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Oct 10, 2011, 10:28 PM
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3rd Annual John Erickson Memorial DLG contest - Jan 14-15 2012

It's hard to believe but we're coming up on 2 years since we lost a true friend in John Erickson.For the last two Januarys we've honored John with DLG contests that have been highly attended, loads of fun events. We'll we're doing it again this year so start making plans to attend .This contest is a Team Select Qualifier !

DATE: This year we will hold the 3nd Annual John Erickson Memorial DLG Fling to be held at El Dorado Park in Long Beach on January 14-15, 2012.

Time: Pilots meeting at 8:30 sharp both days. Flying immediately afterwards.

Flight Program : We will fly 12 preliminary rounds ( Sat 7, Sun 5) , 4 round flyoff. F3K rules rule. We will fly an 8th round Saturday if time permits.

Entry fee: $30.00 per person. There is a $7.00 fee for each vehicle that enters the park, so buddy up!

Awards ; Open -1st thru 8th
Sportsman -1st thru 3rd


Soaring USA - Bob has graciously offered to donate four(4) $50 gift certificates for use at Soaring USA and...
$500 for a Stobel Win. Great thanks to Bob and Soaring USA for stepping up to make this event even more exciting!

MKS Servos USA - Thomas Cooke is putting up a couple of sets of MKS 6100 micro servos, oooooh nice!
Great Planes - has graciously donated a Mini Fling and a 4ch 2.4 radio
Horizon Hobbies has donated your favorite propellored soaring foamy, the PNP Radian Pro [email protected]
CST has donated only the best....West Systems epoxy
Alan Chapman has donated one of his DLG setup jigs
Oleg has donated one of his DLG stands
Dan Fitzgerald - is donating some of his awesome wing bags for your precious plane

Donations :As we did last year, all entry proceedes will be donated to the California State Parks Commission, John's charity of choice.

Raffle We will have a raffle. Each pilot will get a ticket and additional tickets will be sold at $2.00 each to benefit the US F3K team. See post 202 in this thread for more info.

Lunch time Eats: Subway lunch provided both days:Sandwich, chips, water.

Dinner Eats - Friday Night- We are going to Super Mex due to the size of our group, we're just too big for Taco Surf. The address is 6429 E Spring St. and Palo Verde in Long Beach It's about 1.5 miles from the park exit at the corner of Spring and Pal Verde.

Saturday Night - Cirevellos Sports Stop - 4115 N. Viking Way, Long Beach -(562) 420-2113 This is about 2 miles from the field.

Pilot Entry Limit -Due to the overwhelming response in participation for this years JEM event, I am limiting the pilot entires to the first 60 that sign up. Because we have the least daylight to fly this time of year, I don't want to run more than 4 flight groups of 15 pilots. I am also going to move our starting time up to 8:30am on Saturday and Sunday. This will allow us to get in 7 rounds and still have about 1/2 hour for lunch.

Get on board now! Please send me your name and frequency on this thread if you intend to participate.

If you have any questions , need a ride or anything - my cell # is 714-307-1172.

Task List

Day One

5 x 2
Last 2 Flights
3 of 6
Last Flight
1,2 3,4

Day Two

5 x 2
3 of 6
Last 2 flights

Flyoffs - We will fly a four round flyoff featuring the top 8 pilots. Prelims will be normalized and added to the 4 round flyoff for 5000 max points possible This is different than standard F3K but we're doing it anyway. It's the way the Masters is done, makes sense to me.

As stated before, my plans were to fly seven rounds on Saturday, which is about the most that is humanly possible with 4 groups of 15 pilots during the shortened winter days of January.
In an effort to deal with the great response we've had to the preliminary sign ups, and to find out who's really serious about coming to the event, I am going to request payment of the entry fee at this time. I will give the people who are the first 60 on the list one week( until 10/24) to pay ( you get first shot to save your spot), then I will give those on the waiting list 1 week to pay( until 10/ 31), then I'll open it up to anyone until I get 60 entries. Your entry will be refundable up to two weeks prior to the event if you change your mind.

Payment of $30 should be sent to Paypal address: [email protected]

I will confirm every payment with an email response in addition to the auto email from Paypal. I will tag your name on the pilot roster here as paid as a double check. Please make sure that your Paypal info includes your correct name , especially if you are paying using the girlfriend's account (who am I kidding, you guys don't have girlfirends).

There may be better ways to do it, but it seems reasonably fair.

UPDATE 1/09/12

Pilots list has been updated . 57 paid pilots. We will have a hard cutoff at 60 pilots. If you have notified me of your intent to fly , but haven't paid yet, please do.Pilots list in attached zip file.

Last edited by ClayH; Jan 11, 2012 at 12:34 AM.
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Oct 10, 2011, 10:32 PM
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Oct 10, 2011, 10:40 PM
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Oct 10, 2011, 10:45 PM
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Oct 10, 2011, 10:49 PM
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Oct 10, 2011, 10:52 PM
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I'll be ready for some sunshine come Jan! Come on team UT!
Oct 10, 2011, 11:31 PM
Team Crunch Brothers
Could not miss this for anything....

Oct 10, 2011, 11:49 PM
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Count me in- Channel 42

Will there be shirts available??
Oct 11, 2011, 12:13 AM
Tom Knudtson
I'm in: Ch 17.

For anyone out of state, January weather is great. The average high in January is 68 and the average low is 49. (And the record high for January in 95.)

Here are some photos from last year's contest showing almost everyone wears T-shirts in January. Its nice.
Oct 11, 2011, 12:18 AM
or GPS, F, J, K, or even TD
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I will be there...2.4 baby!

Oct 11, 2011, 12:44 AM
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Will there be shirts available??
Only if you make them again. I still wear your shirts more than anything in my collection. You have the exclusive if you want it. Ping Me.

Oct 11, 2011, 12:52 AM
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Originally Posted by ClayH
That's 10 sign ups in the first 2 hours. Nice!
Make that 11 sign ups in 2.5hrs! I am there!
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Oct 11, 2011, 01:15 AM
Launch high. Fly low.
I'm definitely in!
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Oct 11, 2011, 02:17 AM
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I'm in! 2.4

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