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Wills Wing News

Fri, Oct 15 2021, 4:56:34 pm MDT

Up and running and taking orders

Paul Voight|Steve Pearson|Wills Wing|COVID

Paul Voight writes:

On Wednesday night I participated in a video call with the new Wills Wing team and a few larger dealers from all over the planet. The new factory and staff are all set up in Valle De Bravo, Mexico and they are ready to start accepting orders.

There are still some supply chain issues (from Covid-19, basically), so some tubing and cloth options are still not in house yet, but they anticipate that these issues will be resolved in the not too distant future.

Obviously, they will take a while to have all the products in house (parachutes, helmets, wheels, apparel, etc), but eventually, they will be as functional as the previous version of the world class Wills Wing was.

They indicated that the design team (lead by Steve Pearson) will (as always) be looking to continue innovating and improving their product line.

All of this is great news for the sport. Wills Wing is arguably the most innovative, influential and proactive promoter of the crafts and products that have allowed this sport to develop to the point it has today. I, for one, am stoked.

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Wills Wing Progresses

Wed, Oct 6 2021, 9:25:05 pm MDT

In Valle de Bravo

Rudy Gotes|Wills Wing

Rudy Gotes at "Wills Wing" «info» writes:

First of all, I want to thank you for your patience and continued support! It’s been a busy and exciting time at Wills Wing, and I wanted to send an update on our plans and timing for resuming operations.

I'm excited to share that all of our machines, equipment, and inventory have been moved to their new home in Valle de Bravo! We've been working non-stop to get everything arranged and set up. Staff training is underway and we are happy to have a very talented team in the sail loft and machine shop.

I'm sure you're anxious to know when we will resume taking orders. In the next month, we’ll share a simple process to submit your customer requests for gliders, harnesses, helmets, and reserve parachutes. While this is not a formal order, it will help with our inventory planning as we ramp up production. Once our new factory is fully up and running, we’ll follow up with you to collect more comprehensive details for the order. We expect to resume production this fall with glider delivery by the spring of 2022.

I will send an update each month through the end of the year to keep you in the loop on our progress, and you can always email me directly («Rudy») if you have questions. I've also included our FAQ here, that I hope will answer some additional questions you may have.

You are a crucial part of Wills Wing’s history -and our future- and we are so grateful for your support through this transition!

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XCBuddy polars

Wed, Sep 8 2021, 9:28:33 pm MDT

Jeremy Soper|PG|polar|sailplane|Wills Wing|XC Buddy

"Jeremy Soper" «aero» writes:

XCBuddy's glider polar functionality has just gone live. This presents the glide polar achieved on average by pilots around the world on a given model of glider.

https://www.xc-buddy.com

For starters, twelve polars have been published, including two topless (Moyes RX and WW T2), two kingposted (Moyes Gecko and Wills Wing Sport 2) flex wing hang gliders, two paragliders two rigid wing hang gliders (Atos VQ and VR), two foot-launchable sailplanes and two regular sailplanes. More will be added on a roughly weekly basis, subject to demand.

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Campeonato de España Ala Delta 2021 y IX Open Internacional Vila d'Àger

Sat, Aug 28 2021, 2:30:34 pm MDT

Task 6, last task

Campeonato de España Ala Delta 2021|Open Internacional Vila d'Àger 2021|Moyes Litespeed RX|Wills Wing

Campeonato de España Ala Delta 2021|competition|Moyes Litespeed RX|Open Internacional Vila d'Àger 2021|Wills Wing

Campeonato de España Ala Delta 2021|competition|Moyes Litespeed RX|Open Internacional Vila d'Àger 2021|Wills Wing

https://airtribune.com/campeonato-de-espana-ala-delta-2021-y-ix-open-inte/results

Sport and Class 5 results at above site also.

Task 6

# Name Glider Time Lead.
Points
Total
1 Darren Brown Wills Wing T2C 154 01:54:21 108.3 987.3
2 Stephen Penfold Moyes RX 4.0 01:55:40 75.7 938.4
3 Damien Zahn Moyes Litespeed RX3.5 Pro 02:02:40 69.5 879.2
4 Josep Maria Pujades Icaro2000 Laminar Z9 2016 01:56:33 18.1 864.4
5 Blay Olmos Quesada (jnr) Wills Wing T2C 01:53:09 0 854.5
6 Jean-Daniel Kugler Aeros Combat 12.4 C 02:00:10 12.8 825.3
7 Yon Bárcena Ortiz De Urbina Wills Wing T2C 144 02:04:31 12.8 794.0
8 Manuel Gomez De Pablos Moya Moyes RX4 Pro 02:04:57 12.9 787.9
9 Gustavo Migliozzi Wills Wing T2C 144 02:05:13 10.1 780.2
10 Daniel Martin Mota Wills Wing T2C 144 02:04:46 0 756.1

Final without day scrubbed:

# Name Glider T 1 T 2 T 3 T 4 T 5 T 6 Total
1 Blay Olmos Quesada (jnr) Wills Wing T2C 917.5 891.5 807.4 884.8 528.4 854.5 4884
2 Paulo Frade Icaro2000 Laminar Z09 811.8 865.9 619.2 749.5 613.6 710.0 4370
3 Stephen Penfold Moyes RX 4.0 394.5 831.1 948.1 794.7 377.5 938.4 4284
4 Damien Zahn Moyes Litespeed RX3.5 Pro 646.3 863.3 705.3 802.0 376.0 879.2 4272
5 Blay Olmos Ramos (snr) Moyes Litespeed RX 4 896.6 532.6 588.2 781.2 478.8 749.8 4027
6 Iosu Errea Icaro2000 Laminar Z09 561.5 653.8 695.2 862.6 475.8 753.1 4002
7 Antonio Jose Leton Carrasco Aeros Combat GT 887.3 848.2 619.3 786.7 170.7 687.4 4000
8 Alvaro Idigoras Molina Aeros Combat 12.7 GT 978.3 404.7 894.2 409.8 576.0 719.8 3983
9 Darren Brown Wills Wing T2C 154 393.4 833.9 404.5 1000.0 288.6 987.3 3908
10 Josep Maria Pujades Icaro2000 Laminar Z9 2016 595.7 742.8 675.3 845.6 164.7 864.4 3889

Final with your bad day eliminated:

# Name Glider T 1 T 2 T 3 T 4 T 5 T 6 Total
1 Blay Olmos Quesada (jnr) Wills Wing T2C 917.5 891.5 807.4 884.8 528.4 854.5 4356
2 Stephen Penfold Moyes RX 4.0 394.5 831.1 948.1 794.7 377.5 938.4 3907
3 Damien Zahn Moyes Litespeed RX3.5 Pro 646.3 863.3 705.3 802.0 376.0 879.2 3896
4 Antonio Jose Leton Carrasco Aeros Combat GT 887.3 848.2 619.3 786.7 170.7 687.4 3829
5 Paulo Frade Icaro2000 Laminar Z09 811.8 865.9 619.2 749.5 613.6 710.0 3756
6 Josep Maria Pujades Icaro2000 Laminar Z9 2016 595.7 742.8 675.3 845.6 164.7 864.4 3724
7 Darren Brown Wills Wing T2C 154 393.4 833.9 404.5 1000.0 288.6 987.3 3619
8 Alvaro Idigoras Molina Aeros Combat 12.7 GT 978.3 404.7 894.2 409.8 576.0 719.8 3578
9 Blay Olmos Ramos (snr) Moyes Litespeed RX 4 896.6 532.6 588.2 781.2 478.8 749.8 3548
10 Iosu Errea Icaro2000 Laminar Z09 561.5 653.8 695.2 862.6 475.8 753.1 3526

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Campeonato de España Ala Delta 2021 y IX Open Internacional Vila d'Àger

Fri, Aug 27 2021, 10:20:26 pm MDT

Task 5

Christian Pollet|Moura Morrison|Moyes Litespeed RX|Wills Wing|Campeonato de España Ala Delta 2021|Open Internacional Vila d'Àger 2021

Campeonato de España Ala Delta 2021|Christian Pollet|competition|Moura Morrison|Moyes Litespeed RX|Open Internacional Vila d'Àger 2021|Wills Wing

Campeonato de España Ala Delta 2021|Christian Pollet|competition|Moura Morrison|Moyes Litespeed RX|Open Internacional Vila d'Àger 2021|Wills Wing

https://airtribune.com/campeonato-de-espana-ala-delta-2021-y-ix-open-inte/results

Sport and Class 5 results at above site also.

Task 5:

# Name Glider Time Distance Total
1 Paulo Frade Icaro2000 Laminar Z09 02:03:58 60.61 984.8
2 Alvaro Idigoras Molina Aeros Combat 12.7 GT 03:11:44 60.61 860.5
3 Blay Olmos Quesada (jnr) Wills Wing T2C 59.36 848.6
4 Jean-Daniel Kugler Aeros Combat 12.4 C 57.81 826.9
5 Daniel Martin Mota Wills Wing T2C 144 54.08 794.1
6 Joel Miron De Soto Wills Wing T2C 136 53.30 772.8
7 Blay Olmos Ramos (snr) Moyes Litespeed RX 4 52.47 770.0
8 Iosu Errea Icaro2000 Laminar Z09 51.53 765.2
9 Yon Bárcena Ortiz De Urbina Wills Wing T2C 144 50.41 750.9
10 Alan De Moura Morrison Wills Wing T2C 154 44.11 671.1

Cumulative:

# Name Glider Total
1 Blay Olmos Quesada (jnr) Wills Wing T2C 4350
2 Paulo Frade Icaro2000 Laminar Z09 4031
3 Damien Zahn Moyes Litespeed RX3.5 Pro 3625
4 Stephen Penfold Moyes RX 4.0 3579
5 Blay Olmos Ramos (snr) Moyes Litespeed RX 4 3569
6 Alvaro Idigoras Molina Aeros Combat 12.7 GT 3548
7 Iosu Errea Icaro2000 Laminar Z09 3538
8 Antonio Jose Leton Carrasco Aeros Combat GT 3421
9 Jean-Daniel Kugler Aeros Combat 12.4 C 3282
10 Christian Pollet Aeros Combat C 3259

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Campeonato de España Ala Delta 2021 y IX Open Internacional Vila d'Àger

Thu, Aug 26 2021, 4:52:02 pm MDT

Task 4

Christian Pollet|Moura Morrison|Wills Wing

Christian Pollet|Moura Morrison|Moyes Litespeed RX|Wills Wing

Campeonato de España Ala Delta 2021|Christian Pollet|Moura Morrison|Moyes Litespeed RX|Wills Wing

Campeonato de España Ala Delta 2021|Christian Pollet|competition|Moura Morrison|Moyes Litespeed RX|Wills Wing

Campeonato de España Ala Delta 2021|Christian Pollet|competition|Moura Morrison|Moyes Litespeed RX|Wills Wing

https://airtribune.com/campeonato-de-espana-ala-delta-2021-y-ix-open-inte/results

Sport and Class 5 results at above site also.

Task 4:

# Name Glider Time Lead.
Points
Time
Points
Arr.
Pos.
Points
Total
1 Darren Brown Wills Wing T2C 154 01:40:40 85.1 340.5 60.8 1000.0
2 Ataulfo J. Fernandez Montero Wills Wing T2C 144 01:53:40 79.9 263.8 53.4 910.7
3 Joel Miron De Soto Wills Wing T2C 136 01:43:31 31.5 318.8 35.7 899.6
4 Blay Olmos Quesada (jnr) Wills Wing T2C 01:45:21 42.2 307.7 21.3 884.8
5 Iosu Errea Icaro2000 Laminar Z09 01:45:46 26.6 305.3 17.1 862.6
6 Alan De Moura Morrison Wills Wing T2C 154 01:45:38 22.7 306.1 19.0 861.4
7 Josep Maria Pujades Icaro2000 Laminar Z9 2016 02:02:12 61.7 223.6 46.7 845.6
8 Christian Pollet Aeros Combat C 02:03:16 49.5 218.8 40.9 822.8
9 Luis Bienzobas Aeros Combat 12.7 01:53:35 28.6 264.2 13.0 819.4
10 Stepan Zubashev Moyes Litespeed RX 3.5 02:04:24 54.3 213.8 31.2 812.9

Cumulative:

# Name Glider Total
1 Blay Olmos Quesada (jnr) Wills Wing T2C 3501
2 Antonio Jose Leton Carrasco Aeros Combat GT 3142
3 Paulo Frade Icaro2000 Laminar Z09 3046
4 Damien Zahn Moyes Litespeed RX3.5 Pro 3017
5 Stephen Penfold Moyes RX 4.0 2968
6 Josep Maria Pujades Icaro2000 Laminar Z9 2016 2859
7 Blay Olmos Ramos (snr) Moyes Litespeed RX 4 2799
8 Iosu Errea Icaro2000 Laminar Z09 2773
9 Ataulfo J. Fernandez Montero Wills Wing T2C 144 2710
10 Alvaro Idigoras Molina Aeros Combat 12.7 GT 2687

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Campeonato de España Ala Delta 2021 y IX Open Internacional Vila d'Àger

Tue, Aug 24 2021, 6:13:20 pm MDT

Task 3

Wills Wing

Moyes Litespeed RX|Wills Wing

Moyes Litespeed RX|Wills Wing|Wills Wing T3

Campeonato de España Ala Delta 2021|Moyes Litespeed RX|Wills Wing|Wills Wing T3

Campeonato de España Ala Delta 2021|competition|Moyes Litespeed RX|Wills Wing|Wills Wing T3

Campeonato de España Ala Delta 2021|competition|Moyes Litespeed RX|Wills Wing|Wills Wing T3

https://airtribune.com/campeonato-de-espana-ala-delta-2021-y-ix-open-inte/results

Sport and Class 5 results at above site also.

Task 3:

# Name Glider Time Lead.
Points
Time
Points
Arr.
Pos.
Points
Total
1 Stephen Penfold Moyes RX 4.0 01:56:26 57.0 412.5 67.4 947.6
2 Alvaro Idigoras Molina Aeros Combat 12.7 GT 02:12:55 103.1 305.9 73.7 893.4
3 Anne Conijn Aeros Combat 13.5GT 02:03:32 0 359.7 46.9 817.3
4 Blay Olmos Quesada (jnr) Wills Wing T2C 02:26:17 96.0 237.6 61.7 806.0
5 Daniel Martin Mota Wills Wing T2C 144 02:17:26 9.2 282.0 56.3 758.2
6 Peter Siess Wills Wing T3 02:23:08 7.0 253.1 51.4 722.2
7 Damien Zahn Moyes Litespeed RX3.5 Pro 02:26:03 14.8 238.8 39.1 703.4
8 Iosu Errea Icaro2000 Laminar Z09 02:26:30 10.3 236.6 35.7 693.3
9 Jean-Daniel Kugler Aeros Combat 12.4 C 02:27:00 7.2 234.1 29.9 681.9
10 Ataulfo J. Fernandez Montero Wills Wing T2C 144 02:43:32 66.3 156.7 46.9 680.6

Cumulative:

# Name Glider T 1 T 2 T 3 Total
1 Blay Olmos Quesada (jnr) Wills Wing T2C 917.5 891.6 806.0 2615
2 Antonio Jose Leton Carrasco Aeros Combat GT 887.3 848.5 616.9 2353
3 Paulo Frade Icaro2000 Laminar Z09 811.8 866.7 616.6 2295
4 Alvaro Idigoras Molina Aeros Combat 12.7 GT 978.3 409.7 893.4 2281
5 Damien Zahn Moyes Litespeed RX3.5 Pro 646.3 864.1 703.4 2214
6 Stephen Penfold Moyes RX 4.0 394.5 831.6 947.6 2174
7 Jean-Daniel Kugler Aeros Combat 12.4 C 599.0 805.6 681.9 2087
8 David Errea Moyes Litespeed RX3.5 618.3 755.9 652.7 2027
9 Blay Olmos Ramos (snr) Moyes Litespeed RX 4 896.6 536.5 585.5 2019
10 Josep Maria Pujades Icaro2000 Laminar Z9 2016 595.7 744.1 673.2 2013

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Campeonato de España Ala Delta 2021 y IX Open Internacional Vila d'Àger

Mon, Aug 23 2021, 5:58:58 pm MDT

Right after Monte Cucco

Christian Pollet|Wills Wing

Christian Pollet|Moyes Litespeed RX|Wills Wing

Campeonato de España Ala Delta 2021|Christian Pollet|Moyes Litespeed RX|Wills Wing

Campeonato de España Ala Delta 2021|Christian Pollet|competition|Moyes Litespeed RX|Wills Wing

Campeonato de España Ala Delta 2021|Christian Pollet|competition|Moyes Litespeed RX|Wills Wing

https://airtribune.com/campeonato-de-espana-ala-delta-2021-y-ix-open-inte/results

Given that it would be hard to drive from Italy to Spain and get to the meet on the first day, you can drop one contest day from your results.

Task 1:

# Name Glider Time Lead.
Points
Time
Points
Arr.
Pos.
Points
Total
1 Alvaro Idigoras Molina Aeros Combat 12.7 GT 02:42:40 29.8 206.2 36.8 978.3
2 Blay Olmos Quesada (jnr) Wills Wing T2C 02:49:00 0.0 185.3 26.7 917.5
3 Blay Olmos Ramos (snr) Moyes Litespeed RX 4 03:13:41 44.1 127.7 19.3 896.6
4 Antonio Jose Leton Carrasco Aeros Combat GT 03:14:09 41.0 126.7 14.1 887.3
5 Ataulfo J. Fernandez Montero Wills Wing T2C 144 03:37:29 39.4 80.0 10.7 835.6
6 Pieter Speeleveld Icaro2000 Laminar Z9 14.1 03:46:32 40.2 62.8 8.7 817.2
7 Paulo Frade Icaro2000 Laminar Z09 03:33:09 10.3 88.3 7.7 811.8

Missing leading points? Probably trouble with the track logs.

Task 2:

# Name Glider Time Total
1 Yon Bárcena Ortiz De Urbina Wills Wing T2C 144 01:33:12 931.5
2 Christian Pollet Aeros Combat C 01:32:32 914.2
3 Blay Olmos Quesada (jnr) Wills Wing T2C 01:26:28 891.6
4 Paulo Frade Icaro2000 Laminar Z09 01:36:36 866.7
5 Damien Zahn Moyes Litespeed RX3.5 Pro 01:37:34 864.1
6 Antonio Jose Leton Carrasco Aeros Combat GT 01:29:16 848.5
7 Darren Brown Wills Wing T2C 154 01:30:36 834.4
8 Stephen Penfold Moyes RX 4.0 01:30:39 831.6
9 Jean-Daniel Kugler Aeros Combat 12.4 C 01:43:46 805.6
10 Domingo (txomin) Gallego Escribano Aeros Combat 12.7 C 01:44:04 801.8

Cumulative:

# Name Glider Total
1 Blay Olmos Quesada (jnr) Wills Wing T2C 1809
2 Antonio Jose Leton Carrasco Aeros Combat GT 1736
3 Paulo Frade Icaro2000 Laminar Z09 1679
4 Yon Bárcena Ortiz de Urbina Wills Wing T2C 144 1534
5 Damien Zahn Moyes Litespeed RX3.5 Pro 1510
6 Christian Pollet Aeros Combat C 1461
7 Domingo (txomin) Gallego Escribano Aeros Combat 12.7 C 1452
8 Blay Olmos Ramos (snr) Moyes Litespeed RX 4 1433
9 Jean-Daniel Kugler Aeros Combat 12.4 C 1405
10 Alvaro Idigoras Molina Aeros Combat 12.7 GT 1388

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Christian Ciech's Penalties on Task 3

Mon, Aug 23 2021, 3:16:06 pm MDT

Just short of goal

Christian Ciech|Davide Guiducci|Filippo Oppici|Marco Laurenzi|Monte Cucco Piero Alberini International Trophy 2021|PG|Tullio Gervasoni|Wills Wing

Christian Ciech|Davide Guiducci|Filippo Oppici|Marco Laurenzi|Monte Cucco Piero Alberini International Trophy 2021|Moyes Litespeed RX|PG|Tullio Gervasoni|Wills Wing

Christian Ciech|Davide Guiducci|Filippo Oppici|Marco Laurenzi|Monte Cucco Piero Alberini International Trophy 2021|Moyes Litespeed RX|PG|Tullio Gervasoni|Wills Wing|Wills Wing T3

I wondered in the last Oz Report why Christian got fewer time and arrival points than pilots who were slower than he was. Turns out if I had looked more closely I would have seen that he made the end of the speed section but just came up 90 meters short of the goal cylinder. His points were docked 20%.

Paraglider scoring takes away all your time points if you don't make it to the goal cylinder and there are no arrival position points.

# Name Glider Time Speed
(km/h)
Distance Dist.
Points
Lead.
Points
Time
Points
Arr.
Pos.
Points
Total
1 Filippo Oppici Wills Wing T3 144 01:58:11 59.4 119.96 380.8 73.3 433.4 77.4 964.9
2 Marco Laurenzi Icaro Laminar 01:58:31 59.2 119.96 380.8 70.3 429.1 70.6 950.8
3 Karl Reichegger Icaro Laminar 01:59:34 58.7 119.96 380.8 81.9 419.3 58.5 940.5
4 David Gregoire Icaro 2000 Laminar Z9 01:58:48 59.1 119.96 380.8 67.7 426.2 64.3 939.0
5 Mario Alonzi Aeros Combat 12.7 C 02:00:57 58.0 119.96 380.8 72.9 408.3 48.4 910.4
6 Davide Guiducci Icaro 2000 Laminar 13.2 02:03:12 57.0 119.96 380.8 73.1 392.1 44.0 890.0
7 Tullio Gervasoni Wills Wing T3 02:03:20 56.9 119.96 380.8 73.2 391.2 40.0 885.2
8 Roland Woehrle Moyes Litespeed RX 3.5 Pro 02:04:11 56.5 119.96 380.8 69.6 385.5 36.4 872.3
9 Christian Ciech Icaro 2000 Laminar 01:59:43 58.6 119.87 380.7 108.4 334.4 42.6 866.1

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Monte Cucco Piero Alberini International Trophy 2021 »

Sat, Aug 21 2021, 12:34:32 pm MDT

Saturday, the last day

Christian Ciech|Davide Guiducci|Filippo Oppici|Marco Laurenzi|Monte Cucco Piero Alberini International Trophy 2021|Tullio Gervasoni|Wills Wing

Christian Ciech|Davide Guiducci|Filippo Oppici|Marco Laurenzi|Monte Cucco Piero Alberini International Trophy 2021|Moyes Litespeed RX|Tullio Gervasoni|Wills Wing

Christian Ciech|Davide Guiducci|Filippo Oppici|Marco Laurenzi|Monte Cucco Piero Alberini International Trophy 2021|Moyes Litespeed RX|Tullio Gervasoni|Wills Wing|Wills Wing T3

Christian Ciech|competition|Davide Guiducci|Filippo Oppici|Marco Laurenzi|Monte Cucco Piero Alberini International Trophy 2021|Moyes Litespeed RX|Tullio Gervasoni|Wills Wing|Wills Wing T3

Christian Ciech|competition|Davide Guiducci|Filippo Oppici|Marco Laurenzi|Monte Cucco Piero Alberini International Trophy 2021|Moyes Litespeed RX|Tullio Gervasoni|Wills Wing|Wills Wing T3

https://airtribune.com/monte-cucco-piero-alberini-international-trophy-20/results

Task 4:

# Name Glider Time Total
1 Christian Ciech Icaro 2000 Laminar 03:11:57 988.6
2 Vanni Accattoli Moyes RX4 Pro 03:24:13 920.8
3 Marco Laurenzi Icaro Laminar 03:28:19 864.2
4 Filippo Oppici Wills Wing T3 144 03:28:49 856.3
5 Mario Alonzi Aeros Combat 12.7 C 03:30:49 843.7
6 Manuel Revelli Icaro Laminar 03:34:47 818.1
7 Davide Guiducci Icaro 2000 Laminar 13.2 03:42:58 762.7
8 Valentino Bau Icaro 2000 Laminar 14.1 03:42:21 757.5
9 Francesco Marsella Moyes Litespeed RX 03:45:28 747.4
10 David Gregoire Icaro 2000 Laminar Z9 03:43:51 746.6

Final Results:

# Name Glider Total
1 Marco Laurenzi Icaro Laminar 3794
2 Filippo Oppici Wills Wing T3 144 3785
3 Christian Ciech Icaro 2000 Laminar 3723
4 Mario Alonzi Aeros Combat 12.7 C 3569
5 Roland Woehrle Moyes Litespeed RX 3.5 Pro 3392
6 Manuel Revelli Icaro Laminar 3287
7 Fabien Zadora Combat GT 12,7 3279
8 Francesco Marsella Moyes Litespeed RX 3177
9 Vanni Accattoli Moyes RX4 Pro 3136
10 Tullio Gervasoni Wills Wing T3 3134

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Monte Cucco Piero Alberini International Trophy 2021 »

Fri, Aug 20 2021, 5:30:42 pm MDT

Friday

Christian Ciech|Davide Guiducci|Filippo Oppici|Marco Laurenzi|Monte Cucco Piero Alberini International Trophy 2021|Tullio Gervasoni|Wills Wing

Christian Ciech|Davide Guiducci|Filippo Oppici|Marco Laurenzi|Monte Cucco Piero Alberini International Trophy 2021|Moyes Litespeed RX|Tullio Gervasoni|Wills Wing

Christian Ciech|Davide Guiducci|Filippo Oppici|Marco Laurenzi|Monte Cucco Piero Alberini International Trophy 2021|Moyes Litespeed RX|Tullio Gervasoni|Wills Wing|Wills Wing T3

Christian Ciech|competition|Davide Guiducci|Filippo Oppici|Marco Laurenzi|Monte Cucco Piero Alberini International Trophy 2021|Moyes Litespeed RX|Tullio Gervasoni|Wills Wing|Wills Wing T3

Christian Ciech|competition|Davide Guiducci|Filippo Oppici|Marco Laurenzi|Monte Cucco Piero Alberini International Trophy 2021|Moyes Litespeed RX|Tullio Gervasoni|Wills Wing|Wills Wing T3

https://airtribune.com/monte-cucco-piero-alberini-international-trophy-20/results

Task 3:

# Name Glider Time Lead.
Points
Time
Points
Arr.
Pos.
Points
Total
1 Filippo Oppici Wills Wing T3 144 01:58:11 73.3 433.4 77.4 964.9
2 Marco Laurenzi Icaro Laminar 01:58:31 70.3 429.1 70.6 950.8
3 Karl Reichegger Icaro Laminar 01:59:34 81.9 419.3 58.5 940.5
4 David Gregoire Icaro 2000 Laminar Z9 01:58:48 67.7 426.2 64.3 939.0
5 Mario Alonzi Aeros Combat 12.7 C 02:00:57 72.9 408.3 48.4 910.4
6 Davide Guiducci Icaro 2000 Laminar 13.2 02:03:12 73.1 392.1 44.0 890.0
7 Tullio Gervasoni Wills Wing T3 02:03:20 73.2 391.2 40.0 885.2
8 Roland Woehrle Moyes Litespeed RX 3.5 Pro 02:04:11 69.6 385.5 36.4 872.3
9 Christian Ciech Icaro 2000 Laminar 01:59:43 108.4 334.4 42.6 866.1
10 Manuel Revelli Icaro Laminar 02:05:37 74.0 376.1 33.2 864.1

So why did Christian Ciech receive so many fewer speed points compared to pilots that flew slower than he did? And fewer arrival position points?

