Calendar

Jan
8
Sun
Thermal Duration Contest – January 2017 @ Encinitas
Jan 8 @ 8:45 am

Rained out.  No Contest this month

Jan
28
Sat
SCALES Contest @ Encinitas
Jan 28 all-day

More to be revealed

Feb
4
Sat
Fun Fly – Rain Delay @ Torrey Pines GliderPort
Feb 4 @ 11:00 am

Event called due to weather

 

“Happy New Year Slopers!! 2017 will be another great year for SOCAL Coastal Sloping.

Mark you calendars, Saturday 28tth, TPG will hold their 2017 New Years Kickoff at the Gliderport. Everyone interested in RC Glider slope soaring are encouraged to attend.
• A wide variety of RC Gliders will be displayed and flown.
• Novices are encouraged to fly using a PZ KA8 on a buddy box system.
• TPG Members will get a Cliff Hanger Cafe Sandwich ticket. (Visit http://www.torreypinesgulls.org/membership/)
• Bring your unused planes and RC gear, for there is plenty of space for a swap meet.
• President Dan and Ian will outline the Club’s goals and activities for the year.

 

Directions to the Gliderport can be found here: http://sandiegofreeflight.com/jm170/…php/directions

Blue Skies
Ray
2017 TPG Slope Coordinator”

Feb
11
Sat
LSF – rain delay @ Poway
Feb 11 all-day
Feb
12
Sun
Thermal Duration Contest – February 2017 @ Encinitas
Feb 12 @ 8:45 am

To all thermal duration pilots Torrey Pines Gulls will hosting the monthly contest on

 

February 12, 2017, Sunday at the Encinitas Field. The field is in great condition just mowed, it looks like a park.

Cost: $5.00 for club members and $10.00 for nonmembers, so join the club and save money this year!

 

Rain event for the Encinitas Field is as follows:

If it rains more than ¼ inch 5 days before the event we are unable to use the field due to our lease agreement with the County of San Diego. They require a drying out time of 5 days with no rain.

If it is under ¼ inch of rain we can use the field.

 

The CD can move the event to Poway if they desire, due to rain event in Encinitas.

 

First flight is at 9:00 am hope to be done by 12:00 noon

 

It is a sanctioned event.

 

6 Min

8 Min

8 Min

10 Min

 

100 point landing on a standard tape

 

Thanks

Parviz

 

Any questions please feel free to contact

Cliff Hunter, Thermal Coordinator 760-703-4497 cell

Feb
25
Sat
DLG Contest February @ Poway Glider Field
Feb 25 all-day
Mar
4
Sat
Happy Hour Fun Fly – Gliderport @ Torr
Mar 4 all-day
Mar
12
Sun
Thermal Duration Contest – March 2017 @ Encinitas
Mar 12 @ 8:45 am

Mark Canfield CD

 

Pilots,

 

 

 

The weather looks great for this coming Sunday.

 

The field is in as good of shape as it gets!

 

 

 

Where – Encinitas Thermal Field

 

When – Sunday 3/12

 

Time – Pilots meeting at 8:45  /  Round one starts at 9:00

 

 

 

Tasks:

 

5 Minute

 

7 Minute

 

9 Minute

 

10 Minute

 

 

 

100 point landing tapes

 

*** 10 point per second penalty for every second over your flight time ***

 

“Getting ready for F3J in Vegas”

 

 

 

See you there,

 

 

 

Mark

Mar
25
Sat
DLG Contest March @ Poway Glider Field
Mar 25 all-day
Apr
1
Sat
LSF Distance and Duration Day @ Desert
Apr 1 all-day

TPG is planning an LSF run out to the desert Saturday April 1 to attempt 1 KM Goal and Return for LSF 3 (or any other LSF task).

Dr Gary Fogel suggested this location based on past experience flying there.

This will be the clubs first LSF event for 2017. Our earlier planned LSF event was rained out.

Who: Anyone who wants to try LSF tasks out in the desert. I will have LSF I vouchers if you need one. http://www.silentflight.org/

What: RC Glider Flying – Hand Launch, Hi-start Launch, Possible Car Towing

Where: Halfhill dry lake bed.

http://www.placekeeper.com/Californi…ke-243118.html

“Take hwy 78 east from Julian to Ocotillo Wells, turn right on Split Mountain Rd. Split Mountain goes straight, does a 45 degree left then a 30 degree right. About 1000 feet after the right you’ll see small entry roads on the east side of Split Mountain Road to drive onto Halfhill Dry Lake. I would recommend we try these coordinates (33.092096, -116,109863). This is near an entry road that puts us within quick distance of the road. Also its kinda tucked away on a corner of the lake.”

https://www.rcgroups.com/forums/showthread.php?2848953-TPG-LSF-In-the-Desert-April-1-%28Saturday%29


When: Saturday April 1 2017.

