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2022 Corryong Cup »

Thu, Jan 13 2022, 4:12:27 pm MST

Day five, task four

Corryong Cup 2022

http://xc.highcloud.net/task_result.html?comPk=335&tasPk=1442

There are no leading or arrival points, so launch and start later.

Task 4:

# Pilot Time Tot
1 Jon Durand 1:32:57 1000
2 Neale Halsall 1:44:05 903
3 Mitch Butler 1:50:37 858
4 Jason Kath 1:55:39 825
5 Mikhail Karmazin 1:56:39 819
6 Paul Bissett-Amess 1:57:33 813
7 Richard Martin 1:58:58 804
8 Neil Hooke 2:05:59 761
9 Bruce Atkinson 2:06:31 757
10 Steve Docherty 2:13:36 715
11 Troy Horton 2:23:11 661

Cumulative:

# Name Glider Total
1 Jon Durand Moyes Gecko 170 2978
2 Neale Halsall Moyes RX 4 Pro 2299
3 Mitch Butler Moyes LS4 2221
4 Paul Bissett-Amess Moyes RX 3.5 Pro 2220
5 Hughbert Alexander Aeros Kombat 2077
6 Mikhail Karmazin Moyes RX 3.5 Pro 2075
7 Richard Martin Moyes RX 3.5 Pro 2051
8 Steve Docherty Moyes RX 3.5 Pro 2011
9 James Wynd Moyes RX 3.5 1958
10 Peter Burkitt Moyes RX5 Pro 1827

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2022 Corryong Cup »

Wed, Jan 12 2022, 5:26:54 pm MST

Day four, task three

Corryong Cup 2022

http://xc.highcloud.net/task_result.html?comPk=335&tasPk=1442

Task 3:

# Pilot Time Kms Tot
1 Peter Burkitt 1:54:26 62.65 845
2 Neale Halsall 57.99 692
3 Jon Durand 57.11 687
4 Paul Bissett-Amess 55.17 676
5 Hughbert Alexander 52.10 636
6 Neil Hooke 51.60 633
7 Troy Horton 47.41 579
8 Ward Gunn 44.05 556
9 Peter Adriaans 38.22 500
9 Bruce Atkinson 38.18 500

Cumulative:

# Name Glider Total
1 Jon Durand Moyes Gecko 170 2017
2 Hughbert Alexander Aeros Kombat 1666
3 Peter Burkitt Moyes RX5 Pro 1492
4 James Wynd Moyes RX 3.5 1449
5 Paul Bissett-Amess Moyes RX 3.5 Pro 1441
6 Neale Halsall Moyes RX 4 Pro 1431
7 Mitch Butler Moyes LS4 1370
8 Steve Docherty Moyes RX 3.5 Pro 1315
9 Mikhail Karmazin Moyes RX 3.5 Pro 1256
10 Richard Martin Moyes RX 3.5 Pro 1253

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2022 Corryong Cup »

Mon, Jan 10 2022, 3:36:35 pm MST

Day two, task two

Corryong Cup 2022

http://xc.highcloud.net/task_result.html?comPk=335&tasPk=1442

Task 2:

# Pilot Time Tot
1 Hughbert Alexander 1:39:21 693
2 Steven Crosby 1:49:11 658
3 Jon Durand 2:00:36 627
4 Mikhail Karmazin 2:03:47 619

Cumulative:

# Name Glider Total
1 Jon Durand Moyes Gecko 170 1358
2 Mikhail Karmazin Moyes RX 3.5 Pro 1098
3 Hughbert Alexander Aeros Combat 1064
4 Mitch Butler Moyes LS4 1014
5 James Wynd Moyes RX 3.5 1009
6 Jason Kath Wills Wing T2C 144 1001
7 Richard Martin Moyes RX 3.5 Pro 910
8 Steven Crosby Moyes S5 881
9 Todd Wisewould Wills Wing T2C 873

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2022 Corryong Cup - day 1 task 1 »

