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Aug 16, 2018, 11:52 AM
Oleg Golovidov
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East Coast FALL F5J Festival - November 3-4, 2018, Farmville, NC

Down East Soaring Society is pleased to announce the
East Coast Fall F5J Festival 2018!
  • This is an F5J USA Tour and Eastern Soaring League event and will be conducted in accordance
    with USA Tour rules and guidelines, and FAI F5J rules.
  • Each model flown must be equipped with an approved F5J limiter.
    Currently (2017-10-04) approved limiters are listed in this PDF file (see same file attached below)
  • Per USA Tour rules motor restarts will be allowed but will result in a zero flight
  • Camping is allowed on the field!
  • Field open for fun flying and warm-ups on Friday, November 2, 2018
  • F5J tasks on Saturday and Sunday, November 3-4, 2018
  • Awards for 1-3 places
  • Novice pilots (1st ever contest) fly for free
  • Saturday and Sunday will be scored as one continuous event
  • Best 30% of pilots - up to the maximum of 6 pilots - will go into the Fly-offs
  • Entry fee $60
  • Lunch ($5 donation) on Saturday and Sunday
  • Pilots meeting 8:30am Saturday, 8:00am Sunday
  • Last preliminary round starts no later than 1:00pm on Sunday

Contest director - Oleg Golovidov.

Register here: East-Coast-FALL-F5J-Festival-2018 registration form

Pilot roster: East-Coast-FALL-F5J-Festival-2018 pilot roster

Google map of the field:

We will be posting more information as it becomes available.
Watch this thread for more announcements!

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Aug 16, 2018, 07:15 PM
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Last year was a really great contest.
I will try to make it again this year.
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Aug 17, 2018, 11:15 AM
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Nice time of year to fly It's been nasty Hot this summer.
Looking forward to a good time flying F5J with my friends. I hope we will have some more of you Volo guys that are out there show up and show me how to do it..
Aug 19, 2018, 08:09 AM
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Please note the suggested donation for the lunches. Due to there being no ECHLGF this year the lunch ladies will be catering this event. You are gonna eat well.....and cookies!

Sep 02, 2018, 03:41 PM
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I Just registered. I look forward for the cooler weather. And hanging with Brady and Oleg and every one else. Dick Martin Gary and so on.
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Sep 06, 2018, 07:04 AM
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I certainly hope we get a few more pilots than what's currently on the roster.
Please do consider coming and registering!

The lunches that we get from the local BBQ place (with the help of Dick's wife and sister in law) are the best you'll ever experience at a contest. And there is a chance of having cookies also!
Sep 06, 2018, 07:19 AM
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I might be able to come if I can get a 5J plane by then. Won’t know until next month.
Sep 06, 2018, 08:52 AM
Oleg Golovidov
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Jason, it would be awesome to have you at our event.
Are you looking to get a used F5J plane or a new kit?
Sep 06, 2018, 09:19 AM
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I should hopefully have a review plane by then to bring, but not sure if it will be ready in time.
Sep 06, 2018, 09:20 AM
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Looking forward to another great contest, cooler weather, and cookies!
Sep 06, 2018, 10:15 AM
Oleg Golovidov
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Jim, thanks for signing up!

Paul (Perret) - thanks for signing up!
You are flying Explorers now? Did you retire your LASoars?
Sep 06, 2018, 12:46 PM
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I still fly my Lasoars but I can't build them as light as the new models.
Sep 07, 2018, 05:06 PM
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A little slow around here after the big TS contest. Just think if you can beat Oleg you are the best without having to go all the way to Colorado to prove it. Needless to say we need to support him and keep him on his A game by not making it too easy. We surely could use some of you big dogs to show up or at least a few like me that are just there to have fun and sometimes win too. The field is much more grassy now and more compact. A normal inch of rain doesn't mean a mud fest. Camping is allowed if you need to save a few bucks also.
Sep 15, 2018, 06:37 PM
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It is time time to bump this thread up again.

For those who may be thinking of coming here from far away for the first time, the nearest large airport is RDU (Raleigh-Durham). About 1:20 drive from RDU to the flying field.
The hotels and restaurants are in Greenville, NC, another 20 minutes ride to the East. It is a nice college town with lots of good restaurant options.

The weather is very nice that time of year (unless it gets rainy that is ). The statistics say about 6 rainy days per month of November on average. High temps around 70-75, low temps maybe 40-45.
Sep 15, 2018, 07:54 PM
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After the rath of Florence, I donít think Farmville will need more rain any time soon.

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