I am thinking about camping (sleeping in a car/van kind of camping) there Friday night. Leave work early enough to get there a few hours before sunset to have a look see. Its a dry lake bed so plan on boondocking. LMK if you are interested cause if no one else is camping I wont cause I’m scared of the night when I’m alone. 

Note: Conditions in the desert can change quickly and we plan to make the call the night before. I’ll make the Go- No-Go announcement on this thread, TPG Facebook and TPG Yahoo groups.   

Apr
2
Sun
Scale Fun Fly @ Torrey Pines GliderPort
Apr 2 all-day
TPSSS Scale Fun Fly at Torrey  CD Gary Fogel.

Come out to fly and watch beautiful, graceful, and detailed Scale RC models of both the modern and vintage age.

Apr
8
Sat
Torrey Classic f3f @ Torrey Pines GliderPort
Apr 8 all-day

Southern California Slope Racing is proud to bring you the annual Torrey Pines Classic F3F Race.

When : Saturday April 8th
Where : Torrey Pines Glider Port

RCGroups  Post
CD : Tim Traver and Mark Canfield
Cost : $15 ($10 daily pass to the Gliderport, and $5 to the club)
What : Bring ANYTHING to fly on the course. Your 3 meter F3F racing machine, or your foamy wing. If you can fly it at Torrey, bring it and do so. You can only fly one type of plane.

Requirements : You have to have an AMA membership and be able to show that to the front desk.

You will have to sign a document stating that you have seen the Torrey Pines Pilot Orientation safety video.

Apr
9
Sun
Thermal Duration Contest – April 2017 @ Encinitas
Apr 9 @ 8:45 am

When:  Sunday April 9th

 

Where:  TPG’s Encinitas field

 

What:  Four rounds precision duration with tape landings (900/100)

 

How:  Club winches, no retrievers

 

Tasks:  6 – 8 – 10 – 10 minutes

 

Pilot’s meeting 8:45, first flight 9:00.  See you there.

 

Tom Watson

Contest Director

Apr
22
Sat
DLG Contest April @ Poway Glider Field
Apr 22 all-day
Apr
29
Sat
International Hand Launch Glider Festival @ Poway Glider Field
Apr 29 @ 7:45 pm – Apr 30 @ 8:45 pm

Go to the IHLGF website at:

http://www.ihlgf.com/

 

 

All of us at the Torrey Pines Gulls look forward to seeing you DLG’ers here in Poway this April. It will be a fun and challenging competition as always. Please go to our registration page and sign up. You can find a list of hotels and motels nearby on the lodging page.

See you soon,
TPG IHLGF Committee.

 

 

May
6
Sat
Foamy Fun Fly @ Torrey Pines GliderPort
May 6 @ 11:00 am – 12:00 pm
The Gulls will be hosting a Foamy Fun Fly at the Gliderport Saturday May 6th. All slopers and wannabe slopers are invited.

Get your EZ Gliders, Radians, Ka-8s, Moths, Blutos, Halfpipes, Katos, JWs, Monarchs, Gulps, GV60s, LEG, DAW, Alulas and Weasels charged up.

Free Cliff Hanger Cafe Sandwich ticket to TP Gulls Members.

If you need a foamy make sure to visit these sites and put your orders in:

http://www.northcountyflyingmachines.com/aircraft/m60
Libelle DLG

Blue Skies
Ray

May
20
Sat
DLG Contest May @ Poway Glider Field
May 20 all-day
May
21
Sun
Thermal Duration Contest – May 2017 @ Encinitas
May 21 @ 8:45 am

To All,

Torrey Pines will be hosting their monthly Thermal Duration contest May 7, 2017 this Sunday.

 

Location: ENCINITAS field

DATE:       May 21, 2017

 

Start time: 0900, ending on or around noon.

 

TASKS are as follows:

 

Round 1               5 Minute,  landing are worth 100 points and 900 flight points

Round 2               7 minute, landings are worth 100 points and 900 flight points

Round 3               10 minute, landings are worth 100 points and 900 flight points

Round 4               12 minute, landings are worth 100 points and 900 flight points

 

 

CD: Cliff Hunter

See there!

