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Old Apr 28, 2008, 10:14 AM
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Congradulations Lincoln!!!
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Old Apr 29, 2008, 09:25 PM
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Priority mail for LSF vouchers

I noticed someone used priority mail to return a voucher in the hope that it would turn around faster. It might or might not. Here's the way LSF voucher exchanges work:
- Upon completing the tasks, a voucher is mailed to the LSF at its AMA address in Muncie.
- LSF mail received at AMA headquarters is retained until a significant amount is received.
- The accumulated LSF mail is forwarded to the LSF secretary by US mail.
- The mail is received and processed by the LSF Secretary as rapidly as his time permits.
- A new voucher is on the way from the LSF Secretary via US mail.

NOTE: In certain EXTREME cases, I have received email requests for more rapid turn-around and made it happen by allowing direct mail to the LSF Secretary. These cases are, however, the exception and not the rule for obvious reasons.

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Old May 01, 2008, 09:25 AM
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I even got it in the mail. Which is good, because I'm moving tomorrow. So I'm ok unless the post office loses it AND I lose my back up copies.


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Got my second hour flight today. I hesitate to say it, given what happened before, but I think I've got level 4 nailed. Will probably put the info together and send in tomorrow.

Almost seems like cheating to use the Ava.
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Old May 24, 2008, 03:06 PM
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First One Hour Flight Today

I finally decided to get serious working on LSF Level IV. With the cheering on of SSJSS club members and my timer, Gary Ellington, I completed my first one hour duration flight using my new Onyx JW. Lift was unbelievable today after several weeks of windy conditions.

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Old May 24, 2008, 06:13 PM
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Congrats Ken! Nice work and hopefully others are getting in duration or distance tasks this spring.

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Old May 24, 2008, 08:13 PM
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Ken, I just completed my first one hour level IV flight today too. 1st flight 19 min., a few 10 minute flights, then a 49 minute, finally made 1 hr. 3 min. A whole lot of flying.

I started out with my AVA. I could get excellent altitude, however, the distance between clouds was too far so I switched to the Sharon. That gave me some legs to make the next thermal.

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Old May 24, 2008, 09:26 PM
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LSF Level IV

Congratulations, Dennis on your one hour flight. Sounds like you had a rough start but stuck with it -good luck on your upcoming tasks.

Thermals,

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Old May 25, 2008, 06:55 AM
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Congratulations Ken! I can tell you how many times I landed at 55 minutes plus trying to get mine. I did the two, hour flights as well. I did my second one with a H/L, that was an adventure.

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Old May 25, 2008, 07:39 AM
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Got my second 5-min+ yesterday, and two of my 5 landings for LSF1...the flight was a nice one, I had actually been up for about 5 minutes when I asked "Hey, is anyone timing me?" tthen I heard *beep* "Now I am...." My official time was 10:07, but I had been up for a while...would have stayed there had I noticed I hit my reflex switch.....thought I was in BAAAAD sink, but noticed the T/E position after landing.....
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Old May 26, 2008, 05:27 PM
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Congratulations Ken! I can tell you how many times I landed at 55 minutes plus trying to get mine. I did the two, hour flights as well. I did my second one with a H/L, that was an adventure.

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55 minutes is nothing. I definitely have had a 58, and I think I remember, long ago, getting a 59, as have some of my fellow club members. I think it was the 58 where I was down to maybe 30 feet (witnesses said lower) at 3 minutes.
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Old May 26, 2008, 05:29 PM
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Got my second 5-min+ yesterday, and two of my 5 landings for LSF1...the flight was a nice one, I had actually been up for about 5 minutes when I asked "Hey, is anyone timing me?" tthen I heard *beep* "Now I am...." My official time was 10:07, but I had been up for a while...would have stayed there had I noticed I hit my reflex switch.....thought I was in BAAAAD sink, but noticed the T/E position after landing.....
Pat yourself on the back. You'll be working on level 3 before you know it.

I once spent most of a flight I was timing, trying to convince the guy (a fellow club member) that he was flying too fast. I didn't want to try too hard, because I didn't want to break his concentration, but I did mention it several times. Turns out he had the glider in reflex. I think he made the time anyway. Those old Dodgson "song" gliders floated pretty well, even at 100 oz.
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Old Jun 01, 2008, 05:52 PM
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Yippeee... I got my second one hour level IV today. This time it was a lot easier, did it on the first flight of the day.

Next up 1.24 mile goal and return, then a whole lotta points.

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Old Jun 02, 2008, 05:31 PM
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I flew the S. Lady today for a bit. A bunch of 2-3 minute flights. I took a break for an hour or so to clean the pool. The weather cooled off a bit and clouded over but I decided to get some more time on it just to get a better feel for it. I launched off the high start and hit the timer. When I landed I was surprised to see I got a 5:23.9, next flight 4:20.7. I wish I had a witness. This LSF stuff is tough since I fly alone so much. Oh well, at least I was having fun.
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Old Jun 02, 2008, 06:28 PM
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One Hour LS Flight

QUOTE=spinolio]Yippeee... I got my second one hour level IV today. This time it was a lot easier, did it on the first flight of the day.

Next up 1.24 mile goal and return, then a whole lotta points.

Dh[/QUOTE]

Dennis - way to go Congratulations. My neck has been sore since my first one-hour flight so haven't attempted the second one as yet. Good luck with your goal and return and contest points.

Thermals

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Old Jun 02, 2008, 08:22 PM
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Thanks Ken, my lips just got the skin grown back from the first one. I did forget to put sunblock on my neck, ouch.

Good luck on your next one. I'll watch for it.

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