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Flatland competition in Florida where the weather is so good so early. Open, Sport, and Rigid wing classes. Follow the registration steps here and at Oz Report.

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Flying site

Wilotree Field (formerly Sheets airfield) is located one mile south of Groveland in Florida, United States. Groveland itself is situated in Lake County, in the centre of the state. The surrounding area is dominated by pasture lands intermixed with treed swamps and some residential areas.

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How to get here

Fly into Orlando. Head west on Florida's Turnpike (a toll road). Get off at Exit 272, Hwy 50 (Clermont). Continue west to Groveland and Highway 33.

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Event info

Flatland competition in Florida where the weather is so good so early. Open, Sport, and Rigid wing classes. Follow the registration steps here and at Oz Report.
You can find out more about Quest Air, the site of this competition here: http://questairhanggliding.com
Last day is really the 13th. I've added a day to deal with a bug in Live Tracking.

Flying site

Wilotree Field (formerly Sheets airfield) is located one mile south of Groveland in Florida, United States. Groveland itself is situated in Lake County, in the centre of the state. The surrounding area is dominated by pasture lands intermixed with treed swamps and some residential areas. Flatlands at about 100 ft MSL.

The airfield is a grass runway field with north/south and east/west runways. One can easily find it on the east side of State Hwy 33 one mile south of the intersection with state Hwy 50.

The field is surrounded by trees. Plenty of extra landings areas in all directions off the runway especially to the north.
Take-off and landing will be in generally the same location, whatever is appropriate for the winds at that time.

Quest Air Soaring Center is a year-round hang gliding flight park located at Wilotree Park.It has the largest collection of Bailey-Moyes Dragonflies in the world. Most have high power four cycle engines for getting you into the air fast.

The flying season is best in April and May or September and October. Quite flyable in summer, but rain in the afternoon. Some flying from November through March.

Average weather forecast for May: Low 65 degrees, high 89 degrees, rain: 3.1 inches. Software edged thermals, 300 – 500 fpm. Spaced a few miles apart. Cloud base from 3,000’ to 8,000’. Average around 4,000’ – 5,000’. Wind direction varies considerably.

The record distance made fromQuest Airis 283 miles, the East coast record, held jointly by Jonny Durand, Jr and Dustin Martin. First 200+ mile flight on the east coast was made by Davis Straub, 212 miles. Numerous 100+ mile flights to the north and south are made there, for example, 125 miles to the Florida Ridge flight park.

Take off Wilotree field
GPS (Degrees): Lat: 28° 31' 58.320'', Lng: -81° 50' 48.180''

East/west runway: Length: 1780 ft, Width: 155 ft
North/south runway: Length: 2000 ft, Width: 115 ft
Launch method: Dragonfly aerotowing.

Organizers

Belinda Boulter
Meet Director

Selection and entry fee

$300-$450 See payment details here: http://ozreport.com/2016QuestAirOpen.php

If your pilot status is Waiting list that means we have not received your waivers and medical form and payment.

If Waiting for Payment, we have received waivers and medical form, but not payment.

If In Progress, we have received payment but not waivers and medical form.

If confirmed, all three steps have been completed.

Prize fund and scoring categories

We will provide trophies/prizes and cash prizes for class 1 open, sport class, rigids (if enough enter) and women's. The amount of prize money depends on the number of entries (little sponsorship money) and in open it goes down to fifth place. Daily prizes are given out from the sponsors.

General schedule

Friday May, 6th - Registration and Practice Day
10:00-12:00 and 13:00 -16:00 Check-in, Quest Air club house
18:00 Welcome Dinner, Quest Air club house
Saturday May 7, 9:00 am - First pilot briefing

Daily schedule

10:00 Pilot meeting
12:00 Launch
18:00 Track log download
20:00 Scores

Accommodation and Activities

Plenty of shaded tent camping, $10 per night, first come first served.

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How to get here

Sheets field (Quest Air Soaring Center) is about one mile south of Groveland, Florida, on State Highway 33. It is a left turn at a busy bend in the road (be careful). Headquarters is the club house, first building on the right.

Groveland, FL 34736, USA
Groveland, Florida US

Plane

The nearest international airport is Orlando. From there you take a car to Quest Air hang gliding club.

Car

It take about 1 hour driving from Orlando. Take highways 528, Florida's turnpike and FL-50 to get to Sheets airfield. This route is about 42 miles.

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Confirmed pilots
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Rigid Class

  1. Bruce Barmakian (502)
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Rigid Class results

Sport Class

  1. Kelly Myrkle (208)
  2. Niki Longshore (207)
  3. Erik Grabowski (203)

Sport Class results

Open Class

  1. Jonny Durand (138)
  2. robin hamilton (131)
  3. Zac Majors (128)

Open Class results

Tasks and results

Task 1

07 May, 2016

Class 1, Class 5 — 160.0 km — Race to goal

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07 May, 2016

Class 1 Sport — 69.1 km — Race to goal

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Task 2

08 May, 2016

Class 1, Class 5 — 113.6 km — Race to goal

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08 May, 2016

Class 1 Sport — 50.5 km — Race to goal

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Task 3

09 May, 2016

Class 1, Class 5 — 82.5 km — Race to goal

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Task 3

09 May, 2016

Class 1 Sport — 43.2 km — Race to goal

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Task 4

10 May, 2016

Class 1, Class 5 — 89.5 km — Race to goal

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Task 4

10 May, 2016

Class 1 Sport — 34.9 km — Race to goal

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Task 5

11 May, 2016

Class 1, Class 5 — 100.2 km — Race to goal

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Task 5

11 May, 2016

Class 1 Sport — 52.5 km — Race to goal

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Task 6

12 May, 2016

Class 1, Class 5 — 59.6 km — Race to goal

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Task 6

12 May, 2016

Class 1 Sport — 28.3 km — Race to goal

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Task 7

13 May, 2016

Class 1, Class 5 — 72.1 km — Race to goal

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Task 7

13 May, 2016

Class 1 Sport — 34.1 km — Race to goal

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