for event 444 in a man on man format.
Typically we will launch in sequence in 3-4 pilot flight groups. See video
for a launch example.
Launches will be from ESL provided winches. Pilots may launch their own
planes or have someone else launch for them, but the pilot must retain
control of the radio throughout the flight. If you need help launching from
a winch, don't hesitate to ask for assistance.
We will be using standard 100" landing tapes marked at 1 inch increments.
Any local modifications or exceptions will be set at the pilot's meeting by
Expert to third place
Sportsman to third place
Novice to second place
GPS - 40.832865, -73.482408
Long Island Expressway (495) to Exit 44N Rt 135
Northern State Parkway to Exit 36B North to Rt 135
Southern State Parkway to Exit 28A North
Continuing from Rt 135 North =========
Rt 135 to Exit 14E Rt 25 East toward Woodbury
Go about .6 miles - Turn left onto South Woods Road ( golf course on left)
Go about 1.3 miles (pass Syosset High School) to Sports field on right.
Go into the parking lot and drive down the right side, past sports fields,
past the gate onto the dirt road.
Drive slowly, watching for walkers and bikes crossing the road. The road
will open to a field. Look for tents and cars. Drive along the edge of the
field. Please park 10 feet away from the tall grass to leave a lane.
Food and Drinks - LISF will provide water and soft drinks at no charge.
Bring your own lunch as no food will be provided or be available on the
Timing - All pilots will be expected to time for other pilots or the contest
will not be able to proceed until we have enough timers. Pilots are
expected to arrange for a timer prior to coming to the flight line. If you
need help, ask. If you have not timed before, this document may be helpful.
The Job of the Timer at a TD Contest
Frequency Control - As most pilots are on 2.4 GHz LISF will not be posting a
frequency control board. Anyone flying on 72 MHz or other channels
requiring frequency control should notify the scorekeeping tent so we can
identify any conflicts. If there are conflicts, the pilots in question will
be asked to work out a frequency change or a frequency sharing plan.