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Nov 26, 2012, 09:17 PM
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25th Annual Southwest Classic Contest Feb 23rd and 24th

25th Annual Southwest Classic 2013

Central Arizona Soaring League (CASL) is proud to announce the 2013 Southwest Classic, on February 23rd and 24th, at Schnepf Farms in Queen Creek, Arizona. There will be a F3J contest on the 21st and 22nd as well. Please save the dates as you donít want to miss this event!

Contest director for this event will be: Iain Glithero
Co-contest director for this event will be: John Armstrong

Registration will we provided by: http://www.rcsoaring.com/ Registration is now open. Registration will close on the 11th of February.

We will only allow one person per channel on 72mhz. There will not be an impound for radios.

ē February 21st and 22nd F3J in the Desert (two day contest) Registration: f3xevents.com

ē February 23rd and 24th Thermal Duration (pilots meeting 8:30 am, first flight 9:00am)

AMA rule 5.2.a & 5.2.b in effect: Each contestant shall be limited to two models per class. Either model may be flown at anytime throughout the contest at the discretion of the competitor.

Classes flown during the contest will be: Open, 2M, RES, Woody, Ales

Saturday tasks: 6min, 8min, 10min, 10min, 10min, 8min (sixth round to be decided by C.D.)
Sunday tasks: 6min, 8min, 10min, 5 minute (fourth round to be decided by C.D.)
Landing task? Show up to find out
Contest will be completed by 12:30 pm on Sunday.

Awards and raffle after contest is complete.

Price for Thermal Duration:
$50.00 First class (includes temporary membership)
$30.00 each additional class
$25.00 for youth and $15.00 for each additional class

Camping is allowed on-site for an extra fee on $25.00 for dry and $35.00 for wet per night starting on Wednesday, first come first serve. Camping fee paid directly to CASL during Registration for SWC.

Saturday evening Banquet dinner! Provided by Thats A Wrap
Hosted by Joe Wydronek. On the menu will be a Steak dinner with a baked potato and one additional side item. Price will be $18 per person.
Contact Joe to arrange your dinner and payment.
Note: Please pay at the event on saturday morning, or send payment for the dinner to:

Joe Wydronek

5453 south dove creek

Buckeye AZ 85326

We've made arrangements for group rates at a couple of the local Hotels. See the listings below.

Best Western Legacy Inn in Gilbert
Phone: 480-457-8181 or 877-210-4009
Rate: $99 per night if you use group code AZSOAR
Link: http://www.bestwesternlegacyinn.com/

DoubleTree Hilton in Gilbert
Phone: 480-809-4100 or 800-222-TREE
Rate: $129 per night if you use group code CAZ
Link: http://www.doubletreephoenixgilbert.com/
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Nov 27, 2012, 06:31 AM
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Just a little heads up on dinner this year.

We are going to be trying very hard to get a head count prior to the event on everyone looking to enjoy our BBQ. If you are going to be dining with us all we ask is you let us know. Everyone can pay at the field for there meal and we also accept credit cards at the event for food.
We will also be putting together a printed menu. You will be able to text your order in and give a time you want to pick up the order. Also during F3J you will be able to text your order in with your lane number and get your food delivered to you.
we are trying to do everything in our power to make your experience with us the best around.

Thanks in advance
Joe wydronek
Nov 28, 2012, 12:21 PM
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I was thinking about flying to pheonix from philadelphia...has anyone ever shipped there equipment or carried on airplane with them....anyone? Help
Nov 28, 2012, 01:24 PM
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You'll never get the planes carried on....wayyy too big for that. But you can ship them as sporting gear on many carriers. I use a Sport tube, which is made for skies and snowboards and some air carriers may not charge to check them in. Last time I shipped to Florida from California, it cost me an extra $50.00 each way, which is a bit more than Fed-Ex. Whatever you do, do not tell the airline to fly it as freight. Very costly!

Mike L
Dec 04, 2012, 04:16 AM
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Any F3K activities planned? Am considering making the journey to attend... been a while since I've been to a SWR.
Dec 04, 2012, 08:01 AM
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Joe we tried a f3k event last year it was just a too busy schedule so we opted out on f3k this year. f3j on thurs -fri. and classic on sat- sun. hope you can make it . the next weekend is the arizona open 2 day event feb 23rd and 25th john
Dec 05, 2012, 09:39 PM
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Date changes

We have had to change the dates for the Southwest classic.

Due to circumstances beyond our control the field has become unavailable for the dates we had planned. We have re-scheduled the contest to the 23rd and 24th of February. With the F3J contest moved to the 21st and 22nd of February.

We hope that this hasnít caused too much of an issue in travel, and vacation plans.


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Dec 06, 2012, 12:39 AM
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Cool. Now I can do the F3J in the desert on Thursday & Friday then scoot on up to SVF for the pattern contest on Saturday & Sunday. Even get some practice flight in with the pattern plane!! Plus I will be home for both Valentines Day & the Spousal Unit's Birthday (2/16).

Now I just need to find a F3J Team looking for a pilot (I do a reasonable impersonation of a pilot when I have to!!).

Winner-winner chicken dinner!!!!
Dec 06, 2012, 01:16 AM
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The entry form is now online at www.rcsoaring.com

This year CASL also features an ALES class and T-shirts & polo shirts in white or grey color.

Dec 09, 2012, 08:47 PM
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Originally Posted by Joe W
Any F3K activities planned? Am considering making the journey to attend... been a while since I've been to a SWR.
Joe, for some F3K action pop over to San Felasco the weekend before, this time of year the grass is shorter and the weather a bit more pleasant than the last time you were here. http://sanfelascosoaring.com/sanfela....com/Home.html
Dec 18, 2012, 02:30 AM
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Can't wait for February to get her. Five rounds on Saturday with a possible sixth. Lots and lots of flying. Come on and get signed up guys. Oh and don't forget to get your name on the list for the BBQ on Saturday night. Looks lime my wife is going to make a dessert for everyone who buys a steak.

Dec 30, 2012, 01:42 AM
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Since this is the 25th Anniversary Southwest Classic, special shirts will be available.

Shirt sales will close around at the beginning of February to ensure that they are ready for the contest.

Sign up & order yours today!

Here is the link: www.rcsoaring.com/casl2013.htm

Dec 30, 2012, 01:50 AM
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Can I buy a shirt even if I'm not staying for the SWC?

Dec 30, 2012, 10:07 AM
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Yes. Just fill out the online registration, and order the shirt only. Course, we'd rather you'd stay for the whole event.

Steve Willcox

Originally Posted by tewatson
Can I buy a shirt even if I'm not staying for the SWC?

Jan 05, 2013, 01:06 AM
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Little over a month left. Can't wait to see everyone out there for what is going to be a great event.


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