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Sep 23, 2008, 09:31 PM
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F3B In Cal Valley 09' Jan. 24 & 25

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New updated list. 19 pilots !

1) tewatson
flying on 2.4ss.
Two Ceres, FAI-legal winch, two batteries, mono.

2) David Klein
Target, Ceres, and maybe a third 2.4 Baby

3) Mike Murphy
Tragi 702 and maybe a Precious. Channel 45
1 f3B winch
1 TD winch
12 volt batteries - 2 most likely
Battery chargers - Winch and plane battery chargers

4)Mike Smith
Channel 40, or 49
Target and maybe Supersonic.

5) M Seid
tequila and one Estrella

Ch 18 & 20
Freestyler, TANGA

7)Jared C Stalls
on 2.4. Tragi, PP C/F 68 as backup.

8)Tom Copp
Altus, Tanga
1 B winch + battery.

9)Don Barker
Radicals on 2.4

10)Tom Kiesling
Freestyler 3 on 2.4
Tool on 47
2 winches
2 batteries

Schizo and Sharon on 08


Ceres / Pike WR / Nyx F3J
Ch 36 (but all receivers are synth so I can change no problem)

ch 25


16)Bob (Bro)

17)Gordon Jennings
Estrellas, Crossfire and German Eagle
ch 35

18)Rick Johnston

19)Jack Stone
Synergy 91, Ceres, Victor
Syn 52

2)Andy (Zippy) ?
3)Dennis Everett ?
4)Dave Kornberg
5)Tim Renaud
Cal Valley Lodge room reservations

This is what I have so far. Out of 13 rooms 8 have double occupancy and 5 have single. So if your not on the list and need to be please let me know ?

We will have to double up on the rooms from here on out. If you have someone you'd like to room with please let me know ?

If your name shouldn't be on the list please let me know ?

Thanks for your cooperation !


1) Gordon Jennings & Ian
2) Mike Smith & David Klien
3) Mike Murphy & Jack
4) Jack Stone & Lex
5) Fred & Zippy
6) Tom Copp & Tim Cone
7) Mike Lawchoski & Tom Kiesling
8) Don Barker & Tim Renaud

10) Jared Stalls
11)Tom Watson
12) Bob (Bro)
13) Alan (Terminator)

(Directions to the lodge)

California Valley Lodge is located at 12900 Soda Lake Rd California Valley or ( Postal Zone of Santa Margarita) 93453 Telephone 805-475-2363

Take Hwy 58 and Santa margarita lake Off Ramp from Hwy 101 Going East and after about 45 miles you will get to Soda Lake Rd then You Make Right turn on Soda lake Rd going south. Motel is 1.8 miles south of Hwy 58 on Right Side of Soda Lake Rd Motel is the First building you will get on Soda lake rd, there is unused fast food Building siting at north side of motel Ranch is about 220 miles North west of Los Angeles

Points to watch.
At the end of Town of Santa margarita You must make Right Turn ( Over The rail Road) in order to stay on Hwy 58 Please see the Map after Santa Margarita 58 goes south for two miles make sure you make left after the Bridge so you can stay on 58 going east. and about 43 miles from that point you will get a school and two miles after school is Soda Lake Rd

Off Ram to Hwy 58 and Santa Margarita (8 miles north of San Luis Obispo)

Turns You Need to make In order to stay on Hwy 58 or (carisa Hwy) at City of Santa Margarita

Once you Get to Big open valley Carrizo Plains two miles after school is Soda Lake Rd

Directions to The California valley Lodge/Motel
12900 Soda Lake Road California Valley (or Santa Margarita ) California 93453 TEl. 805-475-2363

From West Los Angeles or Valley (Via Hwy 5):

Take 405 Fwy NORTH to Hwy 5 going NORTH (Stay on 5 for 120 Miles)
Take HWY 58 WEST going toward BUTTONWILLOW **not Bakersfield** after about 45 miles on Hwy 58 west -Make a LEFT on SODA LAKE ROAD *(*motel is about 2 miles south of Hwy 58 on right side of the Soda Lake Rd )

Points to Watch

-After the Grapevine (about 65 miles North of Valley) stay on the right side of Hwy- to stay on Hwy 5, if you stay on the left side (going straight) you will end up on Hwy 99

-On Hwy 58 (14 Miles from Hwy 5 and or10 miles from Buttonwillow) you reach a small city called McKittrick, at that point, Hwy 58 merges with Hwy 33 going South for 1/2 a mile then turns Right into Hwy 58 west. Look out for the small Hwy 58 WEST sign. If you keep going South on Hwy 33 you will end up in Taft

-Once you pass McKettrick on Hwy 58 (after about18 miles) you will come to an open valley with a sign that reads Soda Lake Left- DO NOT TURN LEFT- you must stay on the 58 (which will lead you through some small Fun Hills ) for another 10 miles. Then you will reach to Soda lake Road.