Cumulative:

# Name Glider T 1 T 2 T 3 Total
1 Marco Laurenzi Icaro Laminar 996.5 982.3 950.8 2930
2 Filippo Oppici Wills Wing T3 144 979.1 984.2 964.9 2928
3 Christian Ciech Icaro 2000 Laminar 934.3 933.6 866.1 2734
4 Mario Alonzi Aeros Combat 12.7 C 910.0 905.0 910.4 2725
5 Roland Woehrle Moyes Litespeed RX 3.5 Pro 900.0 937.8 872.3 2710
6 Fabien Zadora Combat GT 12,7 942.5 804.7 785.2 2532
7 Manuel Revelli Icaro Laminar 677.9 926.6 864.1 2469
8 Francesco Marsella Moyes Litespeed RX 958.3 851.7 619.4 2429
9 Karl Reichegger Icaro Laminar 661.1 806.9 940.5 2409
10 Tullio Gervasoni Wills Wing T3 650.6 856.0 885.2 2392

Filippo has barely won the last two days an is two points behind Marco who just beat Filippo on the first day.

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Monte Cucco Piero Alberini International Trophy 2021 »

Thu, Aug 19 2021, 6:53:30 pm MDT

Second task on Thursday

Christian Ciech|Filippo Oppici|Marco Laurenzi|Monte Cucco Piero Alberini International Trophy 2021|photo|Tullio Gervasoni|Wills Wing

Christian Ciech|Filippo Oppici|Marco Laurenzi|Monte Cucco Piero Alberini International Trophy 2021|Moyes Litespeed RX|photo|Tullio Gervasoni|Wills Wing

Christian Ciech|Filippo Oppici|Marco Laurenzi|Monte Cucco Piero Alberini International Trophy 2021|Moyes Litespeed RX|photo|Tullio Gervasoni|Wills Wing|Wills Wing T3

Christian Ciech|competition|Filippo Oppici|Marco Laurenzi|Monte Cucco Piero Alberini International Trophy 2021|Moyes Litespeed RX|photo|Tullio Gervasoni|Wills Wing|Wills Wing T3

Christian Ciech|competition|Filippo Oppici|Marco Laurenzi|Monte Cucco Piero Alberini International Trophy 2021|Moyes Litespeed RX|photo|Tullio Gervasoni|Wills Wing|Wills Wing T3

https://airtribune.com/monte-cucco-piero-alberini-international-trophy-20/results

Task 2:

# Name Glider Time Total
1 Filippo Oppici Wills Wing T3 144 01:30:16 984.3
2 Marco Laurenzi Icaro Laminar 01:30:22 982.1
3 Roland Woehrle Moyes Litespeed RX 3.5 Pro 01:33:34 937.4
4 Christian Ciech Icaro 2000 Laminar 01:34:05 933.0
5 Manuel Revelli Icaro Laminar 01:33:50 926.1
6 Mario Alonzi Aeros Combat 12.7 C 01:34:33 904.4
7 David Gregoire Icaro 2000 Laminar Z9 01:36:20 877.2
8 Lorenzo De Grandis Icaro Z9 01:38:35 859.6
9 Tullio Gervasoni Wills Wing T3 01:38:39 855.5
10 Francesco Marsella Moyes Litespeed RX 01:38:48 851.3

Cumulative:

# Name Glider Total
1 Marco Laurenzi Icaro Laminar 1979
2 Filippo Oppici Wills Wing T3 144 1963
3 Christian Ciech Icaro 2000 Laminar 1867
4 Roland Woehrle Moyes Litespeed RX 3.5 Pro 1837
5 Mario Alonzi Aeros Combat 12.7 C 1814
6 Francesco Marsella Moyes Litespeed RX 1810
7 Fabien Zadora Combat GT 12,7 1747
8 Manuel Revelli Icaro Laminar 1604
9 Tullio Gervasoni Wills Wing T3 1506
10 Karl Reichegger Icaro Laminar 1468

Photos by Flavio:

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Monte Cucco Piero Alberini International Trophy 2021 »

Wed, Aug 18 2021, 2:42:48 pm MDT

First task on Tuesday

Christian Ciech|Corinna Schwiegershausen|Filippo Oppici|Marco Laurenzi|Monte Cucco Piero Alberini International Trophy 2021|Tullio Gervasoni|Wills Wing

Christian Ciech|Corinna Schwiegershausen|Filippo Oppici|Marco Laurenzi|Monte Cucco Piero Alberini International Trophy 2021|Moyes Litespeed RX|Tullio Gervasoni|Wills Wing

Christian Ciech|Corinna Schwiegershausen|Filippo Oppici|Marco Laurenzi|Monte Cucco Piero Alberini International Trophy 2021|Moyes Litespeed RX|Tullio Gervasoni|Wills Wing|Wills Wing T3

Christian Ciech|competition|Corinna Schwiegershausen|Filippo Oppici|Marco Laurenzi|Monte Cucco Piero Alberini International Trophy 2021|Moyes Litespeed RX|Tullio Gervasoni|Wills Wing|Wills Wing T3

Christian Ciech|competition|Corinna Schwiegershausen|Filippo Oppici|Marco Laurenzi|Monte Cucco Piero Alberini International Trophy 2021|Moyes Litespeed RX|Tullio Gervasoni|Wills Wing|Wills Wing T3

https://airtribune.com/monte-cucco-piero-alberini-international-trophy-20/results

Task 1:

# Name Glider Time Total
1 Marco Laurenzi Icaro Laminar 01:39:33 996.5
2 Filippo Oppici Wills Wing T3 144 01:39:55 979.1
3 Francesco Marsella Moyes Litespeed RX 01:40:40 958.3
4 Fabien Zadora Combat GT 12,7 01:40:57 942.5
5 Christian Ciech Icaro 2000 Laminar 01:43:52 934.3
6 Mario Alonzi Aeros Combat 12.7 C 01:44:45 910.0
7 Roland Woehrle Moyes Litespeed RX 3.5 Pro 01:45:23 900.0
8 Manuel Revelli Icaro Laminar 02:28:43 677.9
9 Karl Reichegger Icaro Laminar 02:31:10 661.1
10 Tullio Gervasoni Wills Wing T3 02:32:25 650.6
11 Frantisek Kostal Aeros Combat 09 14.2 02:40:43 596.9

Twenty six pilots.

Photo by Corinna.

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Campeonato Nacional de Ala Delta Colombia 2021 »

Sun, Aug 15 2021, 5:20:03 pm MDT

Colombian Nationals, last day

Daniel Vélez Bravo|Wills Wing|Wills Wing T3

competition|Daniel Vélez Bravo|Wills Wing|Wills Wing T3

competition|Daniel Vélez Bravo|Wills Wing|Wills Wing T3

https://airtribune.com/campeonato-nacional-ala-delta-2021/results

Task 7:

# Name Glider Time Total
1 Daniel Velez Wills Wing T3 144 00:45:08 719.3
2 Gustavo Jimenez Wills Wing T2C 01:00:34 557.7
3 Juan Camilo Marin Giraldo Wills Wing T2C 144 01:03:57 514.2
4 Alejandro Trujillo Montoya Aeros Combat GT 01:05:34 510.6
5 Jheison Pineda Wills Wing T2C Yura 01:06:31 479.3
6 Felipe Echeverri Zapata Icaro Laminar Mr 01:23:51 376.7
7 Oscar Gomez Sarmiento Wills Wing T2 154 01:30:30 317.7

Final Results:

# Name Glider T 1 T 2 T 3 T 4 T 5 T 6 T 7 Total
1 Daniel Velez Wills Wing T3 144 1000.0 504.6 588.0 986.5 546.9 835.6 719.3 5181
2 Juan Camilo Marin Giraldo Wills Wing T2C 144 945.0 788.1 587.1 591.9 508.8 700.4 514.2 4636
3 Gustavo Jimenez Wills Wing T2C 770.6 581.8 122.4 509.1 432.8 351.3 557.7 3326
4 Alejandro Trujillo Montoya Aeros Combat GT 716.2 318.8 93.9 612.5 506.1 322.1 510.6 3080
5 Jheison Pineda Wills Wing T2C Yura 863.3 184.2 185.8 648.5 286.9 350.2 479.3 2998

Yes, Daniel won every day but one.

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Campeonato Nacional de Ala Delta Colombia 2021 »

Fri, Aug 13 2021, 9:40:44 pm MDT

Colombian Nationals, task 6

Daniel Vélez Bravo|Wills Wing|Wills Wing T3

competition|Daniel Vélez Bravo|Wills Wing|Wills Wing T3

competition|Daniel Vélez Bravo|Wills Wing|Wills Wing T3

https://airtribune.com/campeonato-nacional-ala-delta-2021/results

Only two at goal

Task 6:

# Name Glider Time Total
1 Daniel Velez Wills Wing T3 144 02:36:30 835.6
2 Juan Camilo Marin Giraldo Wills Wing T2C 144 03:08:56 700.4

Cumulative:

# Name Glider Total
1 Daniel Velez Wills Wing T3 144 4462
2 Juan Camilo Marin Giraldo Wills Wing T2C 144 4121
3 Gustavo Jimenez Wills Wing T2C 2768
4 Alejandro Trujillo Montoya Aeros Combat GT 2570
5 Jheison Pineda Wills Wing T2C Yura 2519

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Campeonato Nacional de Ala Delta Colombia 2021 »

Thu, Aug 12 2021, 9:18:02 pm MDT

Colombian Nationals, task 5

Daniel Vélez Bravo|Wills Wing|Wills Wing T3

competition|Daniel Vélez Bravo|Wills Wing|Wills Wing T3

competition|Daniel Vélez Bravo|Wills Wing|Wills Wing T3

https://airtribune.com/campeonato-nacional-ala-delta-2021/results

No one at goal

Task 5:

# Name Glider Distance Total
1 Daniel Velez Wills Wing T3 144 35.97 546.9
2 Juan Camilo Marin Giraldo Wills Wing T2C 144 33.12 508.8
3 Alejandro Trujillo Montoya Aeros Combat GT 33.13 506.1
4 Gustavo Jimenez Wills Wing T2C 26.62 432.8
5 Jheison Pineda Wills Wing T2C Yura 22.73 286.9

Cumulative:

# Name Glider Total
1 Daniel Velez Wills Wing T3 144 3626
2 Juan Camilo Marin Giraldo Wills Wing T2C 144 3421
3 Gustavo Jimenez Wills Wing T2C 2417
4 Alejandro Trujillo Montoya Aeros Combat GT 2248
5 Jheison Pineda Wills Wing T2C Yura 2169

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Campeonato Nacional de Ala Delta Colombia 2021 »

Wed, Aug 11 2021, 9:44:02 pm MDT

Colombian Nationals, four days into it

Daniel Vélez Bravo|Wills Wing|Wills Wing T3

competition|Daniel Vélez Bravo|Wills Wing|Wills Wing T3

competition|Daniel Vélez Bravo|Wills Wing|Wills Wing T3

https://airtribune.com/campeonato-nacional-ala-delta-2021/results

Task 4:

# Name Glider Time Total
1 Daniel Velez Wills Wing T3 144 01:22:06 986.5
2 Jheison Pineda Wills Wing T2C Yura 01:57:08 648.5
3 Alejandro Trujillo Montoya Aeros Combat GT 02:00:08 612.5
4 Juan Camilo Marin Giraldo Wills Wing T2C 144 02:03:10 591.9
5 Gustavo Jimenez Wills Wing T2C 02:15:06 509.1
6 Oscar Gomez Sarmiento Wills Wing T2 154 02:18:59 482.7
7 Mauricio Hoyos Wills Wing T2C 144 02:19:51 447.3
8 Carlos Alberto Correa Wills Wing T2C 144 02:24:39 436.9

Cumulative:

# Name Glider T 1 T 2 T 3 T 4 Total
1 Daniel Velez Wills Wing T3 144 1000.0 504.6 588.0 986.5 3079
2 Juan Camilo Marin Giraldo Wills Wing T2C 144 945.0 788.1 587.1 591.9 2912
3 Gustavo Jimenez Wills Wing T2C 770.6 581.8 122.4 509.1 1984
4 Jheison Pineda Wills Wing T2C Yura 863.3 184.2 185.8 648.5 1882
5 Alejandro Trujillo Montoya Aeros Combat GT 716.2 318.8 93.9 612.5 1741

There is a small sport class competition also.

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Last Orange, CA made Wills Wing glider

August 4, 2021, 9:37:22 pm MDT

Soon to be coming from Valle, Mexico

Wills Wing

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Wills Wing⁣ Delivering Orders »

Mon, Aug 2 2021, 8:21:22 pm MDT

Before the new Wills Wing starts up

Mike Meier|PG|Wills Wing

«Mike Meier» writes:

We are nearing the end of production and most production employees will be finishing up within the next few days. We still have a few gliders to assemble, test fly and ship, and several more already assembled and test flown gliders to ship. Assembly, test flying and shipping will probably extend into the third week in August. We still have several harnesses to finish, and harness production will continue well into August. We now hope to be able to finish all harnesses that were ordered prior to June 7th.

Parts Orders: We recently shut down the web based online ordering system – all orders must now be placed by email only, to either Mike or Linda. Because we will have limited production capacity going forward, as of today, we will no longer be accepting parts orders, though we can still process accessory orders for items that are in stock, such as Paragliding Training Manuals, Helmets, and Clothing.

Some of you have asked whether glider orders placed after the cutoff date that will not be made here will be automatically forwarded to the new Wills Wing company. The answer is no, primarily because anticipated production schedules are uncertain at this time. Once the new company is up and running, you will be able to place orders with them, but we will not be transferring outstanding orders.

Thank you again for your patience as we work through this process.

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Open Internacional de Ala Delta de Piedrahíta 2021

July 24, 2021, 6:24:50 pm MDT

One task so far

Wills Wing

competition|Wills Wing

competition|Wills Wing

https://airtribune.com/openph2021/results

Task 1:

# Name Glider Time Total
1 Gregoire David Icaro2000 Laminar Z09 03:53:47 903.3
2 Ataulfo J. Fernandez Montero Wills Wing T2C 144 04:31:49 832.0

Task statistics

param value
ss_distance 161.067
task_distance 230.336

The actual optimized distance is…?

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Update from Wills Wing

July 14, 2021, 8:38:04 MDT

June 7th

Mike Meier|Wills Wing

"Mike Meier" «Mike» writes:

This is to update you on the planned shut down of operations here in Orange that we notified you about in our email of June 7th.

Glider Orders and Harness Orders: On June 7th, we wrote:

With regard to our operations here over the next two and half months, we intend to, and we believe we will be able to produce all gliders and harnesses that are currently on order. New glider and harness orders placed going forward will be accepted on a provisional basis, and we will endeavor to keep you informed as to their status as we go forward.

It now appears that we will be able to produce all gliders ordered prior to the issuing of the shut down notice on June 7th. However, it is unlikely that we will be able to produce any gliders that were ordered after that. The shut down notice was issued on June 7th at 6:20 pm. If your email ordering a glider was sent after that, then the glider will most likely not be produced. The other way that you can tell is that if your glider is in the system and being produced, you will have received an order confirmation and a sales order from me. If you haven’t received those, then the glider is not on the production schedule and most likely will not be made. If you are in doubt about the status of a particular order, you can email me for confirmation. The reasons that we will be unable to produce more gliders are due to lack of materials and parts, and lack of time. The new Wills Wing company is still in development but the hope is that they will be operational sometime in September, and in production at some level by sometime in October. As we stated earlier, you will be receiving additional updates directly from them once they have more information to provide.

With regard to harnesses, the situation is a little more uncertain. We will not be producing any harness orders received after June 7th, and we may run out of time to produce a few of the last harnesses ordered before that date. It’s too early to tell, exactly, at this time.

Order Shipping: As you might expect, we have been inundated with parts orders since the announcement. This is impacting production, and is especially impacting shipping. As a result, both glider shipments and parts shipments are being delayed and will continue to be delayed. We may be contacting you about scheduled glider shipments to ask whether you want to wait for parts to be ready, to save shipping costs, or ship gliders as soon as possible and ship parts later.

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Open Annecy 2021 - French & Czech Championship »

June 17, 2021, 8:54:09 pm MDT

Results task 5

Christian Ciech|Davide Guiducci|Open Annecy 2021|Wills Wing

Christian Ciech|Davide Guiducci|Open Annecy 2021|Wills Wing|Wills Wing T3

Christian Ciech|competition|Davide Guiducci|Open Annecy 2021|Wills Wing|Wills Wing T3

Christian Ciech|competition|Davide Guiducci|Open Annecy 2021|Wills Wing|Wills Wing T3

Pictures: https://championnatdefrancedelta2021.blogspot.com/?m=1

https://airtribune.com/open-annecy-2021/results

Task 5:

# Name Glider Time Total
1 Benedikt Braun Aeros Combat 12.7 C 03:30:30 997.4
2 Mario Alonzi Aeros Combat 12.7 C 03:43:07 932.4
3 Lorenzo De Grandis Icaro z9 03:52:13 893.6
4 Dan Vyhnalik Aeros Combat 12.7 C 03:52:42 891.9
5 Davide Guiducci Icaro 2000 Laminar 13.2 03:53:19 877.3
6 Laurent Thevenot Aeros Combat gt 13.5 03:53:19 872.3
7 Gregoire David Icaro 2000 Laminar Z9 03:53:37 865.3
8 Jiri Gut Wills Wing T2C 04:15:41 777.8
9 Petr Cejka Aeros Combat 04:32:34 722.6
10 Jean-Marc Rousselet Wills Wing T3 04:41:59 689.2

Cumulative:

# Name Glider Total
1 Mario Alonzi Aeros Combat 12.7 C 4750
2 Dan Vyhnalik Aeros Combat 12.7 C 4716
3 Christian Ciech Icaro 2000 Laminar 4359
4 Manuel Revelli Icaro Laminar 4218
5 Lorenzo De Grandis Icaro z9 4190
6 Laurent Thevenot Aeros Combat gt 13.5 4141
7 Gregoire David Icaro 2000 Laminar Z9 4036
8 Davide Guiducci Icaro 2000 Laminar 13.2 3865
9 Francois Isoard Aeros combat GT 12,7 3845
10 Benedikt Braun Aeros Combat 12.7 C 3455

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Open Annecy 2021 - French & Czech Championship »

June 16, 2021, 8:27:42 MDT

Results task 4

Christian Ciech|Christian Pollet|Davide Guiducci|Open Annecy 2021|Tullio Gervasoni|Wills Wing

Christian Ciech|Christian Pollet|Davide Guiducci|Open Annecy 2021|Tullio Gervasoni|Wills Wing|Wills Wing T3

Christian Ciech|Christian Pollet|competition|Davide Guiducci|Open Annecy 2021|Tullio Gervasoni|Wills Wing|Wills Wing T3

Christian Ciech|Christian Pollet|competition|Davide Guiducci|Open Annecy 2021|Tullio Gervasoni|Wills Wing|Wills Wing T3

Pictures: https://championnatdefrancedelta2021.blogspot.com/?m=1

https://airtribune.com/open-annecy-2021/results

Task 4:

# Name Glider Time Total
1 Lorenzo De Grandis Icaro z9 02:02:59 999.9
2 Dan Vyhnalik Aeros Combat 12.7 C 02:03:18 983.6
3 Mario Alonzi Aeros Combat 12.7 C 02:03:15 976.4
4 Christian Ciech Icaro 2000 Laminar 02:11:30 909.8
5 Laurent Thevenot Aeros Combat gt 13.5 02:11:26 909.4
6 Francois Isoard Aeros combat GT 12,7 02:12:18 893.4
7 Christian Pollet Aeros Combat c 02:11:28 891.1
8 Gregoire David Icaro 2000 Laminar Z9 02:22:12 810.5
9 Tullio Gervasoni Wills Wing T3 02:22:29 803.9
10 Davide Guiducci Icaro 2000 Laminar 13.2 02:24:57 788.4

Cumulative:

# Name Glider Total
1 Dan Vyhnalik Aeros Combat 12.7 C 3824
2 Mario Alonzi Aeros Combat 12.7 C 3818
3 Christian Ciech Icaro 2000 Laminar 3734
4 Manuel Revelli Icaro Laminar 3552
5 Lorenzo De Grandis Icaro z9 3296
6 Francois Isoard Aeros combat GT 12,7 3271
7 Laurent Thevenot Aeros Combat gt 13.5 3269
8 Gregoire David Icaro 2000 Laminar Z9 3170
9 Davide Guiducci Icaro 2000 Laminar 13.2 2988
10 Christian Pollet Aeros Combat c 2760

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Open Annecy 2021- French & Czech Championship

June 13, 2021, 1:14:28 pm MDT

June 12-18, 2021

ATOS VR|Christian Ciech|Davide Guiducci|Open Annecy 2021|Wills Wing

ATOS VR|Christian Ciech|Davide Guiducci|Open Annecy 2021|Wills Wing|Wills Wing T3

ATOS VR|Christian Ciech|competition|Davide Guiducci|Open Annecy 2021|Wills Wing|Wills Wing T3

ATOS VR|Christian Ciech|competition|Davide Guiducci|Open Annecy 2021|Wills Wing|Wills Wing T3

https://airtribune.com/open-annecy-2021/results

Task 1: No idea why it wasn't published on the results page. Christian easily won the day.

Task 2: Results only for open class published

# Name Glider Time Total
1 Mario Alonzi Aeros Combat 12.7 C 02:30:14 1000.0
2 Manuel Revelli Icaro Laminar 02:31:01 975.4
3 Francois Isoard Aeros combat GT 12,7 02:31:29 961.5
4 Dan Vyhnalik Aeros Combat 12.7 C 02:31:54 957.9
5 Lorenzo De Grandis Icaro z9 02:34:47 939.6
6 Laurent Thevenot Aeros Combat gt 13.5 02:35:10 939.0
7 Gregoire David Icaro 2000 Laminar Z9 02:35:57 924.7
8 Davide Guiducci Icaro 2000 Laminar 13.2 02:45:11 878.5
9 Christian Ciech Icaro 2000 Laminar 02:56:46 827.8
10 Jean-Marc Rousselet Wills Wing T3 03:09:18 793.5

Cumulative:

# Name Glider T 1 T 2 Total
1 Mario Alonzi Aeros Combat 12.7 C 877.9 1000.0 1878
2 Dan Vyhnalik Aeros Combat 12.7 C 901.8 957.9 1860
3 Manuel Revelli Icaro Laminar 879.4 975.4 1855
4 Christian Ciech Icaro 2000 Laminar 1000.0 827.8 1828
5 Francois Isoard Aeros combat GT 12,7 858.6 961.5 1820
6 Gregoire David Icaro 2000 Laminar Z9 872.9 924.7 1798
7 Lorenzo De Grandis Icaro z9 790.4 939.6 1730
8 Laurent Thevenot Aeros Combat gt 13.5 725.5 939.0 1665
9 Davide Guiducci Icaro 2000 Laminar 13.2 757.7 878.5 1636
10 Stanislav Trebeška A.I.R. Atos VR 746.5 400.4 1147

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A few thoughts on the new⁢ Wills Wing »

Tue, Jun 8 2021, 9:22:08 am MDT

It's about time

Wills Wing

Steve tells me that business is up better than it has been in the last five years. Is this a rebound from the pandemic?

For the last decade I've been saying to Steve that they have to get out of Southern California. There is no way that they can afford to stay there. The rents are just too high. We're here in Boise, Idaho and the crush in the marketplace from people moving out of California is causing an acute housing crisis here and not only here.

Wills didn't leave Southern California for a lot of good reasons, mainly because all the people that worked there, lived there. The company is its skilled workers including Mike, Linda and Steve. That didn't mean that there wasn't an accounting coming sometime in the future.

Generational change is coming. You can't just have a company age out. You need to involve younger, newer people in the manufacturing process. You need to engage in technology and skill transfer. That is what will be happening in Valle.

This is a great time to make this change while it is still possible to engage to skills and technology transfer.

Steve says that it has been difficult to hire people in Southern California even when they are offering $10/ hour MORE than folks would get at Starbuck's, which is apparently where they prefer to work.

We look forward to hearing more from Steve about everything that brought about these changes and how things are going as they get further into the transition.

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A New⁢ Wills Wing »

Tue, Jun 8 2021, 9:20:04 am MDT

Moving to Mexico

Lookout Mountain|Steven Pearson|Steve Pearson|Valle de Bravo|Wills Wing

"Steven Pearson, Mike and Linda Meier" «Steve» write:

We wish to share with you some important news. During the next two and a half months, we will be finishing up orders currently on the books, winding down operations and preparing to shut down production at our Orange facility as part of a process of closing down the Company.

During that same period, we will be continuing work already in progress on developing a plan of support for a new successor entity, the goal of which will be to provide for the continuing supply of Wills Wing products, services and technical support to the hang gliding community. Heading up the new enterprise will be Rudy Gotes, top ranked competition pilot, and our long-time distributor in Mexico. Wills Wing president Steve Pearson will be joining the new company as a partner and will provide critical support in technology, manufacturing and customer support and product design and development. Production facilities for the new company will be headquartered in Valle de Bravo, Mexico, known around the world for its consistent, year-round flying. At the same time, we will be working here to lay a broad foundation of technical support to provide for an ongoing partnership between our long-time dealer Lookout Mountain Flight Park and the new company, in order to facilitate an enhanced level of domestic customer support going forward.

This transition will involve both challenges and opportunities. Wills Wing, incorporated in California in 1973, has had a good 48 year run, and with your support we have had the honor of leading the hang gliding industry for most of those 48 years. Nothing lasts forever, however, and a wide range of market and economic conditions, both currently and over the last several years have made this decision unavoidable.

First, thank you for all of the support that all of you have given to Wills Wing over the last 48 years. We’ve dedicated our careers and our lives to this sport, and in return we’ve been rewarded with lifelong friendships and incomparable experiences.

Plans for the new successor enterprise are still in development, and we have limited details to offer at this time. We can say that the primary goal for the new company will be to continue to provide the products, product support and services that you have associated with Wills Wing with the highest possible level of quality and with the minimum possible delay and disruption in the transition. You can expect further updates from the new company as plans develop and details are finalized.

With regard to our operations here over the next two and half months, we intend to, and we believe we will be able to produce all gliders and harnesses that are currently on order. New glider and harness orders placed going forward will be accepted on a provisional basis, and we will endeavor to keep you informed as to their status as we go forward. Those orders that can be produced before we shut down here, will be. For those that cannot be produced before we shut down, customers will have the option of re-ordering with the new Wills Wing once operations commence. We expect to be able to continue to fill parts orders here during most of the next two and a half months.

Once again, we thank you for your support over the years, and we wish all of you, and the sport itself to which we’ve dedicated our careers, all the best.

