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Region 9 - Pre Contest - Bulletin 1

Welcome to the Region 9 contest in Logan, Utah. This is Bulletin number 1, future bulletins will outline the facilities at the location, the facilities within the town of Logan, and any other information that needs to be distributed. If you have any questions, or need any information, please reply to this e-mail, and I will either address it singularly or in the next bulletin.

The Regional contest to be held at the same time as the 15 Meter Nationals and will have it’s practice day on 7/17, and the nationals practice days will be the 17th and 18th. We will be holding the mandatory pilots meeting twice, in case some pilots do not show up for the practice day. Probably (still planning) the 17th AND the 18th. T

here will be a few tows available before the practice days. I will confirm and let you know when the tow pilots will be available if you wish to arrive at the contest site early. I will have the tie-down assignment sign-up sheet available at the tie-down ramp area starting on the 16th. There is PLENTY of room for tie-downs. The airport graciously gave us an entire abandoned runway for tie-down spots. There are no chains or rebar, you will need to bring your own. The way to the grid from the tie-down is all paved, and there are not enough golf carts around to ferry your ships, so please Also remember to bring what tow equipment you will need. Latest information, there will be Marine/Boeing/Bell testing of the V-22 Osprey sharing the abandoned runway with us, there should be plenty of room, but I just wanted to let everyone know that we will move all the gliders as close as possible to the taxiway. The Military has taken the 1500 feet at the west end (nearest the gate) of the abandoned runway.

The Logan Cache Valley Airport has security clearance for the airport employees, and we will not be given the codes to enter the airport in the business area. If you review the map, you will see the West End Gate, and the Ramp/Tie-Down areas. The west end gate will be opened every morning around 7am, and closed again every night usually around 7-8pm. That is the area where the contestants will have access to the airport. When you are moving your ships to the grid, you need to go “around” the Utah Jet Center as shown on the map. there will be emergency access, and as usual Charlie”Lite” and myself do not leave the airport until we know where every single pilot is located.

The pilot briefings and contest gatherings will be in the Hangar of the FBO, Leading Edge Aviation. Leading Edge Aviation has access outside of the main gate to the airport. If you review the map, you will see a back door with some parking available in back of the hangar for Leading Edge Aviation. If you pull into the paved parking lot to the side of the Leading Edge Aviation (instead of the back door), you will have to go through their offices to get to the hangar. Please limit your traipsing through the office as much as possible. The Employees and staff of Leading Edge Aviation will be working with their normal business as well as hosting our contest.

The registration will be in the Hangar starting on the 16th of July. Each contestant will need to bring a copy of their insurance to verify that it is still valid for the length of the contest. Even though the on-line registration shows whether or not you have valid insurance, I require actually seeing the policy again at registration. If you have any other information that lapses before the contest, I will notify you via e-mail. i.e., SSA membership or pilots license. All the other information I need is available from your on-line registration.

We will be subscribing to Hawke Tracking to be shown during the day, so bring your SPOT trackers if you have them. I have a few volunteers from the National pilots to conduct strategy/training classes in the mornings before the pilot briefings.

I can’t wait to see all of you again! woo hoo...soaring season is soon!

Logan Cache Valley Airport

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Posted: 2/28/2011


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