2014 GTA Schedule & Rules

2014 GTA Schedule & Rules

Mark your calendars and look for flexible weekends in 2014.

Our rules are based on the SSA Sports Class Regional rules with only a few changes. We standardized on a pilot meeting time of 11:00 am, Grid at Noon. Also standard 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 pregrid 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. In order to qualify for a trophy the pilot must compete on at least 4 days during the season.

For 2014 we will score the best 6 races. If there are ties we will compare points on head to head races between tied pilots.

For a valid day, the standard minimum Task in A class will be 40 handicap miles & need a minimum of 2 pilots competing for 1000 points, if only 1 A class pilot flies/competes 600 points is the max, for B class it will be 30 handicap miles & 1 pilot for 1000 points. [Since 2009]. Start Gate does not open until most of the competitors can maintain 3300’AGL. For GTA we standardize on a 3 mile radius start cylinder. Our finish standard is a 1 mile radius finish cylinder with a minimum of 1000’AGL.

Flight traces must be turned in promptly to allow for scoring. At regionals you have until 9am the following morning or you do not get scored. The GTA scorer does not need to wait more than 72 hours after the flight to allow for flight log submissions.

The CD should provide the following information to the Scorer:
[] Date:
[] Type of Task: MAT or TAT
[] Start Gate opening time for each class:
[] Start Gate Turnpoint #:
[] Start Height:
[] Start cylinder radii (3 mile GTA standard)
[] Minimum Time for task:
[] Finish Gate (confirm 1 mile 1000agl GTA standard)
[] Turnpoints Called and Radii:
[] Contestants:  Race ID, First & Last Name, Glider Model, A or B Class
[] .IGC files submitted by CD or by pilot [please encourage everyone that flies to turn in a trace even if they did not complete the task, we use the information to guage participation].  Do not change the name of the .igc file, Winscore requires the default file name.
[] Optionally please write up a description of the day.

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

Download & Print this PDF GTA_flyer1 – Post it at your Clubhouse. GTA_flyer_icon.jpg


3 Payment Options:

1. Pay the annual donation via this Paypal link
2. Logon to paypal on your own and Pay the annual donation via PayPal to: racing-gta-at-gmail-com-sm
3. Mail a check to Tim’s Address as shown on the GTA_registration form

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This schedule is subject to change, so check back occasionally. Schedule Updated:  2011-01-11

Race #     Location                   Dates                Days         Notes          Location

1      Bainbridge              March 29-30            (2)                             S1
2      Windrift                   April 5-6                   (2)                            C1
3      Eagleville                 April 12-13               (2)                            W1
Perry Region 5 N    April 19-27, also Easter weekend on 19-20     
4     Monroe                     May 3-4                    (2)                             C2
5     Chilhowee                May 10-11                (2)                             N1
6     Moontown               May 17-18                (2)                             W2
7     Cordele                     May 24, 25, 26        (3)                             S2
Cordele Region 5 S  May 31 -June 8
8     Chilhowee               June 14-15                (2)                             N2
9     Warm Springs         June 21-22               (2)                             C3
—    Rain dates Warm Springs.      June 28-29               —
10  Tullahoma/Eagl.      July 4, 5, 6               (3)                            W3
—                                         July 12-13               —
—   Rain dates for Spring July 19-20      —     TBD if Spring heavily rained out
—                                         July 26-27              —
11   Moontown               Aug 2-3                    (2)                             W4
—    Rain dates Moont.  Aug 9-10                   —
—                                        Aug 16-17                 —
12   Monroe                    Aug 23-24                (2)                              C4
13   Chilhowee               Aug 30-31 Sep1       (3)                             N3     

14   Windrift                  Sept 13-14              (2)                              C5
Oktoberfest – GTA awards – October 10, 11, 12  

13/24 valid days in 2013. 8/24 valid days in 2011. 14/25 2010.9/23 in 2009. 9-11/25 in 2008. 19/22 in 2007 16/26 in 2006. 18/24 in 2005. See Archive of past schedules: 2000 – 2011

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