March ALES Scores Overall
Good for what ALES ya!
This is our ALES page. Here you'll find scores, photos and commentary from the most recent club contest plus the Year-To-Date season standings.
Be sure to read the special announcement about our May ALES at the bottom!
March got us off to a great start this year’s ALES season with wonderful weather and some fantastic flying. We had new pilots and some we hadn’t seen in a season or two making our first event another great start to what will surely be a terrific year. Conditions were challenging and that really showed at the end of the day when we had an all-up last-down flight, which quickly turned into a duel between two top pilots.
If you haven't made it out to join us, you are missing a lot of fun and excitement. We fly in a man-on-man format with as many as a dozen planes launching simultaneously. We take a short break for lunch with meals ranging from pulled-pork sandwiches, to sirloin burgers. Someone once described our events as a picnic where a contest breaks out.
We welcome both Open and Radian pilots, and recognize the top finishes in each group. If you are new to soaring, we have a number of experienced pilots and trainers who can help with a setup or answer your questions. Our event rules are 200 meter launches with a 5 meter landing tape. No skegs or varios during contests. Our Pilots’ Meeting will be at 9:30 and first flights at 10am. Entry fee is $10 and AMA membership is required. We haven’t locked down the menu yet, but as always bring your plane and your appetite.
For directions, visit our website at http://www.svss.org/
Looking forward to seeing everyone there.
HOT OFF THE PRESSES! Next month’s May ALES will feature a class for electric old-timers. Get your Benny Boxcars, Cumulus, Playboys and other old-timers trimmed out, buy some new #64 rubber bands, and be prepared for some ROG action. Details are being worked out, but I wanted to get the word out as soon as possible.
March ALES Scores by Class