In past years we’ve always been plagued with winds playing havoc with our competition. Each place we go we have different measuring devices and while some are better than others, we routinely find winds playing too much of a role in our competition. While we can’t remove wind difference altogether, we can continue to do our best to minimize them from effecting the outcome of our competitions. In an effort to give us better wind reading capabilities, we’ve ordered a super sweet AIRSHOTS system. This software and and hardware system comes from our friends in Austria who have custom built a program that will give us detailed information that is specifically designed to work for our discipline. We will have detailed wind speeds, direction, graphs and the capability to save wind readings for each competitor into a csv file.
Click here: Airshots Anemometer for a detailed rundown on the software, and hardware we’ll be using! The good news is that it’s in the mail and hopefully we’ll have it up and running for next weeks meet. The bad news is, as mentioned earlier, we’ll be reducing the prize money paid out at each meet in order to help fund this expenditure. But it’s well worth it!!!
Fresh 300 reline, check. Reserve in date, check. Hotel and car reservations made, check. The 2016 season is about to begin!!!!
The preregistration list can be found here.
A couple reminders:
*Is my reserve, and USPA membership in date?
*Don’t forget to preregistration by Thursday noon in order to save$$.
*Safety & competition briefing will be Friday at sunset.
*Amateurs-please read and understand turn and wing load safety restrictions for your class. Any questions, please ask.
*We’ll be running the new 2016 FAI rules which were just adopted a couple weeks ago.
*As mentioned earlier, we’ll be lowering the cash prizes this year in order to purchase a new ultrasonic anemometer.
Here’s a couple Arial shots of the new pond in Sebastian. It looks pretty awesome!!!
Heres the list
* If there is an asterisk next to your name, your payment has not been completed. In order to get the preregistration price, payment must be completed by noon Thursday before the meet.
We’re only a few weeks away from the season opener!! We’ve confirmed coaches for the first two meets. As we did last year, the coach will be on hand all day Friday for short debriefs and talking to competitors during their practice runs. This will give you some added feedback before the meet starts.