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How many of us have been forced to begin participating in sailplane competitions with almost zero formal training? How many of us actually understood the rules before our first competition? How many of us truly understand the rules after years of competition experience ;-)? How many of us are interested in participating in our first sailplane competition but have no means to spend a full 3-day weekend with experts who can walk us thru exactly what to expect and how to best utilize our limited time to prepare efficiently? Is informal hangar talk or a 1 hour SSA convention seminar session thorough enough to allow you to feel comfortable and have a feeling of truly being prepared? Is a book sufficient? If not, this 3-day clinic (followed by a week of practice flying) is designed to provide fellow pilots of all skill levels a detailed framework on how to prepare for and partake in sailplane competitions. We will focus on beginner to intermediate pilots but advanced pilots will definitely benefit from the content while also becoming valuable mentors for the beginner pilots. We will discuss tactics, strategy, weather and risk mitigation. We will discuss rules, scoring and how best to manage them. We will discuss which skills are critical, and what skills are less important. We will discuss how focusing on the critical skills will allow you to become competitive against pilots who have been flying US competitions for years but have approached it poorly. We look forward to helping our fellow pilots either take the leap more confidently OR partake in their next contest better prepared. The fee is $100. Please contact Sean Fidler at smfidler@icloud.com (Subject : Ionia Competition Clinic) to register.

Sailplane Competition ClinicJune 8, 2018, 9:00amIonia County Airport-Y70How many of us have been forced to begin participating in sailplane competitions with almost zero formal training? How many of us actually understood the rules before our first competition? How many of us truly understand the rules after years of competition experience ;-)? How many of us are interested in participating in our first sailplane competition but have no means to spend a full 3-day weekend with experts who can walk us thru exactly what to expect and how to best utilize our limited time to prepare efficiently? Is informal hangar talk or a 1 hour SSA convention seminar session thorough enough to allow you to feel comfortable and have a feeling of truly being prepared? Is a book sufficient? If not, this 3-day clinic (followed by a week of practice flying) is designed to provide fellow pilots of all skill levels a detailed framework on how to prepare for and partake in sailplane competitions. We will focus on beginner to intermediate pilots but advanced pilots will definitely benefit from the content while also becoming valuable mentors for the beginner pilots. We will discuss tactics, strategy, weather and risk mitigation. We will discuss rules, scoring and how best to manage them. We will discuss which skills are critical, and what skills are less important. We will discuss how focusing on the critical skills will allow you to become competitive against pilots who have been flying US competitions for years but have approached it poorly. We look forward to helping our fellow pilots either take the leap more confidently OR partake in their next contest better prepared. The fee is $100. Please contact Sean Fidler at smfidler@icloud.com (Subject : Ionia Competition Clinic) to register.
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