Once again it’s time to firm up your plans to attend the Region III Contest hosted by Finger Lakes Soaring Club in Dansville, NY. The dates this year will be from August 17th to August 23th, with a practice day on Saturday, August 16th . Be sure to get your application in early as we expect a full compliment of contestants. We are planning to run two classes; FAI handicap class and Sports. The fee for the contest will be $200 entry fee and $50 for each tow. Registration is due no later than July 17th , 2014. A $150 deposit is required to hold your spot. A late registration fee of $50 will be imposed, for those pilots who register after July 17th, 2014. A minimum number of 20 contestants is needed to host this event. Pre-registration is so critical to our planning. So please help us in providing a fun contest for all. This is a no water ballast contest.
You can contact me by phone or e-mail, to request any further contest information. Please enter via SSA online entry.
We are looking forward to hearing from you and hopefully will see you in August at Dansville.
Region 3 Registration Manager
Region 3 Soaring Contest Registration
2017 Barrett Road
Ballston Spa, New York 12020
Turn Points: http://soaringweb.org/TP/Dansville
Safety Briefing: PDF
The FLSC is a not-for-profit organization, formed to promote the sport of soaring. The club was founded in 1949 by 10 pilots living in Rochester, NY. Five years later the club moved to Batavia to provide better accessibility to Buffalo-based members. In 1963 the club moved to its current location in Dansville, NY and changed its name to Finger Lakes Soaring.
We have approximately 40 members, ranging in experience from beginning students to nationally-ranked competition pilots. Membership is open to anyone interested in soaring and willing to participate in the volunteer operation of the club. We have a fleet of 6 gliders and two towplanes, along with about a dozen privately-owned aircraft.
The club operates from the Dansville Airport, which is approximately 50 miles south of Rochester. Our flying activities begin in early April and extend through November. Weather permitting, flight operations occur on weekends and holidays during these months, with impromptu operations on weekdays.