Tag Archive for 2011 US Region 10

Day 5, US Region 10

Today’s task was a “Banquet Task”.  2:30 from Llano up to San Saba (15 miles), FLF Gliderport (25 miles), and Mason (20 miles).  Minimum distance was a mere 76 miles so even I would have to actually go inside the circles. Yesterday Frank (TA) and I had a discussion about why I always start right…

Day 5 at the Llano Regional (Region 10)

Well, the Llano regional is history now, and it went out with a bang – brown grass, blue skies, white clouds to the horizon in all directions.  The task call today was a bit shorter than normal for here – a 2:30 hr TAT with three circles – in consideration of the awards banquet tonight…

Day 4, US Region 10

The task for Day 4 was a 3:30 MAT.  Mandatory turnpoints were Eagle Rock Ranch for the first and the West Start point for a steering turn at the end.  It was up to us to fill in the gaps.  Frank Paynter (TA) gave a quick how-to talk after the pilots meeting to help the…

Day 4 at Llano, Texas Regional (Region 10)

The weather forecast for today was for mostly blue skies with lift in the 6-8kt range to maybe 10,000′ msl – just another day in soaring paradise! ;-).  CD Richard Schafer called a MAT with mandatory first and last turnpoints.  Actually he called three different tasks, with three different mandatory first turns, as he wasn’t…

Day 3 – US Region 10

Todays task was another 3:30 TAT.  Turnpoints were Brady (25 miles), Lampasas (25 miles), Harris Ranch (25 miles) and Mason (15 miles).  We got our turn at the back of the grid today which was nice.  More time to relax before launch and less time churning around in the start cylinder before the gate opened. …

Day 3 at Llano Texas Regional (Region 10)

Another spectacular day of Texas soaring – can’t wait to get home to Ohio and see how quickly I belly-flop down after searching fruitlessly for one of those Texas-sized 10kt bottom-to-top average thermals! ;-). The weather out on course today was a bit more ‘interesting’, as there were great big blue stretches that had to…

Day 2 at the Llano, Texas Regional (Region 10)

Today was another great Texas soaring day here at the Llano regional.   The weather forecast this morning was for top of lift in the 10,000 msl range (don’t see that very often in Ohio!), with some possibility of clouds in the far northwest part of the soaring area.  No chance of overdevelopment or thunderbumpers…

Day 2 – US Region 10

Today we once again had a TAT with a 3:30 minimum.  Turnpoints were Hamilton (30 miles) to the north, then back south to Moursund (25 miles) then west to Mason (20 miles) and a short run east to Llano.  I appreciated the task as the north/south of the first two legs was more or less…

Day 1 – US Region 10

Today’s task was another Turn Area Task, this time with 4 cylinders.  The course would take us generally over the same area as we flew yesterday in the practice day.  By the way, I was very pleased to learn this morning that the old Cherokee II and I won the practice day!  Our handicapped speed…

Day 1 at Llano, Texas (Region 10)

The micro-castle and I are now about 200 miles north of Uvalde, at the Region 10 contest at Llano, Texas.  The Region 10 contest is put on by the three surrounding clubs – Greater Houston Soaring Association, the Fault Line Flyers, and (I think) the San Antonio Soaring Society.  The site of the regional is…