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Oct 02, 2017, 08:17 PM
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ALES, Saturday, Oct. 7, 10am, Granite Park


What could be the last ALES contest of the year will be held this Saturday, Oct. 7 at Granite Park. Plan on the flying STARTING @ 10am.
If you are planning on participating, please reply here so I can get names and categories set up.
As per before, there will be 2 categories: Radian and Unlimited/Open/Everything Else
Please bring exactly $3 for the contest, whether you fly 1 or both categories
I have been musing about other options/categories; see my new thread What else will fly in ALES?
Any questions? Just reply here!

Scott Hinckley, CD
Last edited by shinck; Oct 03, 2017 at 11:07 AM.
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Oct 03, 2017, 09:04 AM
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I plan to participate in the Radian class. Thanks Scott
Dave
Oct 03, 2017, 11:28 AM
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Here is a current list of those planning to fly ALES this Saturday, along with the category:
Scott H. - Radian
Dave R. - Radian
Tom H. - Radian, Open
Sam P. (from Colorado) - Open
Jon F. - Open
Larry B. - Open
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Oct 03, 2017, 10:49 PM
Tom H.
Hey, I recently bought all new batteries for my Radian and my Open Class Graphite just for the next ALES. Needless to say, I'm excited to fly this weekend.

Where are the rest of you.....Loren, Mike, Erik, Ron, Lee?????????

BTW, the weather supposed to be great

Tom
Oct 04, 2017, 10:12 PM
hot air rises...
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Put me down too. Open.
Oct 05, 2017, 08:28 AM
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I am no longer able to launch my airplane so I wont be there.

Mike
Oct 05, 2017, 09:56 AM
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I am no longer able to launch my airplane so I wont be there.

Mike
We can get someone to launch it for you. I could do that if you fly in Open.
Or, you can't launch it because it doesn't exist anymore?!?
Scott
Last edited by shinck; Oct 06, 2017 at 10:03 AM.
Oct 06, 2017, 08:17 PM
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Last reminder
We don't have very many signed up yet; you can come and fly but it would be really nice to know how many to expect
10am at Granite Park--be ready to FLY at that time


Scott
Oct 06, 2017, 08:45 PM
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Scott,
Tough decision. Last boating trip or ALES.
I'll be there.
Larry
Oct 06, 2017, 11:49 PM
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Scott,
Tough decision. Last boating trip or ALES.
I'll be there.
Larry
Way to go, Larry! Thanks for the sacrifice...
Oct 07, 2017, 08:47 AM
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Last reminder to bring exactly $3 for the contest fee.
See you there!

Scott
Oct 07, 2017, 09:54 AM
Tom H.
I've got my sock full of nickels
Oct 07, 2017, 03:46 PM
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ALES final scores, 10-7-17


Here are the final scores and round scores. The wind was predicted to be from the South all day. It wasn't; most of the time the wind was from the North, or no wind at all. That pretty much cut off the Dimple Dell canyon as a sure-fire place for lift. The surprise was the lack of significant thermal activity--it was sketchy and moved around. A challenging, but fun, day to fly.

We had a visitor from Colorado, Sam Pendleton, who was vacationing here. He flew an eAllegro which was just finished. As he had to fly in the non-Radian/Open class, he was at a definite disadvantage against the other 3 much-larger sailplanes. Thanks for coming out Sam!

Sink was not fun--notice the three 0 flights, all from landing off-field. Congratulations to everyone who came out and supported this event. We could use more participation. Even the non-winners had fun, so the rest of you consider this next time.

Scott
Oct 09, 2017, 01:04 PM
Tom H.
Scott,

Thanks for CDing another fun contest. I really enjoyed the day, the company, and the flying

Tom
Oct 09, 2017, 05:22 PM
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Had a great time! Thanks Scott of CDing/scoring these events. Maybe next time there'll be some lift out there.


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