Any Electric Glider pilots out there?

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Any Electric Glider pilots out there?

Postby aeajr » Wed Jan 08, 2014 4:52 am

Electric gliders are exploding in popularity. And many e-glider pilots become quite good at thermal soaring. Well, if you are one of those and you are not too far from Long Island, NY you might find this interesting.

LISF ALES Contest Registration is Open.
Reg Link -

This is going to be a fun event.

This will be an Altitude Limited Electric Soaring, ALES, event for electric gliders flown by AMA rules for event 631. You can find the rules here: The final scores will be posted to the ESL web site and will be reported to the ALES League.

All e-gliders require an ALES device set to cut the motor at 200 meters or 30 seconds, whichever comes first. In ESL tradition we will fly Expert and Sportsman class of pilots. We will fly one class of aircraft, unlimited, meaning you can fly whatever size aircraft you like with whatever controls you like.

Rounds will be 10 minutes unless modified by the CD. Scoring will be MOM, man on man, seeded after the second round. As per AMA rules we will be using 5M 50 point landing tapes with 5 points per 1/2 meter.

We are going to cap registration at 44 to make best use of the 11 launch/land circles we can accommodate. No round will start after 3:30 on Saturday and no round will start after 2:30 pm on Sunday.

AMA membership required. You must show your AMA card to sign in at the field. On field registrations will be accepted but space can not be guaranteed so best to register on-line. If you have problems registering please contact Ed Anderson: aeajr at optonline dot net.

We will also accept Novice pilots if there is room. Novice Pilots fly FREE! Registration priority will go to Expert and Sportsman pilots but we usually have room for novice pilots too.

If you have never flown a contest before, that's OK. We love new pilots. We will help you and coach you if you would like the help.

Awards for 1st, 2nd and 3rd in Expert and 1st, 2nd and 3rd in Sportsman.

In addition there will be recognition awards for top 2M or smaller gliders in Sportsman and Expert so don't hesitate to bring your Radian, e-Gentle Lady or the like. Two meter e-gliders are very popular in these events.

Participation Certificate for Novice Pilots who are registered on-line, prior to the contest day.

Water/soda will be available to all at no extra charge.


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Re: Any Electric Glider pilots out there?

Postby Harrison » Mon Sep 29, 2014 8:02 pm

Sounds Epic!
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