Sun, Jan 9 2022, 6:02:15 am MST

40 open day pilots

Corryong Cup 2022

http://xc.highcloud.net/task_result.html?comPk=335&tasPk=1440

# Pilot Glider Time Tot
1 Jon Durand Moyes Gecko 170 1:48:51 745
2 Mitch Butler Litespeed S4 2:02:16 702
3 James Wynd 2:21:54 655
4 Richard Martin Moyes RX 3.5 Pro 2:25:45 646

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2022 Green Swamp Klassic »

Sun, Dec 12 2021, 8:39:33 am MST

Registration is open

Airtribune|competition|Green Swamp Klassic 2022|Ken Millard|Richard "Ric" Caylor|Sport Class|Tavo Gutierrez

"Ken Millard" «kengineer09» writes:

The Green Swamp Sport Klassic is now live on Airtribune at https://airtribune.com/2022-green-swamp-sport-klassic/info/details.

The Green Swamp, or GSSK, is a non-sanctioned hang gliding competition designed to give intermediate pilots their first experience in competition in a supportive, coached environment. Seen another way, it is a clinic for pilots wanting to expand from local flying into cross country flying, structured to use a competition format with daily declared tasks. The event is mentored, grouping pilots into small teams and assigning each team a senior pilot “mentor” to coach and guide them.

Either way you look at it, it is a tremendously influential event in the hang gliding community. It connects senior pilots with the next generation of developing pilots, draws pilots into networking nationally and internationally outside of their local clubs, builds skills and confidence, and indoctrinates and normalizes safety practices.

To give you a sense of the impact Green Swamp has, look at this year’s meet director. Ric Caylor first attended the Green Swamp in 2018. Ric had been flying recreationally for years but had only logged two cross country flights. Green Swamp added five more cross country flights to his logbook. With the GSSK as his springboard, Ric went on to compete in Texas, Arizona, Mexico, and again in Florida. Ric is now a highly ranked Sport Class pilot and is the organizer for the 2022 event. The GSSK doesn’t just teach cross country skills; it catalyzes leadership.

I can’t think of a single event which is more influential in promoting and supporting hang gliding in the USA.

GSSK is usually scheduled just before the two-week Hang Gliding Nationals series. This makes world-class pilots available to serve as mentors. The event will represent a slice of the hang gliding community with intermediate, advanced-intermediate, and world-class pilots all flying together and gathering in the clubhouse for billiards and beer.

Rather than going easy on himself as a first-time organizer, Ric is trying to raise the bar for next year’s event. In true camp counselor style, we’re going to make 2022 the best Green Swamp ever! At past events, senior pilots created ad-hoc seminars to fill the time on rain days. Rather than wait for rain days, we are creating YouTube content to coach developing pilots on the basics of gear management, flight line operations, and cross country performance and strategy. We have established a scholarship fund to offset tow fees for pilots on a tight budget. This is noted on the “Details” tab of the Airtribune page. The “Preparation Blog” tab on the Blog page contains a collection of personal testimonials from Green Swamp alumni. It’s great reading for anyone who wants to get a feel for the event. Questions may be directed to Ric at «rmcaylor» or Ken Millard at «kengineer09».

Para consultas en español, contacte Tavo Gutierrez «tavo.gutierrez».

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XCBuddy update »

Fri, Dec 3 2021, 8:43:32 am MST

More polars

Advance Iota 2|Advance Sigma 10|Aeros Combat GT|Aeros Discus|Avian Cheetah Evo 3|Jastreb Vuk-T|Jeremy Soper|Ozone Delta 3|Phi Allegro|polar|Sol LT 1|Up Meru|Wills Wing Sport 3|Wills Wing U2|XCBuddy

"Jeremy Soper" «aero» writes:

A dozen more glider polars have been published on XCBuddy (https://www.xc-buddy.com): Aeros Combat GT, Aeros Discus, Avian Cheetah Evo 3, Wills Wing Sport 3, Wills Wing U2, Advance Iota 2, Advance Sigma 10, Ozone Delta 3, Phi Allegro, Sol LT 1, Up Meru, Jastreb Vuk-T. Existing ones have been updated too.

