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Old June 19th 06, 01:58 PM posted to rec.aviation.soaring
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Marfa, Texas hosted several US National contests in the 1960's, and the
1970 World Soaring Contest, first ever in the USA. National level
competition returns to Marfa as pilots and crews entered in the 2006
World Class (PW-5) national contest prepare to compete.

The contest begins June 20 and ends June 29.

Pilots entered are
John Byrd of Fort Davis, TX
J.C. Hauchecorne of Seattle, WA
Tom McKnight of Midland, TX
Francois Pin of Knoxville, TN
Frank Reid of Jefferson, SC
Jayne Reid of Jefferson, SC
Bill Snead of Georgetown, TX
Pat Tuckey of Fort Worth, TX
Mike Westbrook of Midlothian, TX

Competition Director is Charlie Spratt of Charlotte, NC
Scorer is Rick Sheppe of Post Mills, Vermont
Line Chief is Dennis Wright of Hobbs, NM
Contest Manager is Burt Compton of Marfa, TX

John Byrd and Bill Snead first flew at Marfa at the legendary 1969
Nationals, featurerd in the soaring movie "The Sunship Game". Burt
Compton crewed for his Dad at that contest, which had over 80 pilots
entered. It was the first US contest with the majority of the
sailplane fleet being imported fibreglass sailplanes. George Moffat
was the winner.

After the 2006 PW-5 contest, visiting pilots and sailplanes are welcome
- tows and instruction are available year-round. Website:
www.flygliders.com

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Old June 20th 06, 12:39 PM posted to rec.aviation.soaring
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Charlie Spratt's report, Rick Sheppe's scores and some excellent photos
at the SSA website www.ssa.org

Click on "Sailplane Racing", then "Contest Results" for the World Class
Nationals at Marfa, TX.

http://www.ssa.org/members/contestre...estresults.asp

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At 13:01 19 June 2006, Burt Compton - Marfa wrote:
Marfa, Texas hosted several US National contests in
the 1960's, and the
1970 World Soaring Contest, first ever in the USA.
National level
competition returns to Marfa as pilots and crews entered
in the 2006
World Class (PW-5) national contest prepare to compete.

The contest begins June 20 and ends June 29.

Pilots entered are
John Byrd of Fort Davis, TX
J.C. Hauchecorne of Seattle, WA
Tom McKnight of Midland, TX
Francois Pin of Knoxville, TN
Frank Reid of Jefferson, SC
Jayne Reid of Jefferson, SC
Bill Snead of Georgetown, TX
Pat Tuckey of Fort Worth, TX
Mike Westbrook of Midlothian, TX


Is that really only 9 gliders in a national contest?
We get a better turn out for an interclub competition.
Mind you it is better than we could achieve in the
UK. I dont think there are more than 5 airworthy PW5s
in the country.

Nigel



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Old June 20th 06, 05:03 PM posted to rec.aviation.soaring
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Eric Greenwell wrote:
Nigel Pocock wrote:
At 13:01 19 June 2006, Burt Compton - Marfa wrote:
Marfa, Texas hosted several US National contests in
the 1960's, and the
1970 World Soaring Contest, first ever in the USA.
National level
competition returns to Marfa as pilots and crews entered
in the 2006
World Class (PW-5) national contest prepare to compete.

The contest begins June 20 and ends June 29.

Pilots entered are
John Byrd of Fort Davis, TX
J.C. Hauchecorne of Seattle, WA
Tom McKnight of Midland, TX
Francois Pin of Knoxville, TN
Frank Reid of Jefferson, SC
Jayne Reid of Jefferson, SC
Bill Snead of Georgetown, TX
Pat Tuckey of Fort Worth, TX
Mike Westbrook of Midlothian, TX


Is that really only 9 gliders in a national contest?
We get a better turn out for an interclub competition.


So does much of the US, at least in more popular classes. The World
Class and Open Class (10 entries in the National contest last year, and
two of those were 15 meter gliders) don't have a lot of competitors.

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In adition.....do you know how Marfa,TX is from the rest of the US?
Dare to compare it to the highway distances in the UK? Would you like
to take a trip from Seattle to Marfa? How about NYC or Boston to Marfa?
It might not be the most popular class but still......

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Old June 20th 06, 10:16 PM posted to rec.aviation.soaring
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In adition.....do you know how Marfa,TX is from the
rest of the US?
Dare to compare it to the highway distances in the
UK? Would you like
to take a trip from Seattle to Marfa? How about NYC
or Boston to Marfa?
It might not be the most popular class but still......

Ok but the British overseas nationals attracted attracted
27 uk entries and that was held in southern Spain!



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mmmm 60km south of Madrid is not 'Southern' Spain,
agree its a long way but people drive from the south
of England to fly at Aboyne, not much in travel time
between the two.

Ged

At 21:18 20 June 2006, Nigel Pocock wrote:


In adition.....do you know how Marfa,TX is from the
rest of the US?
Dare to compare it to the highway distances in the
UK? Would you like
to take a trip from Seattle to Marfa? How about NYC
or Boston to Marfa?
It might not be the most popular class but still......

Ok but the British overseas nationals attracted attracted
27 uk entries and that was held in southern Spain!







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Old June 21st 06, 02:57 AM posted to rec.aviation.soaring
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Nigel Pocock wrote:

In adition.....do you know how Marfa,TX is from the
rest of the US?
Dare to compare it to the highway distances in the
UK? Would you like
to take a trip from Seattle to Marfa? How about NYC
or Boston to Marfa?
It might not be the most popular class but still......

Ok but the British overseas nationals attracted attracted
27 uk entries and that was held in southern Spain!


- Still there is plenty to do in Spain besides gliding, try visiting
Marfa - nothing but you, unberable sun and rattle snakes.

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Old June 21st 06, 04:14 AM posted to rec.aviation.soaring
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- Still there is plenty to do in Spain besides gliding,
try visiting
Marfa - nothing but you, unberable sun and rattle snakes.


Jiminy, do you guys think this stuff up while waiting
at the dentist office watching it rain? If someone
wants to fly their glider in Texas, more power to them.




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Nigel Pocock wrote:
At 13:01 19 June 2006, Burt Compton - Marfa wrote:
Marfa, Texas hosted several US National contests in
the 1960's, and the
1970 World Soaring Contest, first ever in the USA.
National level
competition returns to Marfa as pilots and crews entered
in the 2006
World Class (PW-5) national contest prepare to compete.

The contest begins June 20 and ends June 29.

Pilots entered are
John Byrd of Fort Davis, TX
J.C. Hauchecorne of Seattle, WA
Tom McKnight of Midland, TX
Francois Pin of Knoxville, TN
Frank Reid of Jefferson, SC
Jayne Reid of Jefferson, SC
Bill Snead of Georgetown, TX
Pat Tuckey of Fort Worth, TX
Mike Westbrook of Midlothian, TX


Is that really only 9 gliders in a national contest?
We get a better turn out for an interclub competition.


So does much of the US, at least in more popular classes. The World
Class and Open Class (10 entries in the National contest last year, and
two of those were 15 meter gliders) don't have a lot of competitors.

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Change "netto" to "net" to email me directly

Eric Greenwell - Washington State, USA

www.motorglider.org - Download "A Guide to Self-launching Sailplane
Operation"
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Old June 21st 06, 07:20 PM posted to rec.aviation.soaring
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Having been to Spain four times in the last ten years, and having been
to Marfa twice in the last 30, I'll take glider+Marfa, driving from any
distance!

~ted/2NO (robbed blind in two of four trips to Spain)

 




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