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Jan 20, 2017, 07:14 PM
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Las Vegas DLG


Good day to all,
If you've stumbled upon this thread intentionally or unintentionally , and your looking for DLG or soaring info for the Las Vegas area, hopefully your time was not in vain.
There are a number of local Vegas pilots who love the soaring hobby and are always willing to help if they can.
Please use the thread for questions, contact with pilots, info about events etc...
Always Open to questions, ideas. So don't hesitate to weigh in or contact me.


Jerry "Zippy" Parks
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"fly with care and fly informed"
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Jan 20, 2017, 09:57 PM
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Sounds like fun and a good learning experience.
Hopefully we will get a small crowd to fly with.

Bill in Vegas
Jan 21, 2017, 12:59 AM
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Since I know a "guy" at the sports book, should I get him to start a line on these?
I have directions to the sod farm in Sandy Valley and I'm going to try to get there on Monday. Although for me it's at least an hour drive.
Jan 21, 2017, 04:54 PM
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1st Informal and Unofficial Monthly Zip


Thanks to those who were in attendance, or to be more accurate the two guys I normally fly with.
But nonetheless, we met with great anticipation at 9:00 am in sunny southern Las Vegas only to march onto the sod and be greeted with a 20mph wind.
Now after much discussion , weather station searching on smart phones etc... I pulled out the anemometer and our 20 mph wind was actually 12.5, but to be fare it did feel a lot stronger than that

So it was off to Starbucks for more caffeine and discussion. (thx for buying Jim)

One last drive past the park and we decided to give it a go. We were able to get one task in and then a fly off for the top two.
Competitor names on the unofficial results will be withheld this month to protect the innocent (probably guilty) but as usual, without regard for my own score I flew the round pointing out sink to enhance the flying experience for the other two

Hope to gain a couple more pilots for next months Zip. Will post date/ time/ location soon.

Toss Em Well
Zippy
Jan 21, 2017, 06:32 PM
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That pretty much sums it all up
Jan 21, 2017, 06:48 PM
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I will definitely contact you guys the next time I'm in town. I lv LV
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Jan 21, 2017, 07:34 PM
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Yes, Absolutely!! Good to hear from you Kyle
Jan 21, 2017, 09:52 PM
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Thanks to those who were in attendance, or to be more accurate the two guys I normally fly with.
But nonetheless, we met with great anticipation at 9:00 am in sunny southern Las Vegas only to march onto the sod and be greeted with a 20mph wind.
Now after much discussion , weather station searching on smart phones etc... I pulled out the anemometer and our 20 mph wind was actually 12.5, but to be fare it did feel a lot stronger than that

So it was off to Starbucks for more caffeine and discussion. (thx for buying Jim)

One last drive past the park and we decided to give it a go. We were able to get one task in and then a fly off for the top two.
Competitor names on the unofficial results will be withheld this month to protect the innocent (probably guilty) but as usual, without regard for my own score I flew the round pointing out sink to enhance the flying experience for the other two

Hope to gain a couple more pilots for next months Zip. Will post date/ time/ location soon.

Toss Em Well
Zippy


Thanks for toning down that font! The first post was hurting my old eyes!

BP
Jan 21, 2017, 10:23 PM
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Any time we fly with Jerry it's easy to find the lift! He goes right....we go left
Jan 22, 2017, 01:57 AM
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Any time we fly with Jerry it's easy to find the lift! He goes right....we go left
Maybe if I add your "reverse rudder mix" I could keep up
What?? that's right I went there
Jan 22, 2017, 04:20 PM
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Rescheduled January Monthly Zip


It appears weather wreaked havoc on a lot of west coast events this weekend, our First Monthly Zip in Las Vegas was also not totally spared.

Proposed reschedule;
Sunday 1/29 at Red Ridge Park (215 & Sunset)
9:00 am meet up, consume some caffeine, warm up our sleds and get underway by 10am.

We will stick with the prearranged task format and flyoff we had setup for this weekend.

Any comments, concerns , additions or subtractions can always be quickly deleted from my inbox, so by all means weigh in

Zippy
Jan 22, 2017, 04:58 PM
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I have comments,concerns, questions,
Just about life in general
Jan 22, 2017, 11:09 PM
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It rains for 1 day straight and I've got people asking for life advice and putting a hat on my cat was my days accomplishment

Cheer up Bill, its goanna be sunny by Tuesday
Jan 23, 2017, 12:32 PM
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Stream NXT


In talking with Bill this weekend regarding AUW , lights / superlight and standard versions of sleds.
Thought this was interesting, there's some results from an Aussie F3K team competition comparing Stream NXT superlight at 185 grams AUW and a standard in the 220s.
Superlight was launching remarkably close to the standard and in calm dead air it literally could park in the sky.
Now obviously it was stated as soon as breezes picked up all were flying there standard weight sleds.
Maybe a superlight in the quiver not a bad idea??

Zippy
Jan 24, 2017, 03:34 AM
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Hey Guys,
Tim Traver just posted 2017 schedule for the Torrey Pines Gulls DLG Contest / Clinic series
They are all one day contests , open and sportsman.

Check out the contest thread


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