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Jul 02, 2008, 11:54 AM
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I understand how you feel dwells. I would be well on my way to finishing Level II if it weren't for lack of "qualified" witnesses. It seems the witness part is proving as challaging as the tasks.
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Jul 02, 2008, 12:08 PM
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Yeah Steve, gonna hire labor 21+ that can time, measure, read and write English and shag my chute for about $5.00 an hour .
Jul 02, 2008, 12:15 PM
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I had my problems getting witnesses at times during my LSF adventures as well. But, it really is a hidden part of the program. Idea is that by the time a person becomes a L5, they likely would have "built" other LSF members allong the way.

Ryan
Jul 02, 2008, 01:22 PM
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Quote:
Originally Posted by Steve Boone
I would be well on my way to finishing Level II if it weren't for lack of "qualified" witnesses.

Keep at it. When I earned my level 2, I know I did 3-4 times as many landings as required. I did a lot of practicing in the winter. It was cold enough, none of the other club members were crazy enough to fly.
Jul 05, 2008, 09:44 PM
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I finally finished Level I yesterday. Today I came close to my first Level II task with a 13:50. I had a great time flying with Jim Deck. His Gnome was over 1600' at one point. He bested me with a flight of almost 20 minutes. It was a beautiful day soaring. I can't wait to get out again tomorrow.
Jul 06, 2008, 10:53 PM
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Congrats on finishing level 1!! Way to go.
Jul 10, 2008, 02:22 PM
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Way to go Steve. How many landing tries to get the 5?
Jul 10, 2008, 04:44 PM
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Really not that many. I don't land hard, I like to grease them in as I fly woodies. The plane I was using for the first 4 I hadn't flown in years. A little Dyna-flite Skeeter HL. I was launching from a mini-winch. (one of those made from a slimer starter) So maybe 15-20 tries. I had never flown from a winch before so I had to figure that out as I went. It got easier when I found I could just stand on the peddle all the way up. The last one was with my S. Lady on a breezy day. It took one attempt. Brought it in close and cranked it into the wind for a nice 3D elevator style landing. I think the next ones will prove to be a bit more of a challenge. 4.92' is a lot smaller target.
Jul 10, 2008, 05:35 PM
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Cool, I really need to get after it and get those 5 knocked out. Got vaca coming up soon and will just spend a day or two getting it done.
Jul 14, 2008, 07:40 PM
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8 hour slope


Here is a cool thread about Johny Berlin finishing his 8 hour slope last weekend:

https://www.rcgroups.com/forums/showthread.php?t=893630

I hope this inspires some of you out there working on tasks. I know it inspires me.

Ryan
Jul 16, 2008, 01:59 PM
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Now it is official


I have just finished scrutinizing Johnny Berlin's LSF Level V voucher and it gives me great pleasure to announce that Johnny is officially the LSF's 124th Level V.
A hearty, "Well done, sir." to Johnny on behalf of the officers and members of the League of Silent Flight.

Jim Deck LSF Secretary
Jul 16, 2008, 02:02 PM
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Yea! Johnny, how about doing it again?

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Jul 16, 2008, 02:16 PM
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Wow, thanks for posting the update, Jim. That is what I hope this thread is all about. Inspiring folks that are currently LSF members to keep at the program and inspiring those that are not members to start the program.

Personally, I'm very much excited about the possibility of doing an 8 hour slope some day. I need to earn about 2,000 contest points at two contests before I'm ready to take on that challenge though.

Ryan
Jul 19, 2008, 05:27 PM
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1 hour duration for Level IV


Today at Harold Sailplane Social in beautiful Harold, FL I did my first 1 hour thermal duration flight. Thanks to Rick Lake for being a great encouragement. And Thanks to all the guys at Harold today. What a beautiful day.

Time was 1 hr 8 min 40 sec. Could of stayed up longer, but was standing and neck was ready for a rest. Witnesses were Ray Fritz and Rick Lake.

The sailplane was a Ukrainian Buzzard.

Interesting note: Rae Fritz signed my LSF level II form for a contest accomplishment back in Jun 1977.

Larry Pitts
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Jul 19, 2008, 09:01 PM
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1 hour


Great flight Larry!!! What a day at Harold!


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