2002 GTA Schedule & Rules

Information on our competition sites can be found on the links page.
For 2002 you will be scored on your best 6 scores (or fewer depending on how many races are rained out) so you do not need to attend every race. Just come 3+ weekends a year to be competitive in the scoring. However the more you race the better your chances.

After 2002: The maximum number of Scored Race Days to be added in determining the each pilot’s total score will be one half of the total Valid Race Days (round up). Each pilot’s score will be calculated by adding the pilot’s best results in as many races as the pilot entered up to the maximum number of Scored Race Days. For example, if a season totals 13 race days, then we will score a maximum of 7 days for each pilot.

In an effort to reduce confusion on race day we will standardize on a pilot meeting time of 11:00 am.

We picked 3 more dates this year expecting a few rain outs. [and maybe because we were excited about the spring…]. This schedule is subject to change, so check back occasionally. Schedule Updated: Jan 29, 2002

Race
Date Location Comments
1,2
March 23-24 LaGrange, GA, SES $10 weekend membership fee for non-SES members [required by SES insurance]. [even with fee, tows should cost less than a commercial operation]
3,4
April 6-7 Chilhowee, TN
April 21-27 Perry, SC SSA Region 5 North Contest [not a GTA]
5,6
May 4,5 Birmingham, AL Our first race ever hosted by the Birmingham Soaring Society, AL. Flying X Ranch, Montevallo, AL – 6 miles west of Shelby County Airport on Hwy 22.Airnav Airport info Flying X Ranch Gliderport 5AL3
7,8,9
May 25, 26, 27 Cordele, GA Sorta a “Pre-Regionals” hosted by MGSA, Memorial3 Day Weekend
June 1-7 Cordele, GA SSA Region 5 South Contest [not a GTA – but a great place to show the rest of the region what the GTA practice does for you.]
10,11
June 22-23 Moontown, AL Hunstville Soaring Club.
12,13,14
July, 5,6,7 Chilhowee Independence Day weekend 3 days at Chilhowee
July 30-Aug 8 Lubbock, TX 2002 Sports Class Nationals (&18m nats) – A crew of several GTA pilots is planning attending.
15,16
Aug 17,18 LaGrange, GA, SES $10 weekend membership fee for non-SES members [required by SES insurance]. [even with fee, tows should cost less than a commercial operation]
17,18,19
Aug 31-September 2 Chilhowee Labor 3 Day Weekend
20,21
September 14-15 Moontown, AL Hunstville Soaring Club, Last race of 2002
Octoberfest 2002 October 11,12,13 Chilhowee 2002 GTA Awards are scheduled to be handed out the Saturday nite of Octoberfest. Or maybe just the T-shirts will be handed out at the Octfest and the awards at the Georgia Soaring Hall of Fame Banquet in January/Febuary TBA.

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