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Default RC Soaring contest on Long Island - June 25/26 2016 - Come fly with us

The Long Island Silent Flyers is proud to host the Eastern Soaring League on June 25, 26 2016 at the LISF field in Syosset, NY. This is one of the longest running annual contests on the ESL calendar.


All AMA soaring pilots are welcome.


Registration site: http://www.flyesl.org


If you have ANY problems registering let me know.


LISF on Youtube - This was shot at one of our June ESL contests
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=j8iGTPatwMU


This will be a MAN-ON-MAN Unlimited Sailplane Thermal Duration contest flown under AMA rules for a winch launched thermal duration contest. Any sailplane of any size or construction that can be launched from the winch is welcome.


If you have been using a hi-start and are not confident of your winch launching ability, don't worry. We will be happy to launch it for you.


Flight times will be announced at the pilots meeting.


ESL landing tapes are 100 inches in length, 1 point per inch.


We will fly Expert and Sportsman class. Experts and Sportsman are described here:
http://www.flyesl.org/forums/topic.asp?TOPIC_ID=263


Novice pilots welcome and fly FREE! Novice pilots will be scored with Novice Pilots and their scores will not be recorded on the ESL web site or count for ESL standing. Experts and Sportsman, bring your newbie friends and we will make them feel welcome.


Water and soft drinks included with pilot registration.


Lunch will be available each day for $7.




Awards:
Expert and Sportsman to 3rd place .
Best two day overall award.
Novice flyers to 2nd place.


Location:


The LISF field is located on Long Island, just east of NYC. See map information at www.lisf.org
For MapQuest or GPS use 25 Southwoods Road, Syosset, NY 11791-2925




More information available at the registration site.
http://www.flyesl.org/Contest.aspx?contestid=227




You can find a list of local motels here:
http://www.flyesl.org/forums/topic.asp?TOPIC_ID=318


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This looks interesting. Been getting more interested in this discipline over the past year or so. A friend gave me a high start (manual) along with a few gliders to get me going. Last month I attended a sailplane event in Salem, CT and got to meet some great folks who are into soaring and gliding, although all of the airships were towed up. Well, most of them. I got some flights in with an Olympic ll I picked up last year. I flew a 6 meter glider for about 10 minutes (it was already up in the air). Later in the day I got a few minutes on the Hanger 9 Blanik. After the pilot landed it he handed me the transmitter and said, your doing the whole shebang next time up. So I did...the most nerve wracking RC experience yet. Got towed up to about 1200 feet, then flew for a while, then came in to land.

Loved it so much I called a buddy in NJ who had a stockpile of these aircraft and we're working on a deal for an ASK-21.
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One of our club members lives in CT. He will be at the contest as will people from PA, NJ, RI, DE and we often get people from VA and MA, MD.

Register and come fly with us. Are you an AMA member?
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Hi there,
Yes, and AMA member and actually I'll be in NY that weekend, just at the opposite end of the state. I'll keep an eye out for other similar events. Thanks for the invite!
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Here is the weather report for the contest.

We are looking at clear skies with no rain in the forecast for Friday, Saturday and Sunday.

Winds during contest hours


Friday - 9 going to 6 for practice
Saturday - 4 going to 9
Sunday - 2 going to 10


Doesn't get much better than that. If you have been waiting for the final weather report to register, there it is.


Looking forward to seeing you at the contest. I will open the field for practice around Noon on Friday.
https://www.wunderground.com/weather-forecast/zmw:11791.1.99999


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Landings
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=8z_G0bmabrA


Launches
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=l6wCvoY_3aI
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updates?! how did it go? pictures/videos!
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We had two days of absolutely fantastic weather. 19 pilots on Saturday and 18 on Sunday. I didn't win but I never do.

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