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Default The Eastern Soaring League 2012 Contest Calendar

The Eastern Soaring League 2012 Contest Calendar

Electric sailplane pilots may wish to attend one of these events to watch how pure gliders are flown in a regional contest format.

There are two divisions in the Eastern Soaring League.

TD - Unlimited Sailplane launched off winches. TD is typicall flown in a man on man format.
HLG - Hand Launched Gliders - Typically flown under FAI F3K rules using discus launched gliders.

Both divisions are reflected below. Note that this is a draft and is subject to change. For the latest, check the ESL web site at www.flyesl.org

Typically there is an Expert Class and a Sportsman Class flown at each contest. There is also a Novice program for pilots new to ESL contests who may wish to give it a try. Naturally Experts tend to fly higher end birds while Novices may be flying Easy Gliders in TD or 2 channel kit built DLGs in HLG. You can read about the ESL classes here:

There may be changes to follow - for planning purposes only
17 Contest weekends, 34 total contests

Date Contest name Location Point of Contact
5/5 5/6... HRSF/BRASS Waynesboro, VA TD Josh Glaab
5/19 5/20... MARKS Salisbury, MD Jeff McCarter
5/19 5/20... ESL at Horsefeathers Warrenton, VA TD Kerry Cochrell
6/2 6/3... BASS HLG Baltimore, MD Randy Kleinert
6/9 6/10... SKSS Newark, DE TD Bill Groft
6/23 6/24... LISF-1 Syosset, NY TD Phil Abatelli
7/7 7/8... CRRC-HL Boston, MA HL Anker Berg-Sonne
7/14 7/15... DBSF-1 Reading, PA TD Luis Bustamante
7/28-8/5... NATS Muncie, IN
8/4 8/5 ...LISF-HLG Syosset, NY HL Frank Nasita
8/11 8/12... CRRC Boston, MA TD Anker Berg-Sonne
8/18 8/19... CASA-HLG Rockville, MD HL Jay Hunter
8/25 8/26... ESL-Mid Season Reading, PA TD Steve Lucke
9/8 9/9... CASA Unlimited Warrenton, VA TD Kerry Cochrell
9/15 9/16... SKSS Handluanch Newark, DE HL Eric Teder
9/22 9/23... LISF-2 Syosset, NY TD Phil Abatelli
10/6 10/7... ESL TD End of Season Reading, PA TD Josh Glaab
10/6 10/7... DESS/HLG End of Season Wilson, NC HL Dick Proseus


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