This Region V West contest was a very demanding one. It required the best of every pilot. My congratulations to those who topped the field, they did an exceptional job of reading the weather and finding the energy lines. Fernando Silva came in first, Frank Paynter second, and Mamad Takallu third. All very experienced contest…
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by Editorial Staff •
The Florida Sailplane Grand Prix has been designed to bring back the good old days of racing. Over the past few years, grand prix racing has been rapidly gaining popularity worldwide. Following requests from many sailplane enthusiasts, there will now be a series of weekend Grand Prix style races at Seminole Lake Gliderport in Clermont, Florida. This…
by Alpha Tango •
by Andres Miramontes •
Once again Warwick Gliding Club is organising the Queensland State Comps in Australia. Come to fly in the beautiful Darling Downs area. Please go to our registration webpage and enter your info on the registration form. You won’t be disappointed !
by Helge Zembold •
by Herbert Kilian - J7 •
This is a cropped but close translation of part of an article published March 27, 2013 in the OLC Magazine in German. “The argument can be made that traditional glider racing rules are such that spectator interest and involvement is near zero. Complex rules that are not relatable by the lay person and technical details that take substantial time to sort out delay daily racing results for hours if not until the next morning. Whoever comes home first from a contest flight is most likely not involved in the decision regarding the day’s winner.”
by Editorial Staff •
Gliding club Nuorisoilmailijat invites you to the Pre-WGC in Club, Standard and 20-m Multi-seat Classes. The competition will be organised in conjunction with the Finnish Open National Championships flown in Standard, 15-m and 20-m Multi-seat Classes.
by John Mittell •
99 Soaring Fans, This is Bravo Zulu I am reporting from Chilhowee Glider Port, home of Chilhowee Soaring Association, http://chilhowee.com/ Like others, I too doubted that the weather would hold good enough for a contest this past weekend, but I arrived Friday afternoon to prepare for the Region V contest and planned to stay over for…