted.
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Old Jan 05, 2013, 03:37 PM
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We have a new Copper level memeber, Congrates David Millonig of Florida has made the grade.
Congrates David!!!
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Old Jan 06, 2013, 06:12 PM
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I just got my last 5 min in yesterday recorded via flight log. Need to download it and send my sheet in for copper.

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Old Jan 06, 2013, 06:44 PM
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I just got my last 5 min in yesterday recorded via flight log. Need to download it and send my sheet in for copper.

Ryan
Congrates!
I'll be watching the mailbox Ryan.


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Old Jan 30, 2013, 07:32 AM
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been away for a while. but now im back with a radian pro and wanna find some challenges.

so where is the page for the tasks? or can i submit my own?

ill have to get some practice in before i get a recorder. ill be getting one i can use in my fullsize gliding. will that be acceptable?




sorry. just read the very first post properly.

ignor me! lol
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Old Feb 02, 2013, 05:41 PM
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Tenderfoot has officially been given membership #17, welcome and CONGRATS Dave!!

socommk23: PM me or mail me your address with the info and I will get a Copper form to you.


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Old Apr 05, 2013, 06:07 PM
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WAKE UP!!! Spring is here. Time for some soaring. Now find those sheets, get out there and get some tasks done.

That is all.
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WAKE UP!!! Spring is here. Time for some soaring. Now find those sheets, get out there and get some tasks done.

That is all.
Huh???

Steve is right, time to dig up your sheets or keep your eyes on the mailbox for the one I sent out.
Then check, charge or replace and charge your batteries.

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Wow, this is still happening? Never would have thought it...

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Old Apr 06, 2013, 09:30 PM
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Yes Marc, we are still growing. Sent another form out today.
Want to give it a try?

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Wow, this is still happening? Never would have thought it...

Marc
Yes we are, even after all of the flack we caught in the beginning we have proven that there was/is an interest and a need for a Sportsman oriented program. Four years of the program running and still growing has proven that. Last I checked we had members in 6-7 countries as well.

Other things I'm proud of are:
From the beginning we embraced electric soaring into the program.

We treated people's spouses and kids as honest people capable of being witnesses. Thus encouraging this to be a family activity. Something I think is sorely lacking in today's society.

My only regret is that we couldn't get past some thick headed thinkers to do this in a way to keep all of soaring "under one roof" so to speak. It truly pained me to see the R/C hobby get splintered even more. Especially soaring as it's one of the smallest portions of the hobby.

One of the other things I have noticed as well is that it seems to take longer to progress in our program than I would have thought. At first I was starting to think we made it too hard in an effort to prove that we' weren't just an "LSF light" as some were proclaiming we were trying to be. With participants who were willing to throw out completed tasks and start over in the beginning we were able to modify and rethink the program. With the efforts of these members we came up with a system that has proven that wrong.

One other thing I have found. IMHO, most of our members since they don't have a set schedule of contests to get to, tend to do this more casually. They also, just like we do with the LSF (yes, I'm a member) treat this as more of a journey. Something to be completed over years not weeks. Thus accounting for the speed at which the program progresses for our members.

I've rambled quite enough. Let me just close by saying, thank you to all of our members for supporting this program. Now step away from the computer and get out there and get some tasks done!
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OK, whatever, just asked...no problem with a SSP, just wish that LSF had kept it under their control and designed it, implemented and did not make it up as it went along. Is what it is though and that is OK, AMP baby!

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