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Midwest Weasel Fest 2009

The event was held the weekend of April 25th and 26th in and around Milwaukee, WI mostly at the AstroWings Omega Hills, Germantown Slope. We a GREAT Pilots Raffle with domations including: Jack Cooper of Leading Edge Gliders kicked of the “Generous Donation” portion of the 2009 MWWF pilot raffle prize list. After initially offering a size SMALL 2007 LEG Slopefest […]

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Manilla Slope Fest 09 in NSW, Austrailia

Stephen form the West Sydney Slope Soarers sent in this note about an event in Austrailia. I’m the President of the WSSS and just wanted to get the word out about that the WSSS have secured the use of Mt Borah near Tamworth NSW for Manilla Slope Fest 09 September 20th to the 28th. Site […]

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Midwest Slope Challenge 2009 Dates and Info

Wings over Wilson (WOW) is proud to host MWSC 2009 May 14th – 17th at Wilson Lake Kansas. Registration and Open flying will be on Thursday with events planned beginning Friday morning and continuing Saturday and Sunday as weather permits. There will be the traditional awards banquet on Saturday night in Lucas. The 2009 MWSC […]

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Viking Race 2006 is Now Complete

The Viking Race 2006, held this time in Scotland, is now complete. Looks like five rounds of racing, with one discard,  which is not what the competitiors were looking for. A minimum of ten rounds is what they hoped for. Some days of light wind, and a couple of rain, tempered the competition. Still, the […]

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Kansas F3F – August 2005

We got in a 4-round F3F race on Saturday the wind was very light, 4-7mph or so when we started and it got lighter as we went. Thermals did make the course flyable most of the time. Probably not even “legal” wind most of the time but we could fly and figured the light air […]

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Kansas F3F – July 2005

We had a good day of racing in central Kansas on Saturday. 10 rounds of action at two different slopes made up the competition. We started the day with a southwest wind and raced 4 rounds of thermal lottery at the German Caves. The Caves are a 200 plus foot limestone bluff facing southwest. Jeff […]

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Midwest Slope Challenge 2005 Report

All the elements for a great Midwest Slope Challenge were in place. Over 50 pilots, a great site, lots of planes. Only one real problem, not much wind on contest days. No matter, that did not keep the assembled slopers from having a great time, with most vowing to return next year. Thursday, before the […]

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Columbus Day 2004 – Wilson Lake, Kansas

Greg and Mirko took a trip to Wilson Lake, Kansas for what has become a tradition, the Columbus Day slope get together at one of the Midwest’s best known slope sites. Mirko and I left Milwaukee dark and early on Thursday at 5 AM for the 12 hour drive to Wilson Lake near Lucas, Kansas. […]

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Mirko Reports on the 2004 Soar Utah Event

SAFARI TO SOAR UTAH 2004 Greg and I left Milwaukee late Monday afternoon, the 30th of August for our latest Safari with Salt Lake City as our final destination. We had plans to fly the Chamberlain, SD area, (depending on the wind direction) and wherever we could in Wyoming. We picked up Emil in Sioux […]

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Soar Utah 2004 Mini Report

Mirko, Emil and I arrived on Thursday about noon and headed to Point of the Mountain. The wind was good and the lift was building. With a minor exception on Saturday AM we have had great flying conditions at POM North for the last three days. This is truly one of the very best slopes […]

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Midwest Slope Challenge 2004 Coverage

The Midwest Slope Challenge 2004 was one of the best on record and THE best I’ve attended in my 5 years of going to the contest. I arrived a couple of days early this year and stayed a couple of days afterward. I plan to do the same next year. Some of the best times […]

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Midwest Slope Challenge 2003 Coverage

Another MWSC is in the books. This was the 10th Annual event and has become one of the biggest slope pilot gatherings in the US. Nearly 60 pilots from 13 states as well as Germany and England made the trip to central Kansas for several different events run over 4 days. A photo gallery with […]

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F3F Competition Rules

CLASS F3F  – RADIO CONTROL SLOPE SOARING 5.F.1.       Definition: This contest is a speed event for radio controlled slope gliders. A minimum of four rounds must be flown. The organiser shall run as many rounds as the conditions and time permit, up to a maximum of ten rounds. 5.F.2.       Characteristics of Radio Controlled Slope Gliders […]

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