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Pay Entry Fee Here: $400 (includes $100 Wilotree Park Fee), $500 after March 10h) http://ozreport.com/2020Paradisepay.php. This gets you confirmed for a spot in the competition.

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

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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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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: $400 (includes $100 Wilotree Park Fee), $500 after March 10h) http://ozreport.com/2020Paradisepay.php. This gets you confirmed for a spot in the competition.

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

This is a CIVL category 2 competition set up for Class 1 Open pilots. Sport Class pilots who can't qualify for the Worlds can register also as well as any Sport Class pilots flying in the Worlds. Women, Rigid and Swift class pilots flying in the Worlds looking to practice in advance of the Worlds are also welcome.

Flying dates: Sunday April 12th through Saturday the 18th, 2020.
Official practice days with tasks and daily scoring (not counted in the overall score) - Friday, April 10th and Saturday, April 11th

Check-in Friday and Saturday morning and Saturday afternoon

Live tracking with Flymaster trackers provided.

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

Maximum 125 pilots.
• Daily Prizes
• Event Tee-shirt
• Food and drink Saturday evening
• Brunch During Prize-giving Ceremony
• Weaklinks
• Flymaster Tracker
• Live Tracking
• On-line Turnpoint Coordinates
• On-line airspace files
• On-line task maps
• Free WiFi
• 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 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

Pay Entry Fee Here: $400 (includes $100 Wilotree Park Fee, $500 after March 10th) There are additional PayPal fees. http://ozreport.com/2020Paradisepay.php

Aerotowing fee - $400 (If paid by PayPal there is an additional fee of $20)

Aerotowing before the official practice days is an additional $35/tow.

You can fill out some waivers in advance, print out and turn in at checkout at: http://ozreport.com/2020waivers.php (not available yet).

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

Waiting for payment – Registered but we have not received entry fee payment.

Confirmed – Registered and received payment.

Waiting list - (this is the default that Airtribune sets automatically when you register) probably we haven't yet set you as "Waiting for Payment," which we do unless we see that you have paid at the same time that you 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

Friday, April 10th, Check-in 9 AM - 11 AM
Saturday April 11th, Check-in 9 AM - noon, 1 PM to 4 PM
Check-in, outside near club house
19:00 Welcome outside club house
Sunday, April 12th, 9 AM: Task and Safety Committee meetings
Sunday, April 12th, 10 AM: Pilot briefing

Daily schedule

10 AM: Task and Safety Committee meetings
11 AM: Pilot briefing /Task briefing
12:30 PM: Take-off window opens:
7 PM: Scoring office opens
10 PM: Provisional results

Accommodation and Activities

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

http://ozreport.com/accommodationsquest.php

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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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The Oz Report
Davis Straub
Meet Organizer
Belinda Boulter
Meet Organizer/Meet Director
Kate Griffin
Scorekeeper/Tracker wrangler

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