Int’l Handlaunch Glider Festival 2005

Int’l Handlaunch Glider Festival 2005

IHLGF 2005 Winners

LASS club members Bruce Davidson and Ken Marks made their way out to Poway, California last week to the Torrey Pines Gulls 2005 Int’l Handlaunch Glider Festival. Something like 90 pilots from many different countries attended the three-day event. Friday there was a discus-launch “clinic”, with our own Bruce Davidson heading up one of the topic (I believe it was “What to carry in your field box”). Saturday and Sunday consisted of the best-of-the-best in handlaunch battling it out in the heat and winds that Poway is known for.

In the end, East-coaster Phil Barnes won the contest over 2nd-place Paul Anderson and 3rd-place Joe Wurts. Bruce ended up in 5th place, edging out Mark Drela and Adam “Red” Weston for 6th and 7th.

Images and results are just now starting to trickle in. Expect more photos and reports soon!
In the meantime, check out these RCGroups threads: Poway International Hand launch Glider Festival, Poway Results

Ken and Bruce are staying out in Cali for a little while longer, hoping to catch some mean dynamic soaring (DS) action at Parker Mountain. What a blast!

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