Announcing the 2nd Annual Beloit
On Sept. 15th, 16th and 17th
2006, Sylvania Soaring Adventures
Inc. will host a 1-26 Fun Fly Regatta that will include awards for the best
scores in five different events. These
events will be:
- Maximum Altitude Gain from release
- Short Field Landing
- Maximum single cross country flight distance
- Maximum duration from a 3000 foot tow
- Best of Regatta (pilot/ crew/ spectator voting)
Contestants will choose the
time and the day during the Regatta that they attempt each event (except the
short field landing event which will take place on a designated day). Each
event can be attempted as many times as the contestant wishes. The best altitude/ time/distance of the
flights will count towards the Regatta score in that event.
The requirements are that you
use a Schweizer 1-26 and show proof of insurance, pilotís license, and a
current flight review. Scoring will be
very easy following badge rules with barographs and cameras or GPS data loggers. But, non secure GPS traces such as are
allowed in the 1-26 Championships are also ok so long as we can import them
into SeeYou or a similar program.
If you donít have a 1-26, you
can sign up to rent one of our two 1-26Eís.
We will also have up to 4 barographs available for rental.
Social events will include
cookouts hosted by Sylvania Soaring Adventures Inc. Primitive camping is
available on the field, but we will have showers available. Also, there are lots of hotels within 5
minutes of the airport, and many good restaurants close by.
We will be able to handle up
to 20 entrants (first come first servedÖso let us know early if you can attend),
with tows for practice or just to get to know the area, starting on Sept. 14th. There is no entry fee or cost other than to
pay for your tows. If you donít have a
crew, our staff will happily assist you with assembly and disassembly, and
retrievals if prior arrangements are made.
We have plenty of area for tying down your ship and trailer parking (just
bring your own anchors). Last years
event was lots of fun, with very good flying weather.
Direct any questions you have
about the event to Kurt Strong at
262-248-0470. Regatta rules can be
found at the Sylvania Soaring Adventures Inc. web site http://www.soarmidwest.com/ or the 1-26 web site