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Pay Entry Fee Here: $300 (includes $100 Wilotree Park Fee) http://ozreport.com/2019QuestAirpay1.php
Fill out Waivers: http://ozreport.com/onlinewaivers.php or http://ozreport.com/waivers.php (Only one set of waivers for both meets if you include "week1 and week 2" in the competition name)

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Flatland competition in Florida where the weather is so good so early.

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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

Pay Entry Fee Here: $300 (includes $100 Wilotree Park Fee) http://ozreport.com/2019QuestAirpay1.php
Fill out Waivers: http://ozreport.com/onlinewaivers.php or http://ozreport.com/waivers.php (Only one set of waivers for both meets if you include "week1 and week 2" in the competition name)

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

Flying dates: Sunday April 14h through Friday the 19th, 2019. Additional day Saturday, April 20th if less than 6 days flown.

Practice, Check-in and Welcome on Saturday, April 13th.

Live tracking with Flymaster trackers provided.

The competition is USHPA and CIVL sanctioned so USHPA NTSS and CIVL WPRS points will be awarded

Maximum 120 pilots.

Helpful instructions: http://ozreport.com/2019QuestAirhelpful.php

• Daily Prizes
• Event Tee-shirt
• Medical Emergency Service
• Food and drink for Competition Opening/Ceremony
• Brunch During Prize-giving Ceremony
• Weaklinks
• Flymaster Tracker
• Live Tracking
• On-line Turnpoint Coordinates
• On-line airspace file
• On-line task maps
• Free Wi-Fi
• Evening Parties and Entertainment
• Weather Briefing on Pilots’ Phones
• Task Sent to Pilots’ Phones
• Access to Professional Retrieval Coordinators (Retrieval Goddess’s Retrieval Service)
• Wilotree Park (includes access to clubhouse and amenities - e.g. swimming pool, kitchen, pool table, etc.)
• Camping available
• Help with finding accommodations
• Beer and wine available at no additional cost each night

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

The Oz Report
Belinda Boulter
Meet Director
Davis Straub
Meet Organizer

Selection and entry fee

Pay Entry Fee Here: $300 (includes $100 Wilotree Park Fee) http://ozreport.com/2019QuestAirpay1.php
Fill out Waivers: http://ozreport.com/onlinewaivers.php or http://ozreport.com/waivers.php (Only one set of waivers for both meets if you include "week1 and week 2" in the competition name)

Aerotowing fee - Likely to be $350 paid upon check-in

Aerotowing before the meet and on the practice day is an additional $25/tow.

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

Missing Requirements – Registered but we have not received (and reviewed) signed waivers and medical forms nor received payment.

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

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

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

Waiting list - (this is the default that Airtribune sets automatically when you register) probably we haven't yet set you as "Missing Requirements," which we do unless we see that you have done more than register. But, while we've never had a Waiting List before, who knows, we may have one in the future and you may be on it.

Prize fund and scoring categories

Trophies as per USHPA rules.
Daily prizes are given out from the sponsors.
Depending on the number of entrants there may be prize money.

General schedule

Saturday April 13th, Checkin and Official Practice Day
10:00-12:00 and 13:00 -16:00 Check-in, outside near club house
19:00 Welcome outside club house
Sunday, April 14th, 9:00 am - First pilot briefing

Daily schedule

Sunday, April 14th through Friday, April 19th (or the 20th)
11 AM pilot briefing
12:30 PM or later launch opens
19:00 Track log download if needed
20:00 Scores available

Accommodation and Activities

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

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How to get here

Wilotree Park/Sheets airfield is about one and a half 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.

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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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