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Flatland competition in Florida where the weather is so good so early. Open, Sport, and Rigid wing classes.

You can find out more about Quest Air, the site of this competition here: http://questairhanggliding.

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Flying site

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

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Where is it

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.

You can find out more about Quest Air, the site of this competition here: http://questairhanggliding.com

There are two weeks of competition. You don't have to fly both weeks. Either the first or the second is fine and we'll keep track of race to goal scoring for each week.

Actual flying dates: Monday, April 17th through Sunday, April 23rd and Tuesday, April 25th through Monday, May 1st. I've added the other dates to deal with a bugs in Live Tracking.

The competition is not USHPA or CIVL sanctioned so there are no NTSS or WPRS points available.

Maximum 40 pilots.

Flying site

Wilotree Park (Sheets airfield) is located one mile south of Groveland in Florida, United States. Groveland itself is situated in Lake County, in the center 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 two miles south of the intersection with state highway 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.

Paradise Airsports is a year-round hang gliding flight park located at Wilotree Park.

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 from Wilotree Park 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.

Selection and entry fee

$25 for first week and $25 for second week. Also you must register at the 2017 Quest Air Cross Country competition (the full year competition) at $25 - https://airtribune.com/2017-quest-air-cross-country/info.

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.

You can send $50-$75 to davis@davisstraub.com via PayPal. Send as a friend.

When you have paid, you will be shown as confirmed. You need to register here.

Aerotow fees likely to be $375 per week..

Prize fund and scoring categories

Class 1, Class 1 Sport, Rigid wing. No prizes.

General schedule

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

Monday April 17th, 9 AM pilot briefing.

Tuesday April 25th, 9 AM pilot briefing.

Daily schedule

11:00 Pilot meeting
1:00 Launch
20:00 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 United States

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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Organizers

Belinda Boulter
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Davis Straub
Organizer

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Tasks and results

Task 1

17 Apr, 2017

Class 1 — 97.1 km — Race to goal

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17 Apr, 2017

Class 1 Sport — 40.9 km — Race to goal

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18 Apr, 2017

Class 1 — 69.9 km — Race to goal

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18 Apr, 2017

Class 1 Sport — 37.8 km — Race to goal

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Task 3

19 Apr, 2017

Class 1 — 96.9 km — Race to goal

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Task 4

20 Apr, 2017

Class 1 — 105.0 km — Race to goal

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20 Apr, 2017

Class 1 Sport — 39.9 km — Race to goal

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Task 5

21 Apr, 2017

Class 1 — 176.9 km — Race to goal

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21 Apr, 2017

Class 1 Sport — 79.1 km — Race to goal

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Task 6

22 Apr, 2017

Class 1 — 146.3 km — Race to goal

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Task 5

22 Apr, 2017

Class 1 Sport — 62.5 km — Race to goal

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Task 1

25 Apr, 2017

Class 1 — 78.8 km — Race to goal

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Task 2

26 Apr, 2017

Class 1, Class 1 Sport — 38.9 km — Race to goal

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Task 3

27 Apr, 2017

Class 1 — 147.0 km — Race to goal

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Task 4

28 Apr, 2017

Class 1, Class 1 Sport — 185.4 km — Race to goal

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