|Description of a Duration and Speed Race|
|FINAL REMINDER – AIR RACING TOMORROW. Meet 1135 in Walter Beech Hall
Event will be Duration, with a special tiebreaker for anybody who makes 2 minutes.
Specifically, the tiebreaker will be: Speed (course TBD), using the same airplane you used for duration. the correct direction on the racecourse.
Except as modified by specific event rules, the following standing rules always apply:
- Anybody may use any glider and any board of their choosing
- At least one official flight area, and at least one practice area, will be designated based on available space. Please stay in your designated area.
- Scored flights:
o No limit to number of attempts, but we will take turns so that we all get approximately the same number of tries
o Any “false start” (i.e., an attempt in which you do not achieve roughly 10 seconds off sustained, controlled flight) may be re-flown immediately and will not count against you, whether it is for practice or for a scored flight
o One official flight in progress at any given time, in each designated area, unless the area is extremely large (e.g., the whole hall) in which case we may relax this restriction
o Each flier is permitted one practice flight with their glider of choice in the official flying area, immediately prior to an official flight attempt.
o Additional practice flying is permitted and encouraged in the practice area(s). However, except as noted above, official (scored) flying will have priority for gliders, and right-of-way in the event of any potential space conflicts.
o Multiple fliers may practice at one time in the practice area(s), but please be sensible
- Spectators and pilots:
o In the event of an actual or imminent mid-air collision, the best thing to do is STAND STILL.
o The same applies to gliders about to hit an obstacle or a person – both the pilot flying the aircraft, and anybody in the path of the aircraft, should stop and STAND STILL. This is the best way to avoid damage to people and aircraft.
- Lunch. Those who wish may join the GC (Glider Commission) and racers for lunch in the cafeteria afterwards
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