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Old Jun 20, 2015, 12:22 AM
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Hey Steve,
Agree with you on the weather, it has really limited my flying time also, hoping July and August are better.
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Old Jun 22, 2015, 10:26 AM
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Steve,
How many folks have attained levels in the SSP so far?

Marc
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Old Jul 30, 2015, 09:21 PM
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If a guy wanted to pick up some SSP decals, how would one go about doing it? tried to send an inquiry to info@sportsmanssoaringprogram.com but it got kicked back to me.

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Old Sep 25, 2015, 05:25 PM
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WOW, I had a real Homer moment today. Yesterday was close to a perfect day for me weather wise. My home built winch which allows me to full pedal my Riser 100 all the way up was humming right along, thermal activity was not very strong at my release height, I figure about 400 feet. Got out my Riser 100 electric with a Bird of Time wing, it has a CAM set at 200 meters.
On the first flight BAM !!! first into major lift, after crusing around for 20 minutes I forced it down in order to winch up my Riser 100 and take advantage of the lift for the SSP copper level tasks I'm working on, figured I could get atleast 1 30 minute flight.
Couldnt find any lift at the lower level. bummer.
Cut to today, while reading thru the Task Requirments, number 5 to be exact, that's when I had my Homer moment. Turns out E-Sailplanes are OK to use as long as you follow the guidlines....DOH !!!!!
All this time I've been restructing myself to the winch and hi-start when I could have been counting all my E Flights.
Oh well, got some great pratice in through the year.
Hoping to make Copper by the end of this season, and now that I can use my E-Sailplane....game on !!!!!
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Old Oct 15, 2015, 01:20 PM
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I thought about joining but I have no interest in flying a distance and back. So I guess I will just fly a contest or two a year and be happy about that. I have no one who flies gliders with me so I would have to drive 2 hours to find someone to verify my flights.

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Old Oct 15, 2015, 01:35 PM
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Art,

Flying cross country is actually a lot of fun and can be done with about any plane. It is worth giving a try.

For SSP you can use a data logger to "witness" most tasks and a friend or relative can witness most others.

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Old Oct 16, 2015, 02:15 PM
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Thanks Ryan.

I have never used a logger. I have been trying to figure out what I can use with my DX9. Does anyone know of the site to find out how to site up on a DX9.

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Old Dec 06, 2015, 12:51 PM
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Steve,
How many folks have attained levels in the SSP so far?

Marc

Aaron Steen is our newest aspirant brining us to 102 aspirants with 19 members that have made Copper at least.


Anybody have a form completed for number 20?




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Old Dec 11, 2015, 04:18 PM
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Wish I did, 1 flight away. Dang weather and my days off refused to line up !!!!
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