Archive for November, 2006

President’s Log: November, 2006

President’s Log: November, 2006

It’s been a while since I have submitted something for the LASS web site. Ben has done such a good job I have been letting him do most of the work. Thanks Ben!

As a way of catching up let me start with some of the more recent activities and go backwards in time. As of today (11/26/06) our own Gordy has completed his LSF level 5 contest wins. The well traveled Gordy got both of his last two wins flying in the Tangerine soaring contest in Florida over Thanksgiving weekend. He took first both days flying in unlimited class. Congratulations go out to Gordy for completing what is to most people the hardest task toward achieving Level 5.

Gordy got his wins the same weekend the rest of the club stayed home and flew in the dark in our annual “UFOs over J-Town”. We had seven pilots meet in the dark at Vettner. Three pilots were from the Lexington club just to prove the Louisville guys are not the only ones that are a little unscrewed at the socket.
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UFOs Over J-Town!

UFOs Over J-Town!

The annual LASS Night Fly went down on Saturday evening with a group of guys from the Bluegrass Soaring Society showing up and strapping glow-sticks to sacrificial planes.

Photos were taken: 2006.11.25 – LASS Night Fly!

LASS at the ECHLGF

LASS at the ECHLGF

Ken and Bruce at the 2006 ECHLGF

LASS members Bruce Davidson and Ken Marks represented Louisville at the East Coast Handlaunch Glider Festival in Wilson, NC from October 20-22. The brand-new XP-5 DLG from Polecat Aero was unveiled, and Ken and Bruce had a grand old time.

In the end, Bruce placed 3rd and Ken was 14th out of 24

Results are here, pictures are here, and you can read all the war-stories you want over at RCGroups!