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