 

Any questions please feel free to contact me at 760-703-4497 cell

Or cfhunter@att.net

Jun
3
Sat
Katie martin International Tribute @ Torrey Pines GliderPort
Jun 3 @ 9:00 am – 10:00 am
Link from Bob Martin’s Katie Martin Memorial RCGroups Thread:

https://www.rcgroups.com/forums/showthread.php?2791469-Katie-Martin-International-Tribute-2017

KATIE MARTIN INTERNATIONAL TRIBUTE 2017

My fellow slope friends,

It’s that time of year again to announce the 7th Annual Katie Martin International Tribute Fly-In. The event in the USA will again be hosted by the Torrey Pines Gulls at the beautiful Torrey Pines Glider Port slope near San Diego on Saturday, June 3rd, 2017.
I have not yet confirmed it , but I hope our good friends in Germany, Great Britain, Spain and Venezuela will be holding Tributes to Katie also.

This year I wanted to get the word out earlier so that those that wish to attend will have time to make arrangements and those overseas can begin planning too.

The last four years were a truly international events and my sincere thanks to everyone, here and overseas that came together to honor Katie.

Many will show up on Thursday and Friday, check out their aircraft and get a little flying in before the Tribute to Katie on Saturday. You are invited to join in the fun if you can make it. I will again try to be there on Thursday to get my planes ready and enjoy some good old slope soaring…Katie and my true love.

Bring as many planes as you can….brand, style, size does not matter….remember the conditions can vary from lead sled super soarers to super light DLG, so bring a variety.

LAST YEAR WE HAD APPROXIMATELY 55 DIFFERENT DESIGN SAILPLANES AND OVER 100 IN ATTENDANCE. SOME SAILPLANE NEARLY 50 YEARS OLD SPANNING UP TO THE PRESENT AND FROM AROUND THE GLOBE.

JUNE 3rd IS THE OFFICIAL DAY OF TRIBUTE TO KATIE. FLYING BEGINS AS SOON AS CONDITIONS PERMIT AND AT 12 NOON PST WE BEGIN WITH THE READING OF THE KATIE DEDICATION AND WE WILL HAVE THE OFFICIAL MOMENT OF SILENCE, FOLLOWED BY THE FLYING OF KATIE’S ORIGINAL HOBIE HAWK WITH HER ASHES IN THE NOSE FOLLOWED BY THE SPECIAL EDITION KATIE MARTIN SUPERHAWK THAT WILL FLY FORMATION WITH KATIE. WE THEN INVITE EVERYONE TO JOIN IN FLYING WITH KATIE. THE REST OF THE DAY WILL BE OPEN FLYING. A CHARITY RAFFLE WILL BE HELD IN THE AFTERNOON. A GREAT TIME SOCIALIZING AND FLYING WITH OLD AND NEW FRIENDS . ASK ANYONE THAT HAS BEEN THERE….IT IS A MUST ATTEND EVENT. MANY HAVE TRAVELED HUNDREDS OF MILES TO PARTICIPATE.

Here is a map on how to get to the Glider Port if you do not know. This link came from the Torrey Pines Gulls web site:
[/url]http://www.torreypinesgulls.org/torrey-pines-glider-port/

I encourage you all to make plans to attend and let us know what you will be bringing. Remember, this event is to honor Katie and enjoy a day of flying, food, fun, raffle, meeting old friends and making new ones. Any brand, vintage or size of sailplane is welcome. (no motors allowed)

If you wish to know more about the beginning and history of the Katie Martin Tribute click “https://www.rcgroups.com/forums/showthread.php?t=2321337″HERE.

Watch for more news and comments on this thread soon.

Bob Martin

Jun
10
Sat
LSF Attempt Day @ Poway Glider Field
Jun 10 @ 8:30 am – 2:00 pm
LSF Attempt Day – Work on your Landing, and Thermal tasks.  LSF I Forms are avaialble.
Jun
11
Sun
Thermal Duration Contest – June 2017 @ Encinitas
Jun 11 @ 8:45 am

Hello thermal duration pilots,

 

This Sunday will be the June TD contest. Pilots meeting will be at 8:45 AM, first flight at 9 AM.

 

The tasks will be as follows:

5, 8, 10 and 12 minute precision duration flown in any order. All flights will have 900 flight points and 100 landing points. With a 10 point per second penalty for going over time on all tasks.

 

I look forward to seeing you

 

Scott Condon

Jun
17
Sat
DLG Contest June @ Poway Glider Field
Jun 17 all-day
Jul
9
Sun
Thermal Duration Contest – July 2017 @ Encinitas
Jul 9 @ 8:45 am

Mark Canfield CD

Jul
15
Sat
DLG Contest July @ Poway Glider Field
Jul 15 all-day
Jul
22
Sat
PNF/TWF Fetish Fun Fly @ Torrey Pines GliderPort
Jul 22 @ 11:00 am – 12:00 pm
The Gulls are hosting a TWF/PNF Fun Fly at the Gliderport, Saturday July 22

Bring out your twisty wing gliders or wickedly pointed nose gliders.

