Syosset is located on Long Island, just east of NYC. See map information at www.lisf.org
For MapQuest or GPS use 25 Southwoods Road, Syosset, NY 11791-2925
Long Island Expressway, Northern State Parkway or the Southern State Parkway East to Route 135 North (Seaford Oyster Bay Expressway) to Exit 14E Woodbury. This puts you on Jericho Tpk./Route 25 East.
Proceed on Jericho Tpk. about 1 mile - see golf course on left and Shopping center on left. Southwoods Road is between them.
Turn left on Southwoods Road - Proceed North -
In about a mile see Syosset High School on left and sports field on right. Turn right into sports field parking lot and proceed along right side to the rear and go through the orange gate to dirt road. Please drives slowly and with caution as bikers and hikers are present.
Field is at the end of this short road. Drive along edge to where you see other pilots.
ON FIELD REGISTRATION will be accepted up to 8:15 am. Contest is free to all under 18 years of age and over 65.
Pilots who are not experienced with the winch are welcome. We will help you launch your glider. Those who would prefer to have someone else throw the glider on launch just need to ask for assistance. We are glad to help.
Check here for local motel information: http://www.flyesl.org/forums/topic.asp?TOPIC_ID=318
As most pilots are now on 2.4 GHz there is no channel frequency board. We limit 72 MHz to no more than 1 per channel. See the CD at the field if you have questions or post a question at the discussion link above.
We have had problems on CHANNEL 57 on 72 MHz so we recommend against using this channel.
If there is a major sports event on the front field, they may tell you to park across South Woods Road. DON'T!
Tell them you are going to the Sailplane event in the Nature Preserve. They should let you drive in.
Water/soda will be available to all at no extra charge.
LUNCH WILL BE AVAILABLE BOTH DAYS FOR $5 PER DAY.
You can find a list of local motels here: http://www.flyesl.org/forums/topic.asp?TOPIC_ID=318