2018 Cross Country 101 Seminar
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Beginners learn how to comfortably fly their first distance flight.
Date: Saturday January 27, 2018 Time: 9:15am -2:45pm EST
11:45-11:55 Touch on flight computers like XCSoar and flight analysis in SeeYou. (Chris)
Depending on the weather we can also fly afterwards.
RSVP by January 20th to reserve your spot and so we know how many burgers to make. Space is limited so RSVP now. Plan to bring a chair.
Presentation by Chris Ruf, Eric Carden & Wally Berry
Chris has flown state records in GA & TX, and hopes to fly more than the 500km. He helps organize the GTA - Georgia Tennessee & Alabama race series and often serves as Competition Director. He has flown many GTA, as well as SSA Regional and National Competitions.
Wally has flown many long flights in GA - looking for any excuse to head for Cordele or Alabama. He has been a Regional Soaring Champion multiple times. He served as Competition Director at the 2017 Cordele 15m, Standard & Open Class National Races, and has flown several National Competitions.
Eric Carden - soaring coach, will be speaking on the art of thermalling.
The seminar was a success with a full house of 29 attendees from SES, and as far away as Huntsville, AL, Sylacauga, AL, somewhere in SC, and Jacksonville, FL. We had an engaged audience and some good questions too. Might be getting some new racers soon!Beginners learn how to comfortably fly their first race day & have fun too!What: Seminar to prepare pilots to fly their first contest. Not focused on how to win, but on how to avoid a lot of common beginner mistakes.Who: Any glider pilots interested in learning how take the leap into racing - now or in the future. Why: Pilots who learn to fly XC & Racing tend to get more out of soaring , stay in the sport longer, and enjoy years of camaraderie with fellow racers. Racing hones your cross country soaring skills and will take your flying to the next level. Beginning racers are often impressed by how much their flying improves and by how far they can fly on days they once considered marginal.
Course materials:Glider Competition 101 Seminar.pptx . PowerPoint 2010+
Much of the Content is based on the SSA Guide to Competition &How to Prepare for and Fly your First Contest by Hank Nixonhttp://www.ssa.org/ContestRules - see especially the guide at the end.Calendar http://www.ssa.org/ContestCommittee?show=blog&id=3110http://www.dragonnorth.com/djpresentations/ Andy Davis’ article and othersXcsoar.org
We are hoping other clubs can host this same seminar, we can supply the presentation materials - see the bottom of this page.
Beginners learn how to comfortably fly their first Cross Country flights.
Oh the Places you’ll go Soaring.pptx . powerpoint 2010+
Click for Warm Springs Training Task List
Training Resources from each seminar+ other articles
2015 Oh the Places you’ll go Soaring.pptx . powerpoint 2010+
Thermal Structure and Behavior, Angevine
GTA-racing.info GTA beginners XC racing.
Warm Springs Training Task List
FAI for Official rules in the Sporting Code, how to fly Badges and Records.
SSA- rules for Badges , SSA Instructors and the ABC Badge Training Program
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