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33rd Valerio Albrizio Trophy 2021, day 3

Sun, Jun 6 2021, 3:37:57 pm MDT

Task two

Christian Ciech|Davide Guiducci|Manfred Ruhmer|Tullio Gervasoni|Valerio Albrizio Trophy 2021|Wills Wing

Christian Ciech|Davide Guiducci|Manfred Ruhmer|Tullio Gervasoni|Valerio Albrizio Trophy 2021|Wills Wing|Wills Wing T3

Christian Ciech|competition|Davide Guiducci|Manfred Ruhmer|Tullio Gervasoni|Valerio Albrizio Trophy 2021|Wills Wing|Wills Wing T3

Christian Ciech|competition|Davide Guiducci|Manfred Ruhmer|Tullio Gervasoni|Valerio Albrizio Trophy 2021|Wills Wing|Wills Wing T3

https://airtribune.com/xxxiii-valerio-albrizio-trophy-2021/results

Task 2:

# Name Glider Time Total
1 Mario Alonzi Aeros Combat 12.7 C 02:07:31 1000.1
2 Christian Ciech Icaro 2000 Laminar 02:09:28 962.3
3 Lorenzo De Grandis Icaro Z9 02:16:56 887.7
4 Manuel Revelli Icaro Laminar 02:16:59 876.1
5 Tullio Gervasoni Wills Wing T3 02:17:55 864.8
6 Vanni Accattoli Moyes RX4 Pro 02:18:08 855.0
7 Davide Guiducci Icaro 2000 Laminar 13.2 02:27:12 802.5
8 Fabien Zadora Combat GT 12,7 02:29:03 780.5
9 David Gregoire Icaro 2000 Laminar Z9 02:33:32 756.4
10 Valentino Bau Icaro 2000 Laminar 14.1 03:00:35 624.9

Final:

# Name Glider T 1 T 2 Total
1 Mario Alonzi Aeros Combat 12.7 C 998.4 1000.1 1999
2 Christian Ciech Icaro 2000 Laminar 967.0 962.3 1929
3 David Gregoire Icaro 2000 Laminar Z9 917.3 756.4 1674
4 Manuel Revelli Icaro Laminar 657.1 876.1 1533
5 Fabien Zadora Combat GT 12,7 678.5 780.5 1459
6 Lorenzo De Grandis Icaro Z9 469.5 887.7 1357
7 Tullio Gervasoni Wills Wing T3 346.8 864.8 1212
8 Vanni Accattoli Moyes RX4 Pro 0.0 855.0 855
9 Davide Guiducci Icaro 2000 Laminar 13.2 0.0 802.5 803
10 Valentino Bau Icaro 2000 Laminar 14.1 0.0 624.9 625

Task 2 Sport:

# Name Glider Time Total
1 Manfred Ruhmer Icaro 2000 Piuma 01:25:47 1000.0
2 Pawel Wierzbowski Vega Mx 01:47:56 776.5
3 Serge Mainente Wills Wing SPORT2 02:17:59 576.7
4 Francisco Munoz Garcia Wills Wing U2 02:24:52 513.0
5 Federico Romani Icaro2000 Mastr 02:28:12 488.3

https://www.xcontest.org/world/fr/vols/details:tahiidelta/6.06.2021/12:01

Final Sport:

# Name Glider T 1 T 2 Total
1 Manfred Ruhmer Icaro 2000 Piuma 887.7 1000.0 1888
2 Pawel Wierzbowski Vega Mx 646.5 776.5 1423
3 Francisco Munoz Garcia Wills Wing U2 557.4 513.0 1070
4 Serge Mainente Wills Wing SPORT2 479.2 576.7 1056
5 Federico Romani Icaro2000 Mastr 461.1 488.3 949
6 Cesare Cristoforoni Icaro Mastr 281.6 271.7 553

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33rd Valerio Albrizio Trophy 2021, day 1

Fri, Jun 4 2021, 11:11:17 pm MDT

Pilots making goal

Valerio Albrizio Trophy 2021|Christian Ciech|Manfred Ruhmer|Wills Wing

Christian Ciech|competition|Manfred Ruhmer|Valerio Albrizio Trophy 2021|Wills Wing

Christian Ciech|competition|Manfred Ruhmer|Valerio Albrizio Trophy 2021|Wills Wing

https://airtribune.com/xxxiii-valerio-albrizio-trophy-2021/results

Task 1:

# Name Glider Time Total
1 Mario Alonzi Aeros Combat 12.7 C 01:36:51 998.4
2 Christian Ciech Icaro 2000 Laminar 01:38:32 967.0
3 David Gregoire Icaro 2000 Laminar Z9 01:42:28 917.3
4 Fabien Zadora Combat GT 12,7 02:16:14 678.5
5 Manuel Revelli Icaro Laminar 02:15:20 657.1

Task 1 Sport:

Name Glider Time Total
1 Manfred Ruhmer Icaro 2000 Piuma 00:45:36 739.8
2 Pawel Wierzbowski Vega Mx 01:11:40 557.5
3 Francisco Munoz Garcia Wills Wing U2 01:23:45 490.1

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2021 Crestline XC Classic, last day »

Mon, May 31 2021, 2:44:46 pm MDT

Launching from Crestline

Crestline XC Classic 2021|Owen Morse|Wills Wing|Zac Majors

Crestline XC Classic 2021|Gary Anderson|Owen Morse|Wills Wing|Zac Majors

Crestline XC Classic 2021|Gary Anderson|Owen Morse|Sara Weaver|Wills Wing|Zac Majors

Butch Peachy|Crestline XC Classic 2021|Gary Anderson|Owen Morse|Sara Weaver|Wills Wing|Zac Majors

Butch Peachy|Crestline XC Classic 2021|Gary Anderson|Jason Boehm|Owen Morse|Sara Weaver|Wills Wing|Zac Majors

Butch Peachy|Crestline XC Classic 2021|Gary Anderson|Jason Boehm|Jeff Chipman|Owen Morse|Sara Weaver|Wills Wing|Zac Majors

Butch Peachy|Crestline XC Classic 2021|Gary Anderson|Jason Boehm|Jeff Chipman|Moyes Litespeed RX|Owen Morse|Sara Weaver|Wills Wing|Zac Majors

Butch Peachy|Crestline XC Classic 2021|Gary Anderson|Jason Boehm|Jeff Chipman|Moyes Litespeed RX|Owen Morse|Sara Weaver|Wills Wing|Wills Wing T3|Zac Majors

Butch Peachy|competition|Crestline XC Classic 2021|Gary Anderson|Jason Boehm|Jeff Chipman|Moyes Litespeed RX|Owen Morse|Sara Weaver|Wills Wing|Wills Wing T3|Zac Majors

Butch Peachy|competition|Crestline XC Classic 2021|Gary Anderson|Jason Boehm|Jeff Chipman|Moyes Litespeed RX|Owen Morse|Sara Weaver|Wills Wing|Wills Wing T3|Zac Majors

https://airtribune.com/play/5075/2d

https://airtribune.com/crestline-xc-classic/blog__day_3

Looks to be a good day with a 73 km task.

Results:

https://airtribune.com/crestline-xc-classic/results

Task 3:

# Name Glider Distance Total
1 Bruce Barmakian Aeros Combat-C 12.7 41.11 895.6
2 Zac Majors Wills WINGT3 144 41.17 893.6
3 Butch Peachy Moyes-RX 3.5/S4 40.60 874.7
4 Owen Morse Wills Wing T3 154 33.17 709.0
5 Gavin Fridlund Ozone X-Apls 29.90 660.7
6 Jeff Chipman Moyes Litespeed RX 3.5 28.43 635.8
7 Gary Anderson Wills Wing T3 144 26.89 599.5
8 Jason Boehm Wills Wing T3 26.77 598.6
9 Kenneth Andrews Wills Wing T2C-144 26.13 578.9
10 Sara Weaver Wills Wing SPORT3 135 24.53 530.2

Final:

# Name Glider Total
1 Zac Majors Wills WINGT3 144 2250
2 Bruce Barmakian Aeros Combat-C 12.7 1949
3 Owen Morse Wills Wing T3 154 1610
4 Gavin Fridlund Ozone X-Apls 1444
5 Kenneth Andrews Wills Wing T2C-144 1433
6 Gary Anderson Wills Wing T3 144 1243
7 Sara Weaver Wills Wing SPORT3 135 1166
8 Butch Peachy Moyes-RX 3.5/S4 1096
9 Jason Boehm Wills Wing T3 1076
10 Jeff Chipman Moyes Litespeed RX 3.5 835

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2021 Crestline XC Classic, day 2 »

Sun, May 30 2021, 5:28:33 pm MDT

Like day one

Crestline XC Classic 2021|Owen Morse|PG|Wills Wing|Zac Majors

Crestline XC Classic 2021|Jeff Galvin|Owen Morse|PG|Wills Wing|Zac Majors

Crestline XC Classic 2021|Gary Anderson|Jeff Galvin|Owen Morse|PG|Wills Wing|Zac Majors

Crestline XC Classic 2021|Gary Anderson|Jeff Galvin|Owen Morse|PG|Sara Weaver|Wills Wing|Zac Majors

Butch Peachy|Crestline XC Classic 2021|Gary Anderson|Jeff Galvin|Owen Morse|PG|Sara Weaver|Wills Wing|Zac Majors

Butch Peachy|Crestline XC Classic 2021|Gary Anderson|Jason Boehm|Jeff Galvin|Owen Morse|PG|Sara Weaver|Wills Wing|Zac Majors

Butch Peachy|Crestline XC Classic 2021|Gary Anderson|Jason Boehm|Jeff Chipman|Jeff Galvin|Owen Morse|PG|Sara Weaver|Wills Wing|Zac Majors

Butch Peachy|Crestline XC Classic 2021|Gary Anderson|Jason Boehm|Jeff Chipman|Jeff Galvin|Moyes Litespeed RX|Owen Morse|PG|Sara Weaver|Wills Wing|Zac Majors

Butch Peachy|Crestline XC Classic 2021|Gary Anderson|Jason Boehm|Jeff Chipman|Jeff Galvin|Moyes Litespeed RX|Owen Morse|PG|Sara Weaver|Wills Wing|Wills Wing T3|Zac Majors

Butch Peachy|competition|Crestline XC Classic 2021|Gary Anderson|Jason Boehm|Jeff Chipman|Jeff Galvin|Moyes Litespeed RX|Owen Morse|PG|Sara Weaver|Wills Wing|Wills Wing T3|Zac Majors

Butch Peachy|competition|Crestline XC Classic 2021|Gary Anderson|Jason Boehm|Jeff Chipman|Jeff Galvin|Moyes Litespeed RX|Owen Morse|PG|Sara Weaver|Wills Wing|Wills Wing T3|Zac Majors

https://airtribune.com/crestline-xc-classic/blog__day_2

Very weak conditions. Terrible GPS tracking. Don't know what is with the trackers.

Zac won the day but he was not too far ahead of Gavin Fridlund, flying a paraglider in second place. Given that Zac was averaging about 13 mph, this is a perfect competition for a paraglider pilot.

Results:

https://airtribune.com/crestline-xc-classic/results

Task 2:

# Name Glider Distance Total
1 Zac Majors Wills WINGT3 144 41.47 363.8
2 Gavin Fridlund Ozone X-Apls 39.85 348.3
3 Butch Peachy Moyes-RX 3.5/S4 16.15 220.8
4 Owen Morse Wills Wing T3 154 16.13 220.7
5 Jeff Chipman Moyes Litespeed RX 3.5 13.39 199.5
6 Kenneth Andrews Wills Wing T2C-144 13.13 197.2
7 Jason Glade Wills Wing Sport 3 155 11.10 174.4
8 Jason Boehm Wills Wing T3 7.10 126.5
9 Edward Wiggins Wills Wing-T2C 5.00 104.4
9 Jeff Galvin Moyes Litespeed S 4.5 5.00 104.4
9 Nathan Hallahan Moyes Gecko 155 5.00 104.4
9 Gary Anderson Wills Wing T3 144 5.00 104.4
9 Sara Weaver Wills Wing SPORT3 135 5.00 104.4
9 Jon Irlbeck Wills Wing-Sport 2 155 5.00 104.4
9 Bruce Barmakian Aeros Combat-C 12.7 5.00 104.4
9 Mitchell Mcaleer Icaro 13.7 MR700 2002 5.00 104.4

Cumulative:

Name Glider Total
1 Zac Majors Wills WINGT3 144 1356
2 Bruce Barmakian Aeros Combat-C 12.7 1053
3 Owen Morse Wills Wing T3 154 901
4 Kenneth Andrews Wills Wing T2C-144 854
5 Gavin Fridlund Ozone X-Apls 783
6 Gary Anderson Wills Wing T3 144 644
7 Sara Weaver Wills Wing SPORT3 135 636
8 Jason Glade Wills Wing Sport 3 155 482
9 Jason Boehm Wills Wing T3 477
10 Jeff Galvin Moyes Litespeed S 4.5 412

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2021 Crestline XC Classic⁣ Not Exactly Classic »

Sat, May 29 2021, 5:30:03 pm MDT

Were there previous Classics?

Crestline XC Classic 2021|Owen Morse|PG|Wills Wing|Zac Majors

Crestline XC Classic 2021|Gary Anderson|Owen Morse|PG|Wills Wing|Zac Majors

Crestline XC Classic 2021|Gary Anderson|Owen Morse|PG|Sara Weaver|Wills Wing|Zac Majors

Crestline XC Classic 2021|Gary Anderson|Owen Morse|PG|Sara Weaver|Wills Wing|Wills Wing T3|Zac Majors

competition|Crestline XC Classic 2021|Gary Anderson|Owen Morse|PG|Sara Weaver|Wills Wing|Wills Wing T3|Zac Majors

competition|Crestline XC Classic 2021|Gary Anderson|Owen Morse|PG|Sara Weaver|Wills Wing|Wills Wing T3|Zac Majors

https://airtribune.com/crestline-xc-classic/info/details

https://airtribune.com/play/5068/2d

Three at goal:

1 Z. Majors (1) 01:24:47
2 O. Morse (22) 02:02:15
3 K. Andrews (25) 02:02:28

https://airtribune.com/crestline-xc-classic/results/task5068/day/class-1-open

Kingposted and paraglider in the mix at goal.

# Name Glider Time Total
1 Zac Majors Wills WINGT3 144 01:24:47 992.4
2 Bruce Barmakian Aeros Combat-C 12.7 01:25:47 948.5
3 Owen Morse Wills Wing T3 154 02:02:14 680.3
4 Kenneth Andrews Wills Wing T2C-144 02:02:30 656.9
5 Gary Anderson Wills Wing T3 144 02:12:37 539.1
6 Sara Weaver Wills Wing SPORT3 135 02:19:31 531.7
7 Gavin Fridlund Ozone X-Apls 02:33:11 434.9

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Rick Zimbelman

May 11, 2021, 11:45:28 pm EDT

Rick Zimbelman

Long time Wills Wing Employee

Mike Meier|prank|Wills Wing

Mike Meier <<Mike>> writes:

Rick Zimbelman, long time Wills Wing employee, passed away suddenly and unexpectedly on May 5th, 2021. Rick had worked for Wills Wing for more than 36 years, first in the shipping department, and then as purchasing agent and manager of the physical plant, until his retirement in June of 2017. If you did business with Wills Wing, either as a customer or as a supplier, at any time between 1980 and 2017, you probably knew Rick, his irrepressible, prankish sense of humor, and his outgoing generosity.

We are greatly saddened by his passing. Our hearts go out to his wife Susie, and to all of his friends and family. We would be happy to pass along any messages of condolence.

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2021 Wilotree Park Nationals »

April 25, 2021, 10:14:20 pm EDT

2021 Wilotree Park Nationals

Task 4, the last day

Attila Plasch|Davis Straub|Derrick Turner|Konrad Heilmann|PG|Tyler Borradaile|Wills Wing|Wilotree Park Nationals 2021|Zac Majors

Attila Plasch|Davis Straub|Derrick Turner|John Simon|Konrad Heilmann|PG|Tyler Borradaile|Wills Wing|Wilotree Park Nationals 2021|Zac Majors

Attila Plasch|Davis Straub|Derrick Turner|John Simon|Konrad Heilmann|PG|Tyler Borradaile|Wills Wing|Willy Dydo|Wilotree Park Nationals 2021|Zac Majors

Attila Plasch|Bobby Bailey|Davis Straub|Derrick Turner|John Simon|Konrad Heilmann|PG|Tyler Borradaile|Wills Wing|Willy Dydo|Wilotree Park Nationals 2021|Zac Majors

Attila Plasch|Bobby Bailey|Butch Peachy|Davis Straub|Derrick Turner|John Simon|Konrad Heilmann|PG|Tyler Borradaile|Wills Wing|Willy Dydo|Wilotree Park Nationals 2021|Zac Majors

Attila Plasch|Bobby Bailey|Butch Peachy|Davis Straub|Derrick Turner|John Simon|Konrad Heilmann|Leonardo Ortiz|PG|Tyler Borradaile|Wills Wing|Willy Dydo|Wilotree Park Nationals 2021|Zac Majors

Attila Plasch|Bobby Bailey|Butch Peachy|Davis Straub|Derrick Turner|John Simon|Konrad Heilmann|Leonardo Ortiz|PG|Tim Delaney|Tyler Borradaile|Wills Wing|Willy Dydo|Wilotree Park Nationals 2021|Zac Majors

Attila Plasch|Bobby Bailey|Butch Peachy|Davis Straub|Derrick Turner|John Simon|Konrad Heilmann|Leonardo Ortiz|Moyes Litespeed RX|PG|Tim Delaney|Tyler Borradaile|Wills Wing|Willy Dydo|Wilotree Park Nationals 2021|Zac Majors

Attila Plasch|Bobby Bailey|Butch Peachy|Davis Straub|Derrick Turner|John Simon|Konrad Heilmann|Leonardo Ortiz|Moyes Litespeed RX|PG|Tim Delaney|Tyler Borradaile|Wills Wing|Wills Wing T3|Willy Dydo|Wilotree Park Nationals 2021|Zac Majors

Attila Plasch|Bobby Bailey|Butch Peachy|Davis Straub|Derrick Turner|John Simon|Konrad Heilmann|Leonardo Ortiz|Moyes Litespeed RX|PG|Robin Hamilton|Tim Delaney|Tyler Borradaile|Wills Wing|Wills Wing T3|Willy Dydo|Wilotree Park Nationals 2021|Zac Majors

Attila Plasch|Bobby Bailey|Butch Peachy|competition|Davis Straub|Derrick Turner|John Simon|Konrad Heilmann|Leonardo Ortiz|Moyes Litespeed RX|PG|Robin Hamilton|Tim Delaney|Tyler Borradaile|Wills Wing|Wills Wing T3|Willy Dydo|Wilotree Park Nationals 2021|Zac Majors

Attila Plasch|Bobby Bailey|Butch Peachy|competition|Davis Straub|Derrick Turner|John Simon|Konrad Heilmann|Leonardo Ortiz|Moyes Litespeed RX|PG|Robin Hamilton|Tim Delaney|Tyler Borradaile|Wills Wing|Wills Wing T3|Willy Dydo|Wilotree Park Nationals 2021|Zac Majors

The Replay: https://airtribune.com/play/5021/2d

It was a difficult day to end a meet that proved to have difficult days. The day started with a little bit of rain as a thin line of thunderstorms brushed by, then dark skies for a few hours which made the prospects of staying up seem remote, then after 2 PM the sky started to open up, the clouds went away and we had a blue day. The wind was out of the west but not nearly as strong as all the models as well as the National Weather Service predicted with not so strong gust factors either.

Yes, Derrick, Willy Dydo, and Alan Arcos took off and only Derrick was able to stay up for a good while before landing. The task committee then changed the task to an open window. Pilots were very reluctant to get going while there were start gates because they feared getting blown out of the 5 km start cylinder with weak lift and strong winds (those were forecast at least).

Pilots kept hesitating which is why we changed to task to make it so there would not be a penalty for leaving the start cylinder, but finally they started launching after 3:30 PM, and I was able to get pulled up by Bobby Bailey at 4:06 PM. It was the best tow I've every had from him as I insisted that he tow me straight up wind and do not do any turns. With the wind still seeming to be strong I wanted to get upwind as far as possible and he took me as far as Osborn field.

We had been in lift it seemed and I found 300 fpm right off tow. I was all alone and could not see any other pilots so I was completely happy to be turning at a radius that maximized my climb rate without having to look after other pilot's circling. That did not last long. Bruce immediately came over to me, just above me and JD just below so at least they were not a bother. Then Zac and Robin, but again Robin was below and Zac up with Bruce, but it was starting to get crowded. At least no one else was at my altitude. Bruce was 60 feet above me.

The wind was only 12 mph out of the west, so all the scary forecasts about 22 mph at 2,000' were not the case and I wondered why the pilots who had gone up earlier reported strong winds and kept us on the ground.

Alan Arcos, Derrick Turner and John Simon joined the thermal and things got very choppy. You can see the result of going in and out of the core on the SeeYou altitude graph. We quit going up for a few minutes then slowly climbed to 3,600'.

Following Zac we all headed southwest into a 17 mph west wind. We found it a bit to everyone else's east and nine pilots came together to bother each other in another weak thermal (100 fpm). I was only able to climb to 2,700' before JD and John Simon lead out and headed southwest again.

They found weak lift just west of highway 33 at 1,400' I came in at 700' and wasn't willing to stay under them for more than one turn not finding anything. There was a very inviting field to the north a little and I landed there followed soon by Alan Arcos and Butch Peachy.

After that it was only six pilots left in the air and slowly Robin, Zac and Bruce had them drop out below them. Zac and Robin were able to make it a total of 30 kilometers down the course line landing near the mines north of Wallaby Ranch.

https://airtribune.com/2021-wilotree-park-nationals/results

Task 4:

# Name Glider Distance (km) Total
1 Robin Hamilton Aeros Combat 13 29.76 112.8
2 Zac Majors Wills Wing T3 144 29.66 112.6
3 Bruce Barmakian Aeros Combat 25.89 100.7
4 Willy Dydo Wills Wing T3 136 15.92 77.4
5 Derreck Turner Moyes RX 4 14.24 72.3
6 John Simon Aeros Combat C 12.7 13.86 71.2
7 JD Guillemette Moyes RX3.5 11.30 61.5
8 Mick Howard Moyes RX 3.5 9.40 53.8
9 Tavo Gutierrez Wills Wing T3 154 8.72 51.1
10 Alan Arcos Icaro Laminar 13.7 7.96 48.0
11 Davis Straub Wills Wing T3 144 7.55 46.3

Finals:

# Name Glider T 1 T 2 T 3 T 4 Total
1 Zac Majors Wills Wing T3 144 661.2 781.1 864.1 112.6 2419
2 Tyler Borradaile Moyes RX 3.5 Pro 674.4 832.1 639.6 29.9 2176
3 Robin Hamilton Aeros Combat 13 310.2 805.3 916.8 112.8 2145
4 Bruce Barmakian Aeros Combat 421.7 710.5 880.4 100.7 2113
5 Derreck Turner Moyes RX 4 633.1 856.0 439.9 72.3 2001
6 Patrick Pannese Wills Wing T2C 408.7 796.3 735.4 29.9 1970
7 Alan Arcos Icaro Laminar 13.7 379.3 750.8 720.6 48.0 1899
8 John Simon Aeros Combat C 12.7 133.3 742.6 752.9 71.2 1700
9 Pedro L. Garcia Wills Wing T3 144 220.0 814.5 629.6 0.0 1664
10 Konrad Heilmann Moyes Litespeed RX3.5 Technora 447.3 706.7 463.6 38.6 1656

Sport Class Final Results (they didn't fly on the last day):

# Name Glider T 1 T 2 T 3 T 4 Total
1 Leonardo Ortiz Moyes Litesport 4 308.3 673.5 514.7 0.0 1497
2 Tim Delaney Wills Wing Sport 3 135 213.4 787.2 408.2 0.0 1409
3 Rick Warner Wills Wing Sport 2 155 102.7 635.2 567.7 0.0 1306
4 Jordan Stratton Moyes Gecko 155 133.8 748.1 368.9 0.0 1251
5 L.J. Omara Wills Wing Sport 3 155 151.0 726.4 353.8 0.0 1231
6 Attila Plasch WillsWing U2 209.2 852.9 161.0 0.0 1223
7 Bill Snyder Wills Wing U2 145 150.5 538.8 410.4 0.0 1100
8 Bill Monghaloe Bautek Fizz 0.0 742.2 350.7 0.0 1093
9 Kelly Myrkle Moyes Gecko 118.5 657.2 277.5 0.0 1053
10 Richard Milla Wills Wing U2 145 147.3 504.4 380.5 0.0 1032

https://www.paraglidingforum.com/leonardo/flight/2771828

https://www.xcontest.org/world/en/flights/detail:davisstraub/25.4.2021/20:06

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2021 Dalby Big Air »

April 24, 2021, 9:05:08 pm EDT

2021 Dalby Big Air

Final Results

Dalby Big Air 2021|Jon Durand jnr|Jon Durand Jnr|Rohan Taylor|Scott Barrett|Steve Blenkinsop|Wills Wing

http://williamolive.com/comps/dalby/comp results.html

Final Results:

# Name Glider T 1 T 2 T 3 T 4 T 5 Total
1 Jonny Durand Jnr Moyes RX 3.5 Pro 963.6 873.0 36.8 937.6 958.1 3769
2 Scott Barrett Aeros GT 1000.0 892.5 36.3 860.0 974.5 3763
3 Rohan Taylor Moyes RX 3.5 Pro 879.1 904.1 16.5 862.0 920.6 3582
4 Josh Woods Moyes RX 3.5 Pro 774.9 877.1 22.8 901.4 921.1 3497
5 Craig Taylor Moyes RX 3.5 Pro 875.6 588.9 36.2 878.7 935.0 3314
6 Tony Cross Moyes RX 3.5 Pro 870.3 863.7 36.2 637.9 825.9 3234
7 Steve Blenkinsop Moyes RX 3.5 Pro 283.5 762.2 32.1 945.1 851.6 2875
8 Rory Duncan Moyes RX3 Pro 37.7 936.1 43.0 912.7 900.3 2830
9 Steve Docherty Moyes RX 3.5 Pro 978.0 39.0 36.1 864.1 900.9 2818
10 Jason Kath Wills Wing T2c 144 588.3 826.6 16.5 961.9 307.3 2701

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2021 Dalby Big Air »

Sat, Apr 24 2021, 8:00:12 pm EDT

Task 3, 4, and 5

Dalby Big Air 2021|Jon Durand jnr|Nick Purcell|Rohan Taylor|Scott Barrett|Steve Blenkinsop|Trent Brown|Wills Wing

http://williamolive.com/comps/dalby/comp results.html

Results from task 3:

# Name Glider Distance (km) Total
1 Rory Duncan Moyes RX3 Pro 14.26 43.0
2 Peter Burkitt Moyes RX 5 Pro 11.56 38.3
3 Jonny Durand Jnr Moyes RX 3.5 Pro 10.76 36.8
4 Scott Barrett Aeros GT 10.52 36.3
5 Tony Cross Moyes RX 3.5 Pro 10.46 36.2
5 Craig Taylor Moyes RX 3.5 Pro 10.47 36.2
7 Steve Docherty Moyes RX 3.5 Pro 10.42 36.1
8 Hossain Tefaili Moyes RX 4 10.37 36.0
9 Trent Brown Moyes RX 3.5 Pro 10.27 35.6
10 Peter Adriaans Moyes RX 5 Pro 10.13 35.2

Task 4:

# Name Glider Time Total
1 Jason Kath Wills Wing T2C 144 01:14:41 961.9
2 Steve Blenkinsop Moyes RX 3.5 Pro 01:14:46 945.1
3 Jonny Durand Jnr Moyes RX 3.5 Pro 01:14:46 937.6
4 Oliver Chitty Moyes RX5 Pro 01:15:07 926.5
5 Rory Duncan Moyes RX3 Pro 01:15:14 912.7
6 Josh Woods Moyes RX 3.5 Pro 01:15:37 901.4
7 Craig Taylor Moyes RX 3.5 Pro 01:17:44 878.7
8 Vic Hare Ww T2C 136 01:18:12 865.9
9 Steve Docherty Moyes RX 3.5 Pro 01:19:04 864.1
10 Rohan Taylor Moyes RX 3.5 Pro 01:18:40 862.0

Task 5

# Name Glider Time Total
1 Scott Barrett Aeros GT 02:14:31 974.5
2 Jonny Durand Jnr Moyes RX 3.5 Pro 02:15:16 958.1
3 Craig Taylor Moyes RX 3.5 Pro 02:17:23 935.0
4 Josh Woods Moyes RX 3.5 Pro 02:17:54 921.1
5 Steve Crosby Moyes RX 5 02:17:36 920.7
6 Rohan Taylor Moyes RX 3.5 Pro 02:18:13 920.6
7 Nick Purcell Moyes Rs 4 02:11:59 912.8
8 Steve Docherty Moyes RX 3.5 Pro 02:20:11 900.9
9 Rory Duncan Moyes RX3 Pro 02:20:12 900.3
10 Steve Blenkinsop Moyes RX 3.5 Pro 02:26:04 851.6

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April 24, 2021, 9:16:41 EDT

2021 Wilotree Park Nationals

Results from Task 3

Davis Straub|Konrad Heilmann|Larry Bunner|Raul Guerra|Tyler Borradaile|Wills Wing|Wilotree Park Nationals 2021|Zac Majors

