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ESL Contest - Long Island - 9/22-23

Old 09-11-2007, 03:26 AM
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Cool ESL Contest - Long Island - 9/22-23

09/22 - 09/23, 2007
Registration closes 9/17
Location: Syosset, Long Island, NY
Sanctions: AMA and ESL
Event: Man on Man unlimited duration Contest with tasks to be announced at the pilots meeting. Graduated landing tapes.
Awards: Expert and Sportsman to 3rd place and best two day overall award.
Novice to 2nd place. Novice registration is free.
Max Entry: 1 Flyers per channel
Register before: 9/17/2007
One day fee: $17.00
Two day fee: $30.00
On field registration: No

Schedule: Check-in Time 8:00 a.m.
Pilots meeting 8:45 a.m.
First Flight 9:00 a.m.

Directions: (About 15 miles east of New York City line) A map and lodging information will be available on the ESL web site. For directions click here
Comments: *NO ON FIELD REGISTRATION* Five dollar free lunch each day. Contest is free to all under 18 and over 65 years of age.

ESL Expert, Sportsman and Novice - What do they mean?
Soaring is more fun with friends:
About the Eastern Soaring League

The ESL contest will be held on 9/22-23. You don't want to miss out on
the fun. Since you have not registered yet, I presume you are hesitant for some reason. Let me try to push those reasons aside.
Even if you have never flown in a contest, you can register in Novice class, for which there is no cost. - FREE!!!
OK cost is now not an issue
Not feeling up to competition? Don't have a hot plane, fancy radio? Fogedaboutit!
Novice if for new flyers or flyers who do not feel up to contest flying but would enjoy giving it a try. There is no pressure and you can get unlimited help. Easy Gliders, Gentle Ladies, Spirits, and any other plane with a tow hook is fine. I flew my first ESL with a 2M Sagitta 600. I had a blast. -
OK, the plane/radio issue is now not an issue.
You don't know about contest flying. - NO PROBLEM!!! I walked into my first contest very nervous. That melted away fast as the format is really simple. There will be lots of people there to help you.
OK, can we put that one aside?
THE WINCH - I can't handle the winch! Easy! You don't have to launch the
plane yourself, if you are uncomfortable with the winch. I can run the winch for you or someone else can. This is completely normal. In fact if I wanted,
someone could launch my plane for me, and I fly in Sportsman class. This is
well within the ESL rules. At my first contest I did not run the winch once.
And there was no shortage of people willing to help me.
Can we put winch rear out of the way?
Spot Landing - what about spot landing. OK, let's knock this one down. I
score landing points maybe twice a day out of 7-8 rounds and I have been doing this for a while. So don't sweat spot landing. Just land it on the field and you will be doing fine!
So, spot landing is no big deal. :p
I encourage you to register. It is fun, and it is a great learning experience.
George Jounakos, who only started flying a couple of months ago, is already
registered as a novice, so you won't be alone.
This is not about winning. If it was, I would not be flying. It is about fun,
friends and building skills. All you need is a plane with a hook, a radio, AMA
card, hat, sunglasses, and a desire to have a good time. If you can bring that,
I promise a great time for all. There is nothing you need to do and nothing to
prepare. Just fly like normal.
Register now. If you change your mind, fine, but there will be no registration
at the field. Any plane with a hook qualifies. I hope you will join us.

You register with the ESL here:
Not cost and no qualification to join.
Click here to see the list of officers - Smile when you see a friendly name :-D
Click here to see info around the contest
Register for the September contest - Register as Novice and there is no cost

Best regards,
Ed Anderson
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Old 09-22-2007, 03:59 AM
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Was out today taking some practice flights with my Thermal Dancer. Love that plane! All ready for the contest.

Wish me luck!
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