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Jan 06, 2015, 05:41 PM
Adam RED Weston
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Pacific NW Hand Launch Contests 2015

Starting a new thread for 2015. I'd like to post all the regional events, so CD's shoot them my way if you have them!

Seattle Area Soaring Society HLG Contests (Carnation, WA)

March 14
April 11
May 9
June 20
August 22
September 12-13
October 10

PSSF HLG (Olympia, WA)
May 23
July 18
Aug 8
Clinic Sept 20 (Corrected Date!)
Sep 26

PASS HLG (Portland, OR)
June 6
July 25
Aug 22
Sep 12

PASS website:
SASS website:
PSSF website:
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Jan 06, 2015, 06:11 PM
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Jan 06, 2015, 07:34 PM
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Good slate of events. Olympia always likes to fill in the blanks. July looks like a "no brainer' I think we'd be open to "druthers". Usually we run 3 contests and some clinics.

Let us know what might fit in to other SAS events and what might not.



I'll pass it on to Russ and the other decision makers.
Jan 06, 2015, 09:38 PM
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Just an FYI, I'm hitting up Las Vegas for the Feb 21st - 22nd contest, anyone want to join?
Jan 06, 2015, 11:57 PM
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I'm really interested in going.
Jan 07, 2015, 04:23 PM
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How close is the field to the airport in vegas ?
Jan 07, 2015, 05:01 PM
wrong descision, wrong time!2d35.88106

About 26 miles through desert. It would be too expensive to take a cab, you'll need to rent a car, or carpool.

I was thinking of going, but its not going to happen I hope this becomes a yearly thing, because I'd love to go next year.
Jan 07, 2015, 05:02 PM
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Its this far
Jan 07, 2015, 05:13 PM
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hrm interesting - thats not too far -
Jan 07, 2015, 07:22 PM
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Think I'm in

Jennifer and I are thinking of a trip, and I will probably head for Las Vegas. The only problem, if I go it will be very windy.

Jan 08, 2015, 10:29 PM
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Hmmm, sounds almost like old home week. If my back keeps getting better, I'll see if I can't make it up there. Be nice to see the gang.

Jan 25, 2015, 09:36 PM
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Looking at the possible calendar dates for Olympia, I'm wondering about the viability of a July contest. Last year we had the fewest contestants in July. I notice that SASS has no July contest. Is the consensus in SASS that it's best to avoid July, because of the possibilities of conflicts with vacations? Or would it be desireable to have the July contest?

Interest in feedback, either on this thread or by PM.


Jan 25, 2015, 09:46 PM
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Hey Gary,

My vote would be to have an Oly July contest. It fits nicely in our open month slot and I for one target that as the must make Oly.

Not sure why attendance lagged last year.... July and August are of course the busiest vacation months. That's one of the main reasons why we moved our two day to Sept.

Jan 26, 2015, 11:20 AM
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Your events will attract more pilots over time.
Jan 26, 2015, 03:05 PM
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We'd sure like to break the 20 mark this year. Came close, but not quite.

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