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Old Mar 10, 2012, 09:54 PM
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Official Thread: 1st Annual Hillbilly Hand-launch & Soaring Festival May 5th !

Ok Guys . . .lets get this thing going!

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Pilot registration is located at: Knoxville, TN: House Mountain Hillbilly Hand-launch & Soaring Festival Sign-Up!

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What ? : Knoxville, TN: House Mountain Hillbilly Hand-launch & Soaring Festival

When ? : Saturday, May 5th, 2012 -Event will officially open at 8:00am with DLG Tasks beginning at 11:00am. (Pilot's meetings at 8:00am and 10:45am)

Where ? : Knoxville, TN: House Mountain RC Club ** see map and directions below

Why ? : It's all about the lift !

Registration Fee for Pilots: $15.00 this includes lunch and a drink! $10.00 for non-DLG event flyers. After covering costs, any remaining fees will go to the improvement of the HMRC club field and facilities. All spectators are free . . .

** All pilots will be required to persent proof of membership to AMA for insurance purposes.

** As mentioned before, F3K contest segment will be flown between the hours of 11:00am and 4:00pm. The time period between 8:00 and Dark, other than the F3K segment is free/open fly time for gliders of all types and sizes! And I'm sure the DLG guys will continue on with their flights as well!

feel free to contact me at tbird911@hotmail.com
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So Far we have:
  1. David Walls
  2. Charles Thomas
  3. Michael Stern
  4. Michael Lantz
  5. Bruce Davidson
  6. Barry Hunt
  7. Larry Blevins
  8. Tom Scully
  9. Don Cleveland
  10. Jay Bailey
  11. Dave Cape
  12. Harold Jackson
  13. Tevin Richardson
  14. Gavin Trussel


************** Updated info 4-26-2012

Hi Guys,

We are getting close! I wanted to post some updated info!

*** Suggested lodging is in the Knoxville Area , which is about 15 minutes from the HMRC field. There are many great resteraunts, waterin' holes and hotels and they are all within a couple of blocks of each other. The Quality Inn seems to get really good reviews and the price is @ $69.00. There are hotels that are also more expensive options and the top-end rooms go for around $89.00 - $120.00.

Link:
Hotels- Merchants Road Area - Knoxville, TN

*** Directions to the Field can be found on the website listed below, but the easeist way might just be load the address of a neighboring church. The field is located directly next to this church.

House Mountain Baptist Church
8621 Washington Pike, Corryton, TN 37721

Link:
House Mountain Baptist Church

*** Lunch is hot dogs, hamburgers, chips and cold drinks/water will be provided throughout the day! Lunch is included for paid registered pilots and extra food will be available at a nominal cost (all extra proceeds to benefit HMRC.)

*** Burt Watkins is going to be the Acting CD of the event and bringing the sound/computer equipment, I believe Bruce also volunteered to bring his gear, which would be great as a "back-up."

*** T-shirts would have been great, but just not enough interested buyers to make it possible.


******** Updated 5-1************

Ok guys, I have to close registration sometime We had two others join the list in the final hours and I'm fairly confident we'll get some guys show up at the field-- so I think we're good to go.

The tasks have been decided, but remember, after the formal DLG event, all tasks, any tasks and all day !

Task list looks like:
  • Task "D" - Increasing times: 0:30, 0:45, 1:00, 1:15, 1:30, 1:45,2:00 10 minute window
  • Task "F" - 3 best flights, 3:00 max, 6 launches only 10 minute window
  • Task "G" - 5 best flights, 2:00 max 10 minute window
  • Task "C" - All up, 3 flights, 3:00 max
  • Task "H" - 4 best flights, 1:00, 2:00, 3:00, 4:00 max in any order 10 minute window
  • Task "A" - Last flight, 5:00 max 7 minute window
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-Thanks Tbird911 (Dave)


Please everyone, drive safe and we'll see you at the field! If anyone needs to contact me or has questions, PM me and I'll give you my mobile number
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Old Mar 10, 2012, 11:05 PM
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Wow, it's really taking off, great! I have been visiting TN for 7yrs with a DLG and finally I have guys to fly with!

My suggestion for this event, at least for this year, is to take it easy, less contest flying, more fun flying which could take the shape of just flying, or some buddying up or some AULD or tutorials, whatever takes our fancy.

I was thinking a contest (using f3k tasks) from 11am, fly 4or5 rounds, then fun flying.
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Old Mar 11, 2012, 07:57 AM
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David (TBird911) had the same ideal. Thats probably what we will do. So bring your high starts and other sailplanes too.
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Old Mar 12, 2012, 08:16 AM
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Ok Guys . . .lets get this thing going!

---moved this info to top of the thread!
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Old Mar 12, 2012, 10:42 AM
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Good luck guys. It is a little far for me to travel to a one day fun fly. When this grows, I will be happy to come fly in the hills. I am sure it will be a hoot. (nnanny?!?!?)
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Old Mar 12, 2012, 11:25 AM
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Hmmm... I'm thinking I'll be attending...

(checking dates)
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Old Mar 12, 2012, 11:29 AM
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Good luck guys. It is a little far for me to travel to a one day fun fly. When this grows, I will be happy to come fly in the hills. I am sure it will be a hoot. (nnanny?!?!?)
Gonna miss ya . . .You should come up Friday and then hit Gatlinburg/Smoky Mountains on Sunday!
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Old Mar 12, 2012, 11:30 AM
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Hmmm... I'm thinking I'll be attending...

(checking dates)
You know you want to . . .! I'd love to pull the sticks on one of those DLG(s) that you lovingly craft
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Old Mar 13, 2012, 03:44 PM
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I'm signed up! Looking forward to it.
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Old Mar 13, 2012, 07:51 PM
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Me too . .

.I'm in and signed up . . ..
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Old Mar 13, 2012, 08:34 PM
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Welcome aboard guys!

Thanks for driving down Bruce! Really glad you can make it! Charles and I were flying at the field the other day and heard some donkeys agitated and braying close by! They're not trained as guard/attack donkeys like yours, but maybe they'll help make you feel at home

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Old Mar 15, 2012, 10:45 PM
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Two more on the list!

Welcome aboard Barry and Larry!
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Old Mar 26, 2012, 03:29 PM
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Updated info -- added to first POST!

updated info!

See first post in this thread!
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Old Mar 30, 2012, 10:20 PM
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Tbird, do you have room for a low DLG time newb with a Gambler AG and maybe a Possum Works Avenger 3 if I get it finished in time.
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Old Mar 31, 2012, 10:33 AM
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Tbird, do you have room for a low DLG time newb with a Gambler AG and maybe a Possum Works Avenger 3 if I get it finished in time.
Come one, come all! Of course there's room!
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