Davis Straub|John Simon|Konrad Heilmann|Larry Bunner|Raul Guerra|Tyler Borradaile|Wills Wing|Wilotree Park Nationals 2021|Zac Majors

Davis Straub|Gary Anderson|John Simon|Konrad Heilmann|Larry Bunner|Raul Guerra|Tyler Borradaile|Wills Wing|Wilotree Park Nationals 2021|Zac Majors

Davis Straub|Gary Anderson|John Simon|Konrad Heilmann|Larry Bunner|Moyes Litespeed RX|Raul Guerra|Tyler Borradaile|Wills Wing|Wilotree Park Nationals 2021|Zac Majors

Davis Straub|Gary Anderson|John Simon|Konrad Heilmann|Larry Bunner|Moyes Litespeed RX|Raul Guerra|Tyler Borradaile|Wills Wing|Wills Wing T3|Wilotree Park Nationals 2021|Zac Majors

Davis Straub|Gary Anderson|John Simon|Konrad Heilmann|Larry Bunner|Moyes Litespeed RX|Raul Guerra|Robin Hamilton|Tyler Borradaile|Wills Wing|Wills Wing T3|Wilotree Park Nationals 2021|Zac Majors

competition|Davis Straub|Gary Anderson|John Simon|Konrad Heilmann|Larry Bunner|Moyes Litespeed RX|Raul Guerra|Robin Hamilton|Tyler Borradaile|Wills Wing|Wills Wing T3|Wilotree Park Nationals 2021|Zac Majors

competition|Davis Straub|Gary Anderson|John Simon|Konrad Heilmann|Larry Bunner|Moyes Litespeed RX|Raul Guerra|Robin Hamilton|Tyler Borradaile|Wills Wing|Wills Wing T3|Wilotree Park Nationals 2021|Zac Majors

Replay of the task: https://airtribune.com/play/5020/2d

Results: https://airtribune.com/2021-wilotree-park-nationals/results

Task 3:

# Name Glider Distance (km) Total
1 Robin Hamilton Aeros Combat 13 75.84 916.8
2 Bruce Barmakian Aeros Combat 71.22 880.3
3 Zac Majors Wills Wing T3 144 69.74 863.9
4 John Simon Aeros Combat C 12.7 58.18 752.1
5 Larry Bunner Wills Wing T3 144 Team 57.76 744.5
6 Patrick Pannese Wills Wing T2C 56.55 734.5
7 Alan Arcos Icaro Laminar 13.7 55.36 719.6
8 Davis Straub Wills Wing T3 144 54.59 706.8
9 Gary Anderson Wills Wing T3 144 53.99 697.3
10 Raul Guerra ICARO Laminar 14,1 52.77 674.1

Cumulative:

Name Glider Total
1 Zac Majors Wills Wing T3 144 2306
2 Tyler Borradaile Moyes RX 3.5 Pro 2146
3 Robin Hamilton Aeros Combat 13 2032
4 Bruce Barmakian Aeros Combat 2013
5 Patrick Pannese Wills Wing T2C 1940
6 Derreck Turner Moyes RX 4 1929
7 Alan Arcos Icaro Laminar 13.7 1851
8 Pedro L. Garcia Wills Wing T3 144 1664
9 John Simon Aeros Combat C 12.7 1629
10 Konrad Heilmann Moyes Litespeed RX3.5 Technora 1618

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Thu, Apr 22 2021, 9:45:15 pm EDT

Results from Task 2

Davis Straub|Florida|Konrad Heilmann|Tyler Borradaile|Wills Wing|Wilotree Park Nationals 2021|Zac Majors

Davis Straub|Florida|John Simon|Konrad Heilmann|Tyler Borradaile|Wills Wing|Wilotree Park Nationals 2021|Zac Majors

Davis Straub|Florida|John Simon|Konrad Heilmann|Tyler Borradaile|Wills Wing|Willy Dydo|Wilotree Park Nationals 2021|Zac Majors

Davis Straub|Florida|John Simon|Konrad Heilmann|Moyes Litespeed RX|Tyler Borradaile|Wills Wing|Willy Dydo|Wilotree Park Nationals 2021|Zac Majors

Davis Straub|Florida|John Simon|Konrad Heilmann|Moyes Litespeed RX|Tyler Borradaile|Wills Wing|Wills Wing T3|Willy Dydo|Wilotree Park Nationals 2021|Zac Majors

Davis Straub|Florida|John Simon|Konrad Heilmann|Moyes Litespeed RX|Robin Hamilton|Tyler Borradaile|Wills Wing|Wills Wing T3|Willy Dydo|Wilotree Park Nationals 2021|Zac Majors

competition|Davis Straub|Florida|John Simon|Konrad Heilmann|Moyes Litespeed RX|Robin Hamilton|Tyler Borradaile|Wills Wing|Wills Wing T3|Willy Dydo|Wilotree Park Nationals 2021|Zac Majors

competition|Davis Straub|Florida|John Simon|Konrad Heilmann|Moyes Litespeed RX|Robin Hamilton|Tyler Borradaile|Wills Wing|Wills Wing T3|Willy Dydo|Wilotree Park Nationals 2021|Zac Majors

The forecast for the day:

How is Thursday different from Wednesday?

The wind shifts from northwest to northeast.

Day starts off sunny.

Be aware of the lake effect where Lake Apopka suppresses the lift just to our east and over us.

Winds are lighter at 4 PM (about half the wind speeds on Wednesday).

There will be a high pressure centered on the Florida/Georgia border.

Six degree lower surface temperatures and lower high temperature for the day, 79 vs. 84.

NWS:

Thursday

Sunny, with a high near 80. Northeast wind 5 to 10 mph.

Hourly forecast for the afternoon: Northeast surface winds at 9 mph decreasing to 7 mph, cloud cover 7% dropping to 4% by 4 PM.

https://www.wunderground.com/maps/surface-analysis/24hr

Shows cold front in Miami at 2 PM tomorrow, clear skies to the north.

HRRR

1 PM:

Northeast surface wind at 1 PM: 9 mph, 2000' 11 mph

TOL at 1 PM: 3,300'

Updraft Velocity at 1 pm: 440 fpm

CB at 1 PM: 3,300'

B/S at 1 PM: 3.4

Cloud cover 7%

4 PM

Northeast surface wind at 4 PM: 7 mph, 2000' 9 mph

TOL at 4 PM: 3,800'

Updraft Velocity at 4 PM: 460 fpm

CB at 4 PM: 0'

B/S at 4 PM: 5.6

Cloud cover 9%

Skew-T:

1 PM:

TOL: 3,200'

Temperature: 56 degrees at TOL (73 on the surface)

https://airtribune.com/2021-wilotree-park-nationals/results

Task 2:

# Name Glider SS ES Time Speed (km/h) Total
1 Derreck Turner Moyes RX 4 15:15:00 16:38:39 01:23:39 32.2 856.0
2 Tyler Borradaile Moyes RX 3.5 Pro 15:15:00 16:40:26 01:25:26 31.5 832.1
3 Pedro L. garcia Wills Wing T3 144 15:15:00 16:42:06 01:27:06 30.9 814.5
4 Robin Hamilton Aeros Combat 13 15:15:00 16:42:13 01:27:13 30.9 805.3
5 Patrick Pannese Wills Wing T2C 15:15:00 16:42:43 01:27:43 30.7 796.3
6 Davis Straub Wills Wing T3 144 15:30:00 16:51:20 01:21:20 33.1 783.8
7 Zac Majors Wills Wing T3 144 15:15:00 16:44:19 01:29:19 30.2 781.1
8 Alan Arcos Icaro Laminar 13.7 15:15:00 16:47:53 01:32:53 29.0 750.8
9 John Simon Aeros Combat C 12.7 15:15:00 16:48:09 01:33:09 28.9 742.6
10 Willy Dydo Wills Wing T3 136 15:15:00 16:50:43 01:35:43 28.1 718.8

Cumulative:

# Name Glider Total
1 Tyler Borradaile Moyes RX 3.5 Pro 1507
2 Derreck Turner Moyes RX 4 1489
3 Zac Majors Wills Wing T3 144 1442
4 Patrick Pannese Wills Wing T2C 1205
5 Konrad Heilmann Moyes Litespeed RX3.5 Technora 1154
6 Bruce Barmakian Aeros Combat 1132
7 Alan Arcos Icaro Laminar 13.7 1130
8 Robin Hamilton Aeros Combat 13 1116
9 Pedro L. garcia Wills Wing T3 144 1035
10 Austin Marshall Wills Wing T3 154 1012

Eleven Sport Class pilots made goal with Attila winning the day and he is first overall afater two tasks. See results at link above.

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April 21, 2021, 9:35:24 pm EDT

2021 Wilotree Park Nationals

Results from Task 2

Konrad Heilmann|Tyler Borradaile|Wills Wing|Wilotree Park Nationals 2021|Zac Majors

Butch Peachy|Konrad Heilmann|Tyler Borradaile|Wills Wing|Wilotree Park Nationals 2021|Zac Majors

Butch Peachy|Konrad Heilmann|Moyes Litespeed RX|Tyler Borradaile|Wills Wing|Wilotree Park Nationals 2021|Zac Majors

Butch Peachy|Konrad Heilmann|Moyes Litespeed RX|Tyler Borradaile|Wills Wing|Wills Wing T3|Wilotree Park Nationals 2021|Zac Majors

Butch Peachy|Konrad Heilmann|Moyes Litespeed RX|Robin Hamilton|Tyler Borradaile|Wills Wing|Wills Wing T3|Wilotree Park Nationals 2021|Zac Majors

Butch Peachy|competition|Konrad Heilmann|Moyes Litespeed RX|Robin Hamilton|Tyler Borradaile|Wills Wing|Wills Wing T3|Wilotree Park Nationals 2021|Zac Majors

Butch Peachy|competition|Konrad Heilmann|Moyes Litespeed RX|Robin Hamilton|Tyler Borradaile|Wills Wing|Wills Wing T3|Wilotree Park Nationals 2021|Zac Majors

https://airtribune.com/2021-wilotree-park-nationals/results

Task 1:

Name Glider Time Distance (km) Total
1 Tyler Borradaile Moyes RX 3.5 Pro 02:17:35 73.84 674.4
2 Zac Majors Wills Wing T3 144 02:18:00 73.84 661.2
3 Derreck Turner Moyes RX 4 02:34:19 73.84 633.1
4 Thaisio Feliz Moyes RX5 Technora 66.74 476.6
5 Konrad Heilmann Moyes Litespeed RX3.5 Technora 60.60 447.3
6 Bruce Barmakian Aeros Combat 56.17 421.7
7 Patrick Pannese Wills Wing T2C 52.49 408.7
8 Alan Arcos Icaro Laminar 13.7 55.57 379.3
9 Butch Peachy Moyes RX 3.5 49.54 328.6
10 Robin Hamilton Aeros Combat 13 40.43 310.2

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2021 Dalby Big Air »

April 21, 2021, 3:36:33 pm EDT

2021 Dalby Big Air

Task 2

Dalby Big Air 2021|Jon Durand jnr|Jon Durand Jnr|Rohan Taylor|Scott Barrett|Steve Blenkinsop|Trent Brown|Wills Wing

http://williamolive.com/comps/dalby/comp results.html

Results from task 2:

# Name Glider SS ES Time Total
1 Rory Duncan Moyes RX3 Pro 13:15:00 15:47:54 02:32:54 936.1
2 Trent Brown Moyes RX 3.5 Pro 13:15:00 15:51:32 02:36:32 910.2
3 Rohan Taylor Moyes RX 3.5 Pro 13:00:00 15:46:57 02:46:57 904.1
4 Scott Barrett Aeros GT 13:00:00 15:51:32 02:51:32 892.5
5 Josh Woods Moyes RX 3.5 Pro 13:15:00 15:56:06 02:41:06 877.1
6 Jonny Durand Jnr Moyes RX 3.5 Pro 13:15:00 15:56:38 02:41:38 873.0
7 Tony Cross Moyes RX 3.5 Pro 12:45:00 15:47:40 03:02:40 863.7
8 Jason Kath Wills Wing T2c 144 13:00:00 15:59:17 02:59:17 826.6
9 Steve Blenkinsop Moyes RX 3.5 Pro 12:30:00 15:54:11 03:24:11 762.2

Cumulative:

# Name Glider T 1 T 2 Total
1 Scott Barrett Aeros GT 1000.0 892.5 1893
2 Jonny Durand Jnr Moyes RX 3.5 Pro 962.9 873.0 1836
3 Rohan Taylor Moyes RX 3.5 Pro 876.9 904.1 1781
4 Tony Cross Moyes RX 3.5 Pro 868.0 863.7 1732
5 Josh Woods Moyes RX 3.5 Pro 771.0 877.1 1648
6 Craig Taylor Moyes RX 3.5 Pro 873.4 588.9 1462
7 Trent Brown Moyes RX 3.5 Pro 521.9 910.2 1432
8 Jason Kath Wills Wing T2c 144 581.3 826.6 1408
9 Rick Martin Moyes RX 3.5 Pro 735.5 530.2 1266
10 Steve Blenkinsop Moyes RX 3.5 Pro 277.2 762.2 1039

Day 4 canceled due to high winds.

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April 19, 2021, 8:45:26 pm EDT

2021 Dalby Big Air

Scot Barrett

Dalby Big Air 2021|Jon Durand jnr|Jon Durand Jnr|Rohan Taylor|Scott Barrett|Trent Brown|Wills Wing

http://williamolive.com/comps/dalby/comp results.html

Results from task 1:

# Name Glider Time Distance (km) Total
1 Scott Barrett Aeros GT 01:56:05 66.32 1000.0
2 Steve Docherty Moyes RX 4 Pro 01:58:34 66.32 979.2
3 Jonny Durand Jnr 02:00:38 66.32 965.6
4 Rohan Taylor Moyes RX 3.5 Pro 02:15:18 66.32 885.8
5 Craig Taylor Moyes RX 3.5 02:15:58 66.32 882.5
6 Tony Cross Airborne REV 13.5 02:16:59 66.32 877.5
7 Rick Martin Moyes RX 3.5 02:44:13 66.32 754.5
8 Jason Kath Wills Wing T2c 144 66.24 611.3
9 Trent Brown Moyes RX 3.5 55.50 549.3

Don't know if Jonny is flying a Gecko or not. Looks like he caught up to three other pilots after taking a clock fifteen minutes later. Steve Blenkinsop is back flying after injuries from his bicycle incident. Missing goal by 80 meters must have been a let down for Jason.

Sport Class flew a shorter version of the open task but pilots didn't make it back to Dalby. Interesting to see a U2 in the lead over the Geckos.

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2021 Paradise Airsports Nationals - day 6 »

April 16, 2021, 8:30:48 pm EDT

2021 Paradise Airsports Nationals - day 6

Results

Davis Straub|Filippo Oppici|Konrad Heilmann|Paradise Airsports Nationals 2021|Tyler Borradaile|Wills Wing|Zac Majors

Davis Straub|Filippo Oppici|Konrad Heilmann|Paradise Airsports Nationals 2021|Tyler Borradaile|Wills Wing|Willy Dydo|Zac Majors

Davis Straub|Filippo Oppici|Konrad Heilmann|Paradise Airsports Nationals 2021|Phill Bloom|Tyler Borradaile|Wills Wing|Willy Dydo|Zac Majors

Davis Straub|Filippo Oppici|Konrad Heilmann|Moyes Litespeed RX|Paradise Airsports Nationals 2021|Phill Bloom|Tyler Borradaile|Wills Wing|Willy Dydo|Zac Majors

Davis Straub|Filippo Oppici|Konrad Heilmann|Moyes Litespeed RX|Paradise Airsports Nationals 2021|Phill Bloom|Tyler Borradaile|Wills Wing|Wills Wing T3|Willy Dydo|Zac Majors

competition|Davis Straub|Filippo Oppici|Konrad Heilmann|Moyes Litespeed RX|Paradise Airsports Nationals 2021|Phill Bloom|Tyler Borradaile|Wills Wing|Wills Wing T3|Willy Dydo|Zac Majors

competition|Davis Straub|Filippo Oppici|Konrad Heilmann|Moyes Litespeed RX|Paradise Airsports Nationals 2021|Phill Bloom|Tyler Borradaile|Wills Wing|Wills Wing T3|Willy Dydo|Zac Majors

https://airtribune.com/2021-paradise-airsports-nationals/results

# Id Name Glider Time Distance (km) Total
1 948 Zac Majors Wills Wing T3 144 02:56:52 57.74 342.0
2 973 Phill Bloom Moyes RX 3.5 Pro 02:57:35 57.74 334.7
3 979 Filippo Oppici Wills Wing T3 144 02:57:36 57.74 332.4
4 978 Tyler Borradaile Moyes RX 3.5 Pro 02:58:22 57.74 329.8
5 974 Konrad Heilmann Moyes Litespeed RX3.5 Technora 23.20 168.4
6 985 Davis Straub Wills Wing T3 144 19.23 152.8
7 957 Willy Dydo Wills Wing T3 136 12.96 132.0
8 969 Pedro L. Garcia Wills Wing T3 144 12.90 131.8
9 946 Kevin Dutt Aeros Combat C 13.5 12.68 130.8
10 967 Bruce Barmakian Aeros Combat 12.11 127.9

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April 15, 2021, 7:55:32 pm EDT

2021 Paradise Airsports Nationals - day 5

Very windy and overcast

Davis Straub|Filippo Oppici|Kevin Carter|Konrad Heilmann|Paradise Airsports Nationals 2021|PG|Raul Guerra|Tyler Borradaile|Wills Wing|Zac Majors

Davis Straub|Filippo Oppici|John Simon|Kevin Carter|Konrad Heilmann|Paradise Airsports Nationals 2021|PG|Raul Guerra|Tyler Borradaile|Wills Wing|Zac Majors

Bobby Bailey|Davis Straub|Filippo Oppici|John Simon|Kevin Carter|Konrad Heilmann|Paradise Airsports Nationals 2021|PG|Raul Guerra|Tyler Borradaile|Wills Wing|Zac Majors

Bobby Bailey|Davis Straub|Filippo Oppici|John Simon|Kevin Carter|Konrad Heilmann|Moyes Litespeed RX|Paradise Airsports Nationals 2021|PG|Raul Guerra|Tyler Borradaile|Wills Wing|Zac Majors

Bobby Bailey|Davis Straub|Filippo Oppici|John Simon|Kevin Carter|Konrad Heilmann|Moyes Litespeed RX|Paradise Airsports Nationals 2021|PG|Raul Guerra|Tyler Borradaile|Wills Wing|Wills Wing T3|Zac Majors

Bobby Bailey|Davis Straub|Filippo Oppici|John Simon|Kevin Carter|Konrad Heilmann|Moyes Litespeed RX|Paradise Airsports Nationals 2021|PG|Raul Guerra|Robin Hamilton|Tyler Borradaile|Wills Wing|Wills Wing T3|Zac Majors

Bobby Bailey|competition|Davis Straub|Filippo Oppici|John Simon|Kevin Carter|Konrad Heilmann|Moyes Litespeed RX|Paradise Airsports Nationals 2021|PG|Raul Guerra|Robin Hamilton|Tyler Borradaile|Wills Wing|Wills Wing T3|Zac Majors

Bobby Bailey|competition|Davis Straub|Filippo Oppici|John Simon|Kevin Carter|Konrad Heilmann|Moyes Litespeed RX|Paradise Airsports Nationals 2021|PG|Raul Guerra|Robin Hamilton|Tyler Borradaile|Wills Wing|Wills Wing T3|Zac Majors

Replay: https://airtribune.com/play/5009/2d

Forecast:

There is a large mass of clouds moving from west to east in the northern Gulf. We saw a bit of this on Wednesday in the morning before the clouds to the north and west disappeared.

NWS:

Thursday

Increasing clouds, with a high near 87. South wind 5 to 15 mph, with gusts as high as 20 mph.

Hourly in the afternoon: 11 mph southwest wind at noon increasing to 15 mph by 5 PM and turning west, cloud cover going from 19% to 50% then 71% at 5 PM

HRRR

1 PM:

Southwest surface wind at 1 PM: 14 mph, 2000' 21 mph, 4000' 22 mph

TOL at 1 PM: 4,800'

Updraft Velocity at 1 pm: 500 fpm

CB at 1 PM: 4600'

B/S at 1 PM: 4.3

4 PM:

West southwest surface wind at 4 PM: 13 mph, 4,000' 21 mph

TOL at 4 PM: 3,900'

Updraft Velocity at 4 PM: 400 fpm

CB at 4 PM: 0'

B/S at 4 PM: 1.4

So we expect a windy and gusty day with the upper level clouds coming completely over us, but letting in filter sunlight. With the southwest direction we first look at a task to the northeast but conclude that with the high winds the safety factor finding landable areas would be very narrow. I propose a cross wind task to the north hoping that we will get lighter winds and it will be soarable.

Results: https://airtribune.com/2021-paradise-airsports-nationals/results

Task 4: https://airtribune.com/2021-paradise-airsports-nationals/results/task5009/day/open-class

# Name Glider Distance Total
1 JD Guillemette Moyes RX3.5 26.72 192.0
2 Raul Guerra Icaro Laminar 14.7 23.65 177.4
3 Filippo Oppici Wills Wing T3 144 23.67 177.3
4 Tyler Borradaile Moyes RX 3.5 Pro 23.59 176.8
5 Bruce Barmakian Aeros Combat 23.54 176.2
6 Kevin Dutt Aeros Combat C 13.5 23.12 173.4
7 Konrad Heilmann Moyes Litespeed RX3.5 Technora 22.75 169.0
8 Zac Majors Wills Wing T3 144 22.40 165.1
9 Austin Marshall Wills Wing T3 154 18.32 122.0
10 Davis Straub Wills Wing T3 144 18.07 120.7

Cumulative: https://airtribune.com/2021-paradise-airsports-nationals/results/task5009/comp/open-class

# Name Glider Total
1 Zac Majors Wills Wing T3 144 2972
2 Filippo Oppici Wills Wing T3 144 2936
3 Tyler Borradaile Moyes RX 3.5 Pro 2916
4 Kevin Dutt Aeros Combat C 13.5 2845
5 Pedro L. Garcia Wills Wing T3 144 2844
6 Robin Hamilton Aeros Combat 13 2599
6 Raul Guerra Icaro Laminar 14.7 2599
8 Kevin Carter Moyes RX 3.5 Pro 2541
9 John Simon Aeros Combat C 12.7 2283
10 Bruce Barmakian Aeros Combat 2220

There was no Sport Class task today given the high winds forecasted.

The winds at launch were within our pre assigned parameters (20 mph south and 10 mph west - so 15 mph southwest). The safety and meet director were monitoring the winds at launch and their criteria was 10 - 15 mph with no gusts over 5 mph. That's what they got.

The high level clouds from the north came near us but there were plenty of cu's underneath them. When I got pulled up after not choosing to go in the first round I pinned off in lift at 1,500' behind Bobby Bailey. I quickly climbed to 5,200' at 335 fpm despite all the upper level clouds. I was drifting at 12 mph out of the west southwest. I wanted to get to the west side of the 5 km start cylinder, which was not all that easy to do.

Heading west and then climbing back to 5,000' it was time to go to get the first start clock.

After the task opened we all raced to the northwest and found lift west of Groveland again back to 5,000'. I followed three pilots ahead and over me and found 350 fpm to 4,500' behind them and they had to come back to me.

As we went further north under the upper level clouds, but still toward cumulus clouds, the lift deteriorated. As we came over Grass Root airfield at a little less than 3,000' we spotted Zac Majors circling low on the north side. We climbed at 140 fpm to 3,300'. Zac headed off to the northwest low and we all lost track of him, except maybe Austin.

I'm only able to climb to 2,800' in the next thermal at 124 fpm. Others get higher. We are all being pushed to the east northeast and there is a small gaggle northeast of the Turnpike. I don't find any lift under them at 2,600' and head west toward the open fields on the south side of the Turnpike and near highway33. I note that the wind is 22 mph out of the west.

Making very slow progress against the head wind, down to 1,200', and not being able to make it to my preferred field to the west I turn east to be able to land near highway 27. There is a huge field there and I come in at 500' and stay prone and on the base tube all the way to the ground not wanting to get turned. My ground speed is less than 5 mph when I land in a nice soft field. It is very turbulent.

Kevin Carter measures 30 mph when he is coming in to land, hits 1,500 fpm low, and just keeps heading into the wind and landing. J.D. gets out ahead of everyone and wins the day.

https://www.xcontest.org/world/en/flights/detail:davisstraub/15.4.2021/17:34

https://www.paraglidingforum.com/leonardo/flight/2762660

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April 14, 2021, 10:24:21 pm EDT

2021 Paradise Airsports Nationals - day 4

Task 3, more blue then a few cu's

Attila Plasch|Filippo Oppici|Florida|Kevin Carter|Paradise Airsports Nationals 2021|Raul Guerra|Tyler Borradaile|Wills Wing|Zac Majors

Attila Plasch|Filippo Oppici|Florida|John Simon|Kevin Carter|Paradise Airsports Nationals 2021|Raul Guerra|Tyler Borradaile|Wills Wing|Zac Majors

Attila Plasch|Filippo Oppici|Florida|John Simon|Kevin Carter|Paradise Airsports Nationals 2021|Raul Guerra|Tyler Borradaile|Wills Wing|Willy Dydo|Zac Majors

Attila Plasch|Filippo Oppici|Florida|John Simon|Kevin Carter|Paradise Airsports Nationals 2021|Phill Bloom|Raul Guerra|Tyler Borradaile|Wills Wing|Willy Dydo|Zac Majors

Attila Plasch|Filippo Oppici|Florida|John Simon|Kevin Carter|Paradise Airsports Nationals 2021|Phill Bloom|Raul Guerra|Tim Delaney|Tyler Borradaile|Wills Wing|Willy Dydo|Zac Majors

Attila Plasch|Filippo Oppici|Florida|John Simon|Kevin Carter|Paradise Airsports Nationals 2021|Phill Bloom|Raul Guerra|Tim Delaney|Tyler Borradaile|Wills Wing|Wills Wing T3|Willy Dydo|Zac Majors

Attila Plasch|Filippo Oppici|Florida|John Simon|Kevin Carter|Paradise Airsports Nationals 2021|Phill Bloom|Raul Guerra|Robin Hamilton|Tim Delaney|Tyler Borradaile|Wills Wing|Wills Wing T3|Willy Dydo|Zac Majors

Attila Plasch|competition|Filippo Oppici|Florida|John Simon|Kevin Carter|Paradise Airsports Nationals 2021|Phill Bloom|Raul Guerra|Robin Hamilton|Tim Delaney|Tyler Borradaile|Wills Wing|Wills Wing T3|Willy Dydo|Zac Majors

Attila Plasch|competition|Filippo Oppici|Florida|John Simon|Kevin Carter|Paradise Airsports Nationals 2021|Phill Bloom|Raul Guerra|Robin Hamilton|Tim Delaney|Tyler Borradaile|Wills Wing|Wills Wing T3|Willy Dydo|Zac Majors

The forecast:

NWS:

Wednesday

Patchy fog before 8am. Otherwise, mostly sunny, with a high near 88. Light southeast wind becoming south southeast 5 to 10 mph in the morning.

