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Region 9 Sports Class - Practicel Day July 3, 2011 Report

The task was an assigned Area Triangle Minimum distance 85.5, Nominal 169.86, Maximum 253.51 for two hours time.

Richfield 30 mile radius - 62.12

Cedar City 12 mile radium - 151.91

Finish - 169.86

It was tough getting started, and conditions were a little diffucult to begin with.  We had advection of quite a bit of moisture into the area do to summer monsoons.  Pilots reported altitudes on course as high as 17,000 feet and lift generally around six knots with some thermals going to 11 knots.  This is a small contest with 13 pilots (+ Air Force Cadets alternate pilots), and 12 flew today.  Looks like the Air Force pilots had some fun today.

Two Air Force pilots earned their gold distance today.  Congratulations to Jacob Mersino and Lance Wach.

John "JJ" Sinclair won the Practice Day with 70.58 mph and 131.99 miles flown.


-Gary Kemp

with editing from Krista Knauer

Posted: 7/3/2011


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