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Old Sep 12, 2012, 06:14 PM
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I am sorry you did not get the word. I sent an email to the folks I have on an ALES email list.
I am sorry but I don't know who you are? Send me your email address to: suterc AT msn DOT com and I will add you to it.

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Old Sep 12, 2012, 06:43 PM
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Curtis and his other MT'ites that flew on Sunday, I had a great time! That flying at 4K' is sure different than at home. I got to fly all kinds of stuff and it all flew good. I have to thnak Curtis and James for getting things together, and lunch was great too. Dogs and flying, how good can it be?

Thanks again guys, look forward to being back!
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Old Sep 12, 2012, 06:51 PM
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No worries Curtis, except for the fact you've forgotten me...LOL better look a few posts back. You have my e-mail addy.
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Old Sep 12, 2012, 07:12 PM
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No worries Curtis, except for the fact you've forgotten me...LOL better look a few posts back. You have my e-mail addy.
Hmm, I think you are on the list already but I will check. I had a nice chat with your Dad today. He said you flew a real nice Pulsar Saturday, wish I were there. I hope you get settled in soon and hope to see you at our contest at the end of the month!

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Old Sep 12, 2012, 08:11 PM
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I didn't get an e-mail that's for sure, I'll resend it to you.

I'm excited about the Pulsar, and ALES. I could use any tips on setup you might offer. And maybe some ideas about good ways to practice.
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Old Sep 15, 2012, 01:55 AM
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Good luck, and safe travels to the Helena ALES pilots traveling to the Billings contest tomorrow. Wish I were going. No such luck though.
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Old Sep 16, 2012, 10:20 AM
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Billings Flying Mustangs Contest

WOW! What a great contest. Run very smoothly, weather was perfect, flying site is awesome and finding lift was work! The competition was stiff too!
The results can be found here: http://tailwindgliders.com/ALES%20Billings.html Scroll down just a bit and the Excel scores spreadsheet may be downloaded.

There were 10 contestants, six folks from Helena made the 3hr 15 minute drive, one from Bozeman and three from Billings. There were some folks from Billings and the Columbus area spectating so hopefully they'll get some ALES ships soon!

Here is a screenshot of the contest results. ALES is a great soaring competition, easy to setup and run, but we all know that. In some thermal duration contests it becomes a landing contest and I wanted to see what it looked like if the landings were taken out and just the flight times were used so you can see that comparison as well.

Thanks to all the Billings folks for a well run competition!
Thanks to Randy from Columbus for keeping score!

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Old Sep 16, 2012, 09:15 PM
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:-)

Curtis,
Interesting stat comparison. Thanks for posting them. I was personally much encouraged after this event, primarily because of getting a little better at timing my landing to coincide with the round time, IF I was able to stay up for the duration George's help was invaluable during the 'countdown.'
Thank you!
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Old Sep 17, 2012, 09:46 AM
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This was one of the most fabulous contests I've ever flown in. Man-on-Man soaring rocks!

I was looking more into the scoring/matrix etc... and I noticed that I won 4 of 6 flights in my group but at the end of each round I never won one single round! I guess I was consistent enough overall to take the prize away from Dick.

Here is the screenshot of placings during each round.

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Old Sep 17, 2012, 03:53 PM
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Thanks for the report. I sounds like it was a really good time.

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Old Sep 17, 2012, 05:53 PM
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Guys, will post some pics next week that Jo shot, sorry just did not have enough time to do it on Sunday.

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Old Sep 21, 2012, 07:26 AM
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The September contest is appraoching. Jon Garber will be the CD. Pilot's meeting has been moved to 9:30am so come READY to fly prior to that time.

Hope to see you there!

http://tailwindgliders.com/ALES.html

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Old Sep 21, 2012, 03:20 PM
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Sounds like fun. I'll be comming.
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Old Sep 22, 2012, 09:54 AM
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The Billings contest last weekend has been added to the ALES League results:
https://docs.google.com/spreadsheet/...EE&output=html

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Old Sep 29, 2012, 04:32 PM
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The contest today sure was fun, even if I did ding up my airplane a bit...
Got some good photos, thought I'd share.


http://s685.photobucket.com/albums/v...view=slideshow
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