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Blue Skies Over Arizona F3K Event (incl. e-F3K class)

CD: Charles Martin

Contest Format
Traditional F3K and e-F3K planes are welcomed.

12 preliminary rounds- 8 rounds Saturday and 4 rounds Sunday that will conclude with
4 rounds of flyoffs on Sunday for the top 30%

NOTE: e-F3K planes will be fully integrated into the contest and will fly the same tasks as F3K planes. 
e-F3K planes are to set their AMRT's for a 50m launch cut-off and 5 second motor run. To perform a turnaround, e-F3K pilots may either catch or land their planes

2021 F3K Rules- See page 31

We will use paper tickets to document flight times and use Gliderscore for scoring. Every round will be audited before scores are uploaded.

Start/End Times
Pilots meeting 8am both days - first flight soon after.
We aim to have the contest completed no later than 2:30 pm on Sunday.

Overall Awards: First three flyoff pilots will receive a trophy. 4th thru ?th place will receive mugs.

The highest finishing F3K Eagle Class pilot and e-F3K pilot in the Prelim's will receive a trophy.

Eagle class is >/= 60 yrs old. If you are 60 at the time of the contest and flying traditional F3K, you can register as Eagle class during enrollment. 

On-site RV (no hookups) and tent camping are welcomed. The nearest town to the flying site is Maricopa, 15 minutes drive to the east of the ranch. Visit our club's Location page for Silent Wings Ranch details and nearby accommodations that are 20 to 45 minute drive from the ranch. Use the Expedia link to see the nearest hotels.

Lunch will be provided Saturday and Sunday as part of the entry fee.

Field Access for Practice
Silent Wings ranch will be accessible to all contest pilots starting Friday, November 5, at 10am.

Site Weather
We have a weather station on site and are tied into other weather services. See weather resources on our Weather page.

Note: SWSS Member Discount applies to this contest. See Benefits of Membership 
Saturday, November 6, 2021, 8:00 AM until Sunday, November 7, 2021, 2:30 PM
Silent Wings Ranch- Click on "Location" below.
Maricopa, AZ  
Additional Info:
Charles Martin
Edward LaCroix
Multiple Day Event
Registration is required before Thursday, November 4, 2021 at 6:00 PM
Payment in Full In Advance Or At Event
Registration cancellations will be accepted until Thursday, November 4, 2021 at 6:00 PM
Cancellation Policy:
We provide refunds for events if you cancel before the specified cancellation cutoff date and time. In this case the deadline matches that of registration close.