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Carbon fiber tips for U2 and Sport 3

February 28, 2018, 10:47:08 EST

Carbon fiber tips for U2 and Sport 3

They are in development

carbon fiber|David Aldrich|Facebook|Wills Wing Sport 3|Wills Wing U2

David Aldrich writes:

Yesterday, I just finished getting the tips figured out on a U2. We still need to flight test it though. I have enough sample material to make a few more sets. They are Carbon Fiber too.

They will be available on the S3 and U2. Probably not on the S2 as they require additional Velcro to be sewn onto the sail.

The existing U2's will also require some additional Velcro to be sewn on the sail now that I think of it. We can do it here at the factory without removing the sail from the frame, but we would need the glider. A good excuse to come fly with us at Crestline this summer!

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2014 East Coast Championship

Day 7 and final results

Sat, Jun 7 2014, 9:27:48 pm EDT

Aeros Combat|Aeros Combat GT 15|Aeros Combat L|Aeros Discus|Airwave Vision Pulse|Bob Filipchuk|Brian Boudreau|Bruce Barmakian|Charles Allen|Cory Barnwell|Dana Harris|Dan Lukaszewicz|Dave Proctor|Davis Straub|East Coast Championships 2014|Felix Cantesanu|Greg Dinauer|Greg Sessa|Highland Aerosports Flight Park|Hugh Mcelrath|Icaro Laminar Z8|J.D. Guillemette|Jim Messina|Joe Schmucker|John Claytor|John Dullahan|John Waters|Knut Ryerson|Michelle Haag|Moyes Litespeed|Moyes Litespeed S|Moyes Litesport 4|Richard Elder|Richard Milla|Soraya Rios|Tom McGowan|Tom Mcgowan|Wills Wing|Wills Wing Sport 2|Wills Wing T2C|Wills Wing Talon|Wills Wing U2

http://soaringspot.com/ecc2014/

Task 7:

1. Greg Dinauer Aeros Combat 12.7 02:26:13 1000
2. Davis Straub Wills Wing T2C 144 02:26:22 994.02
3. Charles Allen Icaro Laminar Z8 12.8 02:40:06 837.19
4. Tom Mcgowan Moyes Litespeed 03:34:53 546.85

Final Totals:

1. Bruce Barmakian Wills Wing T2C 136 4913.06
2. Greg Dinauer Aeros Combat 12.7 4560.29
3. Davis Straub Wills Wing T2C 144 3821.55
4. Jd Guillemette Moyes Litespeed S4 3037.99
5. John Waters Aeros Combat L 15 3026.09
6. Jim Messina Moyes Litespeed S 4.5 2953.45
7. Charles Allen Icaro Laminar Z8 12.8 2941.23
8. Bob Filipchuk Aeros Combat GT 15 2397.18
9. Dave Proctor Wills Wing T2C 154 1449.28
10. Tom Mcgowan Moyes Litespeed 967.38
11. John Claytor Wills Wing Talon 160 276.18

Task 7 Sport:

1. Hugh Mcelrath Wills Wing Sport 2 01:39:20 1060
2. Brian Boudreau Wills Wing Sport 2 155 01:43:18 980.21
3. Dana Harris Wills Wing Sport 2 155 02:17:47 660.81
4. Cory Barnwell Airwave Vision Pulse 02:21:01 640.73
5. Soraya Rios Wills Wing Sport 2 135 02:29:32 592.70
6. Richard Elder Wills Wing Sport 2 03:00:45 468.69

Final Sport:

