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Old April 11th 18, 11:52 PM posted to rec.aviation.soaring
Dave Springford
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We now have 27 pilots registered in 3 classes for the contest.

http://silentflight.ca/nationals/ind...istered-pilots


18 spaces left before we reach our maximum of 45 competitors. Come join us and fly the area before the Pan-Am in 2019!
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Old August 16th 18, 05:46 PM posted to rec.aviation.soaring
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On Wednesday, April 11, 2018 at 6:53:00 PM UTC-4, Dave Springford wrote:
We now have 27 pilots registered in 3 classes for the contest.

http://silentflight.ca/nationals/ind...istered-pilots


18 spaces left before we reach our maximum of 45 competitors. Come join us and fly the area before the Pan-Am in 2019!


Are there dates for the 2019 Panams yet? anywhere that i can find specific info pertaining to the contest?

Thank you!

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Old August 16th 18, 09:58 PM posted to rec.aviation.soaring
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I don't recall the exact dates, but off the top of my head, something like 28 July - 14 Aug 2019 for the 3rd FAI Pan-American Gliding Championship, including practise days, opening and closing ceremony days and a reserve day.

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Old August 17th 18, 05:31 AM posted to rec.aviation.soaring
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Please don't have an opening and closing day. They are a waste of time and extend the contest for no reason. It just adds addtional cost and time for the participants.
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Old August 17th 18, 03:48 PM posted to rec.aviation.soaring
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On Friday, August 17, 2018 at 12:31:19 AM UTC-4, Tim Taylor wrote:
Please don't have an opening and closing day. They are a waste of time and extend the contest for no reason. It just adds addtional cost and time for the participants.


According to the Sporting Code Annex A:
"1.2.3 The total period of the event shall not exceed 16 days including two days on which the Opening and the Closing Ceremonies are held. At least one non-flying rest day shall be given during the period. An official training period of three days immediately preceding the opening of the Championships shall be made available to all competitors. Major international soaring Events on the FAI Sporting Calendar should be separated by a minimum period of 4 days."

So, it's a requirement for an FAI/IGC Level One event.
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Old August 17th 18, 04:26 PM posted to rec.aviation.soaring
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On Friday, 17 August 2018 08:48:16 UTC-6, Dan Daly wrote:
On Friday, August 17, 2018 at 12:31:19 AM UTC-4, Tim Taylor wrote:
Please don't have an opening and closing day. They are a waste of time and extend the contest for no reason. It just adds addtional cost and time for the participants.


According to the Sporting Code Annex A:
"1.2.3 The total period of the event shall not exceed 16 days including two days on which the Opening and the Closing Ceremonies are held. At least one non-flying rest day shall be given during the period. An official training period of three days immediately preceding the opening of the Championships shall be made available to all competitors. Major international soaring Events on the FAI Sporting Calendar should be separated by a minimum period of 4 days."

So, it's a requirement for an FAI/IGC Level One event.


Annex A is a guideline and the organizers can ask for waivers and/or override via local procedures. I am with Tim, 2 full days for poorly attended ceremonies is a waste of peoples time. These ceremonies can be achieved during the evening on the practice day(s) and on the last day of the contest.

Do local dignitaries and sponsors get anything out of these ceremonies? Not sure but other than layers of government telling themselves they contributed funds for the event the opening ceremony at the recent Poland WGC could have been accomplished the evening of a practice day.

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Old August 17th 18, 04:46 PM posted to rec.aviation.soaring
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Andy,

We'll also be looking for rental gliders for pilots from South America and with Harris Hill only a few hours away, it is a good potential source for rentals. Can you pass the word and see if you can find any willing renters?

Looking for 18 M, 15 M, Standard and Club Class gliders.

Also anyone at Ceaser Creek that could do the same would be helpful.

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Old August 17th 18, 07:02 PM posted to rec.aviation.soaring
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At 15:46 17 August 2018, Dave Springford wrote:
Andy,

We'll also be looking for rental gliders for pilots from South America
and with Harris Hill only a few hours away, it is a good potential
source for rentals. Can you pass the word and see if you can find
any willing
renters?
Looking for 18 M, 15 M, Standard and Club Class gliders.
Also anyone at Ceaser Creek that could do the same would be
helpful.


Dates: 14 days late July / Early August 2019 - exact
dates to be announced in 2018 when the schedule
of major US contests is known to avoid conflicts.
Competition Classes:
• 18m Class
• Handicapped Class
Number of Contestants:
• 5 entries per class per country plus up to 5 pilots
from outside the Americas
• Maximum 45 entries
Cost:
• Entry fee 600 USD
• Tows: 50 USD per 2000 ft tow
Glider Rental:
Gliders are available for rent in the USA and to a
lesser extent in Canada.
Note: US gliders registered as “experimental” will
need a permit (approx. cost $100 CAD) to fly in
Canada.

https://www.fai.org/sites/default/fi..._6_3_bid_3rd_f
ai_pan_american_gliding_championships.pdf
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Old August 17th 18, 08:13 PM posted to rec.aviation.soaring
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On Friday, August 17, 2018 at 2:15:06 PM UTC-4, Jock Proudfoot wrote:
At 15:46 17 August 2018, Dave Springford wrote:
Andy,

We'll also be looking for rental gliders for pilots from South America
and with Harris Hill only a few hours away, it is a good potential
source for rentals. Can you pass the word and see if you can find
any willing
renters?
Looking for 18 M, 15 M, Standard and Club Class gliders.
Also anyone at Ceaser Creek that could do the same would be
helpful.


Dates: 14 days late July / Early August 2019 - exact
dates to be announced in 2018 when the schedule
of major US contests is known to avoid conflicts.
Competition Classes:
• 18m Class
• Handicapped Class
Number of Contestants:
• 5 entries per class per country plus up to 5 pilots
from outside the Americas
• Maximum 45 entries
Cost:
• Entry fee 600 USD
• Tows: 50 USD per 2000 ft tow
Glider Rental:
Gliders are available for rent in the USA and to a
lesser extent in Canada.
Note: US gliders registered as “experimental” will
need a permit (approx. cost $100 CAD) to fly in
Canada.

https://www.fai.org/sites/default/fi..._6_3_bid_3rd_f
ai_pan_american_gliding_championships.pdf


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Old August 17th 18, 08:18 PM posted to rec.aviation.soaring
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The dates for the 2019 Pan Americans are as follows:
Practice days July 29th, 30th, 31st
Opening ceremony August 1st
Contest days: August 2nd - 13th
Closing Ceremony & reserve contest day: August 14th

There will be three classes:
Club
Combined 15 meter/standard handicapped
18 meter





 




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