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Dec 05, 2009, 12:34 AM
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First Annual John Erickson Memorial DLG Fling 1/16/10

As most of you know by now, the soaring community lost a true gentleman with the passing of John Erickson this past weekend.As the words of sorrow and disbelief continue to flow from all over the country, we've decided to honor our friend by holding a DLG contest in his name. The First Annual John Erickson Memorial DLG Fling will be the initial contest in our 2010 series at El Dorado Park in Long Beach on Saturday January 16th.

We will be flying 7 rounds of F3K tasks. Pilots meeting will be at 9:15 and the first group will go off at 9:45.

I am marking off a launch/landing area that is @ 150 yards x 150 yards - plenty of room for us to operate but will definitely be smaller than in the past. When you get to the field please check out the boundaries so that there are no surprises later in the day!

We will not charge an entry fee, but all donations will go to the park department that John family has designated as their charitable organization of choice. Lunch will be provided between rounds 4 and 5 as ususual.

Please join us for a day of fun and remembrance - I'm sure John will be looking over us from his new vantage point.

The JE Memorial will be AMA sanctioned Please bring your AMA card!

At Lex's request, I have submitted paperwork to the AMA for sanctioning of this contest on the 16th. This was done in order to have the contest meet the standards of a qualifying event for the 2011 USA F3K team select process. So if you place 1st or 2nd in our event and do the same in another similar sized event, you will be qualified to attend the team select contest when it is scheduled. Or something like that!

Also I am getting my official AMA CD status, so when I say the window time ends at the beginning of the buzzer, I don't want to hear any crap from you curmudgeons

Hey it's all good. So we'll have a big official event to honor a great friend. Can't wait!

Please let us know if you plan to attend by posting your name and frequency in this thread.

Thanks everyone.


Tasks will be:

Round 1 - Task G - Five longest flights
Round 2 - Task B - Next to last and last
Round 3 - Task D - Increasing time by 15 seconds
Round 4 - Task H - minute flights, any order
Round 5 - Task E - Poker round
Round 6 - Task A - Last flight
Round 7 - Task C - All up, last down - seconds

All tasks will be run in a 10 minute window except the Round 7 which has no window. Tasks will adhere to the FAI F3K definitions.

Pilots list update
We'll we're up to 35 guys on the pilots list. Sure would be great if each of those pilots would just contact one other pilot they know and ask them to join us. We want this to be the best contest yet at El Do - with JE overseeing things from above, I'm sure it will be.

1.ClayH - 2.4
2.Lex - CH08
3.Tom W. - 2.4
4.Jun C. - 2.4
5.Tai - 2.4/CH51
6.Paul C. -2.4
7.RCDC - CH49
8.Tuan - 2.4
9.Dan - CH 15/55
10.Mike W. - CH57
11.Mark Child - 2.4
12.Tom S. - 2.4
13.Gytis - CH22
14.Mike Smith - 2.4
15.George Morris - 2.4
16.David K. - 2.4
17.Mark Canfield - 2.4
18.Sporter - CH24
19.Ben W. -CH60
20.Mark Kargul - 2.4
21.Charlie Morris - 2.4
22.Mike Sied - 2.4
23.Dan Fitz - 2.4
24.Brad W. - 2.4
25.Paul A. - 2.4
26.Matt Nelson - 2.4
27.Jerry Wardrip - CH13
28.Proppy Jon - 2.4
29.Greg Bolton - CH44
30.Brad Walters - 2.4
31.Tom Kiesling - 2.4
32.Tom Knudtson(?) - 2.4
33. Terry Koplan - CH35
34. Sam G. - CH11
35 Vu - 2.4
Last edited by ClayH; Jan 15, 2010 at 12:13 AM. Reason: update pilot list 1/14/09
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Dec 05, 2009, 12:42 AM
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Dec 05, 2009, 01:27 AM
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Dec 05, 2009, 01:51 AM
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Thats really cool of you guys.. I cannot make it that far at the moment, but way to go! I'm sure John would like to be remembered by people doing what he loved to do.

Dec 05, 2009, 03:01 AM
Launch high. Fly low.

Jun C.
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Dec 05, 2009, 12:23 PM
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I am in. Ch60
Just in time for "The launching machine low wing Predator"
Dec 05, 2009, 04:37 PM
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I am all over this! Count me in! 2.4
Dec 06, 2009, 11:43 PM
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Clay, please count me in also! On 2.4.

Dec 07, 2009, 02:59 AM
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Dec 07, 2009, 11:56 AM
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I will be there Clay! Same 2.4G.

Mark K.
Dec 07, 2009, 02:52 PM
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Originally Posted by RCDC

finally i get to meet my long-lost RCG doppelganger
Dec 07, 2009, 02:53 PM
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...what happened? stupid double post!
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Dec 07, 2009, 03:04 PM
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I barely knew John... but my hat's off to you guys for doind this...
Dec 07, 2009, 08:52 PM
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I'm in. Can't let you guys have all the fun.

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Dec 07, 2009, 10:29 PM

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