2018 US Standard Class Nationals

2018 US Standard Class Nationals 2018 US Standard Class Nationals Texas Soaring Association Midlothian, TX Practice: July 29-30 Contest: July 31-August 8

Operating as usual

08/09/2018

Jacob ‘37’ Fairbairn shares a thermal with a large gaggle of birds having a blast

Photos from 2018 US Standard Class Nationals's post
08/09/2018

Photos from 2018 US Standard Class Nationals's post

08/09/2018

Post Contest Rain!

Last Day PicsThank you to all the TSA volunteers for helping put the contest on.Many comments were overheard of pilots t...
08/09/2018

Last Day Pics

Thank you to all the TSA volunteers for helping put the contest on.

Many comments were overheard of pilots talking about this being the best contest they've flown. From the facilities, weather (eight days with a planned rest day - could have flown all nine!), the line crew and tow pilots setting a daily launch record of 40 minutes and Texas hospitality.

Have a safe trip home and we'll see ya soon

Average winning daily speed and distance!74.77 MPH/120.3 KPH266.51 Miles/428.9 KM
08/09/2018

Average winning daily speed and distance!

74.77 MPH/120.3 KPH
266.51 Miles/428.9 KM

Results!Phil ‘PG’ Gaisford wins the Nats!Phil held onto the lead by 14 points with Mike ‘5F’ Westbrook taking the win fo...
08/09/2018

Results!

Phil ‘PG’ Gaisford wins the Nats!

Phil held onto the lead by 14 points with Mike ‘5F’ Westbrook taking the win for the day and second overall. Tom ‘V2’ Holloran takes third for the day and overall.

Danny Sorenson won the Kubly trophy for the fastest speed of 79 MPH!

A great day after all with everyone making it around. Pilots are putting gliders away and cleaning up for some Babe’s Ch...
08/08/2018

A great day after all with everyone making it around. Pilots are putting gliders away and cleaning up for some Babe’s Chicken and the award ceremony at TSA

Task opening delayed to 1315 for late launches to hopefully get up
08/08/2018

Task opening delayed to 1315 for late launches to hopefully get up

Grid 1145, first launch 1200
08/08/2018

Grid 1145, first launch 1200

The pilots have made their opinions known. Last day of a great race.
08/08/2018

The pilots have made their opinions known. Last day of a great race.

Day 7 turned into a fun assigned task with everyone coming home.Phil 'PG' Gaisford extends his lead to 46 points with a ...
08/08/2018

Day 7 turned into a fun assigned task with everyone coming home.

Phil 'PG' Gaisford extends his lead to 46 points with a day win at 73.5 MPH

08/07/2018

Day 7 is looking similar to yesterday but with higher moisture leading to lower bases. WX expects 4-5 kt climbs throughout the day with a few peaking above that.

CD Keene has set a 271 mile assigned task out west where conditions are expected to be the best.

Currently Phil 'PG' Gaisford leads Mike ‘5F’ Westbrook by 6 points.

Photos from 2018 US Standard Class Nationals's post
08/06/2018

Photos from 2018 US Standard Class Nationals's post

08/06/2018
Photos by Alex Fairbairn
08/06/2018

Photos by Alex Fairbairn

Day 6
08/06/2018

Day 6

Gliderport Village
08/06/2018

Gliderport Village

Day winner Michael Westbrook drives hard between two rain shafts to snatch the day win.
08/05/2018

Day winner Michael Westbrook drives hard between two rain shafts to snatch the day win.

Task: 348 miles
08/05/2018

Task: 348 miles

Day 5At dinner last night, the sea breeze hit about 8pm with winds of 20kts and noticeable change in the airmass.This mo...
08/05/2018

Day 5

At dinner last night, the sea breeze hit about 8pm with winds of 20kts and noticeable change in the airmass.

This morning we woke up to low clouds that are turning into Uvalde like streeting.

Photos from 2018 US Standard Class Nationals's post
08/05/2018

Photos from 2018 US Standard Class Nationals's post

Oh yeah....
08/05/2018

Oh yeah....

08/05/2018

Good finish...

Day 4336 mile assigned taskA challenging day in the end with  six landouts. High Cirrus affected the west side of the ta...
08/05/2018

Day 4

336 mile assigned task

A challenging day in the end with six landouts. High Cirrus affected the west side of the task area.

Bif Huss didn’t step in any holes and wins the day at 78 MPH!

Rest Day
08/03/2018

Rest Day

Photos by Alex Fairbairn
08/03/2018

Photos by Alex Fairbairn

Photos by Alex Fairbairn
08/03/2018

Photos by Alex Fairbairn

Photos by Alex Fairbairn
08/03/2018

Photos by Alex Fairbairn

Day 3 turned out better than expected! Clouds marked most of the task area with 8 kt climbs scattered about with climbs ...
08/03/2018

Day 3 turned out better than expected! Clouds marked most of the task area with 8 kt climbs scattered about with climbs up to 8,000’

A cookout was held at the clubhouse after flying. Tomorrow is flyable but will be our rest day since the weather trend is improving and the final five days appear to be spectacular with forecasts of 11,000’ cloudbase

Mike Westbrook wins the day at 75.93 MPH over 249 miles

First climb off tow
08/02/2018

First climb off tow

Day 3 has begun
08/02/2018

Day 3 has begun

Today started with some mid-level clouds throughout the area and rain showers near DFW. WX expects a good day though to ...
08/02/2018

Today started with some mid-level clouds throughout the area and rain showers near DFW. WX expects a good day though to the southeast with some clouds and lift up to 7,500'.

The task is a 3 hour TAT with a median distance of 175 miles and max of 236.

Pictures from yesterdays finish.

Launch at 1300
07/31/2018

Launch at 1300

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