2003 GTA Schedule & Rules

New for 2003:

In an effort to reduce confusion on race day we will standardize on a pilot meeting time of 11:00 am. Alsostandard Grid procedure will be: A class first on the first weekend Day, then B Class grids first on the 2nd day. We strongly encourage pilots to grid before the pilot meeting – this will keep us from missing an hour or so of the best soaring due to late start times.

You do not need to attend every race. Just come a few weekends a year to be competitive in the scoring. However the more you race the better your chances. For 2003 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.

Information on our competition sites can be found on the links page.

This schedule is subject to change, so check back occasionally. Schedule Updated: July 29, 2003

Date Location Comments
March 22,23 Pine Mountain, GA http://www.airnav.com/airport/KPIM
April 5,6 Chilhowee, TN
April 21,27 Perry, SC SSA Region 5 North Contest [not a GTA]
May 3,4 Moontown, AL Hunstville Soaring Club.
May 17,18 Perry, SC Al & Rhonda Tyler will be hosting a GTA weekend that might be one of the best ever. Expect to put in about $15 toward one of their legendary meals.
May 27-June 5 Cordele, GA SSA Open & 18m Nationals [not a GTA.]
June 6,7,8 Cordele, GA 3 Day Weekend hosted by MGSA. This year it will be a “Post-Nationals” race instead of the more often “Pre-Regionals”. The advantage of this is maybe we can get some of the nationals pilots to join us.
June 21,22 CHANGE
Perry, SC
Al & Rhonda Tyler will be hosting a GTA weekend that might be one of the best ever. Expect to put in about $15 toward their legendary Chicken-on-a-beer dinners, and a few dollars toward towplane & pilot expenses.
July, 4,5,6 Chilhowee Independence Day weekend 3 days at Chilhowee. We are trying to exert Peer Pressure on DS to continue the margarita evening tradition.
Aug 9,10 CHANGE
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
Aug 30,31-September 1 Chilhowee Labor 3 Day Weekend
September 13,14 Moontown, AL Hunstville Soaring Club,
September 27,28 CHANGE
Cordele, GA
Last race of 2003 Will be a Rain Make up Date at Cordele.
Octoberfest 2003 October 17,18,19 Chilhowee no a race 2003 GTA T-Shirts may be handed out the Saturday nite of Octoberfest. The 2003 GTA Awardswill be handed out at the Georgia Soaring Hall of Fame Banquet in January/February TBA.

Archive of past GTA schedules: 200020012002

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