Hourly in the afternoon: 7 mph south southeast wind , 38% decreasing to 23% cloud cover

RAP

1 PM:

South surface wind at 1 PM: 6 mph, 2000' 7 mph, 4000' south southeast 6 mph

TOL at 1 PM: 4,400'

Updraft Velocity at 1 pm: 580 fpm

CB at 1 PM: none (with south southeast there is almost always cu's)

B/S at 1 PM: 9.7

4 PM:

South surface wind at 4 PM: 6 mph, 6,000' 6 mph

TOL at 4 PM: 7,700'

Updraft Velocity at 4 PM: 720 fpm

CB at 4 PM: 7,500'

B/S at 4 PM: 10.0

The Task:

Quest 3 km
Turn33 3 km (Intersection of the Florida Turnpike and highway 33)
T33D 3 km (Intersection of Dean Still Road and highway 33)
Quest 400 m

Results for Open and Sport classes: https://airtribune.com/2021-paradise-airsports-nationals/results

Task 3 Open: https://airtribune.com/2021-paradise-airsports-nationals/results/task5007/day/open-class

# Name Glider Time Total
1 Tyler Borradaile Moyes RX 3.5 Pro 02:24:22 991.2
2 Filippo Oppici Wills Wing T3 144 02:24:24 981.9
3 Pedro L. Garcia Wills Wing T3 144 02:24:32 973.1
4 Robin Hamilton Aeros Combat 13 02:25:03 963.5
5 John Simon Aeros Combat C 12.7 02:25:27 958.0
6 Phill Bloom Moyes RX 3.5 Pro 02:26:24 931.8
7 Kevin Carter Moyes RX 3.5 Pro 02:27:05 920.9
8 Kevin Dutt Aeros Combat C 13.5 02:30:02 900.3
9 Zac Majors Wills Wing T3 144 02:30:47 898.2
10 Bruce Barmakian Aeros Combat 02:39:58 838.2

Cumulative:

# Name Glider T 1 T 2 T 3 Total
1 Zac Majors Wills Wing T3 144 928.2 980.4 898.2 2807
2 Filippo Oppici Wills Wing T3 144 822.3 954.9 981.9 2759
3 Tyler Borradaile Moyes RX 3.5 Pro 806.6 941.6 991.2 2739
4 Pedro L. Garcia Wills Wing T3 144 815.0 945.7 973.1 2734
5 Kevin Dutt Aeros Combat C 13.5 779.4 991.7 900.3 2671
6 Robin Hamilton Aeros Combat 13 650.1 961.5 963.5 2575
7 Kevin Carter Moyes RX 3.5 Pro 655.4 865.4 920.9 2442
8 Raul Guerra Icaro Laminar 14.7 754.7 832.7 834.4 2422
9 John Simon Aeros Combat C 12.7 634.3 580.8 958.0 2173
10 Willy Dydo Wills Wing T3 136 787.1 503.1 804.5 2095

Sport Cumulative:

# Name Glider T 1 T 2 T 3 Total
1 Tim Delaney Wills Wing Sport 3 135 828.3 954.8 504.2 2287
2 Ken Millard Moyes Gecko 155 624.4 598.6 986.6 2210
3 Douglas Hale Moyes Gecko 328.3 581.1 772.6 1682
4 Ric Caylor Moyes Gecko 170 137.6 989.3 475.5 1602
5 Abishek Sethi Wills Wing U2 145 563.4 547.4 462.5 1573
6 Richard Milla Wills Wing U2 145 624.4 533.6 411.9 1570
7 Attila Plasch WillsWing U2 285.5 479.2 704.7 1469
8 Soham Mehta Wills Wing U2 145 327.7 581.6 524.1 1433
9 Richard Sibley WW T2 144 450.6 361.3 350.6 1163
10 David Hayner Wills Wing Sport 3 155 247.0 438.6 475.1 1161

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2021 Paradise Airsports Nationals - day 3 »

April 13, 2021, 10:16:54 pm EDT

2021 Paradise Airsports Nationals - day 3

Task 2, in the blue

Filippo Oppici|Kevin Carter|Paradise Airsports Nationals 2021|Raul Guerra|Tyler Borradaile|Wills Wing|Zac Majors

Filippo Oppici|John Simon|Kevin Carter|Paradise Airsports Nationals 2021|Raul Guerra|Tyler Borradaile|Wills Wing|Zac Majors

Filippo Oppici|Gary Anderson|John Simon|Kevin Carter|Paradise Airsports Nationals 2021|Raul Guerra|Tyler Borradaile|Wills Wing|Zac Majors

Filippo Oppici|Gary Anderson|John Simon|Kevin Carter|Paradise Airsports Nationals 2021|Raul Guerra|Tyler Borradaile|Wills Wing|Wills Wing T3|Zac Majors

Filippo Oppici|Gary Anderson|John Simon|Kevin Carter|Paradise Airsports Nationals 2021|Raul Guerra|Robin Hamilton|Tyler Borradaile|Wills Wing|Wills Wing T3|Zac Majors

competition|Filippo Oppici|Gary Anderson|John Simon|Kevin Carter|Paradise Airsports Nationals 2021|Raul Guerra|Robin Hamilton|Tyler Borradaile|Wills Wing|Wills Wing T3|Zac Majors

competition|Filippo Oppici|Gary Anderson|John Simon|Kevin Carter|Paradise Airsports Nationals 2021|Raul Guerra|Robin Hamilton|Tyler Borradaile|Wills Wing|Wills Wing T3|Zac Majors

Live and Replay Open task: https://airtribune.com/play/5004/2d

Results for Open and Sport classes:

https://airtribune.com/2021-paradise-airsports-nationals/results

Task 2 Open: https://airtribune.com/2021-paradise-airsports-nationals/results/task5004/day/open-class

# Name Glider Time Distance (km) Total
1 Kevin Dutt Aeros Combat C 13.5 02:55:37 90.70 991.7
2 Zac Majors Wills Wing T3 144 02:56:25 90.70 980.4
3 Robin Hamilton Aeros Combat 13 02:56:36 90.70 961.5
4 Filippo Oppici Wills Wing T3 144 02:56:48 90.70 954.9
5 Pedro L. Garcia Wills Wing T3 144 02:56:55 90.70 945.7
6 Tyler Borradaile Moyes RX 3.5 Pro 02:56:58 90.70 941.6
7 Kevin Carter Moyes RX 3.5 Pro 03:15:26 90.70 865.4
8 Raul Guerra Icaro Laminar 14.7 03:22:46 90.70 832.7
9 Gary Anderson Wills Wing T3 144 85.53 591.0
10 John Simon Aeros Combat C 12.7 82.16 586.8

A blue day with a north wind and a mixed forecast that made us unsure if we would have a lot of lift or just a little. Later the day turned out very well with climbs to 6,000' and sustained 500 fpm.

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The Sky Wants Us to Return

Mon, Apr 12 2021, 11:10:54 pm EDT

The forecast was an utter failure

Davis Straub|Filippo Oppici|Kevin Carter|Larry Bunner|PG|Phill Bloom|Tyler Borradaile|Wills Wing|Wills Wing T3|Willy Dydo|Zac Majors|Paradise Airsports Nationals 2021

competition|Davis Straub|Filippo Oppici|Kevin Carter|Larry Bunner|Paradise Airsports Nationals 2021|PG|Phill Bloom|Tyler Borradaile|Wills Wing|Wills Wing T3|Willy Dydo|Zac Majors

competition|Davis Straub|Filippo Oppici|Kevin Carter|Larry Bunner|Paradise Airsports Nationals 2021|PG|Phill Bloom|Tyler Borradaile|Wills Wing|Wills Wing T3|Willy Dydo|Zac Majors

We were confronted with a forecast that said we were going to get to only 3,000' and have really light lift. None of that was true but it made life difficult for the task committee. None the less with Larry Bunner's guidance we called a great task that took advantage of the superb conditions and got most of us back to Wilotree Park.

Now we have to be concerned about why the forecast was so wrong and how to deal with the fact that the forecast for Tuesday is similar. Likely we'll just grab another forecast from our set of models and also go with whatever Skew-T brews up for us.

Given our great uncertainty about the forecast we called for an elapsed task with no leading or arrival points. We were concerned that it would be difficult for pilots to hang around for an hour in poor conditions. As it turned out there was no reason for that.

I was about the third pilot to get hauled up as a few pilots in front of me backed out and went to the end. Phill Bloom was first off and I was hauled up right under him. We climbed right to cloud base at 4,100' and then sampled nearby clouds wondering who would go first. Raul left early.

Larry and I left a gaggle of about half a dozen of the top pilots to go to the next cloud just outside the start cylinder and got up back to cloud base. When they came to join us in the lift we headed back and got a later start time by about three minutes. We then caught back up with them.

The task was a bit complex:

There were cu's around and we just hopped from cu to cu, which is why we didn't follow straight along the course lines:

There was plenty of lift under most of the cu's and at one point it averaged 500 fpm for 3,500'.

The results can be found here: https://airtribune.com/2021-paradise-airsports-nationals/results/task5003/day/open-class

# Name Glider Time Total
1 Zac Majors Wills Wing T3 144 01:46:52 981.2
2 Kevin Dutt Aeros Combat C 13.5 02:04:54 804.8
3 Willy Dydo Wills Wing T3 136 02:05:27 800.3
4 Pedro L. garcia Wills Wing T3 144 02:06:40 790.5
5 Filippo Oppici Wills Wing T3 144 02:06:47 789.6
6 Tyler Borradaile Moyes RX 3.5 Pro 02:06:48 789.4
7 Austin Marshall Wills Wing T3 154 02:08:55 772.6
8 Larry Bunner Wills Wing T3 144 02:11:43 750.8
9 Davis Straub Wills Wing T3 144 02:13:13 739.2
10 Kevin Carter Tbd 02:15:57 718.5

Sport Class results here: https://airtribune.com/2021-paradise-airsports-nationals/results/task5002/day/sport-class

https://www.xcontest.org/world/en/flights/detail:davisstraub/12.4.2021/17:08

https://www.xcontest.org/world/en/ranking-hg-national:US

https://www.xcontest.org/world/en/ranking-hg-open/

https://www.paraglidingforum.com/leonardo/flight/2761334

https://www.paraglidingforum.com/leonardo/league/world/2021/brand:all,cat:2,class:all,xctype:all,club:all

http://wxc.fai.org/module.php?id=22&date=20210405&gliderclass=hg1

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Owen's Records

March 25, 2021, 10:24:40 pm EDT

Owen's Records

In Owen's Valley (little joke there)

Owen Morse|record|Thomas Weissenberger|Wills Wing

North American:

Claim number : 19294
Sub-class : O-1 / HG with a rigid primary structure / controlled by weight shift
Category : General
Group : Not applicable
Type of record : Out-and-return distance
Course/location : Bartlett, CA (USA)
Performance : 357,6 km
Pilot : Owen Morse (USA)
Aircraft : T3 / Wills Wing
Date : 20.06.2020
Previous record : no record set yet

Claim number : 19295
Sub-class : O-1 / HG with a rigid primary structure / controlled by weight shift
Category : General
Group : Not applicable
Type of record : Free out-and-return distance
Course/location : Bartlett, CA (USA)
Performance : 357,7 km
Pilot : Owen Morse (USA)
Aircraft : T3 / Wills Wing
Date : 20.06.2020
Previous record : no record set yet

World:

Claim number : 19296
Sub-class : O-1 / HG with a rigid primary structure / controlled by weight shift
Category : General
Group : Not applicable
Type of record : Out-and-return distance
Course/location : Bartlett, CA (USA)
Performance : 357,6 km
Pilot : Owen Morse (USA)
Aircraft : T3 / Wills Wing
Date : 20.06.2020
Previous record : 353 km (03.11.2013 - Thomas Weissenberger, Austria)

Claim number : 19297
Sub-class : O-1 / HG with a rigid primary structure / controlled by weight shift
Category : General
Group : Not applicable
Type of record : Free out-and-return distance
Course/location : Bartlett, CA (USA)
Performance : 357,7 km
Pilot : Owen Morse (USA)
Aircraft : T3 / Wills Wing
Date : 20.06.2020
Previous record : 339,9 km (27.10.2013 - Thomas Weissenberger, Austria)

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Wills Wing⁣ Dealers »

Sat, Mar 13 2021, 7:41:53 am EST

Dealing with the locals

Wills Wing|Wilotree Park

http://digiflyusa.com/ (well, Pedro and Maria Garcia) and Paradise Airsports, https://www.paradiseairsports.com/, both right here at Wilotree Park, https://www.wilotreepark.com/ are both Wills Wing dealers. It's great to have local dealers available.

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Feel the Power

March 3, 2021, 6:27:10 EST

Feel the Power

Add bling to your Wills Wing Sport 3

Wills Wing

Wills Wing writes:

Carbon Fiber Stingers for Sport 3s now available! Add one of these to your Sport 3 to give it that modern, race look! Also saves a little bit of weight.

If you have a Sport 3 currently on order, have your dealer contact us and we can add the stinger to your order. Use part number 01A-B30.

If you already own a Sport 3, have your dealer order one for you. Use part number 40B-4012.

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El Peñón Classic Race 2021

Sun, Feb 28 2021, 9:39:26 pm EST

Overall Results from the sixth day

Daniel Vélez Bravo|Filippo Oppici|Moyes Litespeed RX|Tim Delaney|Wills Wing

competition|Daniel Vélez Bravo|Filippo Oppici|Moyes Litespeed RX|Tim Delaney|Wills Wing

competition|Daniel Vélez Bravo|Filippo Oppici|Moyes Litespeed RX|Tim Delaney|Wills Wing

https://airtribune.com/el-penon-classic-race-2021/results

Class 1 open and Sport fly the same tasks. A 41 km task.

Day six:

# Name Nat Glider Time Total
1 Filippo Oppici Ita Ww S3 00:49:27 959.7
2 Damien Zahn Sui Wills Wing S3 00:53:02 894.7
3 Rodrigo Alva Gomez Mex Wills Wing T3 00:56:07 852.0
4 José Luís Jaramillo Mex 00:56:22 842.2
5 Alfredo Tello Toledo Mex 00:56:22 840.3
6 Felix Cantesanu Rou Aeros Discus 00:56:27 830.6
7 Tim Delaney Usa Wills Wing Sport 3 135 00:57:20 809.5
8 Francois Isoard Fra Wills Wing S3 00:57:41 804.1
9 Rodolfo Gotes Mex Wills Wing S3 01:00:47 785.3
10 Pedro Montes Mex 01:00:52 768.9

Final:

# Name Nat Glider T 1 T 2 T 3 T 4 T 5 T 6 Total
1 Filippo Oppici Ita Ww S3 943.0 843.1 996.5 1000.0 703.3 959.7 5446
2 Daniel Velez Col Wills Wing S3 999.5 907.0 989.3 917.2 981.4 462.5 5257
3 Rodolfo Gotes Mex Wills Wing S3 898.7 840.2 816.6 904.1 944.3 785.3 5189
4 José Luís Jaramillo Mex 748.9 280.9 968.6 973.3 917.6 842.2 4732
5 Alfredo Tello Toledo Mex 760.6 432.4 949.3 931.0 688.8 840.3 4602
6 Francois Isoard Fra Wills Wing S3 704.9 891.4 874.8 458.2 445.3 804.1 4179
7 Rodrigo Alva Gomez Mex Wills Wing T3 93.1 1000.0 606.9 832.3 710.5 852.0 4095
8 Fabian Gremion Mex Moyes Litespeed RX3 842.2 537.5 761.8 833.5 375.7 712.3 4063
9 Damien Zahn Sui Wills Wing S3 925.7 254.4 953.7 319.6 664.6 894.7 4013
10 Tim Delaney Usa Wills Wing Sport 3 135 708.1 542.5 596.1 894.0 365.5 809.5 3916

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El Peñón Classic Race 2021

Sat, Feb 27 2021, 10:09:16 pm EST

Overall Results from the fifth day

Daniel Vélez Bravo|Filippo Oppici|Moyes Litespeed RX|Tim Delaney|Wills Wing

competition|Daniel Vélez Bravo|Filippo Oppici|Moyes Litespeed RX|Tim Delaney|Wills Wing

competition|Daniel Vélez Bravo|Filippo Oppici|Moyes Litespeed RX|Tim Delaney|Wills Wing

https://airtribune.com/el-penon-classic-race-2021/results

Class 1 open and Sport fly the same tasks. Open class pilots are flying king posted hang gliders for the most part. A 64 km task.

Day 5 (the 26th):

# Name Nat Glider Time Distance (km) Total
1 Daniel Velez Col Wills Wing S3 02:06:59 63.47 981.4
2 Rodolfo Gotes Mex Wills Wing S3 02:11:25 63.47 944.3
3 José Luís Jaramillo Mex 02:19:57 63.47 917.6
4 Rodrigo Alva Gomez Mex Wills Wing T3 57.83 710.5
5 Filippo Oppici Ita Ww S3 55.06 703.3
6 Alfredo Tello Toledo Mex 54.02 688.8
7 Damien Zahn Sui Wills Wing S3 52.46 664.6
8 Fermín Tello Toledo Mex 31.27 460.9
9 Francois Isoard Fra Wills Wing S3 29.37 445.3
10 Pedro Montes Mex 27.07 412.4

Cumulative:

# Name Nat Glider T 1 T 2 T 3 T 4 T 5 Total
1 Daniel Velez Col Wills Wing S3 999.5 907.0 989.3 917.2 981.4 4794
2 Filippo Oppici Ita Ww S3 943.0 843.1 996.5 1000.0 703.3 4486
3 Rodolfo Gotes Mex Wills Wing S3 898.7 840.2 816.6 904.1 944.3 4404
4 José Luís Jaramillo Mex 748.9 280.9 968.6 973.3 917.6 3889
5 Alfredo Tello Toledo Mex 760.6 432.4 949.3 931.0 688.8 3762
6 Francois Isoard Fra Wills Wing S3 704.9 891.4 874.8 458.2 445.3 3375
7 Fabian Gremion Mex Moyes Litespeed RX3 842.2 537.5 761.8 833.5 375.7 3351
8 Rodrigo Alva Gomez Mex Wills Wing T3 93.1 1000.0 606.9 832.3 710.5 3243
9 Damien Zahn Sui Wills Wing S3 925.7 254.4 953.7 319.6 664.6 3118
10 Tim Delaney Usa Wills Wing Sport 3 135 708.1 542.5 596.1 894.0 365.5 3106

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El Peñón Classic Race 2021

Thu, Feb 25 2021, 10:12:34 pm EST

Overall Results from the fourth day

Daniel Vélez Bravo|Filippo Oppici|Moyes Litespeed RX|Tim Delaney|Wills Wing

competition|Daniel Vélez Bravo|Filippo Oppici|Moyes Litespeed RX|Tim Delaney|Wills Wing

competition|Daniel Vélez Bravo|Filippo Oppici|Moyes Litespeed RX|Tim Delaney|Wills Wing

https://airtribune.com/el-penon-classic-race-2021/results

Class 1 open and Sport fly the same tasks. A 61 km task.

Day four:

# Name Nat Glider Time Total
1 Filippo Oppici Ita Ww S3 01:28:44 1000.0
2 José Luís Jaramillo Mex 01:29:18 973.3
3 Felix Cantesanu Rou Aeros Discus 01:30:36 944.1
4 Alfredo Tello Toledo Mex 01:32:32 931.0
5 Daniel Velez Col Wills Wing S3 01:32:46 917.2
6 Rodolfo Gotes Mex Wills Wing S3 01:33:15 904.1
7 Tim Delaney Usa Wills Wing Sport 3 135 01:35:04 894.0
8 Fermín Tello Toledo Mex 01:35:02 869.7
9 Leonardo Martinez Cava Mex 01:35:32 864.5
10 Fabian Gremion Mex Moyes Litespeed RX3 01:38:18 833.5

Cumulative:

# Name Nat Glider T 1 T 2 T 3 T 4 Total
1 Daniel Velez Col Wills Wing S3 999.5 907.0 989.3 917.2 3813
2 Filippo Oppici Ita Ww S3 943.0 843.1 996.5 1000.0 3783
3 Rodolfo Gotes Mex Wills Wing S3 898.7 840.2 816.6 904.1 3460
4 Alfredo Tello Toledo Mex 760.6 432.4 949.3 931.0 3073
5 Fabian Gremion Mex Moyes Litespeed RX3 842.2 537.5 761.8 833.5 2975
6 José Luís Jaramillo Mex 748.9 280.9 968.6 973.3 2972
7 Francois Isoard Fra 704.9 891.4 874.8 458.2 2929
8 Tim Delaney Usa Wills Wing Sport 3 135 708.1 542.5 596.1 894.0 2741
9 Rodrigo Alva Gomez Mex 93.1 1000.0 606.9 832.3 2532
10 Pedro Montes Mex 740.9 448.8 681.7 636.0 2507

Sport Class so far:

# Name Nat Glider T 1 T 2 T 3 T 4 Total
1 Alfredo Tello Toledo m Mex 760.6 432.4 949.3 931.0 3073
2 José Luís Jaramillo m Mex 748.9 280.9 968.6 973.3 2972
3 Tim Delaney m Usa Wills Wing Sport 3 135 708.1 542.5 596.1 894.0 2741
4 Pedro Montes m Mex 740.9 448.8 681.7 636.0 2507
5 Patricia García De Letona F Mex ZENO/SPORT2 571.2 470.4 486.6 573.9 2102
6 Andres Felipe Lemus Basto m Col 0.0 515.3 687.4 713.9 1917
7 Jose Manuel Gotes m Mex 0.0 432.1 689.7 762.6 1884
8 Fermín Tello Toledo m Mex 292.2 276.4 415.2 869.7 1854
9 Maxime Legaignoux m Fra 287.8 442.9 393.2 247.4 1371
10 Stefan Lackner m Mex Wills Wing Sport 2 135 163.0 318.4 400.9 411.6 1294

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El Peñón Classic Race 2021

Wed, Feb 24 2021, 8:59:07 pm EST

Overall Results from the third day

Daniel Vélez Bravo|Filippo Oppici|Moyes Litespeed RX|Wills Wing

competition|Daniel Vélez Bravo|Filippo Oppici|Moyes Litespeed RX|Wills Wing

competition|Daniel Vélez Bravo|Filippo Oppici|Moyes Litespeed RX|Wills Wing

https://airtribune.com/el-penon-classic-race-2021/results

Class 1 open and Sport fly the same tasks. A 58 km task.

Day 3:

# Name Nat Glider Time Total
1 Filippo Oppici Ita Ww S3 01:34:14 996.6
2 Daniel Velez Col Wills Wing S3 01:34:20 988.8
3 José Luís Jaramillo Mex 01:35:03 967.9
4 Damien Zahn Sui Wills Wing S3 01:35:40 952.7
5 Alfredo Tello Toledo Mex 01:35:43 948.1
6 Francois Isoard Fra 01:43:38 873.7
7 Swiss Nic Sui Wills Wing S3 01:45:52 852.1
8 Rodolfo Gotes Mex Wills Wing S3 01:46:45 815.8
9 Fabian Gremion Mex Moyes Litespeed RX3 01:52:48 761.1
10 Andres Felipe Lemus Basto Col 02:08:33 689.3

Cumulative:

Name Nat Glider T 1 T 2 T 3 Total
1 Daniel Velez Col Wills Wing S3 999.5 907.0 988.8 2895
2 Filippo Oppici Ita Ww S3 943.0 843.1 996.6 2783
3 Rodolfo Gotes Mex Wills Wing S3 898.7 840.2 815.8 2555
4 Francois Isoard Fra 704.9 891.4 873.7 2470
5 Fabian Gremion Mex Moyes Litespeed RX3 842.2 537.5 761.1 2141
5 Alfredo Tello Toledo Mex 760.6 432.4 948.1 2141
7 Damien Zahn Sui Wills Wing S3 925.7 254.4 952.7 2133
8 José Luís Jaramillo Mex 748.9 280.9 967.9 1998
9 Swiss Nic Sui Wills Wing S3 829.9 260.4 852.1 1942
10 Pedro Montes Mex 740.9 448.8 681.4 1871

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El Peñón Classic Race 2021

Wed, Feb 24 2021, 8:02:10 am EST

Overall Results from the second day

Daniel Vélez Bravo|Filippo Oppici|Moyes Litespeed RX|Tim Delaney|Wills Wing

competition|Daniel Vélez Bravo|Filippo Oppici|Moyes Litespeed RX|Tim Delaney|Wills Wing

competition|Daniel Vélez Bravo|Filippo Oppici|Moyes Litespeed RX|Tim Delaney|Wills Wing

https://airtribune.com/el-penon-classic-race-2021/results

Class 1 open and Sport fly the same tasks. A 81 km task.

Day 1:

# Name Nat Glider Time Distance (km) Total
1 Rodrigo Alva Gomez Mex 02:21:51 80.88 1000.0
2 Daniel Velez Col Wills Wing S3 02:44:53 80.88 907.0
3 Francois Isoard Fra 02:45:01 80.88 891.4
4 Filippo Oppici Ita Ww S3 03:00:09 80.88 843.1
5 Rodolfo Gotes Mex Wills Wing S3 03:00:13 80.88 840.2
6 Tim Delaney Usa Wills Wing Sport 3 135 44.62 542.5
7 Fabian Gremion Mex Moyes Litespeed RX3 44.20 537.5
8 Felix Cantesanu Rou Aeros Discus 42.86 529.3
9 Leonardo Martinez Cava Mex 42.53 515.6
10 Andres Felipe Lemus Basto Col 42.33 515.3

Cumulative:

# Name Nat Glider T 1 T 2 Total
1 Daniel Velez Col Wills Wing S3 999.5 907.0 1907
2 Filippo Oppici Ita Ww S3 943.0 843.1 1786
3 Rodolfo Gotes Mex Wills Wing S3 898.7 840.2 1739
4 Francois Isoard Fra 704.9 891.4 1596
5 Fabian Gremion Mex Moyes Litespeed RX3 842.2 537.5 1380
6 Tim Delaney Usa Wills Wing Sport 3 135 708.1 542.5 1251
7 Alfredo Tello Toledo Mex 760.6 432.4 1193
8 Pedro Montes Mex 740.9 448.8 1190
9 Damien Zahn Sui Wills Wing S3 925.7 254.4 1180
10 Rodrigo Alva Gomez Mex 93.1 1000.0 1093

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El Peñón Classic Race 2021

Tue, Feb 23 2021, 7:48:34 pm EST

Overall Results from the first day

Daniel Vélez Bravo|Filippo Oppici|Moyes Litespeed RX|Tim Delaney|Wills Wing

competition|Daniel Vélez Bravo|Filippo Oppici|Moyes Litespeed RX|Tim Delaney|Wills Wing

competition|Daniel Vélez Bravo|Filippo Oppici|Moyes Litespeed RX|Tim Delaney|Wills Wing

https://airtribune.com/el-penon-classic-race-2021/results

Class 1 open and Sport fly the same tasks. Open class pilots are flying king posted hang gliders for the most part. A 49 km task.

