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Old Oct 01, 2010, 03:05 AM
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2011 Pacific Northwest Aerotow Schedule

Posting rather early this year, but we've already got some firm dates coming in for the 2011 aerotow season in the Pacific Northwest... the upper left corner of the USA, including western and eastern Washington, Oregon, Northern CA, and British Columbia.

Please feel free to add news and updates to this thread as these events get closer. This is the place to ask for details, such as directions and accommodations, etc., from our veteran attenders. All dates are subject to change, so check back here often for any possible updates (I will keep this Number #1 post up-to-date as required). Here is a list of the upcoming aerotow events, with hard dates shown where we already have them determined.


Los Banos Scale Aerotow and Slope event, Los Banos Reservoir, CA, contact Bruce DeVisser Apr 16-17

Medford Spring Aerotow, Snider Creek (Sam's Valley) OR, Randy Banta CD April 29-May 1

Yakima Aerotow (12th Annual), Glessner's Field, Union Gap, WA, Gene Cope CD May 20-22

PASS one-day Aerotow, Hollin Airport, Brooks, OR, Jim Riggle CD May 28 CANCELLED DUE TO WEATHER

PASS one-day Aerotow, Hollin Airport, Brooks, OR, Jim Riggle CD June 12

Skamokawa Aerotow, Cathlamet WA, Bob Neitzke CD June 24-26

Alpine Soaring Adventure aerotowing, Joseph OR, Wil Byers CD, Jun 30-Jul 3

PASS two-day Aerotow, Hollin Airport, Brooks, OR, Jim Riggle CD July 16-17

Monroe Aerotow (7th Annual), Monroe WA, Don Bailey CD July 22-24

Mission BC Aerotow (11th Annual), Anderson's Sod Farm, Dave Smith CD, Aug 5-7

Pasco Aerotow, Pasco WA, Wil Byers CD Aug 12-13 EVENT SITE CHANGED-- SEE "Yakima Summer Aerotow"

Yakima Summer Aerotow, Glessner's Field, Wil Byers CD Aug 12-13 (formerly "Pasco Aerotow")

PASS one-day Aerotow, Hollin Airport, Brooks, OR, Jim Riggle CD Aug 21

Shasta Aerotow, McCloud CA, Randy Banta CD Aug 26-28CANCELLED

Medford Summer Aerotow, Sam's Valley OR, Randy Banta CD Sept 3-5 CANCELLED

Buena aerotow, near Zillah, WA, Wil Byers CD Sept 2-4 CANCELLED

Skagit Aerotow, Concrete Airport, Concrete WA, Lynn King CD Sept 16-18

PASS one-day Aerotow, Hollin Airport, Brooks, OR, Jim Riggle CD Sep 24 EVENT CANCELLED

Wenatchee Aerotow, Wenatchee WA, Dave Jensen CD Sept 30-Oct 2

PASS one-day Aerotow, Hollin Airport, Brooks, OR, Jim Riggle CD Oct 22


Let me know what I'm missing here, or if there are changes, and I will edit them in.

See all you glider addicts at the segelflugschleppens throughout the 2011 season.

Don Bailey
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Old Oct 01, 2010, 10:03 AM
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Thanks Don!
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Old Oct 28, 2010, 07:06 PM
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met up with Wil up at Eagle Butte last wknd (smkoin! LGE slope maidened his Lunak and it was a hoot! my LS4 stayed in the hanger - too much fun with tiwsty wing fetish ultron and with glass slippers)

he sent me these dates:

Wallowa Apline Soaring June 30 thru July 4
Pasco Aerotow August 12, 13 -- If Rich agrees to this date.
Buena Airfield Aerotow Sept 2,3,4

DONT MISS PASCO this time. it is a real sweet site.
NB another new event. the town of Buena approached Wil about doing the aerotow. i myself havent seen the site but heck, i'll try it out.
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Old Oct 30, 2010, 11:35 PM
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We will be hosting a scale GPS triangle race at Montague in the later half of July. I'll come up with the weekend soon.
Regards Dean
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Old Oct 31, 2010, 12:46 AM
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Great news, Dean! If you need a hand, I would be more than happy to bring the Porter down and help out with towing!

Randy
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Old Oct 31, 2010, 12:29 PM
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I just purchased Len Buffington's 5 meter HF ASW28. It will be nice to once again be on the other end of the towline every once in a while!

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Old Nov 01, 2010, 01:27 PM
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Me thinks this is my next ship. Very nice.
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Old Nov 01, 2010, 01:35 PM
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I just purchased Len Buffington's 5 meter HF ASW28. It will be nice to once again be on the other end of the towline every once in a while!

Randy
Please tell me you're not going to cut the nose off of that glider and put one of those whirly deals on it !

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Old Nov 01, 2010, 04:03 PM
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Please tell me you're not going to cut the nose off of that glider and put one of those whirly deals on it !

Mike
Nope!

The next powered scale sailplane I own, will have the propeller where it belongs.. Behind the pilot!

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just spoke to Gene this wkend:

Yakima is on for 20-22May at Glessner's airstrip
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Old Nov 09, 2010, 12:17 AM
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Wow just a little over 6 months away. I better get busy.
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Old Nov 09, 2010, 12:50 PM
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Just to let everone know. I am considering moving our two scheduled aerotows in 2011 to a different venue. The more we fly at Snider Creek, the more I am concerned about the trees around the runway. Rest assured, I'll find a suitable site without as many obstructions. I'll keep y'all posted..

Randy
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Just to let everone know. I am considering moving our two scheduled aerotows in 2011 to a different venue. The more we fly at Snider Creek, the more I am concerned about the trees around the runway. Rest assured, I'll find a suitable site without as many obstructions. I'll keep y'all posted..

Randy
something more north??
i wish someone in OR would have a multiday to make the drive worthwhile

also, Don, would you edit the calendar to incl the alpine soaring event in Joseph in Jul?
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something more north??
i wish someone in OR would have a multiday to make the drive worthwhile
Just trying to get the North and South guys together for a change..

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Just trying to get the North and South guys together for a change..

Randy
Bob and Paul host skamakowa
we dont have an OR event at all that the WA or BC guys (can) make it to. it's a shame. id consider something in portland vicinity if it were at least a 2-day'er.
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