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May 30, 2009, 01:03 PM
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XC CONTEST Montague XC Challenge June 12-14, 2009

Howdy all!

Just a note for those interested, the 2009 Montague XC Challenge is scheduled for June 12-14, 2009.

Montague is located in Northern California near Yreka.

This event is really not to be missed!

For those of you who dont know what goes on at an XC event, 11 pound, 15 foot span sailplanes are flown around a course of frontage roads while the pilot and team are in a vehicle flying the plane to the next waypoint at altitudes of 4000 feet above the ground.

Even if you dont have a team, it's a weekend of sailplanes and sailplane stories. Don't worry, plenty of flying and testing goes on at the field before, during and after the event, so there is plenty to see and do.

This is seriously one of the most fun weekends of RC flying you will attend!

RC Soaring Digest article from 2006 is on page 32 here-

5 megabyte video from 2006 here-

For more info and pictures-


See you there!


For some photos from last year's contest- check out this link-
Last edited by steelhead; Jun 01, 2009 at 03:38 AM.
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Jun 06, 2009, 11:46 PM
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6 days until the contest.

Weather looks challenging, and ever changing.

Jun 08, 2009, 03:38 PM
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I sure would like to go this year, but to many contest on the list . Next year I will limit my self to flying more XC and hope to make it out. Itís the right time of year for me to be able to plan a vacation .
Fly high Team Jaws
Jun 09, 2009, 05:56 PM
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I'll second that. I wish I could go. I can't get it in the schedule this year but I hope to make more than one XC contest next year.

Jun 09, 2009, 07:16 PM
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Marcela and I are a bit far away, and our pilot can't make it either. So Team Hodgepodge will not participate this year.
We're wishing all participants good air, and maybe we'll see you again in 2010.

Dieter Mahlein, ShredAir
Jun 09, 2009, 07:26 PM
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Will not be the same without you and Marcela. I'm contest fodder for John so he can stay home this time.
Biggest BBQ yet. About 25 SSA Open and Standard National pilots joining us. They are already impressed with what we do at Montague. Many questions I'm sure.
Regards Dean
Jun 11, 2009, 12:29 AM
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We'll be at the cape this weekend, otherwise I'd come down to watch. I miss attending this event. Dean and the team really go all out on hospitality every year. And Siskiyou Co. airport is a real glider pilot's paradise!

Here's wishing loads of thermals for all the teams!

Jun 12, 2009, 11:44 PM
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I posted some pictures .... sorry no descriptions yet, I'm silly tired:

Tough conditions at times made for a fun first day!!!
Jun 15, 2009, 04:57 PM
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Sad pictures Dan. I hope that you will continue with ALOFT#2
Jun 16, 2009, 03:14 AM
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I had an awesome weekend at Montague this year.

I'm still working on cleaning up some photos and doing a writeup, but let it be known that especially with all the weather, it was an awesome weekend!

Here's a couple pics to tide you over!

Nov 13, 2009, 11:02 AM
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Is their going to be a 2010 XC CONTEST in Montague ?
Nov 13, 2009, 11:39 AM
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Yes. The exact date has not yet been set, but it will be around the same time of the year.

Dieter Mahlein, ShredAir
Nov 13, 2009, 12:11 PM
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Guys - Also check the SVSS (Sacramento/Davis area) website - I've been told that there will be more events this coming season. Along with some tuneup events possible. I'm sure they'll also post in the yahoo XC group site. Still have alot of work to do!!!

Team Pohode Racing aka NorCal aka PBS Racing aka "Great Bunch of Guys"

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