Day 1:

# Name Nat Glider Time Total
1 Daniel Velez Col Wills Wing S3 00:59:36 999.4
2 Filippo Oppici Ita Ww S3 01:01:58 942.2
3 Damien Zahn Sui Wills Wing S3 01:02:38 924.7
4 Rodolfo Gotes Mex Wills Wing S3 01:04:46 897.2
5 Fabian Gremion Mex Moyes Litespeed RX3 01:09:09 839.8
6 Swiss Nic Sui Wills Wing S3 01:10:55 827.4
7 Alfredo Tello Toledo Mex 01:17:43 757.1
8 José Luís Jaramillo Mex 01:18:41 745.2
9 Pedro Montes Mex 01:19:51 737.1
10 Tim Delaney Usa Wills Wing Sport 3 135 01:24:46 703.9

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2021 New Zealand National Hang Gliding Championships

Fri, Feb 5 2021, 7:47:18 am EST

Results from day seven

Ian Clark|John Smith|John Urlich|New Zealand Nationals 2021|Wills Wing

competition|Ian Clark|John Smith|John Urlich|New Zealand Nationals 2021|Wills Wing

competition|Ian Clark|John Smith|John Urlich|New Zealand Nationals 2021|Wills Wing

https://airtribune.com/43rd-new-zealand-hang-gliding-nationals-fai-cat-2/results

Task 7:

# Name Glider Time Total
1 John Smith Icaro Laminar 02:55:11 1000.0
2 Ian Clark Moyes RX3.5 02:57:26 964.5
3 James Mckirdy Moyes RS4 03:22:54 883.3
4 Tom Kellner Aeros Combat C 13.5 03:38:56 847.0

Final Results:

# Name Glider T 1 T 2 T 3 T 4 T 5 T 6 T 7 Total
1 Ian Clark Moyes RX3.5 881.4 713.0 990.2 924.6 849.4 859.7 964.5 6183
2 John Smith Icaro Laminar 960.7 725.4 966.5 281.1 276.1 1000.0 1000.0 5210
3 Matt Barlow Moyes RX5 Pro 971.4 757.2 930.3 831.7 718.7 181.8 482.6 4874
4 Hagen Bruggemann Moyes RX4 719.3 267.6 885.7 907.9 605.6 706.8 604.8 4698
5 Grant Tatham Ww T2°C 723.5 374.6 464.1 794.7 695.8 687.3 673.4 4413
6 Geoff Christophers Moyes RX3.5 759.4 322.3 916.9 645.8 625.5 242.6 581.1 4094
7 James Mckirdy Moyes RS4 769.2 89.0 859.0 666.6 133.5 563.3 883.3 3964
7 Neil Howe Wills Wing T2°C144 658.7 320.2 278.2 624.0 835.6 837.5 410.0 3964
9 Pete Helliwell Aeros Combat L13 771.7 89.0 823.6 292.1 640.8 336.7 588.1 3542
10 John Urlich Airborne RX5 Pro 759.0 447.1 459.7 677.6 98.0 459.2 602.9 3504

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2021 New Zealand National Hang Gliding Championships

Thu, Feb 4 2021, 8:09:55 am EST

Results from day six

Ian Clark|John Smith|John Urlich|New Zealand Nationals 2021|Wills Wing

competition|Ian Clark|John Smith|John Urlich|New Zealand Nationals 2021|Wills Wing

competition|Ian Clark|John Smith|John Urlich|New Zealand Nationals 2021|Wills Wing

https://airtribune.com/43rd-new-zealand-hang-gliding-nationals-fai-cat-2/results

Task 6:

# Name Glider Time Total
1 John Smith Icaro Laminar 03:06:08 1000.0
2 Ian Clark Moyes RX3.5 03:46:06 859.7
3 Neil Howe Wills Wing T2°C144 03:51:23 837.5
4 Hagen Bruggemann Moyes RX4 04:59:05 706.8
5 Steve Bankier Moyes Lightspeed RS4 05:31:10 703.7

Cumulative:

# Name Glider Total
1 Ian Clark Moyes RX3.5 5218
2 Matt Barlow Moyes RX5 Pro 4391
3 John Smith Icaro Laminar 4210
4 Hagen Bruggemann Moyes RX4 4093
5 Grant Tatham Ww T2°C 3740
6 Neil Howe Wills Wing T2°C144 3554
7 Geoff Christophers Moyes RX3.5 3512
8 James Mckirdy Moyes RS4 3081
9 Pete Helliwell Aeros Combat L13 2954
10 John Urlich Airborne RX5 Pro 2901

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2021 New Zealand National Hang Gliding Championships

Tue, Feb 2 2021, 8:07:42 am EST

Results from day four and more

Facebook|Ian Clark|John Smith|John Urlich|New Zealand Nationals 2021|video|Wills Wing

competition|Facebook|Ian Clark|John Smith|John Urlich|New Zealand Nationals 2021|video|Wills Wing

competition|Facebook|Ian Clark|John Smith|John Urlich|New Zealand Nationals 2021|video|Wills Wing

https://airtribune.com/43rd-new-zealand-hang-gliding-nationals-fai-cat-2/results

John Smith falls down.

Task 4:

# Name Glider Time Total
1 Ian Clark Moyes RX3.5 01:47:44 924.6
2 Hagen Bruggemann Moyes RX4 01:43:21 907.9
3 Matt Barlow Moyes RX5 Pro 01:49:49 831.7
4 Grant Tatham Ww T2°C 01:56:28 794.7
5 Derek Mckee Moyes RS4 02:07:10 736.7
6 John Urlich Airborne RX5 Pro 02:15:58 677.6
7 James Oakley Wills Wing T2°C 02:11:36 671.0
8 James Mckirdy Moyes RS4 02:20:17 666.6
9 Geoff Christophers Moyes RX3.5 02:22:34 645.8
10 Andrew Mckirdy Moyes Litespeed Rs 3.5 02:23:25 640.7

Cumulative:

Name Glider Total
1 Ian Clark Moyes RX3.5 3509
2 Matt Barlow Moyes RX5 Pro 3491
3 John Smith Icaro Laminar 2934
4 Hagen Bruggemann Moyes RX4 2781
5 Geoff Christophers Moyes RX3.5 2644
6 James Mckirdy Moyes RS4 2384
7 Grant Tatham Ww T2°C 2357
8 John Urlich Airborne RX5 Pro 2343
9 Piers Throssell Moyes RX 3.5 2048
10 Ollie Derry Moyes RX 3.5 2021

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Reserve Pin/Bungee Warning

January 18, 2021, 10:34:25 pm EST

Reserve Pin/Bungee Warning

Fat bungees

Paul Voight|Wills Wing

Paul Voight <<flyhighpaul>> writes:

On two occasions now, during reserve repackings-clinics, one just yesterday, one a couple seasons ago, have encountered the following SERIOUS issue regarding reserve safety pins:

Apparently some pilots (or re-packers) change out the bungees for fatter gauge bungees. This fat stuff is hard to pass through a grommet even when new.

Old bungee hardens and I've had pilots trying to do mock deployments, where the chute handle pins come out of the bungees (just fine), but the bungees make the chute "flap" impossible to open by pulling on the chute handle.

The loop in the bungee is bigger than the grommet holes. The flap is locked shut.

The photo shows on the left an older style but acceptable size Wills Wing version of "correct" size bungee that passes through a grommet no problem. The fat bungee was what I found installed on a harness yesterday.

I'd just caution all pilots to check their bungees, to verify they are of a small enough diameter to pass through the grommets easily when you pull on the reserve handle.

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Harrison Rountree wins the⁢ 2021 Corryong Cup »

Sat, Jan 16 2021, 6:24:11 pm EST

After not flying for 10 months

Corryong Cup 2021|Harrison Rountree|Rohan Holtkamp|Rohan Taylor|Wills Wing

Corryong Cup 2021|Harrison Rountree|Moyes Litespeed RX|Rohan Holtkamp|Rohan Taylor|Wills Wing

Corryong Cup 2021|Harrison Rountree|Moyes Litespeed RX|Rohan Holtkamp|Rohan Taylor|Wills Wing

Harrison writes:

I'm incredibly stoked to be the winner of the Corryong Cup and to be sharing the podium with my instructor, Rohan Holtkamp. The points would have been much closer between Rohan and I if it wasn't for an instrument mistake on day one. It is the first time I've ever shared the sky with Rohan since I learned with him in December 2012.

It was good to see Adam Stevens flying again and flying well for second place.

I came to the competition just to have some fun flying around the mountains and after a few days I was in the lead. I flew each day trying only to fly the course as fast as I could and I'm very happy with the overall result.

http://xc.highcloud.net/comp_overall.html?comPk=305

1 Harrison Rowntree Moyes Litespeed RX 3.5 3708
2 Adam Stevens 3407
3 Rohan Holtkamp 3275
4 Tony Cross RX Pro 3.5 2942
5 Hughbert Alexander Kombat 2839
6 Peter Adriaans RX5 2616
7 Todd Wisewould Wills Wing T2C 2577
8 Neale Halsall RX3.5 2411
9 Andy Schmidt RX3.5PRO 2291
10 Mitch Butler Moyes Rs 2245

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2021 Corryong Cup »

January 14, 2021, 8:01:30 pm EST

2021 Corryong Cup

Harrison Rountree in the lead so far

Corryong Cup 2021|Rohan Holtkamp|Rohan Taylor|Steve Blenkinsop|Wills Wing

Corryong Cup 2021|Moyes Litespeed RX|Rohan Holtkamp|Rohan Taylor|Steve Blenkinsop|Wills Wing

Corryong Cup 2021|Moyes Litespeed RX|Rohan Holtkamp|Rohan Taylor|Steve Blenkinsop|Wills Wing

How can Corryong go on with the interstate travel under restrictions?

Harrison writes:

Most pilots come from Victoria. South Australian SA pilots can still enter Victoria. Queensland pilots can travel through New South Wales into Victoria.

Forbes was cancelled as most of Sydney was restricted in movement, including the organisers and Victoria and South Australia were enforcing mandatory isolation on returning if you visited New SOuth Wales (Forbes, for example). It pretty much meant that only rural New South Wales pilots and Queensland pilots could participate (without the organizers, of course).

The results are here: http://xc.highcloud.net/comp_overall.html?comPk=305. All future Australian competitions will be scored using airscore.

1 Harrison Rowntree Moyes Litespeed RX 3.5 3019 788 927 780 524
2 Adam Stevens 2734 818 702 871 343
3 Tony Cross RX Pro 3.5 2683 833 414 857 579
4 Rohan Holtkamp 2600 210 732 974 684
5 Hughbert Alexander Kombat 2236 644 807 495 290
6 Todd Wisewould Wills Wing T2C 2207 978 312 736 181
7 Steve Blenkinsop LSRX3.5 2187 814 579 626 168
8 Peter Adriaans Rx5 2047 919 533 360 235
9 Neale Halsall Rx3.5 2008 397 568 585 458
9 Mitch Butler moyes rs 2008 690 556 594 168

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Wills Wing⁣ Face Shield »

Thu, Jan 14 2021, 7:28:25 am EST

Their contribution to social distancing

Wills Wing|Wilotree Park

https://www.Wills Wing.com/product/medical-ppe-face-shield/

I purchased a couple of these to support Wills Wing in their efforts to help with the pandemic. But I had another use for them:

I'm whacking down all the weeds by the lake at Wilotree Park and it is a messy job requiring not only a string trimmer (2.7 mm), but a blade to cut through the thick stalks on some of the weeds.

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Martin Henry on Cloudbase Mayhem

December 17, 2020, 9:31:49 pm EST

Martin Henry on Cloudbase Mayhem

Funny stories from a rigid wing pilot

Barry Bateman|Charlie Baughman|Cloudbase Mayhem|Davis Straub|Jeff Shapiro|Joe Bostik|Kari Castle|Manfred Ruhmer|Martin Henry|PG|record|sailplane|video|Wills Wing

Barry Bateman|Charlie Baughman|Cloudbase Mayhem|Davis Straub|Jeff Shapiro|Joe Bostik|Kari Castle|Larry Tudor|Manfred Ruhmer|Martin Henry|PG|record|sailplane|video|Wills Wing

https://www.cloudbasemayhem.com/episode-134-martin-henry-and-a-lifelong-pursuit

Need a good laugh? Kick back and listen to Martin Henry, a Canadian Hang glider and paraglider who has been chasing free flight for almost 50 years tell some really fun stories. Get on board as we travel around the world, learn how to thermal, fly triangles, retrieve your significant other, fly competitions, compete in the Worlds, compete in the Worlds with your wife!, figure it out, crash, tumble, bomb out, send it, learn, and drink a nice cold beer with your friends after yet another wonderful day at cloudbase. This episode is pure joy and filled with tons of great advice and great learning thrown in regardless of where you are in the sport and what you hope to achieve. This show is an educational, entertaining BLAST- enjoy!

Check out this 1975 era hang gliding footage that Martin put together (this was off a VHS folks, so give the sound a break!).

The issues in the beginning. “This product can, may, and will fail under any and all circumstances.”
“These gliders were VERY efficient at killing people”
How Mansfield, WA came into the picture
The wow factor of the Washington flats
Open distance on a rigid wing spells “divorce”
Flying triangles
The golden age of hang gliding
What got folks back in the day and “survivor bias”
What the early pilots brought from sailplane knowledge
Competition flying
Flying in the Alps
Maintaining control- don’t give up
Is paragliding heading the same way as hang gliding?
“Flying? You should maybe think about taking up heroin!”
The early days of comps
Chasing records
Hard lessons
Fear injuries and how to recover
How relaxed should we be? You have to feel the wing
How does our relationship with risk change as we age?
“I’m a mediocre pilot who tries to fly safely”. Don’t ignore your own skills, or the reality of the day.
Transferable skills between different aircraft
Don’t be a passenger
Stories of Larry Tudor (1:23:00)
Be wary of distraction- getting away with it until you don’t

Mentioned in the Show:

Malin Lobb, Bastienne Wentzel, Nik Hawks, Miguel Gutierrez, Larry Tudor, Stewart Midwinter, Charlie Baughman, Kari Castle, Willi Mueller, Chris Mueller, Alex Raymont, Wills Wing, Moyes, Aeros, Barry Bateman, Davis Straub, Brad Gunnuscio, Nicole McLearn, Joe Bostik, Manfred Ruhmer, Chrigel Maurer, Jeff Shapiro, Russ Ogden, Jeff Farrell, Randy Campadore, Chris Santacroce

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Tekoa Teaser

December 2, 2020, 8:10:51 EST

Tekoa Teaser

Wills Wing T3

Tekoa|video|Wills Wing

Tekoa|video|Wills Wing|Wills Wing T3

https://youtu.be/W6iXVzA6aUA

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Wills Wing Sport 3 Adjustments

November 30, 2020, 7:51:45 EST

Wills Wing Sport 3 Adjustments

More options

Steve Pearson|Wills Wing|Wills Wing Sport 3

Steve Pearson writes:

The tuning of the S3 is more user adjustable than a S2 or U2. In general, a Dacron S3 is noticeably lighter handling and more responsive than a Mylar sail but loosening the sail tension on the leading edge can make a huge difference. You have a much greater ability to configure an S3 to your preferences.

Pete Montgomery writes:

I especially like the leading edge length adjustment on the S3 (that wasn't on the S2). For those who don't know, it is a series of holes in the join of the aft leading edge tubes that lets you adjust leading edge tension really quickly and in very small increments. Correct if I am wrong here Steve but my understanding is that reducing the leading edge tension actually flattens the wing (increases trailing edge tension). I know a lot of folks think that to make a sail flatter you need to crank up the leading edge tension but this in fact has the opposite effect.

The Race is not a tuning spec. The Race is simply a pricing option that gives you the following at a discount over the sum of all each option separately:
Raked tips
Mylar upper sail
Mylar lower sail
Mylar leading edge
The Mylar sail is unlikely to have a performance benefit over Dacron at this level of glider. Believe it or not but the performance gain from Mylar is not so much from its slippery surface as many believe. There is a boundary layer that negates this effect. What gives the extra performance on a competing wing with a Mylar sail is the resistance of Mylar to stretch. So more span-wise tension in the sail gives you less twist and higher performance.

But in an intermediate wing the tension is less critical. So I doubt you will get much performance increase if any by going to Mylar and as others have said, the extra stiffness of the Mylar does detract very slightly from the handling. Having said that, the handling is so easy that a Mylar S3 is still a super sweet handling glider.

The Dacron is cheaper, will last longer and can be had in some really vibrant colors. The Mylar looks crazy modern and high tech and in theory is fractionally lighter (I mean, fractionally!).

So to conclude, it is more an issue of image and personal taste. A bog standard Dacron S3 will go just as well as a Mylar one and be cheaper. Personally I tend to recommend to my customers (I'm a dealer in the UK) to upgrade to a Mylar leading edge as our hills are always super muddy and Mylar is easier to keep clean and fresh looking than Dacron. The lower 'window' Mylar is my next recommendation as it looks super cool but without the handling and lifespan issue of going Mylar upper.

Raked tips - you will find some say they make all the difference and others say they don't have any effect whatsoever. So again, this is more personal taste than anything else.

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LARA

November 21, 2020, 8:21:49 EST

LARA

A comparison

Steve Pearson|Wills Wing

Steve Pearson from Wills Wing writes:

The Quantum parachute is a copy of the LARA that is more expensive, isn't as strong, and doesn't perform as well.

1. The LARA was introduced long before the Quantum
2. The Quantum 330 is within mm of a LARA 175 (Quantum has a slightly tighter skirt)
3. I drop tested both side-by-side at 80 knots with 250 lbs payload. The LARA went out the door first and landed last (confirming the instrumentation). The LARA was undamaged and the Quantum tore a panel.
4. Quantum's are more expensive than LARAs

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Hang Glider Expo at Wilotree Park

October 26, 2020, 9:06:42 MDT

Hang Glider Expo at Wilotree Park

Wills Wing Sport 3 155

Facebook|Hang Glider Expo|Wills Wing|Wilotree Park

https://www.facebook.com/wilotreepark/

Wills Wing Sport3 155

The "Sport" series of gliders from Wills Wing has always defined what a sport class, recreational high-performance glider should be and the Sport 3 brings that heritage to its highest level.

The most significant aerodynamic revisions to the Sport 3 are a redesigned sail and stability system that together provide for a tighter-flatter sail and allow for lower sprog settings. This lower twist sail significantly improves high speed performance and reduces pitch pressures at high speed, which also contributes to improved handling across the speed range and range of VG adjustment. The Sport 3 can also be configured with carbon fiber raked tips that increase the effective aspect ratio, reducing induced drag to further enhance low speed performance.

The airframe introduces new tuning options to more effectively optimize the control and handling characteristics for a wider range of sail configurations and pilot preferences. Now it’s easier than ever to tighten an older sail or loosen a crisp new wing. The VG System has also been redesigned to be more effective and easier to pull. A Kickstand Stinger is also included to make setup and breakdown even easier.

Highlights:

- Lightest Weight Glider in its Class
- Easiest to Fly and Land Glider in its Class
- Industry’s Highest Quality Materials and Construction Standards
- Most Affordable Glider in its Class

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James Bradley Comes Back

October 23, 2020, 8:09:45 MDT

James Bradley Comes Back

The USHPA Election

James Bradley|Steve Pearson|USHPA|Wills Wing

James writes:

Steve Pearson says growth is one of the metrics we should pay attention to, like profit in a business. I agree with that and I said as much. What doesn’t work is to have it be the mission statement, or the primary basis for compensating the executive director.

Growth isn’t a purpose. Profit isn’t a purpose. Wills Wing doesn’t do what it does to make a profit. It has to make a profit to stay in business but profit isn't why Steve gets out of bed in the morning. In a crisis profit might be your driver, but that’s so you can get through and go back to delivering on why you’re doing this.

It’s funny that he mentions Apple as an example, because Apple illustrates my point. More than almost any company Apple has been driven by changing the world, not by profit. When they lost their way it was because their leadership had lost sight of this. Profit, and growth, have come for them — early and more recently — as a side effect of delivering well on an inspired idea of why are we doing this. If they had set their mission to be growth they’d be a footnote somewhere.

Steve rhetorically answers: Can anyone tell me why age is an essential diversity requirement and while race is not?

Remember we're talking specifically and only about USHPA. We picked age over race because USHPA is more age diverse. If the membership had a deep mix of races with most members in a narrow age range, we’d have made a different choice.

I don’t believe the right goal is to have a democratic process. I believe the right goal is to get USHPA the most effective board possible from the candidates available, to the maximum extent that this can be achieved with an algorithm. Nothing is going to please any one person every time, including elections with no matrix.

Somehow Steve ignores Tiki’s misrepresentation of issues and her baseless accusation against hardworking volunteers, as if these things don’t matter. I think they do matter.

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Wills Wing T3 Upgrade

October 16, 2020, 10:20:25 MDT

Wills Wing T3 Upgrade

From T2C

Wills Wing|Wills Wing T3

This is a limited time offer from Wills Wing and participating dealers

Now through November 30th, we are offering extraordinary savings on upgrading a T2C to a T3. The upgrade includes a T3 UV Mylar sail, bearing tip airframe retrofit, speed battens, carbon raked tips, batten modifications to T3 lengths, new bottom side wires, VG service, sail remove and replace, airframe inspection and service, and factory or qualified dealer test flight. This offer is available direct from the factory and through a limited number of dealers who have the requisite experience with servicing and flight-testing T3s.

*Base retail price for factory direct upgrade. Does not include shipping costs. Added Race or Team Trim Options will increase price.

**Savings over MSRP. Special conditions may apply. Contact steve or mike for details. <Steve> <mike>

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New Carbon Fiber Downtubes

October 14, 2020, 8:39:47 MDT

New Carbon Fiber Downtubes

Lightweight

Facebook|Wills Wing

https://www.facebook.com/WillsWing/

Check out our New Carbon Fiber Downtubes. These are made in house from 100% carbon fiber prepreg. They are our lowest drag downtube option while also saving 1.5 pounds over a set of Slipstream 2 Aluminum downtubes. They are even lighter then Litestream, saving about 1/3rd of a pound.

Higher performance and lower weight.

The wall thickness is specifically engineered to be non-uniform, thicker where required for the necessary structural properties, and thinner everywhere else to save weight.

We have a few sets of these in stock and ready to ship so call your local dealer today to order.

We made a new mold. We’re using an internal mandrel that results in a smooth internal finish. The wall thicknesses in non-uniform with thicker cap strips. Still prepreg but the cure pressure in now even higher at about 8 bar/120 psi or more. Altogether they are both stronger and lighter. The biggest improvement is that we’re making them at Wills Wing.

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VG Setting on Aerotowing

September 25, 2020, 5:49:33 pm MDT

VG Setting on Aerotowing

One half VG

Steve Pearson|Wills Wing

Oliver Moffatt writes:

Excellent and experienced aerotow pilots I have spoken to, including multiple British champions and the UK Moyes importer, tell me that 1/3 to 1/2 VG is essential for a normal-weight pilot on an RX, with more VG possibly required for a pilot lighter in the weight range. I am light on this glider and I typically use just over 1/2 VG, which works very well.

Steve Pearson writes:

1/2 VG is recommended for aerotowing all Wills Wing gliders configured with VG systems. Towing at less that 50% VG is more difficult because the pitch pressure can be excessively high and that in turn contributes to PIO.

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The postponed 2020 Dalby Big Air

September 24, 2020, 8:30:53 MDT

The postponed 2020 Dalby Big Air

Day 5 results

Don Cramer|Wills Wing

http://www.williamolive.com/comps/dalby/2020/

Task 4:

# Name Glider Total
1 Brodrick Osborne Moyes RX Pro 3.5 3104
2 Oliver Chitty Moyes RX5 Pro 2858
3 Tony Giammichele Moyes RX Pro 3.5 2666
4 Viv Clements Icaro Laminar 14.8 1922
5 Paul Barry 1286
6 Noel Collins Moyes RX 3.5 1236
7 Don Cramer Moyes RS5 1013
8 Peter Burkitt Moyes RX5 Pro 830
9 Scott Ireland Wills Wing U2 145 691
10 Brent Marley Moyes Gecko 170 499

Cumulative:

# Name Glider Time Distance Total
1 Brodrick Osborne Moyes RX Pro 3.5 02:12:25 108.47 983
2 Oliver Chitty Moyes RX5 Pro 02:17:06 108.47 947
3 Tony Giammichele Moyes RX Pro 3.5 02:33:29 108.47 774
4 Noel Collins Moyes RX 3.5 62.35 459
5 Paul Barry 50.65 382
6 Viv Clements Icaro Laminar 14.8 48.09 381
7 Brent Marley Moyes Gecko 170 38.15 310
8 Scott Ireland Wills Wing U2 145 34.74 285
9 Peter Burkitt Moyes RX5 Pro 12.23 102
10 Don Cramer Moyes RS5 5.00 42

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The postponed 2020 Dalby Big Air

September 23, 2020, 8:07:50 MDT

The postponed 2020 Dalby Big Air

Day 4 results

Don Cramer|Wills Wing

http://www.williamolive.com/comps/dalby/2020/

Task 3:

# Name Glider Distance Total
1 Brodrick Osborne Moyes RX Pro 3.5 36.72 551
2 Oliver Chitty Moyes RX5 Pro 31.11 491
3 Tony Giammichele Moyes RX Pro 3.5 30.52 482
4 Viv Clements Icaro Laminar 14.8 30.38 481
5 Don Cramer Moyes RS5 24.39 363
6 Noel Collins Moyes RX 3.5 23.22 351
7 Peter Burkitt Moyes RX5 Pro 20.66 288
8 Scott Ireland Wills Wing U2 145 5.00 82
8 Paul Barry 5.00 82
8 Brent Marley Moyes Gecko 170 5.00 82

Cumulative:

# Name Glider Total
1 Brodrick Osborne Moyes RX Pro 3.5 2037
2 Oliver Chitty Moyes RX5 Pro 1862
3 Tony Giammichele Moyes RX Pro 3.5 1832
4 Viv Clements Icaro Laminar 14.8 1493
5 Paul Barry 966
6 Don Cramer Moyes RS5 943
7 Noel Collins Moyes RX 3.5 751
8 Peter Burkitt Moyes RX5 Pro 712
9 Scott Ireland Wills Wing U2 145 433
10 Brent Marley Moyes Gecko 170 218

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The postponed 2020 Dalby Big Air

September 21, 2020, 10:05:56 MDT

The postponed 2020 Dalby Big Air

Day 2 results

Wills Wing

http://www.williamolive.com/comps/dalby/2020/

Task 2:

# Name Glider Time Distance Total
1 Oliver Chitty Moyes RX5 Pro 01:12:01 75.36 950
2 Tony Giammichele Moyes RX Pro 3.5 01:23:29 75.36 799
3 Brodrick Osborne Moyes RX Pro 3.5 01:20:53 75.36 769
4 Viv Clements Icaro Laminar 14.8 67.81 515
5 Paul Barry 64.03 444
6 Noel Collins Moyes RX 3.5 30.73 245
7 Peter Burkitt Moyes RX5 Pro 11.17 99
8 Brent Marley Moyes Gecko 170 5.00 55
8 Scott Ireland Wills Wing U2 145 5.00 55

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The postponed 2020 Dalby Big Air

September 20, 2020, 2:56:34 pm MDT

The postponed 2020 Dalby Big Air

A few pilots

Don Cramer|Wills Wing

http://www.williamolive.com/comps/dalby/2020/gap_task_result_2020-09-20.html

Task 1:

# Name Nat Glider Distance Total
1 Brodrick Osborne AUS Moyes RX Pro 3.5 61.48 708
2 Tony Giammichele AUS Moyes RX Pro 3.5 40.43 558
3 Viv Clements NZL Icaro Laminar 14.8 32.10 477
4 Oliver Chitty GBR Moyes RX5 Pro 26.71 425
5 Paul Barry AUS 26.39 417
6 Peter Burkitt AUS Moyes RX5 Pro 20.29 332
7 Scott Ireland AUS Wills Wing U2 145 18.22 299
8 Noel Collins IRL Moyes RX 3.5 9.34 154
8 Don Cramer AUS Moyes RS5 9.34 154
10 Brent Marley AUS Moyes Gecko 170 5.00 84

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Green Dragons

September 18, 2020, 4:03:47 pm MDT

Green Dragons

UK airsports

Wills Wing

More Wills Wing Gliders have arrived at Green Dragons Airsports today. We also have the WW Easy Flyer here. If you are passing through London UK, do look us up for demo flights and Glider hire.

https://greendragonsairsports.co.uk/

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The Spring Meeting - Friuli Venezia Giulia Trophy »

September 13, 2020, 12:21:46 pm MDT

The Spring Meeting - Friuli Venezia Giulia Trophy

Task 4, the last day, Sunday

Alexandra "Sasha" Serebrennikova|Christian Ciech|Christian Pollet|Facebook|Marco Laurenzi|Suan Selenati|The Spring Meeting|Tullio Gervasoni|Wills Wing

Alexandra "Sasha" Serebrennikova|Christian Ciech|Christian Pollet|competition|Facebook|Marco Laurenzi|Suan Selenati|The Spring Meeting|Tullio Gervasoni|Wills Wing

Alexandra "Sasha" Serebrennikova|Christian Ciech|Christian Pollet|competition|Facebook|Marco Laurenzi|Suan Selenati|The Spring Meeting|Tullio Gervasoni|Wills Wing

https://airtribune.com/springmeeting-2020/results

Task 4:

