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This is a sport class only event.

The weather turns soarable in March in Florida and Quest Air is a great place to be in late March and April for cross country flying.

Please note that Saturday, March 25th is not a task day - it has been added to compensate for time zone differences.

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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

This is a sport class only event.

The weather turns soarable in March in Florida and Quest Air is a great place to be in late March and April for cross country flying.

Please note that Saturday, March 25th is not a task day - it has been added to compensate for time zone differences.

The competition/mentoring flying days are from Sunday, March 26th to Saturday, April 1st.

This mentoring/competition event is not USHPA or CIVL sanctioned, so there are no WPRS sport class points (there never were USHPA NTSS points for sport class).

You can find out how the previous Green Swamp Sport Klassic meets went to get an idea of what we do here by looking here: https://airtribune.com/gssk2017/blog

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

Davis Straub
Organizer

Selection and entry fee

Entry fee $25 plus $25 for entry into the 2017 Quest Air Cross Country (you must register there also - https://airtribune.com/2017-quest-air-cross-country/info)

Send $50 to davis@davisstraub.com as a friend on PayPal.

Register here and also at the Quest Air Cross Country here: https://airtribune.com/2017-quest-air-cross-country/registration.

The only waiver is the Quest Air waiver

Prize fund and scoring categories

Only Sport Class scoring.

General schedule

Sign the Quest waiver at the office when you first arrive at Quest.

Saturday, March 25th, 7 PM Check in at Out of Control Bar at club house.

Sunday, March 26th, 9 AM pilot briefing.

Competition flying dates Sunday, March 26th through Saturday, April 1st.

Daily schedule

10:00 Pilot meeting
12:00 Launch
20:00 Track log download
22:00 Scores

Accommodation and Activities

Plenty of shaded tent camping, $10 per night, first come first served. Check in with Spinner at the office.

http://ozreport.com/accommodationsquest.php

https://www.facebook.com/video.php?v=10151909665130974

https://www.facebook.com/video.php?v=10203436037206483

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.

Sheets Airport-FA42, 6548 Groveland Airport Rd, 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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Sport Class

  1. Mark Bourbonnais (207)
  2. James Race (218)
  3. Jeffrey Curtis (209)

The last day was blue and windy.

Sport Class results

Tasks and results

Task 1

26 Mar, 2017

Class 1 Sport, Class 5 — 55.2 km — Race to goal

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Task 2

27 Mar, 2017

Class 1 Sport, Class 5 — 50.4 km — Race to goal

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Task 3

28 Mar, 2017

Class 1 Sport, Class 5 — 94.5 km — Race to goal

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Task 4

29 Mar, 2017

Class 1 Sport, Class 5 — 63.1 km — Race to goal

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Task 5

30 Mar, 2017

Class 1 Sport, Class 5 — 62.5 km — Race to goal

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Task 6

01 Apr, 2017

Class 1 Sport, Class 5 — 49.9 km — Race to goal

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