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Event info

This is a Sport Class only event. There will be advanced pilot mentors to help with small groups of pilots.

Hang 3 rating with aerotow sign off is a requirement. Aerotow practice and sign off is available before the competition.

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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 the turnpike. Get off at highway 50. Continue west to highway 33. Turn left. Go two miles.

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Event info

This is a Sport Class only event. There will be advanced pilot mentors to help with small groups of pilots.

Hang 3 rating with aerotow sign off is a requirement. Aerotow practice and sign off is available before the competition. Tows outside the competition days are paid for separately.

The weather turns soarable in February/March in Florida and Quest Air is a great place for cross country flying.

Live tracking with Flymaster trackers provided.

Helpful instructions: http://ozreport.com/2018GreenSwamphelpful.php

Payment here: http://ozreport.com/2018GreenSwamppay.php

The easy way to do waivers: http://ozreport.com/onlinewaivers.php

Waivers: http://ozreport.com/waivers.php

50 pilots + 10 mentors (we will be flexible if more sign up or we have less mentors)

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
Meet Organizer
Belinda Boulter
Meet Director

Selection and entry fee

Entry fee: $100

Aeortow fee -$375

Payment details and methods: http://ozreport.com/2018GreenSwamppay.php

After the registration please follow your status on the Pilots tab. Here is an explanation of statuses:

Waiting list – Registered but we have not received signed waivers and medical forms nor payment.

Waiting for payment – Registered and received signed waivers and medical form but not payment.

In progress – Registered and received payment but not signed waivers and medical form.

Confirmed – Registered and received signed waivers and medical form and payment.

Prize fund and scoring categories

Sport Class only trophies and daily prizes from our sponsors.

General schedule

Saturday, March 17th, 2018 - Registration Day
Check-in 10 am to noon, 3 pm to 5 pm, near Quest Air club house. Please arrive in time for check-in and later for meeting with mentors.

Get together, 7 pm, Quest Air club house
Mentors meet their first small groups, 7 pm

Sunday, March 18th through Saturday, March 24th - Competition flying days.

Saturday March, 24rh - Awards ceremony

Daily schedule

11:00 Pilot meeting
12:00 Launch
19:00 Track log download, if needed
20:00 Scores

Accommodation and Activities

Accommodations: http://ozreport.com/accommodationsquest.php

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How to get here

Wilotree Park, nee Sheets field (Quest Air Soaring Center) is about two miles south of Groveland, Florida, on 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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