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Old Apr 26, 2008, 03:57 AM
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New Zealand F3J team raffle

New Zealand is sending its first ever full team to the F3J world championships in a couple of months. The team is composed of Scott Chisholm, Les Stockley, and Sven Zallberg as the pilots, Paul Chisholm as helper, and myself as team manager.

Due to our antipodean location, the travel expenses are quite high compared to most other countries teams. The majority of expenditures to travel and compete are paid for by the team members, with a small but much appreciated grant from the NZMAA (New Zealands equivalent to the US AMA) along with fund raising efforts such as a raffle and t-shirt sales to partially defray the large costs for fielding a team at the world championships.

Thanks to several kind vendors and individuals, we have several fine prizes that we are raffling off to raise some much needed funds for the team. The raffle has been well supported in New Zealand to date (as well as a significant amount of support from gracious fliers in Australia), but we still have a few tickets left to sell to reach the maximum number of 500 tickets that we have set.

The raffle is just a few days away on April 30th (which is April 29th in the US due to the international date line), so if you wish to purchase any tickets, let me know quickly!

Attached is a flier describing the raffle prizes available. Due to the logistics required for payment, PayPal is probably the best way to go here. My email address is at the bottom of the flier. If you are keen on supporting the New Zealand F3J team, send me an email with your details and number of tickets you are purchasing.

Best Regards,
Joe Wurts
NZ F3J team manager
Christchurch New Zealand

http://www.geocities.com/nzsoarsig/NZF3JTeam.htm
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Old Apr 27, 2008, 10:03 AM
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Joe, If we win the full size ride, does that come with airfare to NZ?

Hope all is well for you and Jan!
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Old Apr 27, 2008, 02:11 PM
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Joe, If we win the full size ride, does that come with airfare to NZ?

Hope all is well for you and Jan!
Hi Marc,

I reckon that it is similar to the phrase "batteries not included"...

Life is pretty good for us, although today is shifting day (we are moving today to a different house). Looks like a beautiful sunrise is going to start a busy day...

Best regards,
Joe
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Old May 01, 2008, 10:19 PM
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I'm in for $65 NZ! Probably owe it to Les anyway!

Hi Joe,

Good for you for helping the guys get a team up. I just did the paypal thing to your email address. Good luck and say hi to the guys for me, its been a while since my Stylus's low battery warning stayed on during a flight that long! (tried an LSF 4 1hour with a dead tranny battery!).

Gordy
Atlantic City NJ tomorrow, contest on Long Island Sunday
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Old May 02, 2008, 04:10 AM
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Nah Gordy, you owe at least $2639 I reckon, I'll send you my Paypal and you can drop it in there if you want...;-)

Had a practice about a month ago, hadn't charged my Tx in a while, about 30 seconds off the zoom I got the low batt warning too, other end of the field from yours though.

Les.
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Old May 04, 2008, 06:18 AM
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Thanks to the kind folk (and you too Gordy! :-)) that made a donation to the NZ soaring team! This really helps out the team a lot. Even with the fund raising that has been done, the NZ team is still mostly self-funded. Your assistance really helps here, thanks!
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Old May 04, 2008, 08:15 AM
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Joe, of topic, but .........

Nats 2008?
Masters 2008?

I will do food again!!!

Peter
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