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The East Coast Championship returns to Ridgely Maryland in 2019. Come and fly the former home of Highland Aerosports with some of the best pilots in the country during the peak conditions of the season.

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Flying site

Highland Aerosports is a club situated in Ridgely, Maryland USA . It is a town airport with all the necessary infrastructure. To launch there it is absolutely necessary that all pilots shall be thoroughly skilled at aerotowing and capable of aerotowing in competition conditions.

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Event info

The East Coast Championship returns to Ridgely Maryland in 2019. Come and fly the former home of Highland Aerosports with some of the best pilots in the country during the peak conditions of the season. Landing fields as far as the eye can see. The race to goal competition is USHPA sanctioned and CIVL sanctioned. Free camping available on site. Pilots must have their H3 with XC and AT skills.

Practice day is Saturday, 6/08/19, followed by seven days of competition.
Live trackers will be provided for automated scoring. Free camping is available onsite.
Ridgely MD is just a 90-minute drive to Washington DC, and the beach resorts of Maryland and Delaware.

Payment of Comp fees can be via Paypal (as a friend) to lucky_chevy@yahoo.com.
Refund Policy: A full refund will be given for cancelations made 60 or more days prior to the start of the competition. Refunds minus $100 will be made for cancelations made within 60 days of the competition.

Flying site

Highland Aerosports is a club situated in Ridgely, Maryland USA . It is a town airport with all the necessary infrastructure. To launch there it is absolutely necessary that all pilots shall be thoroughly skilled at aerotowing and capable of aerotowing in competition conditions. There aren't any mountains on the Eastern Shore of Maryland, so we use a powered ultralight specifically designed for towing hang gliders into the air. Very similar to the system sailplanes have been using for well over 50 years, this system consists of a 250 ft. tow rope connecting the release of the hang glider to the release on the tow vehicle.

Take off
The airport is a large grassy field with asphalt runways.
Coordinates 38.970363, -75.869026.

It is connected with Ridgely by Oakland road.

Organizers

Dan Lukaszewicz
Meet Director
804.615.1179
Kate Griffin
Scoring

Selection and entry fee

The entry fees are $350 before February 15th and $450 thereafter. Aerotowing fees are estimated to be $400 for the competition. Tows for practice day are $25/each.

Once you sign up please download, complete, and email me the competition waivers. Send you entry fee via paypal (use the send money to a friend option), include in the payment notes what size tee shirt you would like.

Prize fund and scoring categories

Prizes will be awarded per USHPA requirements.
Daily Prizes from Sponsors
(No prize money is planned)

General schedule

Saturday, June 8th 2019 (Registration and Practice Day)
June 9-15 2019 (Competition Days)
June 15th 2019 (Awards Presentation)

Daily schedule

Saturday, June 8th 2019 (Practice Day)
09:00-1200 & 1300-1600 - Official Registration opens
13:00 - Launch open for practice

June 9-15 2019
10:00 - General Announcements and Day Prizes
10:30 - Weather Briefing / Task announced
11:00 - Volunteer Meeting
1:00 - Launch Opens

Accommodation and Activities

Free Camping on site. (The former RV power connections are scheduled to be removed prior to the event)

How to get here

Ridgely Airpark, is an airport located 2mi Northeast of Ridgely, Maryland. The address is 24030 Race Track Rd Ridgely, Maryland 21660

Ridgely Airpark-RJD, 24030 Race Track Rd, Ridgely, MD 21660, USA
Ridgely, MD US

Plane

The nearest airport is Dulles International Airport of Washington DC.

Car

It takes about 2 hour to get to Ridgely form Dulles airport and Pholadelphia. It takes about 1 hour to drive there from Washington DC along 301 highway.

Taxi

10 minutes from Ridgely center.

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