B good,
Last edited by fearfactorfred; Jan 22, 2009 at 10:21 PM.
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Sep 23, 2008, 10:21 PM
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i really enjoyed it and you can count me in holmes. Mike we will need more gin and juice oh and cigars also
Sep 23, 2008, 10:22 PM
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That's right guys, I am calling you all out.

This is the "No More Excuses" F3b event. This will be a full F3b event, flying all three F3b tasks to FAI rules. The only rule we will be suspending, is the rules about launch equipment. F3b legal winches will be allowed to use F3b legal mono-filament line, but any winch can be used with normal braided line. So no more excuses, any plane any winch.

Also, we will be flying 2 classes, Master and Sportsman. This will allow the top dogs to compete against each other, while the new Sportsman fliers will be coached by the Master pilots. Think of it as the best between both worlds. Tough high end competition, and introductory level competition as with top level tutelage.

So come one and come all. There is no better way to break though your skill level at soaring than flying F3b.

I am calling you out, NO MORE EXCUSES

David Klein
Sep 23, 2008, 10:37 PM
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i'm in.... unless i can think of a really good excuse

Sep 24, 2008, 12:34 AM
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F3B in Cal Valley

Now you're talkin!
The calendar is marked, no excuses...

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Sep 24, 2008, 08:03 AM
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Rock on dudes !! No fear in these four !!

Zepher13 aka Zippy is a wild man and flies as hard as he parties, that's why he is my timer and team mate (team Esteem) in full affect. Wow, sponsored by a surf shop ! That Rocks Dude !

DK, is fun, energetic, knowledgeable and potty trained. How can you not luv this guy ! He play's a major roll in my f3b endeavors.

gregore' play's hard. He starts from the top and stay's there. He used a Ceres for learning and now will be flying a Precious.

Bro, I'm glad you can join in on the fun. Looks like a Ceres party to me !

Sep 24, 2008, 08:14 AM
If it soars or sails, I'm in!
For possible planning purposes, where exactly is the location, i.e. where would one fly into, and how long of a drive?

Sep 24, 2008, 09:57 AM
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you would have to fly into LAX or Fresno and drivefrom there. Google earth loaction and directions can be found in th refferenced threads in the first post.

BTW- East coast boys, if you fly out, I will make every effort possible to find you a ride to the event.
Sep 24, 2008, 12:24 PM
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I'll begin the application process for a kitchen pass now. I have a Tragi 702 and an Orca as a back up. Can bring a standard winch and battery if needed.

Sep 24, 2008, 03:53 PM
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you know....

I've always wanted to try F3B...

Will the seasoned veterans teach us noobs how to launch properly off a winch and techniques?...etc...?

I think I might just try and give this a go!

Last edited by Brandon; Sep 24, 2008 at 04:56 PM.
Sep 24, 2008, 04:00 PM
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Originally Posted by Brandon
you know....

I've always wanted to try F3B...

Will the seasoned veterans teach us noobs how to launch proerly off a winch and techniques?...etc...?

I think I might just try and give this a go!

Yes we will!!!

Come on out. You will have fun and learn a lot.

I still have a boat load of pancake mix and syrup. We're on baby.

See you all there.

Sep 24, 2008, 04:06 PM
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Absolutly, the idea of this contest is to bring in some new bload, as well as let the veterans get some team experiance. The two class system (Master and Sportsman) is setup so that the veterans can fly against eachother, and the new pilots can fly against eachother while being coached by the veterans. So any first timers should jump at the oppertunity to learn from the best pilots in the country.

Also, any SoCal pilots interested in trying F3b have an open invitation to come out and practice with me. It will give you the oppertunity to set up a plane and get comfortable with launching. It will allow you to get even more out of flying the event, as you can focus on the task rather than just the launch...

So come one, come all, no more excuses, this contest is for you.
Sep 24, 2008, 08:02 PM
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consider the weather

Food for thought: The high on Jan 24, 2008 in Cal Valley was 44deg F.

That said, I'm in.
Sep 24, 2008, 08:06 PM
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Originally Posted by shoe
Food for thought: The high on Jan 24, 2008 in Cal Valley was 44deg F.

That said, I'm in.
Burrrrr !

Shoe can you bring/borrow Norms winch ?
Sep 24, 2008, 08:21 PM
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Originally Posted by djklein21
Also, any SoCal pilots interested in trying F3b have an open invitation to come out and practice with me.
Ok, when and where?

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