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2012 DARTS September Club Contest

Sunday September 16, 2012

Twin Towers Area Park, Fairborn, Ohio
 
Sponsored by the DARTS (Dayton ARea Thermal Soarers)

Who: Any AMA member, spectators welcome
What: September Club Contest
When:  Sunday September 16, 2012
             Pilot's meeting at 9:30 AM
             First round starts at 10:00 AM
Where: Club Field, Twin Towers Area Park, Fairborn, OH
Type:  AMA Class D - Unlimited Thermal Duration Contest
Event details: AMA rules, 10 min maxes (typical, may be set differently on contest day)
                        25 foot landing tape, 100 points max,  1 point per 3 inches
                        Seeded Man on Man format for flight groups
                        Flight scores normalized, then landing scores added
Entry Fee: $10
Awards: Plaques through 3rd place (the graphics used for the award plaques are shown below)
Contest Director: Jerry Shape
      

2012  September Club Contest    Sunday, September 9, 2012   -   Pre-contest info

 

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          This is a picture from a past gathering of sailplane pilots at the DARTS field ready to launch their models:

This is one of the DARTS club contests.  Basically, a fun contest, though they at times can be highly competed.  Come on out and fly with us, a good time will be had by all

In Seeded Man-on-Man format, the flight groups for the first round are chosen randomly.  In each of the succeeding rounds,  the scores are sorted in order from high to low and the flight groups are chosen to accordingly from high to low. Thus as the day progresses, contestants are flying in flight groups with like performing pilots.  This Seeded Man-on-Man format has been a long time DARTS tradition and keeps things fun as you are competing with other similar airplanes and piloting skills

Come on out to fly or watch.  Spectators welcome!

 

Here are the graphics for the award plaques:
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