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Jan 12, 2021, 12:13 PM
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2021 TPG Foamy F5J Schedule

For 2021 TPG will host a Foamy F5J contest series at the Poway Flight Center.

This series is open to everyone with AMA (must be Full or Youth membership) and a Foam F5J sailplane with the intention to introduce folks to F5J. Guests are welcome to compete, no experience is necessary, the format will be geared for first time F5J contestants. Expect ample time between rounds to get your stuff together, timer help, understanding Rules and Task support, and responsible use of the "Mike Smith Rule".

Date are (All Saturdays):

March 27 (
May 8
July 10
Oct 3

Registration is via F3X Vault. CDs are welcome to volunteer.

Pilots meeting 8:45 am, contest start 9 am. Plan to fly 4 rounds. Similarly to the DLG Clinic we will have a break to discuss a F5J topic.

Examples of Foam F5J planes are: Parkzone Radian and Radian XL, EFlite Night Radian. Multiplex Easy Glider, Solius. This list is not exclusive. Other planes maybe acceptable but please check with the CD prior registration. The spirit of the requirement is to allow contestants to compete and learn with inexpensive planes.

Changes will be noted on F3X Vault.

COVID-19 Rules will be in effect. ( Stealing from Chuck's DLG Contest Series announcement):

1) Pilots (timers, guests and observers) must have a mask when arriving at the field.
2) Masks are required when you are within 6 ft of separation such as during pilots meeting.
3) Masks are optional when flying or timing, as long as the 6 ft separation is maintained.
4) Pre-registration *and payment* for each event is required via F3XVault. No cash registration on site. Events may have a max capacity, monitor RCgroups for information. In those cases registration would be on a first come first served basis.
5) Scoring will be through mobile devices direct to F3XVault.
6) Maintain 6ft separation between pilots and timers at all times.
7) Please stay home if you do not feel well or have any symptoms associated with Covid-19.
8) Bring your own paper and pencil to score tasks prior to uploading into the Vault, if you like.

Of course the possibility for a contest cancellation dependent on COVID restrictions.

Note: All of the eLSF Level I requirements (Two 5 min Thermal Flight and Ten 3 Meter Landings) and can be met by participants. LSF is free and registration can be completed on line.

Consider this event series for more F5J:

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Jan 21, 2021, 02:35 PM
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Jan 21, 2021, 05:58 PM
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Originally Posted by jswain
Iím in
John s
Great John.

Iím hoping that by March the govínor will allow us to gather again.

Feb 16, 2021, 10:42 PM
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Bumping this cause so far with just me registered, I'm likely to win.

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