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May 31, 2012, 11:20 AM
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Blue Skies Over Utah 2012, August 11-12

UTAH DLG invites you to the second annual “Blue Skies Over Utah” F3K contest, August 11-12 in Vineyard UT (just west of Orem). Sponsored by South Davis Modelers (AMA Club #1401). We are proud to be part of the "4-corners“ Blue Skies series with NM, AZ, CO, and UT. The setting is a lovely sod farm nestled tightly between the shores of Utah Lake to the west and the spectacular 12,000’ peaks of the Rocky Mountains to the east. Field elevation 4524’. The grass is championship golf course quality. No shoes required! Considered by many to be one of the most beautiful F3K venues in the country.

With your participation, BSOUT can be a fully sanctioned two-day qualifier for both "USA F3K LEAGUE" Team Selection and "USA F3K TOUR" points. Experts and beginners alike are welcomed. Full lunch and light breakfast snacks will be provided both days, plus coolers full of cold drinks throughout. 8:00AM pilot's meeting with first flight shortly thereafter. Task list will consist of all the standard FAI F3K tasks, with the exact order to be announced at the pilot's meeting on Saturday morning. Standard throwout rounds will be calculated in the preliminaries, with top finishers advancing to the flyoff rounds. Awards will be given to the top 4 finishers of the flyoffs.

Entry fee $40 to cover costs of food & drinks, prizes, AMA sanction & insurance, portable restrooms, etc.; plus some land owner gratuity for letting us use their lovely property.

Vineyard Sod Farm is the location (MAP) (GPS: 40 18’ 13” N, 111 45’ 15” W). From the north, take I-15 to the Orem "800 North" exit (#272). From the south take exit #269 "University Parkway". We apologize in advance for all the road construction in the area (I-15 core project, due to end Dec. 2012!). Overnight camping is permitted at the field (self-contained only, no hookups or services). Conveniently located near a major metropolitan area, there are also many affordable hotels/motels, restaurants, and services of all types nearby. The field will be available for practice and clinics all day Friday August 10th.

Please pre-register in advance by clicking HERE to fill out and submit the form, and pay via the PayPal link on the confirmation page. Or post a message here, send me a PM, or whatever. Payment can also be made directly via PayPal to Or PM me for other arrangements. Nice to have this all done in advance to avoid the last minute hassle and money exchange at the field. Registration officially closes Sunday August 5th.

AMA membership required for all participating pilots. On-field signup will be available, but better to do it online (HERE) before the contest date. Be sure to bring your AMA number with you.

Please familiarize yourself with section 5.7 (Class F3K Hand Launch Gliders, pages 25-31) of the 2012 FAI Sporting code (HERE).

Our CD will be the one and only Jon Finch.


Mike Maurer
Chairman - Utah DLG

Come fly with us!


** SCHEDULE ** (All times are approximate)

Friday, August 10th
- Field open all day for practice
- Sign-in and registration
- Afternoon clinics & games may be scheduled

Saturday, August 11th
- 7:00 AM Breakfast snacks, Sign-in and registration, warp-up
- 8:00 AM Pilot's Meeting (required)
- 8:30 AM Preliminary competition flights begin
- 1:30 PM Competition flights resume
- 5:00 PM Competition flights end for the day

Sunday, August 12th
- 7:00 AM Breakfast snacks, warm-up
- 8:00 AM Pilot's Meeting (required)
- 8:30 AM Preliminary competition flights resume
- 12:30 PM (approximately) Preliminary competition flights end. LUNCH BREAK
- 1:30 PM FLY-OFFS
- 2:30 PM Awards ceremony

