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Mar 21, 2018, 07:47 PM
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SBSS March Thermal Contest

WHAT: South Bay Soaring SocietyMarch Thermal Contest [ NOTE CHANGES]

When: Sunday,March 25, 2018 (Rain Date: April 8 - April 1 is Easter)

WHERE: Brigantino Field, Hollister, CA

Pilots meeting is 9:45, so we are going to be starting to set up by 8:30.

First Flight: 10:00 am

NOTE: If you need transportation to the back of the field where we will be flying, please let us know since only 4 vehicles are permitted inside the fence. We will try provide a shuttle, if needed.


CLASSES: OPEN (expert (e), sportsman (s), fledgling (f))

RES (e,s,f)

Nostalgia/Nostalgia Like (e.g. Vista) limited to 3 functions

Electric Thermal Duration (ETD)

COST: $10.00 per class (correct change appreciated)

For LSF compatibility: All pilots will fly the same tasks . Pilots will be broken into groups without regard for class. Each group will fly MoM style. We will use a fly one-time one mode of operation.

NOTES: Pre-flights 1 per pilot. No pre-flights after 9:40
Popoffs: experts 0, sportsman 1, novice unlimited
Winch malfunction and pop off - pilot must declare within 30 sec, if they will continue the flight or land. Landings must be done within
1 min.

DIRECTIONS: Take 101 south past Gilroy to Hwy 156. Take 156 East toward Hollister. When 156 turns Northward, follow signs toward Hollister (right turn). Field is on the right about 1 mile further on on the right OR Take Hwy 25 (south of Gilroy) to Hwy 156 - turn right. At next stop light tun left. Field is about 1 mi. on right.

From Central Valley: Off I-5,take Hwy 152 west. At Casa de Fruita bear left onto Hwy 156, cross Hwy 25(stop light). At next stop light, turn left. Field is about 1 mi. on right.
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Mar 21, 2018, 07:55 PM
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Rain is forecast into Saturday. Bob Brown will check the field to see if it is flyable. He will post here on Sunday morning by 7:00am whether the contest is on. Remember rain date is April 8.
Mar 25, 2018, 09:49 AM
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Clear and calm, 38 degrees right now. Rained a little yesterday, none for 2 days before. Looks flyable, so CONTEST IS ON (but I won't be there).

Bob B
Mar 31, 2018, 06:16 PM
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The contest went off on schedule. We had only 5 contestants. At times there was big lift if you could find it (think Explorers looking like they had 1/2 inch wing spans) and sometimes not.

1. Sean Worthington
2. Rich Spicer
3. Tim Ellis

1. Peter Rasmussen

Overall results and current season champ standing.

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