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Mar 04, 2021, 08:34 PM
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Red Rooster F5J contest, Rhode Island -- May 22-23

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RISC Red Rooster F5J Contest May 22-23.

I am pleased to announce, the Rhode Island Soaring Club will host the third annual Red Rooster F5J contest on the weekend of May 22 - May 23.
Last year we unfortunately had to cancel due to Covid-19. This year it will be a go!
This is a two-day contest and it is part of the USA F5J Tour as well as the ESL electric contest series.

RISC Red RoosterF5J is an ESL and USA F5J Tour event. The US FAI F5J rules will be used allowing for restart but this will result in a zero-score flight for that round.
There will be no fly offs.
Models must be equipped with an approved F5J Altimeter.
For more information regarding F5J visit

This is a two days event. Participants can choose to fly for a single day, but final results are based on two days of flying.
Registration for two days is $40.00.
The field will be available for practice and/or LSF tasks on Friday.
To register visit:

Prizes are awarded for the top three pilots based on the results of two days of flying.
For each day of flying a special prize will be awarded for the pilot who has the lowest launched highest scoring flight.

Flying Conditions:
The contest will be held at the Rhode Island Soaring club. The club fields are beautifully manicured turf farms with wide open space without any flight restrictions. The RISC fields are considered the best soaring location in New England. You will not regret making the trip.
On Friday the field will be open for practice and LSF tasks.

*Beware the field is an active sod farm and participants are expected to be respectful of the crops, farming activities, and neighbors.

The airfield we plan to use is located of Dug-Way Bridge road in West-Kingston, RI. Map of the field.
GPS coordinated: 4130'14.4"N 7135'45.0"W
Depending on conditions, one of the other RISC available sod farms may be used (just a few minutes away). Registrants will be notified by email in the event of a site change.
Food and lodging:
Drinks and water will be available at the field. Participants will have to bring their own lunch.
Plenty of Hotels/lodging are available in the area closer to Providence.
No onsite camping is available.

I hope to see you all. Do not hesitate to contact me if you need help with logistics.
Greetings Maarten Broess
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Mar 18, 2021, 07:58 PM
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How many rounds will be flown what time will we end flying on Sunday
Mar 18, 2021, 09:01 PM
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Originally Posted by proppy jon
How many rounds will be flown what time will we end flying on Sunday
Hi Proppy Jon,
Friday is practice day.
Saturday we will run as many rounds as possible.
Sunday we will try to wrap everything up around 3ish so people can hit the road.

Over the past years David and I have ran a very efficient contest and weather permitting we hope to get 14 rounds in.
This is a flying contest!
We use a BIG timer board and loud remote audio at the flight line.

If you need any help with logistics send me a PM.
Cheers Maarten
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Mar 18, 2021, 11:20 PM
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Thank you Maarten
Mar 19, 2021, 08:55 AM
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The sod farm is a beautiful place to fly and the RISC boys know how to put on a great contest. I highly recommend this Tour stop. Hope you can make it!

Dave R.
Mar 19, 2021, 12:05 PM
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My plans are to go as of now will make plans when it’s alittle closer
Mar 21, 2021, 06:21 PM
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Beautiful Spring weekend in Rhode Island.
Checked out the fields after the deep winter.
The grass is still dormant but by end of May it will be all green.
Thermal conditions were awesome.
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Mar 23, 2021, 07:47 PM
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We are doing some planning and will try to make it. Had fun last time we came.

Darwin N. Barrie
Chandler, AZ
Mar 24, 2021, 07:08 AM
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Hi Darwin,
That would be awesome!
We had some great fun last time.
Would really be great to see you again and do some flying.
Let me know if you need any help.
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Mar 30, 2021, 07:55 PM
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Apr 11, 2021, 02:53 PM
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Can't get registered

Trying to register but it keeps asking for a new code. Something is going on with the process.

I will be there.

Darwin N. Barrie
Chandler, AZ
Apr 11, 2021, 03:22 PM
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Apr 11, 2021, 04:48 PM
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Hi Darwin,
Fantastic you are coming. I will send David a message regarding the problems you have with registration.
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Apr 12, 2021, 06:10 PM
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Wow, it's awesome that pilots all the way from AZ are signed up. I'm excited to see old friends and meet new ones.

Apr 13, 2021, 07:21 PM
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Hey Joon,
So far we have 16 pilots signed up.
Fantastic to see the Western States boys joining our contest.
It's going to be a very competitive event.
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