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Article: 3124 of rec.aviation.soaring Newsgroups: rec.aviation.soaring Path: cfanews!hsdndev!dartvax.dartmouth.edu!axsys!rw From: firstname.lastname@example.org (Randy Witlicki) Subject: U.S. Standard Class Nationals - Day 0 Message-ID:
Organization: Dover Systems Date: Tue, 21 Jun 94 15:45:05 EDT Lines: 38 The 1994 U.S. Standard Class national championships are being held from June 21 (today) through June 30th at Warren-Sugarbush Airport in Warren, Vermont. The Sugarbush Soaring Association is hosting the event. I will be posting results as the contest progresses. My network access is at my workplace about 75 miles away. Some nights I may be camping at the airport and this will result in a gap in my postings. Day 0: Monday June 20th was the final practice day with a 198.7 mile (about 320 kilometer) triangle task to the Mount Washington Hotel in New Hampshire and the Jay Peak ski area near the Canadian border. All pilots who attempted the course made it around except for one pilot who landed at an airport half way around. The lift was better than expected and the day turned out to be an undercall with the fastest pilot making around in just under 3 hours with a 66.56 mph speed to devalue the day to 995 points. 14 pilots scored over 900 points for the day, all with speeds over 60 mph, which is fairly fast for a thermal (non-ridge) day in the Eastern U.S. Day 1: Yet to happen. Overcast and occasional drizzle today (Tuesday) has made the first day of the contest period a non flying day. The weather outlook is for very probable flying on Wednesday and Thursday with the next weather system holding off until Friday or Saturday. Random sight around the airport: Pilots with beers in one hand and their GPS boxes tucked under their other arm clustered around the Cambridge Aero table in the contest tent. Cambridge has a PC based application which uploads the GPS data (I believe the boxes record GPS and pressure altitude data points every 4 seconds). Vertical and horizontal views are available with zoom functions so you can look at your start gate run, etc. Another feature of the viewer software allows you to replay the data points and display the average rate of climb in a thermal. I think Cambridge has this software only for in-house use so far. Neat stuff. - Randy email@example.com
US Standard Class National Championships on guenther-eichhorn.com
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