|Jun 19, 2006, 02:19 PM|
LI, New York, USA
Joined Mar 2003
Eastern Soaring League - June 25,26 - New York
The Long Island Silent Flyers, will be hosting a regional RC sailplane competition at Stillwell Woods Preserve, located in in Syosset, NY. This is a two day event starting Saturday June 24 and finishing Sunday June 25th. Competition typically starts around 10 and finishes for the day Saturday around 4 and Sunday around 2, depending on conditions.
This link will take you to photos from a prior event.
Some of the best RC sailplane pilots in the country will be coming in for the two day competition. If you would like to see this type of RC flying, at its best, this would a great time to visit our field. There is no cost to attend and you can come and go as you please. Feel free to bring family and friends. Bring chairs, or a blanket as none are provided. This is an open field, so there is a picnic type atmosphere. There should be room for beach type umbrella if you like. Lunch available for a nominal fee or you can pack your own cooler of food and drinks.
The field is located at Stillwell Woods Park, on South Wood Road, in Syosset, across the street from Syosset High School. At this link you will find a MapQuest map . To view your map, click on this link or cut and paste this link into your browser's location bar. Map where you can get driving directions
Simple directions, assuming you are on Long Island already, are Long Island Expressway ( 495) to Exit 44N, Seaford Oyster Bay Expressway ( Route 135 )
Take this to the next to last exit Route 25 East, toward Woodbury. This puts you on Route 25 Jericho Tpk.
Go about 1 mile - See Town of Oyster Bay Golf course on the left. At the light, turn left onto Southwoods Road. Drive about 1 mile North
See Syosset HS on left and Stillwell Sports Field on the right, turn into the parking lot. Drive to the right and all the way to the back of the parking lot. You will see an orange gate which should be open to a dirt road. Drive down the road about 100 yards and you will see a large open field on the left. Drive into and along the edge of the field to where the cars are parked. The location of the flight line will vary depending on the direction of the wind.
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