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Feb 03, 2020, 04:09 PM
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TPG F5J Competition Series 2020


Hello F5J pilots.

The Torrey Pines Gulls would like to invite you to our Bi-monthly F5J series held at our Poway flight center off of Garden Road in Poway, California.

First event is this Sunday the 9th of February. There are 5 contests scheduled.

The TPG F5J calendar looks like this:

February 9 - CD: Mike Smith
April 19 - CD: Steve Condon - F3X Vault registration will be required by Saturday afternoon at 5pm.
June 14 - CD: TBD - F3X Vault registration will be required by Saturday afternoon at 5pm.
September 13 - CD: Steve Condon - F3X Vault registration will be required by Saturday afternoon at 5pm.
November 8 - CD: TBD - F3X Vault registration will be required by Saturday afternoon at 5pm.

Sunday February 9th - Torrey Pines Gulls F5J contest announcement

We encourage any and all pilots with any and all levels of equipment to come out and try this task. It is very challenging and quite fun.

We are including a novice class for any newcomers that want to play. Bring your Radians, home brews, converted Wanderers and have fun. If you don’t have a motor timer/altitude logging device such as the Altis V4 or similar, that is ok. We will figure something out for you. The point is to come out and give the event a try and have fun.

We plan to fly 4 rounds. We will try to fit 5 lanes in for starting and landing, so 5 pilots per heat is the goal.

The pilots meeting will be at 8:30 with the first round starting at 9:00am.

Cost is $5 for TPG Members and $10 for non-members.

All Poway Flight Center rules and no-fly zones apply.

See you there.

Mike Smith, your Feb. 5J CD

WE WILL BE USING F3XVAULT STARTING MARCH 1 FOR ALL F5J CONTEST REGISTRATION PRIOR TO THE SCHEDULED CONTESTS. PLEASE GO TO THE VAULT AND FIND THE EVENT YOU WISH TO ATTEND AND REGISTER THERE. WE WILL BUILD THE PILOT MATRIX IN GLIDERSCORE FROM THE REGISTERED ENTRY LIST AT 5 PM THE SATURDAY BEFORE THE EVENT. WE HAVE ONLY VERY LIMITED (LIKE 1 OR 2 PILOTS MAX) PROVISIONS FOR WALKUP ENTRIES AT THE FIELD.
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Feb 03, 2020, 04:13 PM
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Please provide your names so I can add it to this list if you think you might attend one of our F5J competitions. Even if you don't show up this time, we still need your name so we can pre-populate the pilot names into GliderScore. We will select pilot names after everyone has entered the morning of the competition and run the draw at that time.

Pilot Names:
Mike Smith
Steve Condon
Mario Scolari
Cliff Hunter
Don Lochead
Gary Fogel
John McNeil
Tom Trivitt
Bill Malvey
Les Ward
Frank Campbell
Chris Bajorek
Manny Tau
Mike Lonnecker
John Swain
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Feb 03, 2020, 04:23 PM
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Mike you can add my name.

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Feb 03, 2020, 05:15 PM
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Looks like a great series! I just added your dates to the f5j-usa.com calendar. I also shared this on our NorCal F5J email list- maybe we can get some NorCal guys to drive down for some of these.

Chris
Feb 03, 2020, 10:37 PM
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My name is Bill, I fly gliders. I'm a very safe pilot, my father let's me fly gliders on Sunday!!
Feb 06, 2020, 09:55 AM
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please add me to the list

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Feb 06, 2020, 12:52 PM
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Got you guys.

Thanks

Mike
Feb 06, 2020, 01:47 PM
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Feb 06, 2020, 02:23 PM
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Looks like a great series! I just added your dates to the f5j-usa.com calendar. I also shared this on our NorCal F5J email list- maybe we can get some NorCal guys to drive down for some of these.

Chris
Thank you Chris.

Hope to see you for one down here soon.

Mike
Feb 08, 2020, 07:56 PM
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Please add John Swain to sport flyers group, thx, Js
Feb 09, 2020, 09:55 AM
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Sorry, canít make it

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Feb 09, 2020, 06:12 PM
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Add Mike Lonnecker to your list

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Feb 10, 2020, 03:43 AM
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I will be able to make the April contest finally.. Can't wait!
Feb 10, 2020, 11:57 AM
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F5J TPG - February 9, 2020 - RESULTS


Thank you all for hanging tough in the inclement weather yesterday. Our first official F5J contest turned out to be pretty darn fun. Some good yet spotty lift was available allowing for some very nice medium level saves. Medium level is measured by the onset of the pucker factor, but not yet full pucker . The Radian group looked to be having quite a bit of fun so we definitely want to make sure guys know to come out and try this with Radians.

The Poway field is not ideally suited for F5J. It is quite narrow and can only fit 5 lanes max. So competitions of 20 to 25 pilots is about our maximum.

And without further adieu here are the results:

Open Class:
Arthur Markiewicz - 1st
Steve Condon - 2nd
Mike Smith - 3rd

Sportsmand Class:
Chuck Norris - 1st
Gary Fogel - 2nd
John Swain - 3rd

Full results in the attached PDF.

See you all in April

Mike Smith


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