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Electroglide Report for Mar 2024

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We had a pretty fun Electroglide last Saturday. For three of the four launches, there was a good thermal lift column over the rotoplex area. Couple that with a mostly blue sky and a 6 mph southern breeze and you get a great time of glider flying.

First launch had ten aircraft take to the sky, seven Radians and three Open Class aircraft. Flight times were short though, maybe because no one had found the lift column. Scott Vance, (Radian), did find some lift getting a flight of 3:43 minutes plus a 20-point landing. Bob Anson, (Radian), had the next longest flight at 1:58 minutes, also getting a 20-point landing. Dennis LaBergh was third at 1:48 and a 20-point landing. Stephen Trager and Jon Vance, (both flying Radians), scored 30-point landings. Neil Zhu and Bob Stinson,(both flying Conscendos), scored 20-point landings.

Second launch saw an immediate jump in flight times with Neil flying the longest at 9:35 with a 20-point landing. Scott was second at 8:33 and a 20-point landing. Bruce Driver, (open class), came in third at 7:50 with a 10-point landing. Dennis and Stephen both had 30-point landings and Bob Stinson, had a 20-point landing.

Third launch had a bit shorter flight times. Dennis had the long flight at 8:23 with a 20-point landing. Scott was second at 7:41 and Neil was third at 7:16 with a 10-point landing. Stephen had a 30-point landing. Bob Stinson and Bob Anson both had 20-point landings.

Fourth and final launch had Stephen with the long flight at 6:30 minutes. Neil was second at 5:56 with a 30-point landing and Dennis was third at 5:41 with a 30-point landing.  Bob Stinson picked up a 30-point landing and Bruce picked up a 20-point landing.

Winners for the day.

Open Class:         

Neil Zhu               229 total points
Bob Stinson          215    “     points
Bruce Driver         105     “     points

Radian Class:
Dennis LaBerge     217  total points
Stephen Treger      176     “     points
Scott Vance           162     “     points

It was a sunny, fun day with some great flight times. Thanks to Frank Sutton for the event pictures. The next Electroglide will be on April 20th.

See you there,

Jeff Struthers