** TASKS **
Taken from the following list. Final task order to be announced at pilot's meeting!

Task A - Last flight only (5:00 max, 7:00 window)
Task B - Last two flights only (4:00 max)
Task C - All Up (3 flights, 3:00 max)
Task D - Ladder (increasing times, 30sec to 2:00, 15sec intervals)
Task E - Poker (variable target time, nominate your own, up to max of 5 scoring flights)
Task F - 3 of 6 (best 3 flights of 6 launches, 3:00 max)
Task G - 5x2 (best 5 flights, 2:00 max)
Task H - 1,2,3,4 minute flights, any order
Task I - 3x200 (3 longest flights, 3:20 or 200 seconds max)
Task J - Last three flights (3:00 max)
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May 31, 2012, 11:21 AM
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#   NAME                   RCG Handle      ST  Freq  Class     Paid

1.  Mike Maurer        UT  2.4   Open      Y
2.  Adrian Dybwad          extremewing     UT  2.4   Open      Y
3.  Russ Young             isoarthenland   UT  2.4   Open      Y
4.  Greg McGill            glidermang      NM  2.4   Open      Y
5.  Jon LeMon              jonboylemon     UT  2.4   Open      Y
6.  Jon Finch              jfinch          UT  2.4   Open      Y
7.  John Jonke             gopherhunter    CO  2.4   Open      Y
8.  Gary Jensen            gjensen         CO  2.4   Open      Y
9.  Bruce Twining          Bruce T.        NM  2.4   Open      Y
10. Jon Padilla            JP-Soar         CO  2.4   Open      Y
11. Aradhana Khalsa        ASK             NM  2.4   Open      Y
12. Brandon Willis         bwill6          UT   57   Sportsman Y
13. Jim Arner              fishjunky       UT  2.4   Open      Y
14. Donnie Langdon         dbone           AZ  2.4   Open      Y
15. Sam Pendleton          espe            UT  2.4   Sportsman Y
16. Mike Connor            demonspawn78    UT  2.4   Sportsman Y
17. Jeremy Stott           flyingj         UT  2.4   Open
18. Greg ?                 fabmaster911    UT  2.4   Sportsman
19. George Morris          rcgeorge        AZ  2.4   Open      Y
20. Dave Runyon            Launch_1        CO  2.4   Open      Y
21. Brian Christensen      bchristensen    UT  2.4   Open      Y
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May 31, 2012, 12:37 PM
A different attitude to RC
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I will be there!
May 31, 2012, 01:13 PM
Russ Young
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Me too
May 31, 2012, 01:30 PM
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Look for me!

2.4, a couple of Blaster 3s, and AMA #587981

Oh, yeah: New Mexico (that blank space on the map that keeps Texans from getting lost and wandering into Arizona).

Yours, Greg
May 31, 2012, 04:02 PM
Full disclosure, not sponsored
I'll try and make it.

Also, if you dont attend, you wont make the next video!!!!!

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May 31, 2012, 04:31 PM
Limbo with 30,000V...
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I am a tentative entry right now
May 31, 2012, 04:47 PM
are we there yet?
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I am Tentative also, I am really going try and make it up there this year.

May 31, 2012, 05:16 PM
hot air rises...
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Umm yeah, I'll be there.
Jun 01, 2012, 01:58 PM
excelling at mediocrity
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B S O U Rocks

Sign me up! I can't miss a contest in the most beautiful setting ever. If you haven't been there, take a look at the background in BSOU 2011's pics to see what you've missed.

Colorado + 2.4 + CONCEPT


Excellent flyfishing too!
Jun 01, 2012, 04:52 PM
Afflicted with DDD
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Sign me up.
Colorado, 2.4, Katana
Bob Pederson
Jun 04, 2012, 06:31 AM
Limbo with 30,000V...
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Looks like I will not be making this one after all. We head to the mountains every year around that time and will be coming home on the first day of the contest. I may try to swing by on Sunday to see all my DLG friends.
Jun 04, 2012, 08:41 AM
Full disclosure, not sponsored
Are you even trying?
Jun 04, 2012, 09:36 AM
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I will not be flying in this one either. I'll still try to make it down Friday to fly with everybody and maybe even come hang out for part of Saturday. It just depends on school and work schedules.

Jun 04, 2012, 09:53 AM
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I woudn' miss it!
Sign me up and make sure there's plenty of room for the RV!

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