# Name Nat Glider Time
)(h:m:s)
Distance
(km)
Total
1 Christian Ciech ITA Icaro 02:27:10 83.09 930.6
2 Lorenzo De Grandis ITA Icaro 02:27:45 83.09 912.6
3 Roland Wöhrle GER Moyes 02:28:23 83.09 895.9
4 Christian Pollet FRA Aeros 02:34:54 83.09 868.5
5 Marco Laurenzi ITA Icaro 80.44 660.7
6 ERIC MATHURIN FRA Moyes 54.78 526.4
7 Johann Courtain FRA Wills Wing 54.30 520.4
8 Joerg Bajewski GER Icaro 54.10 518.9
9 Joost Eertman NED Icaro 54.25 517.0
10 Tullio Gervasoni ITA Wills Wing 53.89 515.1

Final results:

# Name Nat Glider Total
1 Christian Ciech M ITA Icaro 3315
2 Roland Wöhrle M GER Moyes 3141
3 Marco Laurenzi M ITA Icaro 2718
4 Lorenzo De Grandis M ITA Icaro 2693
5 Joost Eertman M NED Icaro 2537
6 Christian Pollet M FRA Aeros 2470
7 Oliver Salewski M GER Icaro 2232
8 Suan Selenati M ITA Wills Wing 2139
9 Sasha Serebrennikova F RUS Moyes 1919
10 Marco Gröbner M GER Moyes 1823

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September 13, 2020, 9:35:13 MDT

The Spring Meeting - Friuli Venezia Giulia Trophy

Task 3

Alexandra "Sasha" Serebrennikova|Christian Ciech|Christian Pollet|Marco Laurenzi|Suan Selenati|The Spring Meeting|Tullio Gervasoni|Wills Wing

Alexandra "Sasha" Serebrennikova|Christian Ciech|Christian Pollet|competition|Marco Laurenzi|Suan Selenati|The Spring Meeting|Tullio Gervasoni|Wills Wing

Alexandra "Sasha" Serebrennikova|Christian Ciech|Christian Pollet|competition|Marco Laurenzi|Suan Selenati|The Spring Meeting|Tullio Gervasoni|Wills Wing

https://airtribune.com/springmeeting-2020/results

Task 3:

Name Nat Glider Time
(h:m:s)
Total
1 Christian Ciech ITA Icaro 01:54:47 1000.1
2 Roland Wöhrle GER Moyes 02:21:43 789.0
3 Suan Selenati ITA Wills Wing 02:23:22 771.6
4 Christian Pollet FRA Aeros 02:23:47 765.5
5 Lorenzo De Grandis ITA Icaro 02:24:41 752.7
6 Joost Eertman NED Icaro 02:25:25 743.6
7 Oliver Salewski GER Icaro 02:26:07 735.0
8 Tullio Gervasoni ITA Wills Wing 02:32:26 692.1
9 Marco Laurenzi ITA Icaro 02:27:24 678.1
10 Marco Gröbner GER Moyes 02:36:23 664.1

Cumulative:

# Name Nat Glider Total
1 Christian Ciech ITA Icaro 2385
2 Roland Wöhrle GER Moyes 2245
3 Marco Laurenzi ITA Icaro 2057
4 Joost Eertman NED Icaro 2020
5 Lorenzo De Grandis ITA Icaro 1780
6 Marco Gröbner GER Moyes 1753
7 Oliver Salewski GER Icaro 1720
8 Suan Selenati ITA Wills Wing 1636
9 Christian Pollet FRA Aeros 1602
10 Sasha Serebrennikova RUS Moyes 1414

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The Spring Meeting - Friuli Venezia Giulia Trophy »

September 12, 2020, 8:45:29 MDT

The Spring Meeting - Friuli Venezia Giulia Trophy

Task 2

Alexandra "Sasha" Serebrennikova|Christian Ciech|Christian Pollet|Marco Laurenzi|Suan Selenati|The Spring Meeting|Wills Wing

Alexandra "Sasha" Serebrennikova|Christian Ciech|Christian Pollet|competition|Marco Laurenzi|Suan Selenati|The Spring Meeting|Wills Wing

Alexandra "Sasha" Serebrennikova|Christian Ciech|Christian Pollet|competition|Marco Laurenzi|Suan Selenati|The Spring Meeting|Wills Wing

https://airtribune.com/springmeeting-2020/results

Sasha at Goal on the second day.

# Name Nat Glider Time
(h:m:s)
Total
1 Roland Wöhrle GER Moyes 02:16:31 975.9
2 Christian Ciech ITA Icaro 02:18:17 945.2
3 Marco Laurenzi ITA Icaro 02:18:49 929.2
4 Joost Eertman NED Icaro 02:30:39 842.7
5 Lorenzo De Grandis ITA Icaro 02:36:10 813.3
6 Oliver Salewski GER Icaro 02:47:43 737.8
7 Christian Pollet FRA Aeros 02:53:24 699.8
8 Suan Selenati ITA Wills Wing 02:59:32 696.4
9 Marco Gröbner GER Moyes 03:01:11 665.2
10 Sasha Serebrennikova RUS Moyes 03:42:14 507.8

Cumulative:

# Name Nat Glider Total
1 Roland Wöhrle GER Moyes 1456
2 Christian Ciech ITA Icaro 1384
3 Marco Laurenzi ITA Icaro 1379
4 Joost Eertman NED Icaro 1276
5 Marco Gröbner GER Moyes 1089
6 Lorenzo De Grandis ITA Icaro 1028
7 Oliver Salewski GER Icaro 985
8 Suan Selenati ITA Wills Wing 864
9 Christian Pollet FRA Aeros 836
10 Sasha Serebrennikova RUS Moyes 760

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Kobala Open 2020 »

August 21, 2020, 5:04:13 pm MDT

Kobala Open 2020

Last task

Alexandra "Sasha" Serebrennikova|Facebook|photo|Wills Wing

Alexandra "Sasha" Serebrennikova|Facebook|Moyes Litespeed RX|photo|Wills Wing

Alexandra "Sasha" Serebrennikova|Facebook|Moyes Litespeed RX|photo|Wills Wing

https://www.hg-slo.si/index.php/en/news

Task 3:

# Name Glider Time
(h:m:s)
Total
1 Balazs Ujhelyi MOYES 3.5 RX PRO 01:55:40 995.6
2 Matjaz Klemencic Moyes Litespeed Rx Pro 01:55:46 982.3
3 Peter Kej·ar Aeros Combat Gt 01:57:29 931.1
4 Galovec Stanislav Icaro Laminar 02:01:16 908.5
5 Marco Gröbner Moyes Rx Pro 3.5 02:01:16 896.1
6 Jo·e Frim Moyes Rx4 02:04:24 866.6
7 Ivan Brovc Moyes Litespeed Rx3.5 02:08:31 753.0
8 Alan Sattler Wills Wing T2c 02:30:17 682.7
9 Zoltan Horvath Moyes Litespeed S 4.5 02:52:27 554.1

Cumulative:

# Name Glider Total
1 Galovec Stanislav Icaro Laminar 2722
2 Peter Kej·ar Aeros Combat Gt 2602
3 Jo·e Frim Moyes Rx4 2528
4 Marco Gröbner Moyes Rx Pro 3.5 2296
5 Jure Becan Moyes Litespeed Rx 2072
6 Matjaz Klemencic Moyes Litespeed Rx Pro 2069
7 Balazs Ujhelyi MOYES 3.5 RX PRO 1978
8 László Ökrös Moyes RX Pro 3.5 1959
9 Boštjan Klemencic Moyes Litespeed Rx 3.5 Pro 1932
10 Franc Peternel Moyes Litespeed Rx 3,5 1688

Matjaz Klemencic sends:

Alexandra Serebrennikova sends:

Left or right, Stol or Polovnik - two ridges towards the waypoint cylinder? Went left, had to go right - now I know Stol ridge with rather strongish face wind has eaten practically a half of the competition who chose this path. The second half went to the right and made it. So no goal today.

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Kobala Open 2020 »

August 20, 2020, 8:25:47 MDT

Kobala Open 2020

Third day, first task, results

Alexandra "Sasha" Serebrennikova|Wills Wing

Alexandra "Sasha" Serebrennikova|Moyes Litespeed RX|Wills Wing

Alexandra "Sasha" Serebrennikova|Moyes Litespeed RX|Wills Wing

https://www.hg-slo.si/index.php/en/news

Task 1:

# Name Glider Time
(h:m:s)
Total
1 Galovec Stanislav Icaro Laminar 01:40:15 1000.0
2 Jo·e Frim Moyes Rx4 01:40:49 971.1
3 Peter Kej·ar Aeros Combat Gt 01:43:59 921.2
4 Jure Becan Moyes Litespeed Rx 01:53:33 814.8
5 László Ökrös Moyes RX Pro 3.5 01:55:54 809.5
6 Boštjan Klemencic Moyes Litespeed Rx 3.5 Pro 02:01:57 760.8
7 Marco Gröbner Moyes Rx Pro 3.5 02:08:11 719.7
8 Ivan Brovc Moyes Litespeed Rx3.5 02:07:24 707.0
9 Sasha Serebrennikova Moyes Rx3 Pro 02:21:27 619.0
10 Alan Sattler Wills Wing T2c 02:34:32 543.5

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The 2020 French Nationals Open »

August 12, 2020, 6:14:32 pm MDT

The 2020 French Nationals Open

Day 3 Results

Christian Pollet|Petr Polach|Wills Wing

Christian Pollet|Moyes Litespeed RX|Petr Polach|Wills Wing

Christian Pollet|Moyes Litespeed RX|Petr Polach|Wills Wing

Competition web site (in French): https://championnatdefrancedelta2020.blogspot.com/?m=1

Live tracking: https://lt.flymaster.net/bs.php?grp=3284

Results:  https://delta.ffvl.fr/content/r%C3%A9sultats-des-comp%C3%A9titions-2020

Task 3:

# Name Glider Distance
[km]
Total
1 Lorenzo De Grandis Icaro Laminar 99.71 858.2
2 Jean-daniel KUGLER Aeros Combat 12.4 C 90.79 805.9
3 Manuel Revelli Laminar 82.40 760.0
4 Mario ALONZI Aeros Combat C 80.28 743.7
5 ATAULFO J FERNANDEZ MONTERO Wills Wing T2C 79.87 741.5
6 Christian POLLET Aeros Combat C 80.15 740.3
7 pieter speeleveld Wills Wing T2 77.32 709.8
8 Tao LE Aeros Combat 12.7 GT 75.52 689.6
9 Petr Polach Moyes Litespeed RX 58.49 583.6
10 Robert Kulhanek Wills Wing T2C 55.11 560.1

Cumulative:

# Name Glider Total
1 Mario ALONZI Aeros Combat C 2660
2 Lorenzo De Grandis Icaro Laminar 2645
3 Manuel Revelli Laminar 2557
4 Christian POLLET Aeros Combat C 2426
5 Petr Polach Moyes Litespeed RX 2352
6 Jean-daniel KUGLER Aeros Combat 12.4 C 2339
7 ATAULFO J FERNANDEZ MONTERO Wills Wing T2C 2324
8 Laurent THEVENOT Aeros Combat GT 2265
9 Tao LE Aeros Combat 12.7 GT 2248
10 DAN VYHNALIK Aeros Combat C 12.7 2217

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The 2020 French Nationals Open »

August 11, 2020, 9:26:17 pm MDT

The 2020 French Nationals Open

Day 2 Results

Christian Pollet|Petr Polach|Wills Wing

Christian Pollet|Moyes Litespeed RX|Petr Polach|Wills Wing

Christian Pollet|Moyes Litespeed RX|Petr Polach|Wills Wing

https://delta.ffvl.fr/content/résultats-des-compétitions-2020

Task 2:

# Name Glider Time
(h:m:s)
Total
1 Laurent Thevenot Aeros Combat GT 02:55:50 1000.0
2 Mario Alonzi Aeros Combat C 02:56:43 977.1
3 Petr Polach Moyes Litespeed RX 03:12:57 858.9
4 Lorenzo De Grandis Icaro Laminar 03:20:33 820.8
5 Manuel Revelli Laminar 03:20:06 811.8
6 DAN VYHNALIK Aeros Combat C 12.7 03:28:13 760.7
7 pieter speeleveld Wills Wing T2 03:27:59 750.7
8 Robert Kulhanek Wills Wing T2C 03:30:35 732.5
9 ATAULFO J FERNANDEZ MONTERO Wills Wing T2C 03:28:47 724.0
10 Tao Le Aeros Combat 12.7 GT 03:32:16 716.8

Cumulative:

# Name Glider Total
1 Mario Alonzi Aeros Combat C 1917
2 Manuel Revelli Laminar 1797
3 Lorenzo De Grandis Icaro Laminar 1787
4 Petr Polach Moyes Litespeed RX 1768
5 Laurent Thevenot Aeros Combat GT 1754
6 Christian Pollet Aeros Combat C 1686
7 DAN VYHNALIK Aeros Combat C 12.7 1676
8 Robert Kulhanek Wills Wing T2C 1607
9 ATAULFO J FERNANDEZ MONTERO Wills Wing T2C 1583
10 Tao Le Aeros Combat 12.7 GT 1559

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The 2020 French Nationals Open »

Mon, Aug 10 2020, 10:02:51 pm MDT

Started on Monday, last task on Saturday 15th August

Christian Pollet|Moyes Litespeed RX|Petr Polach|Wills Wing|French Nationals Open 2020

Competition web site (in French): https://championnatdefrancedelta2020.blogspot.com/?m=1

Live tracking: https://lt.flymaster.net/bs.php?grp=3284

Results: https://delta.ffvl.fr/content/r%C3%A9sultats-des-comp%C3%A9titions-2020

# Name Nat Glider Time Total
1 Manuel Revelli Ita Laminar 02:19:00 984.7
2 Christian Pollet Fra Aeros Combat C 02:19:32 977.1
3 Lorenzo De Grandis Ita Icaro Laminar 02:20:21 966.4
4 Mario Alonzi Fra Aeros Combat C 02:23:42 939.4
5 Dan Vyhnalik Cze Aeros Combat C 12.7 02:26:27 915.7
6 Petr Polach Cze Moyes Litespeed RX 02:27:45 909.3
7 Robert Kulhanek Cze Wills Wing T2C 02:28:03 874.5
8 Ataulfo J Fernandez Montero Esp Wills Wing T2C 02:30:30 858.8
9 Tao Le Fra Aeros Combat 12.7 GT 02:32:32 841.8
10 Cedric Germanaz Fra Aeros Combat GT 02:30:44 841.4

Thanks to Paolo de Nicola

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New Wisconsin State Record - 209 Miles »

August 10, 2020, 7:19:49 MDT

New Wisconsin State Record - 209 Miles

Larry makes an ordinary day into an epic flight

Larry Bunner|New Wisconsin State Record|record|Wills Wing

Greg Dinauer|Larry Bunner|New Wisconsin State Record|record|Wills Wing

Greg Dinauer|Larry Bunner|New Wisconsin State Record|record|Wills Wing

Larry Bunner writes:

After an excellent spring here in the midwest, things slowed down a bit of late with soarable conditions but high humidity limiting the climbs and altitudes seen back in May. Our first cold front of the summer passed through on Monday bringing cool dry air to the region. Post frontal air masses mean good conditions and for Tuesday, August 4th XC Skies was predicting 10-15mph north surface winds (20mph at the top of the lift) and fair climb rates up to 6000’msl (mean sea level) cloud base later in the afternoon in Illinois. The Buoyancy Shear (BS) ratio was low as expected due to the stronger winds so the lift would be very turbulent however it would be better further to the south. The Skew T diagram (my favorite weather tool) substantiated the info from XC Skies and showed solid soarable conditions by 11:00. The temperatures at the top of the lift were expected to be in the low 40’s so cold weather clothes would be necessary to keep comfortable.

I spoke with Greg Dinauer in the morning and stated I would get to Whitewater, WI early and be ready to go by 11:00 with the intent to launch once the clouds showed the conditions were solid. Short lived cumulus clouds began forming at 8:30 on my drive to the flight park and slowly began filling the sky as we set up. Chico Sulin volunteered to be our chase driver so we were all set. Greg was towed up at 11:20 to a building cloud street to the northeast and immediately climbed to 4500’msl in 500fpm (feet per minute). I towed up at 11:30 directly to the north. We hit some fair lift and Danny began a broad circle to the west. The winds were already strong and we weren’t very far from takeoff. I feared getting off near the airport in weak lift would put me in a tough position, so I tapped on the line to try to get him to take me further up wind. In my zeal I inadvertently activated my release and separated from the tow plane! Having to land and relaunch entered my mind but the lift was solid as I slowly climbed to 4100’msl (3300’ above the ground) at 133fpm . Greg reported that he landed south of Whitewater Lakes 14 miles to the south. This intensified my focus and I hung on to the next thermal for every bit of altitude exiting at 5000’msl. I thought for sure the day was on however the next few clouds did not deliver and soon I was at 1500’ looking for a suitable landing field. Luckily I latched on to a gnarly bubble that was dumping me on the backside repeatedly as I circled but was slowly gaining altitude. Eventually the lift expanded and there was lift all the way around, taking me to 4200’ (3400’agl). Whew!

XC flying for me is all about maximizing the day. It’s about getting to the site early, getting prepared, assessing the conditions and then launching as soon as is practical. It is critical to be very conservative at the beginning of the day, stay as high as possible and Do Not race. Then during the meat of the day put the hammer down as conditions dictate only to switch gears again late to hang onto any lift regardless of strength. If a pilot can do this and glide from the last cloud to the ground then I would call it an epic flight! This is in contrast to an epic day however. An epic day would be one that has strong lift, high cloud base, early soaring conditions, beautiful cloud streets and strong wind. A day like this leads to big miles.

Switching gears once again after almost decking it, I flew to every little cloud within my downwind periphery and worked them for all they would offer as I passed over the state line into Illinois. The size of the thermals made it difficult to get a complete turn in lift but I had figured out by now that this was how the day was going to be. It was a bit like riding a bucking bronco but thankfully I was flying a Wills Wing TIII Team 144! The handling on the 144 is so easy it feels as if I am on a much smaller glider and even though I was circling in very rough air I was relaxed and confident I could maximize the lift to stay aloft. I kept telling myself to just hang on. With winds aloft at 16-23mph, any lift that kept me climbing was drifting me at a good speed down wind.

Two hours elapsed before I found another good thermal that took me over 5000’msl (4200’agl). I could see better developed clouds to the south and west but just couldn’t quite get to them until I found a solid climb north of Sycamore, IL (about 60 miles from takeoff). From then on I was feeling more comfortable as the clouds were better developed with nice black bottoms and were distinctly lined up in streets (a series of clouds with a very short distance between them). For 40 minutes I stayed relatively high and cruised downwind to Hinckley always scanning for the best clouds and planning my next moves. To the west a robust cloud street formed so I pressed to the SW to connect with this good line. Initially the street didn’t produce the strong lift that the clouds were indicating, I groveled along underneath looking for that monster climb but instead sank like a rock to 2700’ twice before connecting with a stronger core just south of the Fox River near Sheridan that took me back above 5000’.

The thermal drift was now to the southeast and still strong. I was reading wind speeds aloft at ~20mph. Ahead I could see I was on line to fly over the Illinois River and a large cooling lake for the LaSalle Nuclear Plant. From previous experience I knew that large bodies of water can adversely affect the lift down wind so headed further to the southeast to keep me over dry land. Just before the river I connected with a line of clouds and surfed in the lift underneath only turning a couple times when I hit 700fpm. This put me in great position at 5800’ to cross the river and continue down the east side of the lake. Fortunately on this day the water in the lake was considerably warmer than the air due to the warm effluent coming from the nuclear plant so clouds continued to form downwind and the lift remained relatively good.

I have two instruments mounted on my control bar, the Flytec 6030 and Naviter Blade, that provide information that maximizes my ability to soar. They are actually flight computers that provide visual and/or audio cues for altitude, airspeed, climb rate/descent, distance from waypoints, speed to fly, wind speed and more. I have been using the 6030 for over a decade now and am very familiar with the information that it provides. I purchased the Blade a couple years ago as it has a couple of additional features lacking in the 6030; a color map and a thermal assistant. The map provides a high resolution picture of the terrain, roads and towns and more importantly shows controlled airspace in the area that must be navigated around. The thermal assistant gives a pictorial of the strength of the thermals and audio alarms that help the pilot get centered in the stronger lift more quickly. I use both instruments as I am trying to wean myself from the 6030.

After the river crossing, I was heading toward Pontiac, IL a waypoint that was programmed into the instruments that would keep me on a path clear of controlled airspace between Bloomington and Champaign IL. My track to this point was very slightly east of due south. Just north of Pontiac I thermaled up in my best climb to this point at 390fpm to 6100’. Knowing that I would need to navigate around airspace soon, I chose to head SE where the clouds were aligned in that direction. Two thermals later I had the best climb of the day at 449fpm and maxed out at 6309’. I could clearly see Champaign off to the SSE and knew that I’d have to deviate to the east. Fortunately there were good clouds in that direction and I was able to pass just south of Rantoul and skirt around the airspace.

The clouds began to change quickly as the sun descended late in the day. The lift in each thermal became lighter and lighter. I was now hanging on circling and drifting sometimes circling in no lift but knowing I was moving quickly down wind. I had intermittent contact on the radio with Chico and Greg, however they knew my location from the Life 360 app that we all use for tracking. I did hear Greg state that I had just passed over them. I didn’t see my SUV as I was too intent concentrating on the lift and continually scanning for a field to land in. Glancing at my instrument, I was nearing 200 miles. And knew that the current state record (202 miles) was within reach. I just had to hang on. I flew toward one last cloud over a tractor cutting hay and found weak lift. I circled and circled drifting and drifting until there was no more.

In this part of the state there was nothing but corn and soy beans as far as I could see, not another hay field in sight. I maneuvered south to a grass strip of land thinking it was an airstrip but it turned out to be too rutted to safely land in. I now resigned myself to land in the soy beans and after 7 hrs and 4 minutes in the air I unceremoniously landed in 4’ of soy beans 100 yards from the road. I was struggling to lift the glider and slog my way to the road when to my surprise Chico and Greg pulled up and graciously helped extricate me from my predicament. Greg informed me that I set the state record. He was the previous record holder. I was super tired but also super stoked as I finally broke the 200 mile barrier this year after two flights earlier in the year came up just short (190+).

Well, all in all, it wasn’t an epic day as I only topped 5000’ (above the ground) four times and only had three sustained climbs above 300fpm the entire day but it was certainly an epic flight for me as I launched early in questionable soaring conditions and flew to the last cumulus cloud before succumbing to terra firma once again. I am incredibly grateful to enjoy this sport at 66 years of age. Many thanks for the support I get from my wonderful wife Sue, flying friends and Wills Wing. Chico and Greg did an outstanding job keeping up with me and getting me back at a reasonable hour, for this I owe them big time. Thanks all!

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Wills Wing Sport 3 Review

July 27, 2020, 6:10:16 pm MDT

Wills Wing Sport 3 Review

Aaron Swepston

Aaron Swepston|Dennis Pagen|Wills Wing

Aaron writes:

After spending some time getting used to how the Wills Wing Sport 3 flies, as well as discussing the characteristics with others who have flown them, I felt compelled to write up my impressions about it. I have always been a fan of the glider reviews that Dennis Pagen would do for Hang Gliding magazine, and I always put a lot of stock in what he would present. This won’t be in that same vein, however, because there’s only one Dennis Pagen, and I am not him. These are my own personal impressions.

Full disclosure; I have been a Wills Wing dealer for a long time now, and I love selling people new gliders, but only if I believe that the new glider will be an asset to their flying. Also, I am not a typical pilot in that I don’t fly with instruments and prefer a more tactile and intuitive sensory style of flying, which will become a little more clear throughout this review.

I have sold a number of Sport 2’s over the years, and as such I have had the pleasure (and responsibility) of test flying them to make sure that they were well tuned and ready to go for customers so that they could hook right into them without any glider related issues to sort out while transitioning to the new wing. Typically nothing needs to be done to tune gliders straight form the factory, but occasionally there is a bit of a turn that needs to be straightened, or the trim needs to be adjusted, but that’s fairly standard for most new gliders. Modern gliders are manufactured to such tight tolerances these days that gliders come out very consistently, and so that makes test flying much easier than in decades past.

But flying the Sport 3 has been a bit different. I had a conversation with Steve Pearson quite a while back about the 135 Sport 3, and I was saying that were I to get one as my own personal glider, I’d likely get the 135. I told him that I preferred it over the 155 because it handled incredibly well, like a toy, and that even at its smaller size it had a great sink rate compared to other gliders that I would be competing with at our local sites. If I could stay up during a mid day flush, while others sunk out, I attributed it to the superior handling that allowed me to more precisely negotiate the light lift, and yet still maintain a sink rate that would make that light lift survivable. Steve seemed to disagree with my preference, although not my opinion of the little Sport.

Then we got a Sport 3 demo, in the 155 size. This glider changed my mind completely about the model line as a whole. Previously I felt that the Sport 2 155 was a bit large for my weight, and a bit too docile for my preference. By docile I mean that the handling was a bit too soft and not as snappy as I would have wanted from a mid range glider, and that the trim seemed to be a bit on the slow side, which again would tend to make the glider feel a bit spongey. Which is why I liked the snappiness of the smaller size. But the Sport 3 155 seemed to have more than a few refinements which I can’t really speak of in great detail because Wills Wing doesn’t always spell out every little tweak and nip/tuck that they do between various models. I can describe my observations, however.

The Sport 3 sail is the first thing anyone will notice that is different. The top surface is immaculately clean and smooth. The diagonal creases that ran from the end of the tip wand to the end of the leading edge that were characteristic of the Sport 2 series are gone. The new tips are clean, smooth, and beautiful. I really love a clean sail, and the Sport 3 doesn’t disappoint. The bottom surface has also been cleaned up a lot. In general, most gliders have always had a “soft” area on the bottom surface around the crossbar to leading edge junction, even with VG tight. Frequently the bottom surface would also be soft out near the tip, as well. No more. When the VG is pulled progressively tighter, the bottom surface of the Sport 3 also gets progressively cleaner, and once the VG is about 3/4 tight, the bottom has become smooth and clean and quiet. By quiet, I mean devoid of movement which can be felt as a sort of tactile “noise” in the basetube. I’ll describe that in a bit.

The bottom surface has been expanded rearward to enclose the single sprog inside the sail, as opposed to the narrower bottom surface that allowed the sprog to extend out of the rear of the bottom surface into the airflow. Now the bottom of the glider is smooth and clean from the leading edge to the trailing edge, with no protrusions or excess material to disrupt the airflow and create drag. Drag negatively impacts performance, and cleaning up drag can improve performance across the speed range, particularly at higher speeds.

Overall, the Sport 3 still maintains the moderate aspect ratio planform that it always has, but within that platform it has become cleaner, smoother, and even tighter and flatter at the upper range of the VG settings. Part of that is due to the sail refinements, but also due to the addition of a second reflex bridle cable per side, which allows for a lower sprog setting. Pitch stability is consistent with the Sport 2’s single bridle line per side and higher sprog settings, but with a flatter, lower twist configuration that improves glide performance as well as pitch pressure while gliding.

Dennis Pagen would normally talk about setup and breakdown, and what a glider’s hardware is like, but by now most people are pretty familiar with Wills Wing’s hardware, so there’s no need to go on about that. These gliders are statically well balanced and are easy to ground handle and launch. There are no surprises with launch and landing. Their light weight makes it easy to get the glider moving down the launch slope, and they don’t have any strange or annoying tendencies to pitch up while standing in a wind on launch. Launching is easy, perhaps the easiest of any of the current Wills Wing models to date. Falcons are super easy to launch, but in a wind they have a bit more of a positive pitch tendency which can make it a bit more difficult to keep the nose down comfortably in increasing winds. The Sport 3 is extremely easy to manage in no winds or even higher winds.

