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 information can be found here http://www.flymanilla.com/Home/tabid/139/Default.aspx.
This will be the inaugural event and we plan on making it an annual get together. We already have 1 huge event In January at Camperdown in Victoria but having to wait 12 months for a get together of slope flyers we thought we would do a little research and came up with this site. It's actually a Parra and Hang glider site where they do there record attempts for cross country and they held the 2007 Parra Gliding World Championships there. It has 4 huge launch sites covered with astro turf making the perfect runway for scalies.
So, there it is, it's open to all flyers not just Aussie ones could be that perfect slope /family holiday in Australia for some of our international slope brothers and sisters.
For any other information regarding the slope fest our West Sydney Slope soarers home page will carry updates regarding the progress of the event.
Fuse Plug for the SH-50 Coming Along
I've been working on the fuse plug for the SH-50 again. It is nearly ready for the parting board!
The new fuse design will be used, in different lengths, for the SH Series with wing spans from 40 to 60 inches.
Look for more design info coming as the project progresses.
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 will be the 16th annual contest. The MWSC was hosted by the Lincoln Area Soaring Society (LASS) for the first 11 years. Beginning in 2005 WOW has taken the torch. WOW is a loosely knit group of Lake Wilson slopers interested in continuing the traditions of the MWSC.
If you have questions or comments contact Erik Eaton WOW President at 785-625-7660 or,
or Larry Purdy WOW Vice-President at 785-483-3385 or
Check Out Espen's F3F Timing Gear With Weather Station
Espen and his partner have designed a timing system for F3F. What is so special with this system? They have incorporated a weather station into the timing devise.
The device captures wind and direction measurements from leg one to leg ten, average values can be calculated for both parameters, and the results displayed along with the time of the flight.
As such, the CD or timing gear operator will be empowered to confirm the validity of the flight conditions.