Update: Due to the Covid-19 virus situation and latest weather forecast, this contest has been reduced to a single day contest on Sunday and there is no fee (unless you want to contribute to the club). Weather forecast calls for partly sunny conditions with winds about 10 mph. There are only 3 people registered as of Wed, but hopefully a few more will come. The start of the contest has been moved from 8:00 am to 10:00 am and we will go until 2 pm. Please watch for bikers and pedestrians on the trail and on the field as you drive in and during the contest- lately, our field has become more popular among dog walkers and bikers. Also drive slowly and watch for a big rock on the left side of the dirt road to the field. We will maintain 6 feet rule and I will provide surgical masks.
This will be an Altitude Limited Electric Soaring contest based on AMA Competition Rules for event 463. We will be using 5M landing tapes marked at 1/2 meter increments. Any local modifications or exceptions will be set at the pilot's meeting by the CD.
ALES device in the plane will be set to 100, 150 or 200 meters as determined by the CD according to prevailing conditions.
Novice Class Rule Exception: Novice pilots flying Radian, Radian Pro, Radian XL or Night Radian that are using the stock motor, prop, and 3 cell battery may apply to the CD to be allowed to launch based on a 30 second climb rather than an ALES device as LISF has determined that these e-gliders cannot exceed 200M in 30 seconds (time will be adjusted proportionally if a lower altitude is chosen by CD, eg 22.5 seconds for 150M). All other e-gliders will require ALES devices (I have a cam unit you can borrow).
Expert to third place
Sportsman to third place
Novice to second place
Stillwell Field GPS - 40.832865, -73.482408
Your car’s navigation system may also be able to use the address:
25 Southwoods Road, Syosset, NY 11791-2925.
Find your way to Long Island and look for the Long Island Expressway (LIE RT 495), Southern State Parkway or Grand Central Parkway (which becomes Northern State Pkwy) East.
Take these to Rt 135 North, the Seaford Oyster Bay Expressway All the way to the next to last exit, Exit 14E Rt 25 East toward Woodbury
Go about .6 miles - Turn left onto Southwoods Road ( golf course on left)
Go about 1.3 miles (pass Syosset High School) to Sportsfield on right.
Go into the parking lot and drive down the right side, past sports fields, to the gate. If the gate is locked or you have any questions, feel free to call me, David Immanuel, on my cell at 516-410-4359.
Drive slowly, watching for walkers and mountain bikers crossing the road (Bike trails cross this road) The road will open to a field. Look for tents and cars. Drive along the edge of the field.
Avoid disturbing the uncut tall grass as much as possible. Park 10 feet from the tall grass, per Nassau County's request.
Food and Drinks - Bring your own lunch as no food will be provided or be available on the field.
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