So after the easy launch, how does it fly? I can dig deep into the handling characteristics, and will, but in a single sentence I will say that it is pure fun. This is where I describe the tactile and intuitive aspect that defines my own flying style which translates to glider preferences. As I said, I don’t fly with instruments. That means no vario, no altimeter, nothing. In order to work lift, I need to feel it, sense it, and work it without the assistance of a beeping vario to tell me I’m in lift. I also have to be able to tell when I’m in lift, sink, or simply turbulence. In order to fly this way, it helps dramatically to have a glider that responds to the changes in the air, the textural differences taht we could see if there were smoke in the air, and which we can sense if our gliders act as a sensitive and reliable interface between us and the air. Sounds esoteric, and those dependent on varios always like to debate such concepts, but such debates can be had at another time.

Because I fly with no instruments, I want a glider that I can feel connected to. Like a good set of skiis, or a favorite airbrush, or a custom guitar, or any other tool that we might have that fits so well that we don’t have to think about using it to make it do what we want it to do. Such pieces of equipment have to feel just right in order for people to get beyond the mechanical aspects of operating them and just “doing” what they want to do with them. This difficult to define quality is what I have absolutely loved about the T2 and now the T3, but it also exists abundantly in the Sport 3. Let me try to explain. This might be hard.

When entering an area of lift, the air is not simply static around that area, with a clear cut shear boundary where beyond that the air is moving straight up. The air is a fluid medium, and lift moves upwards, outwards, shifting, swirling, sometimes rotating, and demonstrating a fair bit of dynamic behavior. Watch steam or smoke stacks rising to see how complex all the eddies and vortices and currents move around. The influence of a thermal extends well beyond its actual upward rising mass, and until we actually get into air that is rising faster than our sink rate, we get no audible signal of lift. Unless of course you’re using something configured more complexly than the average vario is. One thing that helps me with thermaling is to know where the thermal is, to the left or the right. A glider that is sensitive to up, down, sideways, and swirling air helps to point to where the thermal is, which gives a clue as to which way to turn to go find it. The same applies to defining the core of the thermal. Without a vario beeping to tell me the variations in vertical speed, I depend on the glider to indicate if I have more lift on the right than the left, and vice versa.

So sensitivity is key to successfully mapping out what the air is doing, but balance is equally if not more key to managing that feedback. I have flown gliders that tend towards roll unstable, where once they are banked tend to bank even more, which then requires more effort to halt the banking and to unbank them if it is turbulence induced. Similarly, I have flown gliders that have transient trim, where if I encounter turbulence or sink, the nose can drop and remain down at a lower angle of attack even if the speed is increasing. That kind of glider seems to be happy with varying trim positions in different types of air, which can be uncomfortable on the one hand, and also make it hard to define what is air texture and what is glider behavior. I prefer gliders that have very distinct and consistent behavior, so that wherever I am feeling is then attributable to the air texture. Roll neutral, so that once tipped the gliders don’t tend to want to keep banking steeper, and yet also will remain banked in a thermal without constantly low siding to keep it there. And pitch trim distinct so that if the bar comes back and stays back, then I know I am in increasingly poor quality air, sink, or the over the falls area of a thermal. A glider that is well balanced in both roll neutrality and pitch consistency, combined with enough sensitivity to transmit all the variations of air texture is what makes for a beautifully flying glider for me, and makes it a dream to fly without instruments.

The T2, and now the T3, both have these qualities built in. I love flying them, and taking advantage of the top of the line performance that they deliver. Higher speed gliding, aerobatics (which I absolutely love!), top of the line glide ratio and reach, and the handling behavior mentioned above are what has had me loving the T series gliders for what, a decade and a half now? But the T series gliders are comp gliders, and being comp gliders are definitely not for every pilot. A lot of pilots get them for the performance, thinking that it will put them on equal ground with other top pilots, allowing them to get as high and go as far. That’s not necessarily the case, and too many pilots get comp gliders when they would be better served all around with a mid range glider like the Sport series.

Which brings us back to the Sport 3. The Sport 3 is more sensitive than the comp series gliders, so it provides more feedback. It’s also more responsive, which means that once you receive that feedback you can respond quicker and take advantage of even smaller, more localized patches of lift. It also means that when launching or landing, if you get tossed around by turbulence, you can get on it faster and maintain a more defined and desired path around and into the landing area. As disconcerting as it is to get a big turbulent bump while banked up from base to final, it’s very reassuring to know that you can immediately counter that upset with rapid and predictable handling. That translates to less stress and more fun.

In my honest opinion, the Sport 3 is an awesome glider. Technically it has maintained every bit of friendliness as its predecessor, being light weight and easy to launch and land, and handles quickly and predictably. But beyond that, it has incorporated features and refinements seen on the comp gliders to make it cleaner and more efficient. In other words, the Sport 3 is as easy and fun to fly with the VG loose and at slower speeds, but with the VG tight and at higher speeds it is definitely more competitive with higher performance gliders. The useable envelope has been expanded from the Sport 2 to the Sport 3, which is not often seen these days.

I wanted to really test out the wing before giving any in depth commentary on it, and I have been doing just that. I have been flying it in the same conditions and with the same goals as I have with the T series gliders. I have found that I can climb at least as well as I can with the T gliders, and with noticeably less effort expended. The quick, sweet handling makes navigating thermals quite pleasant and less tiring. It slows down quite well, and floats beautifully in lift. On the faster side, when the VG is pulled tighter, it glides remarkably well, although to be fair it does not hold its glide as well as the T gliders at high speeds. That’s to be expected, of course, BUT it does maintain an incredibly respectable glide that to me is unexpected. In fact, I have been pleasantly surprised at how good the glide is with VG 3/4 to full on. It cruises, and one of the best improvements to the Sport 3 is that the bar pressure has been lightened up within the range from trim to just beyond best glide. One thing that always bugs me is having to hold X number of pounds of pressure on the basetube when going on a long glide. Holding a penny out at arms length for a few minutes makes the penny seem really heavy. Similarly holding the bar in for best glide, or faster when penetrating a headwind, can get annoying after a few minutes, but WW has managed to make that process a lot more pleasant by reducing the pitch pressure within the normal range of glide speeds.

My conclusion is that the Sport 3 is probably the best all around recreational glider Wills Wing has ever made. It definitely owns the ladder rung when stepping up from a single surface glider like the Falcon, being light weight and easy to manage. And it has an amazing ability to climb with or at times better than any other wing. And with a very effective VG range it is not even close to being a slouch with its reach. I think this is it. A really awesome, fun, all around glider that so far I have not seen any downsides to. How weird is that?

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Phillippe's Site Record Flight

June 29, 2020, 10:15:41 MDT

Phillippe's Site Record Flight

Yamaska

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When I got up that morning, I had no specific plans for the day. There was a slight breeze from the south and no clouds. A fresh squeezed lemon water and a coffee later, I decided to go for a bicycle ride. I swung by the club, and as I was entering the dirt road that led to it, I stumbled upon the shuttle that was going up to launch. As soon as I saw the hungry XC pilots aboard, I knew I was late. I immediately turned around and raced back home to get my gear, and caught the next ride up. In the meantime, I was fortunate enough to arrange for a retrieve (thanks Roger!) and I was trying to prepare mentally.

One paraglider pilot had poked fun at me a week prior: "your problem is that you don't like to fly". It resonated with me and got me thinking. He was right: I was usually fast like a bullet, racing through the sky, but I wasn't staying airborne long enough to achieve bigger flights. I had slowly realized that over the last couple of years, and it was one of the reasons why I had just recently switched from a Wills wing T2C144 to Moyes Litespeed RX5: that glider just won't come down.

Also, my godfather (who like my father has been in hang gliding for more than 40 years) and I had been talking about it, and I even though I had dreamt for so long to break Quebec’s and Yamaska’s 30 year old HG record, all I wanted and needed in the end is to make the most out of the day, and to enjoy the moment: to take it all in, and fly the conditions.

My two previous flights that week had been a roller coaster. Both 100k+, flying for hours in challenging conditions, making low saves, and staying focused. It was good training. On both occasions I almost took unnecessary risks. First, by crossing a 30km forest while low, and secondly by crossing the very wide St Lawrence river both low, and late into the day. On both occasions I was reasonable and landed to fly another day. And on the third flight that week, it paid off in spades.

Once we reached the south launch, I got ready in a hurry: all the top guns had already left, and it was past 12h30.

As soon as I was high enough I went on glide. Some cumulus clouds were forming in the distance, and I wanted to catch up. But surprisingly enough, even though there was about 25km of wind, the thermals were igniting on the Lee side of the clouds which made things tricky. Soon enough, I got low. I eventually climbed out with broken and scattered lift, just focusing on staying up. I was turning in all the lift I could find. Before I knew it, and because the drift was so strong, I was already a hundred kilometers out.

By then, the conditions had not gotten any better. I was low and it was almost four. Relentless, I did end up finding decent lift and drifted with it, to finally get up to 1800m. Shivers ran across my spine as the paragliders which I thought I was chasing joined me in that climb. It gave me a second life. As I reached cloudbase, I could not wait for them and went on glide. On all previous attempts in that direction, the following segment always had me landing: there, the wind had a tendency to pick up and break lift apart.

I found myself low again and in the shade. Miraculously, I found weak lift in which I thought I should drift. Surprisingly enough, and a whole valley later, I was up to 2000m. I thought to myself, surely, this is final glide: I'm going to make it, I'm going to cross that one river that had been out of my reach still, and finally break the record.

It was pure bliss. I couldn't believe it. I was ecstatic.

But it wasn't over! The sun pierced the clouds over the river and I was climbing once again just outside of controlled airspace, drifting towards it. I was fortunate enough (and thanks to xctrack) to be able to maneuver around it. To my stupefaction I was once again at 2000m. I then went cross wind, on a glide north, hoping to stay near decent landings.

It was half past six, and I finally landed just outside Saint Lazare de Bellechasse, past Québec City. I had flown 217km in 5 hours and 40 minutes.

Going long here is not easy. We start low in the valley, where the air is hot and stable, and as we progress on the plateau to the east, conditions usually get better and cloudbase is higher. But there, endless forest, lakes, and shifting winds often make it quite challenging (not to mention the effect of the St Lawrence and the Appalachians range on the weather..). There are no straight lines here, and you may feel like you’re flying in different countries with different weather all in one flight. Where I landed, farmers are 2-3 weeks behind the ones where I took off from (and they still had frost at night!). The two paraglider pilots I flew with that day have been trying to break 200km for years, and both had their turn holding the PG record at around 180km. They managed 140km that day. The next day, conditions looked amazing again, and I was back at it. I landed in Frampton, just past the 200km mark, 15km away from where I ended up the day before.

In 4 flights over a 6 day span, I flew almost 20 hours and 700km.

It's not the Alps, it's not the Rockies, it’s not Brazil or Australia, but it’s home. And there’s no place like home.

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Larry and Krzy in Indiana

Tue, Jun 2 2020, 9:57:52 am MDT

Blowing from the north

Krzysztof "Krys/Kris" Grzyb|Larry Bunner|PG|Wills Wing

Larry writes:

On Saturday, Kris and I decided to test out his tow rig again at Cullom, Illinois (southwest of Chicago). Conditions looked to be quite good with a brisk north northwest wind turning north at the Indiana/Illinois border. We set our sites on going to Kentucky.

Big John towed me up around 11:30 into a fat thermal and I took it to cloudbase at 5300’. Kris meanwhile had a line break and had to relaunch with some delay. He took off around 12:30.

We both had no trouble darting from cloud to (the cloud spacing was tight early) as we headed SSE down the state and eventually into Indiana.

South west of Terre Haute, Indiana, a thick fast moving narrow band of cirrus blew through from the west momentarily stopping me cold as the ground shaded over completely. I saw it coming and headed to the south east trying to outrun it but it was moving at well over 50mph and very quickly overran my path. I changed gears and went into survival mode telling myself to stop for any lift. Until this time average climbs (from thermal entry to exit) were in the 400-500fpm range with peaks in the 800fpm range.

At 3500’msl I felt a bubble and searched out a 50-100fpm climb. Thirty minutes later, I was back at 5800’. The cirrus was now gone and the clouds were looking robust again.

Meanwhile Kris was charging hard from behind hitting three 500-600fpm climbs to help close the gap. He was far enough behind that the cirrus was gone by the time he cruised through the overcast area I had encountered (timing). He spent over an hour cruising between 5000 and 6000’ only stopping briefly to grab some precious altitude before pushing on. I could tell he was getting close as his radio transmissions were now clear as a bell.

The problem was that back at launch we got too amped up when we saw clouds forming at 10:30 and didn’t take the time to put in a task. I had Franklin, Kentucky in my instrument but he had a different waypoint. So our communications were useless relative to our locations.

After digging out under the cirrus overcast, conditions improved markedly. I was able to stay higher and had my best climb of the day west of Wheatland, Indiana to 6000’. The cumulus clouds now were thinning out and there was a heavily forested area to the south so I diverted to the south east to ensure my track was over landable terrain. I thermaled up under the last cloud and glided downwind landing near Velpen, Indiana. Kris took a slightly different track more to the south and did the same landing near Somerville. We ended up with 301 and 300km respectively. Woohoo, what an awesome day.

As is his habit, John Enrietti was “johnny on the spot” pulling up to me just as I put the last strap on my Wills Wing T III (awesome glider BTW) and soon we had Kris and headed back. I made it home at 3:00am and spent Sunday recovering. Kris of course went flying again (beast). Our two flights put Kris in first and me in second place for the hang gliding world online Cross Country contests (XContest and Leonardo). Not bad for a couple of Midwestern flatlanders, eh?

https://www.xcontest.org/world/en/ranking-hg-open/

https://www.paraglidingforum.com/leonardo/league/world/2020/brand:all,cat:2,class:all,xctype:all,club:all

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Wills Wing Sport 3 Penetration

May 29, 2020, 7:37:09 MDT

Wills Wing Sport 3 Penetration

Dog to Elk and back

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Aaron Swepston writes:

Another fun day at Dog. I launched at whatever time it was, 5:15 or so? I didn’t check the time. First off for the evening round.

I got up to a reasonably low couple hundred over and headed for Elk. I wanted to give the Sport 3 a good glide and penetration test. I crossed to Elk with a bit of sink on the way, and made the ridge at the lowest rocks. There was light but decent lift. Worked it up the ridge, eventually getting up above the peak of Elk and then going to check out the huge clear cut on the other side.

Cruised back to Dog and got there at about the same altitude I was when I left; at a couple hundred feet max. Flew with a baldy a bit out over the flats, cams back and climbed up again.

Decided to cross to Elk again just to lose altitude to land, so I left lower than the first time. Got over there lower still, but was tempted to get a little boost before gliding to the LZ. It was still nice on the lowest point, so I climbed up again, enough to come back to Dog with a healthy margin, then checked out the bowl area to the shoreline.

There was good lift over the road leading to the cliffs, and I headed that way for just a couple minutes before I reminded myself I needed to land and get home. I headed back to Dog, got there above the point, which was working well, and rejected the temptation to do it all over again.

Landed, watched everyone else flooding into the air, working the west side, then testing out the north ridge before I hit the road.

This was intended to be another test flight to get a better idea of how well the Sport 3 could “reach”. Fly it with the same sort of early, low altitude, pre-glass off lake crossing, and see how well it would compare to my T2. I was really surprised at how well it held a glide while crossing. It crossed easily and really well, and was super fun the whole time. Amazingly well rounded glider.

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The Almost Perfect Hang Gliding Shoes

May 14, 2020, 7:27:23 CDT

The Almost Perfect Hang Gliding Shoes

IMHO

Florida|Wills Wing

I fly using a racing harness, Wills Wing Covert. It has a small back end for your feet. There is not enough room there for my feet if I have on bulky shoes or boots. I most often fly barefoot in Florida, but not in Texas or Arizona. I've tried lots of different options. None of them worked out that well. Then I found these and gave them a try:

Water shoes. I purchased for $17.33.

I ordered size 10 although I normally wear 10.5. This was based on various comments from reviewers. The Spandex upper cloth expands to fit (tightly) around my EE wide feet. Still comfortable. There is a half inch between the end of my toes and the front end of the shoe. Quick and easy to put on.

Why almost perfect? I found that the tops of index toe and middle toe on my right foot were sore after one flight. After that I was sure to wiggle my toes a few times while in flight.

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Wills Wing Open

May 13, 2020, 8:07:01 CDT

Wills Wing Open

Producing hang gliders

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Sport 3 155 Race for @juliocesarochoaavila with custom vinyl logo on the bottom surface.

Wills Wing has the capability to make a large variety of custom designs and patterns to build the glider of your dreams! So reach out today! We are back to work, building gliders and can't wait to build your custom dream ship.

On May 8th, 2020 the state of California has officially moved to Stage 2 of its Resilience Roadmap which allows for the gradual re-opening of lower-risk workplaces which includes manufacturing such as Wills Wing. We are now moving towards full operational capacity while maintaining compliance with the state's COVID-19 industry guidance for manufacturing. We are taking orders, building gliders, and filling parts and accessory orders. We currently have several inventory gliders in stock and ready for immediate shipment. You can see a list of inventory gliders here https://www.willswing.com/inventory/

Production time for new, non-inventory glider and harness orders is difficult to predict precisely, but we estimate a range of seven to fourteen weeks, assuming no significant future increased restrictions on business operations or problems with materials supply.

Outdoor recreational activities like hang gliding are a great way to socially distance and are typically permitted under many state's stay-at-home orders. Now is a great time to order a new glider!

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Late Day

April 28, 2020, 9:49:30 pm EDT

Late Day

East wind

Wills Wing|Wilotree Park

The soarcast was for an east southeast surface wind, but we were seeing east northeast, so we finally packed up and went down to the west end of the east west runway.

Misael took off first at around 2:30 PM and Tim who was pulling him up reported that they found areas of sink and areas of more sink. They were both quickly back on the ground. With an east wind with a northerly component you would expect this. Yup, lake effect from Lake Apopka.

I was second in line so I got out of line and got out of the harness and flying clothes.

There were a few cu's in the sky as I forecasted (despite the models), but none really nearby. Not exactly an inviting prospect.

Jordan and Attila launched both flying Wills Wing king posted gliders. They got to soar a bit over the field, but sure enough the lake effect was suppressing the lift. I told Mick and John that they needed to go down wind to get away from it. Attila and Jordan landed before Mick and then John took off after 3 PM.

They both found weak lift down wind to the southwest of the field. But after half an hour the lift turned on and they got going to the south away from Wilotree Park. The lift was soon every where after 4 PM and when they came back to the flight park John found 800 fpm. Attila got high on his second flight.

So a very late day but good conditions late. I stayed on the ground having heard the radio comment about 150 fpm soon after John launched.

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Wills Wing Medical Device Division

April 28, 2020, 9:36:35 pm EDT

Wills Wing Medical Device Division

An essential business, in business

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At the beginning of April, Wills Wing began the production of medical face shields to help fill an urgent need for the local medical community. We have since expanded to producing a number of other personal protective equipment products. This has allowed us to partially re-open our facility, as we are now operating as an “essential business.” We are rigorously complying with medical guidelines for personal distancing, use of protective equipment, and sanitation procedures so as to mitigate exposure risk to our employees.

We have a very limited capacity at this time to process and ship other orders, primarily for items which are in stock. We are accepting new glider orders, but we cannot project a production date or delivery time at this time.

We urge everyone to stay safe, and be patient, as all information indicates that the continued use of all of the currently recommended safety guidelines provides the best opportunity for mitigating the spread of the virus and allowing an eventual return to a more normal mode of operation.

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Wills Wing T3 Test Flights

April 26, 2020, 10:40:22 pm EDT

Wills Wing T3 Test Flights

Shorts

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Wills Wing is Now Producing Two Products for the Medical Community

April 15, 2020, 11:07:46 EDT

Wills Wing is Now Producing Two Products for the Medical Community

If we only had national leadership

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The Maxair 700 PAPR system

The first is a replaceable shield and shroud assembly for the Maxair 700 PAPR system. It is a common issue on these units to have the shield become damaged due to repeated flexion in use. Wills Wing offers a replacement shield and shroud assembly that can be mounted to the plastic dome portion of the unit – the PAPR System Filter Cover PN 01031148. The original shields are riveted to the cover and not designed to be replaceable, but we offer a conversion process that replaces the rivets with a reusable screw and nut assembly. We can perform the conversion here on covers sent to us, or alternately provide instructions on how the conversion can be done by the customer. Once the dome is converted, the shield / shroud assembly is a user replaceable item. The items involved are:

80A-1010 REPLACEMENT SHIELD-SHROUD ASSY FOR MAXAIR PN 01031148 $50.00

80B-1000 CONVERT PAPR DOME FOR REPLACEABLE SHIELD INSTALLATION $20.00

The second item is a clear plastic PPE Face Shield:

80A-1200 MEDICAL PPE FACE SHIELD $5.00 FOR QTY 1 – 49

$4.00 FOR QTY 50 OR MORE

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California says Shelter in Place

March 20, 2020, 8:34:49 EDT

California says Shelter in Place

So Wills Wing is again shut down

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https://www.washingtonpost.com/world/2020/03/19/coronavirus-latest-news/#link-D6OYEVYTJRFULDUW5RZ7QB75ZM

In a Thursday night address, Calif Gov. Gavin Newsom (D) issued a statewide stay-at-home order, a move he said would help “bend the curve in the state of California.”

By ordering California residents to stay at home except for essential activities, Newsom followed the lead of counties in the San Francisco Bay area which recently issued similar orders, as well as Los Angeles County, which announced a stay-at-home order earlier Thursday. He said the directive would go into effect Thursday evening and did not give a timeline for how long it will last.

Newsom said he hoped people would abide by it, “do the right thing and meet this moment … to protect themselves, protect their families and protect the broader community.”

The governor said the sweeping changes, which cover some 40 million people in the country’s most populous state, are necessary to avoid overwhelming the health-care system with coronavirus patients. California’s hospitals are not currently able to meet projected patients, Newsom warned.

The National Guard will provide support at food banks and other humanitarian businesses that have lost volunteers, he said.

“We can make decisions to meet moments. This is a moment we need to make tough decisions,” he said. “This is a moment where we need some straight talk and we need to tell people the truth. We need to bend the curve in the state of California.”

According to Newsom, at the current rate, 56 percent of the state — 25.5 million residents — will have the coronavirus within eight weeks. Newsom shared the projection in a letter to President Trump in explaining his request for the Navy’s USNS Mercy, a hospital ship, to be sent to the California coast.

Newsom closed his remarks by decrying the racism and xenophobia directed at Asian Americans in the state.

Trump has been criticized for referring to the coronavirus as the “Chinese virus.”

“We are better than that. We are watching that,” Newsom said.

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One More Update from Wills Wing

March 18, 2020, 7:48:10 pm EDT

One More Update from Wills Wing

They are going back to work

Steven Pearson|Wills Wing

Steven Pearson <<Steve>> writes:

I’m not sure the county officials have made up their minds yet, but in the meantime:

Following a clarification of the intent of the Order from the County Health Officer, Wills Wing will reopen for business at 6:00 AM tomorrow, Thursday, March 19th.

You may come in to work at your normal time – taking note of the following:  Maintain a minimum of six feet of separation from all other persons at all times. (If you are unable to do so, talk to Steve or Mike about an alternate work schedule). Wash your hands frequently, wipe down surfaces in your area regularly with the alcohol spray, do not touch your face. Do not use the coffee machine, microwaves. or toaster – bring your own coffee and a cold lunch and snack. If you have a cough, are sneezing, have a fever, or feel unwell, stay home.

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Wills Wing Further Update

March 18, 2020, 6:09:45 pm EDT

Wills Wing Further Update

The county retracted some of its press release

Steven Pearson|Wills Wing

https://voiceofoc.org/2020/03/public-health-order-is-not-an-order-to-shelter-in-place/

Note: This press release from the County of Orange is in response to an earlier press release about the recent Coronavirus health order, which officials acknowledge has created some confusion.

Public Health Order is NOT an Order to Shelter in Place

Today’s order from County Health Officer Dr. Nichole Quick is NOT an order to shelter in place. It is not a lockdown. It is important for all Orange County businesses to remain open while practicing social distancing consistent with the Governor’s guidance. However, following State guidelines, all bars and other establishments that serve alcohol and do not serve food shall close. All restaurants and other business establishments that serve food shall close all onsite dining. Pickup, delivery and drive thru services may remain open. It is important for all Orange County residents to read the order in its entirety.

Unfortunately, the order as written caused wide-spread confusion. In order to provide additional clarity requested by Orange County residents and businesses, the County will be issuing an amended Health Officer’s Order.

https://voiceofoc.org/2020/03/orange-county-prepares-to-clarify-emergency-social-distancing-health-order/

Steven Pearson <<Steve>> writes:

We're trying to adapt to the 'clarification' and I expect we might be able to operate at 50% capacity. I was planning on working full time anyway but the main problem is that Wills Wing depends on several people who are at high risk and for whom we don't have any replacements. For example, the guy who makes airframes has been here since 1982. We don't have extra resources to replace him and even the most qualified would struggle to match a fraction of his performance. We'll get through this one day at a time.

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Wills Wing Update

March 18, 2020, 8:06:48 EDT

Wills Wing Update

Closed

Mike Meier|Suan Selenati|Wills Wing

Mike Meier <<Mike>> writes:

As a result of an order issued on March 17, 2020 by the Orange County Health Officer, “All public and private gatherings of any number of people, including at places of work, occurring outside a single household or living unit are prohibited.  This prohibition applies to all professional, social, and community gatherings, regardless of their sponsor, that are not engaged in Essential Activities, as defined below.”

This order effectively closes non-essential businesses, including Wills Wing, for the duration of the order.  On issuance, the order was set to continue through 11:59 PM on March 31st (two weeks).  The order may be changed or extended at any time.

We will be unable to process or ship any orders for as long as the order is in place. We won’t be in the office to answer the phone.  We will be able to receive email, but there is little we can do to act on any requests, and we don’t have any way to project how long the business suspension will last.  Please check www.willswing.com for updates.

We thank you for your understanding and wish you all the best during this difficult time.

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Wills Wing's Statement on Wills Wing Days at Wallaby Ranch

March 18, 2020, 8:06:01 EDT

Wills Wing's Statement on Wills Wing Days at Wallaby Ranch

You can get your glider

Mike Meier|Wallaby Ranch|Wills Wing

Mike Meier writes:

Due to the developing coronavirus situation, we will not be traveling to Wallaby for our scheduled event April 8th through April 11th.

Wallaby Ranch is still conducting flight operations, and plans to continue to do so, while taking appropriate measures to protect the health of visitors and employees, so they expect to be open and flying during the days of our scheduled event.

IF YOU HAVE A GLIDER THAT WAS SCHEDULED TO BE DELIVERED ON THE TRAILER TO OUR WALLABY EVENT, you have two options.

1) If you still plan to travel to Wallaby, we can ship your glider there.  If you choose this option, we will pay for the packing and box and you will only have to pay for the freight.

2) If you decide not to go to Wallaby, we will ship your glider to you at the destination of your choice.  In this case you will be responsible for all of the normal shipping charges, packing, box and freight.

IN EITHER CASE, please let us know as soon as possible so we can make plans and allocate the necessary resources.

We will look at the possibility of re-scheduling the Wallaby event for some time later in the year, if circumstances allow.

We will be sorry not to be able to see all of you at Wallaby this year, but hopefully we’ll be able to get together soon.

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Wills Wing Demo Days at Wallaby Canceled

March 16, 2020, 1:45:28 pm EDT

Wills Wing Demo Days at Wallaby Canceled

Wills will have a full statement later

Facebook|Wills Wing

You can still get your gliders so you can continue social distancing at cloud base.

https://www.facebook.com/events/2691202747623261/?notif_t=event_cancel&notif_id=1584380278442624

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