Archive for April, 2016



Here’s a list of OVSS contests in the MidSouth area.

Download it here: 2016 Mid South Soaring Contest Schedule



2, 3 Toledo Ohio Toledo Model Show

16, 17 Delmont PA ESL/OVSS Combined TD Contest

23, 24 Dayton DARTS Club TD

30 Iowa Misty Meadows OVSS TD (Second day May 1)

May 1 Iowa Misty Meadows OVSS TD


7,8 Tullahoma Coffee Airfoiler’s ALES (Mother’s Day)

14, 15 Dayton DARTS Club TD

28, 29 Greenville SC 29 Memorial Day Mid South 


4, 5 St Louis MVSS Gateway Open Mixed Launch TD

11, 12 Fairborne OH MOSS,DARTS Joint ALES #1

18, 19 USA Father’s Day

24,25, 26 Louisville LASS Derby Soar ALES, RES, Mixed Launch TD 


2, 3, 4 USA Independence Day Weekend

16, 17 Dayton DARTS Unlimited TD

27, 28 Muncie Unlimited NATS

30, 31 Muncie ALES NATS


13, 14 Dayton DARTS Club TD

20, 21 Lafayette IN Cloud Jockey’s

27, 28 Chicago SOAR Mixed Launch TD


3, 4,5 USA Labor Day

10, 11 Lexington Mid-America Soaring Championships

(F3K Team Select Muncie)

17, 18 Muncie Masters & Nos Muncie

24,25 Fairborne OH MOSS/DARTS ALES

24, 25 Shelbyville The Bruce F3K (DLG)


1, 2 Muncie OVSS Fall Roundup

15, 16 Dayton DARTS Club TD 

28, 29, 30 Ocala, FL Tangerine Soaring Masters, ALES & Mixed Launch TD

2016 Club Contest Series Off to a Great Start!

2016 Club Contest Series Off to a Great Start!

Photo from our first club fly, February

Photo from our first club fly, February (I’m the one taking the photo!)               LtoR – Shaun, Marc, he who must be un-named, Steve, Ron, Tom


Club contest CD’s Steve Gammons (2Ch) and Marc Marcum (ALES) stepped up and got things going as planned!
Steve kicked off with an ambitious 2ch start on March 13th but weather cancelled us.
But he brought home a home run for April with 5 pilots, 4 rounds and really good weather.
Marc started his season on April 2, and again good weather and 5 rounds!
Steve is in-it-to-win-it again this season, putting in lots of practice for both events and his scores so far show it.
(he dominated last season too!)
We will attempt 5 rounds per contest if possible.

2 Channels-you-can’t-use (spoilers or flaps) Series

Setup 9:00 am –  Pilots’ Meetings 10:00 am

CD Steve Gammon

Sat 3/13 Cancelled due to bad weather

Sat 4/10    Big success! Good conditions, 5 pilots “Steve G dominates!”

Sat 5/15

Sat 8/7

Sat 9/11

Sat 10/9
Club ALES Series

Set up 9:30am – Pilots’ Meetings 10:00 AM

Sun 4/3  3 pilots, 5 rounds

Sat 5/7

Sat 6/4

Sat 7/9

Sat 8/6

Sat 9/17

Sat 10/8


2016 Club ALES#1 and 2ch #1 Report

2016 Club ALES#1 and 2ch #1 Report

CD’s Steve Gammons (2 Channels-You-Can’t-Use) and Marc Marcum  (ALES) were both happily surprised to see the turn out at their first events.

Steve’s first date was an ambitious March 13th but the weather didn’t cooperate so it had to be cancelled.  And his second choice date in April threatened to be windy and hot but turned to be a really nice day,  He had  5 pilots and we flew 4 rounds.   Steve’s been working really hard to get his soaring skills back after a lot of years away from the hobby and club, and it showed last season and it looks like he’s going to dominate again this season as he won the series last season and took his season opener too.
Marc lucked out will a really good day all around but only 3 pilots came.  No worries because the day turned out to be really good soaring and even though Marc was very weak due to very serious and recent surgery, he provide 5 rounds!  He should have stayed home to recover but he wanted to insure you guys would have the events promised.
Steve was again the pilot most tuned up but I managed to edge him out by making all my times.
That day there were a lot of ground thermals, so landings were a challenge, I was flying the new Calypso foam ship, out of a possible 250 landing points I only managed 60! Steve did well to hit 100 points and Marc the guy who has been religious about practicing the 20 second landing pattern till its become automatic, racked up 115 points!
Guys, our two CD’s give up all the family, house, etc plans to put activities for us, at minimum reply to upcoming event posts so that they can plan how many high starts/landing tapes to set up.  Even if you can’t fly, we always need timers to help.
Take a look at the score sheets, I work hard to record and publish them.  Analyze the flight times and landings.  Better yet make sure that your scores on on the reports too! :-)  
2016 LASS 2CH #1
2016 LASS ALES #1