1. Felix Cantesanu Aeros Discus 3798.89
2. Hugh Mcelrath Wills Wing Sport 2 3519.46
3. Cory Barnwell Airwave Vision Pulse 3258.15
4. Brian Boudreau Wills Wing Sport 2 155 3044.54
5. Dana Harris Wills Wing Sport 2 155 2810.15
6. Richard Milla Wills Wing Sport 2 2804.88
7. Knut Ryerson Wills Wing Sport 2 2440.09
8. Soraya Rios Wills Wing Sport 2 135 2417.55
9. Richard Elder Wills Wing Sport 2 2203.56
10. Greg Sessa Wills Wing U2 1982.97
11. Michelle Haag Wills Wing Sport 2 135 1156.05
12. John Dullahan Moyes Litesport 4 649.96
13. Dan Lukaszewicz Wills Wing Sport 2 482.98
14. Joe Schmucker Wills Wing Sport 2 175 462.76

Flying the Wills Wing U2 160, part 2

Sat, Aug 22 2009, 6:36:13 am MDT

A report from Sylmar

Flying the Wills Wing U2 160, part 2

Wills Wing U2

https://OzReport.com/13.159#0

https://OzReport.com/forum/viewtopic.php?t=17050

Today I had the pleasure of flying what I believe to be the same U2 160 that Davis flew in Zapata and currently resides at Windsports in Sylmar, CA as a demo glider.

Comparing the Litesport, Sting and U2

Tue, Feb 10 2009, 7:09:00 am AEDT

Performance Vs. handling

Airborne Sting 3|Australia|Moyes Litesport|Wills Wing|Wills Wing U2|XC

One pilot has asked me about the differences between the Airborne Sting 3 and the Moyes Litesport. The Sting 3 is an intermediate glider built to have intermediate handing and intermediate (but better than the Sting 2 XC) performance. The Litesport is an advanced glider with advanced performance and advanced handling.

The fact that they both have kingposts is not necessarily a sign or symbol that they are equivalent gliders although most hang glider pilots seem to be very symbol oriented (this is encouraged by the manufacturers). There is a lot more than goes into a glider and its performance than whether it has a kingpost or not. This is a problem for Moyes as they are marketing it against the symbol of the kingpost, which tells most hang glider pilots that this glider (the Litesport) is supposed to be an intermediate glider (which it is not).

I remember a few years ago when I first flew the Litesport after flying the Wills Wing U2 and how much "stiffer" it felt. Of course, now it feels like a baby doll to me.

Just subjectively on a scale of handling/performance I would rank the gliders in this fashion. Airborne Sting 3, Wills Wing U2, Moyes Litesport, left going to right more performance, right going to left easier handling.

As we have seen the Litespsort is an advanced glider that performs almost as well as the topless gliders in glide at speeds below 40 mph. It climbs as well as or better than the Litespeeds (and equivalent topless gliders). Blay was calling it the "Lighterspeed" after seeing its performance, especially on the seventh day of the NSW State Titles at Manilla.

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Flying the Wills Wing U2 154 (160)

Fri, Apr 8 2005, 1:30:04 pm EDT

Didn't know it was the big one and neither did Rob.

U2

Flying the Wills Wing U2 154 (160)

Wills Wing U2

www.willswing.com

On Saturday I took a 6:30 PM flight in a Wills Wing 154 and found the sweetest air imaginable. Dropped off below Steve Arndt in his Magic Dragon at 1,200', and slowly climbed out until I found 400 fpm to 5,500' and cloud base. After a few turns in the at first very light lift, I remembered again how to turn a flex wing glider in these conditions - push out on one side of the bar - don't just bump it (like I would do with an ATOS). The U2 was very responsive even for a bigger glider (which by then I had figured it was) and again I couldn't tell that much difference between the T2 and the U2.

When I found the good stuff, I twirled it up and it was a joy to handle. Just got to remember to carve those turns (on what model of Wills Wing was I supposed to bump turns - h2?).

Of course, it was no problem to land with my monkey bar routine. The air was so sweet we just boated around and the pilots were loving it. If hang gliding could always be this much fun.

Rob will be over here at Quest on Wednesday after one day off.