If one of these definitions apply to you, you have a fetish and need to come out to ease your burden.

Full Definition of fetish (stolen from MWebsters – edited for clarity)
a : an object (as a small stone carving of an animal as a glider that piviots the complete wing for roll and or pitch control) believed to have magical power to protect or aid its owner; broadly : a material object regarded with superstitious or extravagant trust or reverence (aka Shrike)
b : an object of irrational reverence or obsessive devotion (Aka Jart)
c : an object or bodily part whose real or fantasied presence is psychologically necessary for sexual gratification and that is an object of fixation to the extent that it may interfere with complete sexual expression. (Not to be confused with a PZ Ka8)

Gulls members get a ticket for a free sammich from the Cliff Hanger Cafe.

Commercial blurb – TPG Membership for the remaining 2016 calendar year is only $30. (http://www.torreypinesgulls.org/membership/)

Is you’re new to the area, come on out to meet the movers and shakers of the San Diego slope scene. Many have been on the local news and world wide periodicals.

Last years thread: https://www.rcgroups.com/forums/show…&highlight=PNF

Gulls Calendar: http://www.torreypinesgulls.org/calendar/

Gulls Swag: http://tpgstore.qbstores.com/

Blue Skies

Ray
2017 TPG Slope Coordinator

Fine Print (Enforcement by Robin: http://www.torreypinesgulls.org/flying-torrey/

PSS: Fun flies are not discriminatory, all gliders are allowed on the bluff.

Aug
13
Sun
Thermal Duration Contest – August 2017 @ Encinitas
Aug 13 @ 8:45 am

Keith Finkenbiner CD

 

To All,

Thermal Duration Contest this Sunday

 

CD: Keith Finkenbiner

The tasks are 8 Min, 10 Min,7 Min and 5 Min in that order.

900 flight points 100 landing points

Landing 100 point on landing tape

Starts at 0900 and ends about noon.

 

The weather should be great and the flying field was just mowed.

 

We look forward to seeing everyone at the field having a great day of flying.

 

 

Cliff Hunter

Thermal Coordinator

TPG

Aug
19
Sat
DLG Contest August @ Poway Glider Field
Aug 19 all-day
Aug
26
Sat
Scale Glider Fun Fly @ Torrey Pines GliderPort
Aug 26 @ 11:00 am – 12:00 pm
The Torrey Pines Gulls are pleased to announce a Scale Fun Fly for August Saturday 26.

Bring out your Scale Glider: large scale, medium scale, small scale, any scale.

ASWs, DGs, KAs, PSS.  Scale Shrikes, Mach Ones, Pikes, Orcas’, Espadas, Visions, M60’s, BOT are also welcome.

Cliff hanger cafe sandwich ticket for TPG club members.

Blue Skies,
Ray

Sep
2
Sat
LSF Foamy MoM Race @ Dave's Beach Carlsbad
Sep 2 @ 10:00 am – 2:00 pm
LSF Foamy MoM Race at the world famous Dave’s Beach.

 

Date to be determined

Sep
10
Sun
Thermal Duration Contest – September 2017 @ Encinitas
Sep 10 @ 8:45 am

Tom Watson CD

Sep
23
Sat
DLG Contest September @ Poway Glider Field
Sep 23 all-day
Sep
30
Sat
Happy Hour Fun Fly @ Torrey Pines GliderPort
Sep 30 @ 11:00 am – 12:00 pm
BYOG – Bring Your Own Glider and afterwards we’ll head over to a local pub to talk story.

Blue Skies,
Ray

Oct
22
Sun
Thermal Duration Contest – October 2017 @ Encinitas
Oct 22 @ 8:45 am

Steve Condon CD

Oct
28
Sat
DLG Contest October @ Poway Glider Field
Oct 28 all-day
Nov
12
Sun
Thermal Duration Contest – November 2017 @ Encinitas
Nov 12 @ 8:45 am

Mark Canfield CD

Nov
18
Sat
DLG Contest Novermber @ Poway Glider Field
Nov 18 all-day
Dec
9
Sat
LSF Attempt Day @ Poway Glider Field
Dec 9 @ 8:30 am – 2:00 pm
LSF Attempt Day – Work on your Landing, and Thermal tasks.  LSF I Forms are avaialble.
Dec
10
Sun
Thermal Duration Contest – December 2017 @ Encinitas
Dec 10 @ 8:45 am

Rained out.  No Contest this month

Dec
16
Sat
DLG Contest December @ Poway Glider Field
Dec 16 all-day