2009 Lone Eagle
2009 Dual Eagle
- The OCSA 2009 Just-For-Fun Contest is open to all pilots and students,
whether OCSA members or visitors. All contest submissions must comply with
the rules, the spirit of the contest, and good sportsmanship. Flight claims
are submitted on the honor system and are generally not validated. Flight
claims are subject to acceptance by OCSA. Any disputes will be
resolved in the sole discretion of the OCSA, and OCSA reserves the right to
amend the rules at any time.
- All flights must originate in Southern California, which includes the
southern areas of the Sierra Nevada, Central Valley, and coast ranges. Each
flight may count toward all three contest goals: distance, altitude, and/or
duration. Flights need not be declared beforehand.
- The 2009 contest period is for flights from January 1, 2009 through
November 30, 2009. All flight claims must be posted by midnight on November
30. Flight claims must be submitted through the OCSA contest web page.
Flight claims may not be changed or deleted through the web page. If you
wish to correct or withdraw a claim, or have difficulty submitting a claim, contact the OCSA webmaster.
- Distance: The total length of a maximum of three contiguous legs of your flight in
whole nautical miles. A leg is defined as the straight-line distance between
any two points, at least one nautical mile in length. If you use a logger,
GPS receiver, or flight computer, the system may calculate the distance
automatically; the log files need not be submitted for validation. For
flights without electronic recording, calculate the leg distances using a
sectional chart. Round up or down to the nearest mile. If you calculate your
distance both electronically and manually, you may submit the greater
distance. This is an honor-system contest, so we'll believe you. Please
submit a brief description of the turnpoints or landing location in the
space provided. If a distance is disputed, you may provide logger traces or
turnpoint photos to substantiate your claim.
- Altitude gain: Maximum altitude minus the lowest altitude after release. For
motorgliders, maximum altitude minus the lowest altitude after engine shutoff.
- Duration: Time from release (or engine shutoff) to touchdown (or
- Awards: No awards or prizes are offered. The top ten flights in each
category will be posted permanently on the OCSA web site.
- Skill Level: To continue to encourage new pilots to
compete among themselves, there are now two divisions: pre-Silver, and Silver.
Each submission must now state whether the pilot held an FAI Silver badge at
the time of the flight. Results will be presented separately for the
pre-Silver and Silver divisions.
- OCSA Members Only: Flights submitted to the Just-for-Fun Contest
also qualify for the annual OCSA Family Soaring Contest in the Lone Eagle
and Dual Eagle categories. See additional rules
Please send any comments or questions to the OCSA webmaster.