Eastern Soarning League TD contest at LISF June 23 and 24 2012
We are only a few weeks away from LISF 1 where the Long Island Silent Flyers
will host the Eastern Soaring League Thermal Duration contest on June 23 and 24th.
Registration - just click on the pencil icon next to the contest you want to fly.
***** ARE YOU IN IT? *****
The field is large, the fly over area even larger and the LISF crew knows how
to run ESL contests. There are 34 ESL contests this year. Six will be held at
the LISF field.
Expert class! Top pilots, national and international competitors, LSF IV and V pilots
flying top of the line planes with top of the line radio equipment. ESL expert pilots know
contest flying. They are some of the best in the country. Test yourself against
the best of the best.
Sportsman Class - If you are not quite up to Expert, then fly Sportsman. Sportsman
are scored against other sportsman but will have the opportunity to time for and be
timed by experts who can offer advice and coaching if and only if you want it.
ESL Sportsman is where you become the kind of pilot who moves to expert. You will
see woodies, home built, bagged wing RES gliders being flown in sportsman. You
don't need a $2000 plane to fly in the ESL.
Novice - What if you have a friend you would like to bring who is not really sure
if he/she is ready for an ESL contest. That's fine. We can place them in Novice class.
Novice fly FREE. This is a great way to get a taste of the ESL. Most Novice pilots
go on to sportsman pretty quickly. Once the try it, they like it! They can even fly
Novice on Saturday then move to Sportsman on Sunday if they like. It is that easy!
Oh, and we have had Novice pilots flying Easy Gliders, Gentle Ladies, Spirits, and
even Radians with the prop removed. So bring what you have. If it has a hook you
can fly it in the ESL Novice Class.
Not accustomed to a winch? No problem! We will launch the plane for you. You
keep the radio, we handle the winch. In fact some of our Expert pilots launch
this way. So don't worry about the winch. We got you covered!
First register on the ESL web site. It is free for life.
Then Register for the LISF ESL contest here:
If you have any questions, just post them.
Want to have some fun while flying your glider? Do it! www.flyesl.com
Last edited by aeajr; May 25, 2012 at 10:01 AM.
We are up to 29 pilots and I don't expect it to stop there. A lot of people hold off to see what their personal schedule will be. 3 pilots registered in the last two day.
So we usually get a burst around now.
For all you LSF IV and V pilots, we have 19 experts among that 29, so if you were waiting to see if it would hit 20, it will when you register.
For you Novice pilots, we have people registered as Novice, so you won't be the only one.
And for the Sportsman, there are 9 registered now so you will have a nice group to fly with in Sportsman class.
Remember this is unlimited class so anything that can be launched from a winch can be flown. Supras are common among the experts. We see wood planes among the sportsman and even foam among sportsman and Novice. I have seen some pretty impressive flights wtih an Easy glider with excellent landing points too.
So, experts, no reason to hold back
Sportsman, time to fly!
And don't foget to bring your friend who has never flown an away contest. He will have a great time.
We are down to the last few days before the Long Island Flyers host the Eastern Soaring Leage for two days of TD competition. Current registration is at 33 and I am expecting a few more.
Many hold off to hear the weather report so here is the forecast for the weekend at our field:
Saturday, partly cloudy, 82, with 0% chance of rain with winds of 4-7 mph
Sunday, partly cloudy, 78, with a 20% chance of rain (usually in the evening) with winds of 5-9 mph.
My friends, it just doesn't get any better than that for a weather forecast. The grass is cut, the field is good and the LISF club members are preparing to put on a great contest for you. If you have been holding off to see the weather report, here it is.
Use 25 Southwoods Road, Syosset, NY 11791 to find the field on your GPS or on www.mapquest.com
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